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Anyone do a DIY hunt public land in another state I’m thinking Ohio 100% diy Public land

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I did a OTC DIY Public Land Archery Elk hunt this past year in Idaho. Never set foot on the ground, spent every waking moment looking at maps, calling game wardens, and biologist in the area to try and get as much information as I could possible gather. Hunted for 7 days and came really close to dropping a dandy bull on the 4th day of the hunt. My biggest surprise was how BIG everything was and how long it took to move around, I recall sitting and looking at my maps at home and saying to myself I going to drop into here pop our over there walk over there etc. Needless to say to cover 3 miles could take you half a day LOL.

 

As others have said look at maps, maps, and more maps. OnXmaps is worth the yearly price. Ohio is an 8 hour drive away, I would try and spend a weekend in April checking out some spots, I wish Idaho was that close, 32 hours for me LOL.

 

I hope you get out there!!!!! After hunting out of state it really opens up your eyes to how small of a state NJ is, and what it means to be a public land owner,  its yours go and use it!!!!

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I did a OTC DIY Public Land Archery Elk hunt this past year in Idaho. Never set foot on the ground, spent every waking moment looking at maps, calling game wardens, and biologist in the area to try and get as much information as I could possible gather. Hunted for 7 days and came really close to dropping a dandy bull on the 4th day of the hunt. My biggest surprise was how BIG everything was and how long it took to move around, I recall sitting and looking at my maps at home and saying to myself I going to drop into here pop our over there walk over there etc. Needless to say to cover 3 miles could take you half a day LOL.

 

As others have said look at maps, maps, and more maps. OnXmaps is worth the yearly price. Ohio is an 8 hour drive away, I would try and spend a weekend in April checking out some spots, I wish Idaho was that close, 32 hours for me LOL.

 

I hope you get out there!!!!! After hunting out of state it really opens up your eyes to how small of a state NJ is, and what it means to be a public land owner,  its yours go and use it!!!!

 

How much was that is it lottery for elk or otc for bull elk jw that would be awesome

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The spot I founds 60,000 acres 9 hour drive come rut season nov 13th about and maybe 5 day hunt any pointers and has anyone done it any state other than nj

I have done it in Virginia. I was set to go to Ohio last October and work got in the way. This year no one wants to go so I thought about going on my own.

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I’m all for couple guys planning and going together would be fun also could cover more ground

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How much was that is it lottery for elk or otc for bull elk jw that would be awesome

 

 

Its over the counter, 594.50 is the cost for NR, either sex tag.

 

It's another world, I have not been able to get myself out to deer hunt this year after chasing screaming Elk. Nothing like seeing a 500+ lb animal screaming in your face, foaming at the mouth and pissing all over itself looking for a fight. I will never forget that day, only 2 more steps and he would of been in the freezer and on the wall.

 

Sitting in a tree stand just doesn't seem to be fun anymore. Its like when I went snowboarding out West for the first time 15 years ago, have not been to any East coast mountain ever since. The West breaks you in a good way :)

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Its over the counter, 594.50 is the cost for NR, either sex tag.

 

It's another world, I have not been able to get myself out to deer hunt this year after chasing screaming Elk. Nothing like seeing a 500+ lb animal screaming in your face, foaming at the mouth and pissing all over itself looking for a fight. I will never forget that day, only 2 more steps and he would of been in the freezer and on the wall.

 

Sitting in a tree stand just doesn't seem to be fun anymore. Its like when I went snowboarding out West for the first time 15 years ago, have not been to any East coast mountain ever since. The West breaks you in a good way :)

Yep.

 

It is awesome calling Bulls in late September with a rifle in hand.  I could draw many maps of Elk within 2 miles from many different dirt roads.  Its not rocket science when they are bugling.  It would not be appropriate to put these maps on line.   

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I’m all for couple guys planning and going together would be fun also could cover more ground

If people wanted to that would be a good trip.  I researched the states harvest rates by county and pulled all the maps for the counties with the highest kills and the highest antlered deer kills.

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