Ohio public land help

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  1. mike4christ

    mike4christ Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My brother in law and I are planning our first public land weekend for Ohio next season. We’re getting ready with out sticks and stand and scouting maps but what are the background things that a newby would forget? How early should I reserve a camp site? Can I actually just sleep in my truck on the public land? Can I just park my travel trailer on the public land? Help me guys


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    Sleeping on site all depends on where your hunting, just check the regs or call ODNR to see if you can stay onsite without a camp ground. When I go out for extended stays we just get a motel, a lot of them have hunter rates which are pretty cheap. Also having a hot shower and nice place to call home for a week or longer is worth it to me. I have camped at some places and it’s fun but adds a lot of gear and work to the trip.
     
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    So our camping would be my truck and 30’ travel trailer lol not tents


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    But the whole hotel hunters rates is new to me I’ll have to check that out I’ve never heard of that


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    Well your living in style then, what I would do is find a landowner by the public if the public didn’t allow camping and offer them money to setup on there prop and use their electric. A guy used to do that on a old farm stead Where I hunt in Ohio. Turns out he lived 30 mins from me in Pa, only saw him 3x. But thought that be a good idea if I had a travel trailer. As far as hunter rate, they just offer a small discount for hunters during the season. Call around and see if you choose not to take the trailer.
     
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    check out some local camp grounds that may be nearby ...
     
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    Ohio is pretty strict when it comes to the game lands - but there are a lot of campgrounds. Depending on where you're going - you may be able to hit one up for a space. We hunt NE Ohio, thankfully on private land - but the regulations are so much different then what PA has.
     
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    Found a hunters camp that is free as long as your a licensed hunter. No electric no nothin site but it’s free. Going to keep looking. Any gear? Little thibbe that might easily be looked over?


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    Do you mind telling what public ground you're considering?

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    Little thing that might easily be looked over?
    your BOW AND ARROWS

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    Bring a good medicine bag and a beefy first aid kit.
     
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