Where Do I Start?

Discussion in 'Ohio Gobbler Hunting' started by BrettBuss, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. BrettBuss

    BrettBuss New Member

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    Guys,

    Just new to Ohio and am wondering where do I start when it comes to Turkey Hunting in the State? I have hunted in Minnesota and Iowa, so the know how is not the issue. I live in NorthWest Ohio and just would like to know where I should start looking for some good productive places to hunt longbeards. I'm not asking for your HotSpots just looking for some place to take the Wife and Kid to get a crack at a bird.

    Thanks in advance for any and all information that you can share with me.

    Good Luck and Good Hunting

    Brett Buss
    Avery Outdoors
     
  2. COLLY

    COLLY New Member

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    brett, all 88 counties in ohio now have a huntable population. that being said, not all 88 offer good opportunties. i too live in northwest ohio and usually end up traveling to get my birds. if you can find them locally and get permission (thats the hard parts as im sure you know)you can have a great time. the "bulk" of the birds however start with the east half of the state and south of columbus. like i said all counties have a huntable pop. though just the area i describe above has more habitat, therefore more birds. parts of eastern and southeast ohio offer huge tracts of public land to hunts aswell.
     

  3. JP

    JP Active Member

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    all the state parks hold plenty of birds to hunt but they also get a lot of pressure early. Try Wayne NTL forest thats as good as a place as any to start ! If you want to stick with hunting the birds on flat land head east to ashtabula ! Good luck and knock their heads off !!!
     
  4. TURKTAKER

    TURKTAKER New Member

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    Brett,nw ohio can be tough,only heard about good number birds along vermillion river,too much private land for good access.
    I would pack up the family truckster and head to salt fork for a few days.Cabins or the lodge,lot of room to roam.avoid the first weekend if possible,and push as many birds as possible into the NE corner of the park please.JP,you ready to break out the BFH'S and double up on some longbeards?We leave in 49 days.
    Get your crappie crap ready,dont forget the 101 wild turk.


    "A PATIENT MAN KILLS TURKEYS"
    ken 4:20
     
  5. JP

    JP Active Member

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    Ready and waiting it cant come soon enough !!Have Bourbon will travel !!
     
  6. jeffk

    jeffk New Member

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    Let me know exactly where you are in NW OHIO. I can probably help.
     
  7. BrettBuss

    BrettBuss New Member

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    Jeff,

    I live South of SR6 between Fremont and Bowling Green, just outside of the small town of Helena. I have only seen two turkeys in my travels of the area around where I live. Once again any and all information that can be shared with me will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again,

    Brett Buss
    Avery Outdoors
     
  8. jeffk

    jeffk New Member

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    Brett:
    Sent you an e-mail.

    Jeff
     
  9. FOWLTALK

    FOWLTALK New Member

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    Mr Buss....Mohican area around Richland county holds a good
    number of birds along with alot of public hunting acres.
    That would'nt be a bad ride for ya' either.
    I've seen & heard birds on every outing there....nice piece
    of land to roam....get a map, & take a look see around.

    buddy,
    dean
     
  10. robert

    robert New Member

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    helena i think that towns got a population of 50. antway i know some good spots close. i have some freinds that live around your area and am there quite often give me an email i'll send you my number.we can go prescout some areas around for your family.