Summit Treestands

Ohio

Grade Breakdown by Resident and Nonresident

Residents: B-
Nonresidents: B+
Individual Reports and Comments
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John Coon (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: A+
OH limits harvest to 1 buck total, allowing bucks to mature. Licenses are reasonably priced and can be used for archery or gun. Quality buck hunting throughout the entire state.
MK111 (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B
Good number of deer in my area.
Adam Wunderle (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B
Had a good year hunting. We extensively manage our property. (Northern Medina County, Valley City). Ate a buck tag but also passed on multiple 130"+ deer. The ODNR is doing a decent job.
fishone (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
I hunt every day during bow season. Where I hunt the # of deer and the # of big bucks (130 +) are down. The ODNR is not concerned about deer mgt only about selling more licenses!!!!
Elwood Maurer (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: A-
In a one week outfitted hunt two of us saw plenty of deer and a few really nice bucks.
Murphy31 (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A
Had an amazing season this year. Plenty of deer, and some nice bucks around.
Ron Newmister (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
Been a good season for my family and friends.
JayG@work (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A
I like the one buck rule and very limited firearm hunting. I always see lots of nice bucks and high numbers of deer in general.
Ryan jusko (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D
Too few deer around anymore. Rarely see bucks over 130
James Call (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C+
The state absolutely does nothing to manage the land where I hunt. But this year I've seen more healthy big deer than in years past. I've see more deer in general this year as well.
Jeff Pettit (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B+
Allowing only 1 Buck per person no matter what season it is let's them mature and get big.
Ethan Paul dobbins (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Amish farmers ruin Ohio hunting bye always being outside everywhere scaring deer away during the day. Their noise and movement year round turns all deer nocturnal.
Josh grund (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: C+
Didn't see a good number of mature bucks on my area.
hoppies56 (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: A-
Grade is base on trail cameras and 3 weekend hunts,
Rob Hageter (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D
Haven't seen many deer the last couple years so I didn't go to Ohio this year. Too many non resident hunters now. I also believe that too many does are being shot in Ohio where I hunt.
Rob Hageter (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D
Haven't seen many deer the last couple years so I didn't go to Ohio this year. Too many non resident hunters now. I also believe that too many does are being shot in Ohio where I hunt.
Gary hirschy (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B
Very nice state to hunt
Ryan murr (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B
To many bucks on properties should be upping us to 2 buck a year for 2 to 3 yrs. And make rule of 4pts on one side to be shootable buck
Erich Romig (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: B-
Deer are in good quanity. State could do better job on management.
Payton Phenicie (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B+
Had multiple 140" deer in our area. 2 160". But a lot of pressure need to shorten gun season or make it illegal to push deer!!
Mack Fortman (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
I’ve never seen a buck.
buc i 313 (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B
Great season ! A born and raised Buckeye but currently a NR. I would say the bucks I saw were an A. Two in the 150's and a 130 + all inside of 30 yards. a overall grade of A
Nate Miller (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: F
Too many out of staters. Need to raise out of state prices.
Chris Breitigam (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C+
I’ve been hunting Ohio for the past 21 years and I think atleast my area the past 5 years has got worse.Not as many deer and not seeing 3+ year old bucks like I used to.
Andy Johnson (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B+
Only spend about 5-10 days hunting Ohio each year. The opportunities have always been good. Lots of does and fawns and a good age structure.
Gary Starcher (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D
Ohio has great potential and produces good deer. However with liberal bag limits the state shows they don’t care about the herd.
Rutbuster (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: C+
I believe the does have been over harvested in most of the state.
Jason benedum (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Ran trail cams in 3 spots on major feeders only got pics o 2 half way barley shooter bucks on 2 cams. Never seen a buck at all..me or my son. Ate t buck tags. And couldnt even get my son a doe during
Mark Young (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B+
SO many quality bucks in Ohio with a chance at a world class buck possible. Increased hunting pressure has affected overall numbers, in my opinion. I think the ODNR does a nice job keeping a healthy
Kolten Pigman (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: B
Bucks were great quality, good mass for the ones seen this year. Almost every trail camera picture was at night so deer were nocturnal which doesn’t help hunters.
3arrows (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
No place to hunt within 60 miles where i live 44212 8 retired friends took 1 doe.
lin nightingale (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D-
too many hunters its all shot up.there used to be good hunting in ohio.not any more.
lin nightingale (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D-
too many hunters its all shot up.there used to be good hunting in ohio.not any more.
