morning folks today we’ve got Ben myself
and Keith Keats back there in the back seat so yesterday Ben and Keith saw a
big buck back in this area that Ben is scouted and we’ve hunted a little bit in
the past during the late season doesn’t seem like there’s gonna be much pressure
back in here based off what these guys saw they basically did an observation
sit more or less than an open area it’s all buck with a doe yeah I guess our
hope is this morning to kind of attack this buck from a couple different angles
it’s a big Ridge with a hay field on top so we’re gonna get a couple different
setups in there we feel like we got a pretty good idea of where these do
you’re going to be cruising and if a buck how to go in there surely there’s
gonna be some other bucks that are kind of working around that area we’re just
gonna get set up on two different areas where we think bucks are going to be
coming through and hopefully at first light that puts us in the game that
doesn’t work we’re gonna start moving around kind of moved to an observation
point where we think that they are gonna be betting we’ll talk about that more
once we get back there but the first thing that we’re gonna do is try to get
set up where they saw this buck yesterday just because we think if she’s
in there she’s obviously leaving a tray all around that area where she’s been
walking so so since she’s walking out there surely some other bucks of caught trail of her and even if we don’t see that buck with the doe again there’s
probably gonna be other Bucks cruising through that area we’re gonna get
aggressive on him and put a couple different setups and then kind of move
throughout the day we plan on pretty much being out here all day so it’s
gonna be pretty fun temperatures are too low it’s 29 degrees right now is what
it’s saying then it’s only supposed to get to like thirty five degrees
throughout the day so it’s starting to get to be that time frame where we
really think these big bucks are gonna start getting up moving around they’re
gonna start losing those first few hot does that they had they’re gonna start
getting up and cruising hopefully that’s case this morning
we’ll be out there after them well we just got up to the high point
where the buck came out last night we got him pretty late this morning it was
shooting light as we got up here to the top of the hill we decided that rather
than blowing everything out on this field on the way in we just sit at this
high point see what’s going on first light and then make a move in winds
being pretty squirrelly up here on top at least on this side of the field and
we’re just trying to be a little conservative and not go crashing in here
we did see one guy on the way in he appeared to be heading away from us it
is Saturday and we’re expecting a few more people be out in the woods today Hunter walking through the field headed east headed right where we were
just gonna go set up so that eliminates that yeah welcome to Saturday just saw
another guy cross right to where we were gonna go kind of makes her mind up for
us I guess we keep going there’s only three and a half miles is rich top yeah
that’s a good till we hit the next access this guy’s coming right up on us so not
real sure what we’re gonna do at this point
lots of pressure where you had it where you headed down there in those trees cool good luck
what’s that yeah now let’s go man it’s a big every look like a huge body
dear yep that’s kind of how it works sometimes
you just have to stumble into him I guess we’re just sitting here
speculating on all the spots of the Bucks might be and I think Zach hit it
right on the head he looks up and he’s like I could also see a buck
being up in those orange trees and I just looked up and glass and saw shiny
back moving he came up to the right and then just turned down and just worked
his way down the hill and crossed the footpath down there and he’s just he
just straight like I mean just notice the ground he’s big he was he’s a good
nine hundred yards away well we set up on the first spot this morning and we
had a guy walk right past us so we decided to keep working to the south
there’s a bunch of planted Pines down here and planted Oaks on the end and
there’s three or four ridges that run parallel nowhere back there to put a
stand tree so we’re kind of focusing on these areas trying to get a visual on
deer popped up off this hay field and Zach
was looking around saying there’s tons of trails and here tons of browse
there’s got to be deer back here we saw a couple fresh shrubs
we’re glass in that hillside and sacks like I could definitely see a buck being
up in those orange trees which are planted oak and I just glanced up and as
soon as he said that I saw one running to the right and then he ran it back
down to the left it’s a big buck I mean it’s definitely the biggest buck that
we’ve seen body size for sure he’s just straight like dogging so he’s looking
for something to chase and we’re gonna have to go in there and get on him yeah my thinking is
yeah maybe he cruises been off for the next two
hours but if we’re gonna be ahead of him I think he ends up back up there you do
cuz there’s stove I mean I assume there’s does up there too
yeah keep checking and if he keeps going farther that way he just runs into a
bunch of strip hits and eventually like a real steep bank dropping down to think
what is another access road and the 15 minor freaking people in these woods a
guy would think he’s gonna end up in there well we had another friend come by
today this is actually the friendliest of all the ones we’ve met so far
he said he shot a buck earlier this morning he’s just walking through to go
get his uncle who’s down here below us his uncle’s already tagged out as well
so yeah they didn’t shoot this one just another reason for us to kind of stick
to that open ground I think man the buck came down right here behind Ben but
we’re not sure what your direction you win that guy’s going through anyway so
we figured we just kind of wait I’m assuming dude that he just went straight
down there then looked right back up there yeah I was friendly I would be too
if I just shot a deer I did seem nice he’s not practice and scent control
though you know it smells swisher Sweets smoke from a mile away well we walked through where that guy
was up here there’s tons of bedding habitat like the best stuff we’ve seen
there’s tons of trails tons of browse so we’ve only left her scent on this old
whatever path the old strip-mine path I guess we’ve got a couple ideas for
setups here in the future but we’re just gonna keep walking around this path
basically around this bedding area seeing how the sign comes out of it see
if there’s any spots that are just as good or better we haven’t been here you
got to learn as much of it as we can before we set up we feel like we’re so
far from any access and like we said there’s no stand trees up there at all
that was a big buck but just know know where he went he could have just kept
going and be a mile away by now but it’s just hard to say so we’re just gonna
keep scouting trying to find where the sign goes into this bedding area and
then hopefully we can make a really good solid set up later I guess what I’m thinking dude is if
we’ve got a gut wind we’re looking over this and there’s this much buck sign we
just stop big buck we got to be somewhere up here looking this evening
just to get a little bit better feel so I’ve had two days that we can execute on
the spot it’s a good spot we have not seen a scrape like that and this type of
stuff at all we haven’t seen this much betting either there’s hot trails like
fresh tracks on them there’s buck sign to that Valley that
big buck cross through that valley surely this evening they’re gonna be
going through there a lot like if they’re feeding on these hillsides all
this thistle and just browse is there’s certainly a good chance those books are
going to be cruising around here well this afternoon we just dropped
Keith off at his lookout point we’re gonna head up this point now zach was
just looking at the map and there’s there’s a spot way back in there where
the pines kind of tapered down and then drop down into the drainage and there
atleast on the map there’s a ton of trails coming through there that’s gonna
kind of be our end point but we don’t really have anything set in stone so
we’re thinking about just getting up here to the edge of the pines just still
hunt our way through with the wind in our face maybe end up at that point from
there we should have a pretty good spot to set up ideally there’s some kind of
scrape or at least heavy trails coming through there and then we’ll be able to
see across the valley to the other hillside where we saw that buck this
morning something we learned on our way out too as we walk this trail out and we
stop seeing deer tracks pretty much past the point where we just dropped Keith
off just kind of interesting there’s something going on up here and this
pines and planted oak there’s a lot more browse here I think too and it’s just
pretty internal it’s far for anybody to get to it Browsing on the hillside face in the pond
I get sad hours there’s two there dude here I’d say just stay in the shadows what’s getting to be about shooting
light and how we worked our way up to the edge of the pines here I’m just
trying to keep a vantage point so we’ve been doing all evening it does sound
like Keith keeps us sitting on the across the valley from us it does sound
like he saw pretty good buck tonight I’ll have to get back there and see what
happened with this situation but they’re in here man we plan on hunting the spot
the next couple mornings so we’re gonna try to ease out without bumping anything
pretty excited about the sign we found I think we’re in a really good spot it’s
definitely the best bedding area we found so far didn’t see any other people
back here so that’s a plus try to get out of here quietly as we possibly can
it’s pretty calm

