BrentPrice wrote:Hey guys,
I'm fairly new to waterfowl hunting, however I have been around hunting all my life so I understand the value and secretness of your personal hunting spots. I'm not asking for any locations on where yall kill a lot of birds at, but I would like to know if anyone knows of any rivers in OH that run against public land so I may be able to take my boat out and do some duck hunting. Seems as though waterfowl hunting maybe a little more difficult to find hunting spots than deer hunting or other game. I went to the state parks blind drawing but because I don't know anyone else who duck hunts I had a small chance of getting drawn, and I didn't get drawn. So now I'm trying to back up and punt, but I don't know of any places to go. If anyone has any ideas that may help me I would appreciate it, again I know how personal hunting spots are so I'm just asking for places that maybe you have heard or or visited once or twice yourself. Thanks in advance!
BrentPrice wrote:I'm with ya on the scouters trying to get "spots" before season. That makes sense that I could appear a little suspicious, however that is not my goal. I am from the Dayton area, do most of my deer hunting in the Chilicothe area. I contacted the Ceasar's Creek wildlife officer and he told me I could hunt on the lake in the hunting areas as long as I'm 100 yards away from a blind location. But, I'm not sure I will do that, just not in to "pay-laking" off someone elses blind spot. I'm not expecting people to just throw out spots and say here ya go, go kill 'em. Outside of that, I have contacted Ohio wildlife about legal issues with hunting rivers and stream, looked in parcel county maps for areas that I may ask the land owner for permission, and studied Ohio map for possible rivers that run against public land such as Wayne National. Finding even public areas is a tall order. My dad has a farm pond that I have learned to hut duck and geese from for the past 2 years, but its so shallow it freezes up early, plus there is a river that runs thru an Air Force base right beside our property that they fly into, and that whole part of the river is restricted. Is there local clubs that hunters can join to help build a network of buddies who hunt? Thanks.
ohio mike wrote:Sandusky Bay,just stay out of the refuge area.Most guys who layout hunt call the boat blind hunters "rock huggers" because of the riprap.Hunt upstream of the bay bridge.
BrentPrice wrote:@ HNTFSH - Yea, I think your right. It's gonna take time and LOTS of homework, which is ok because when I find my honey hole it's gonna be that much sweeter! Also, when you say do "walk-ins", do you mean park and walk to the shoreline of a lake that allows hunting?
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