H (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: A
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southcinci (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: B
have not seen one deer on stand, hunt every weekend and all holidays
GLP (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C+
Numbers of deer has been dropping for last 10 yrs. lots of variables.
Coleman Zell (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
ODNR went too far on reducing the deer herd. Very few deer left in west central Ohio
Jack Harris (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: A
Ohio is a one buck state with limited antlerless harvest. They separate management from revenue and it shows
Gman (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: B
deer sightings have been down over past 6 years. I have yet to see a mature doe (over 1.5 yrs old). buck sightings have been few and far between. Glad early antlerlessn gun season is gone.
SteveB (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C
The state las little to do with our quality as we manage it by letting most small (sub 140) bucks walk. The state hopes we take maximum does and even added bonus days. I do like 1 buck limit all year.
BS (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
Great opportunity on good bucks
Rob Caldwell (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A+
Good
Peter Gregoire (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C
Don’t seem to have a coherent plan, pretty much feel they let the farming control the deer herd
Scott huffman (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: A-
plenty on cams.. not too many live though.
E M Peters (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D-
Tag system is built for poaching which is rampant
cord 62 (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
MORGAN CO. PRIVATE. 50 ACRES. NO AG. NO BAIT. NO HOTELS. NO EASY ACCESS. NO X GUNS. NO PRESSURE. DEER!!!!
Will (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: A
Huge bucks
Tom Dunlal (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A+
Saw lot of good bucks and does, all healthy quality deer with mixed age structure
Diamond Hunter (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: B
I saw some decent bucks and quit a few deer overall.
Dana M Brown (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B
Hunt private ground and saw more big bucks this year than the previous 4 years
Pup (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: A+
They do it right as far as buck tags and does
Frank D (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
Shot a great 135" buck. Called him in with a snort wheeze. Saw a nice amount of deer and had a great hunt.
WV BOWMAN (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: A
Hunting pressure continues to climb and its not what it was 5-10 years ago but still one of the best states in the country for quality whitetails. No rifles, either sex tag and a 1 buck limit!
Craig Schrader (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: C
Need better public land and management by far, and likely zones. Tags are too cheap and too many = less deer now
rooster (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C
I hunted both private and public ground as I do every year. Saw plenty of deer including some good bucks.
Tim Partin (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: B+
I saw more Hunter's from out of state than ever before, and a lot less deer, probably from pressure, never got a shot, but I only Bow hunt, I think Ohio does a decent management job, just to many hun
Chuck Walters (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A+
I am a Michigan resident. But Ohio does a much better job that Michigan. I spend 90% of my hunting in ohio
Scott (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
To many tags offered for to many years
David (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
Quality!!
Chris Lord (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B+
Saw lots of yearling bucks but not many that were over 3.5 years
bjohns7778 (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A-
Ohio needs to raise non-resident license and tag fees and use the money to fund increased public land opportunities and better management of public hunting lands.
Keadog (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B+
My numbers of mature bucks sighted was down. I killed the best buck I saw or had pics of. Green score about 153/137. Good mass. My local herd numbers seem stable but fewer mature bucks than ever.
JW (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: B+
Would like to see non resident hunting pressure reduced by going to a lottery draw and non resident tag price increases to reflect what other quality deer states charge. Reduce antlerless tags also.
160andup (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B+
Quality bucks, just not in high density.
Weaver (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
Hunting quality private land. Public land could use better management in my opinion.
Pigsticker (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A
I killed a 130ish 9 point. I saw more deer than normal and a bunch small 8 pointers. My brother who about a mile away saw a 180s type buck three times but no shots. All public land
bowhawk75 (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A-
Seen the most bucks thus year in the 140/150 range than ever before.
Heritage (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: A-
Much healthier ratio that I am accustomed to in Maine, plus tags are all over the counter. See more bucks in Ohio in one day that I will in the entire 3 month archery season in Maine.
bill (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: B
not many quality bucks seen this year (still hunting ) our season last about another month. Doe sightings down/ passed bucks early.. just not what I have experienced through the last several years...
Lee Hover (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: A
Didn't see the quality of bucks this year as in years past (even on cameras). deer activity seemed "off" this year. Does seemed to be scarce this year during daylight.
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