81 thoughts on “WE FOUND THE HOT SPOT! Ohio Public Land – DEER TOUR E42

  1. Great video, I've watched a lot of different youtube hunting videos, Randy Newberg, Hush, Born and Raised Outdoors, etc. You guys make the best non-successful videos which are the real challenge.

  2. You will never be lonely hunting there!! But you can always find a way to get away if you try hard enough. And sometimes, people actually help you in the long run.

  3. Pretty sure that big buck running had a broken leg or something wrapped around his front legs. Tough hunting will payoff. Keep up the hard work guys. ?

  4. I don't even care when you guys don't have success in these videos. They are so well done and they show how challenging bow hunting is. Keep up the good work boys!

  5. Only 15 minutes of video! I feel like I have been robbed! You guys are holding out on us. Well, that is why you guys have the best huntin' channel around. You keep us interested, informed, and waiting for the next video! Keep it up guys!

  6. Maybe someone else asked this and I missed, but how many thousands of acres is that place, seems like a lot of hunters in there.

  7. Great hunt fellas. It's not always about bringing something home, but preparing for the biggun when he strolls through. Your hard work will pay off.

  8. lol speed limit 35 if you look up ahead of them around 11:39 you can see something white not sure if its a bird or maybe a deer tail

  9. Last Friday, I went out with a plan, and another hunter beat me to it. So I took the same concept and applied it to a "less ideal" area of public land. 15 minutes after I settled in, I took my personal best buck! You just never know! Also, I give a lot of credit to THP. They are the reason I was hunting that piece of public, and the reason I set up where I did. Thank you!

  10. Hi Ben , Zack and your other buddy,,,, Sorry about not remembering your name,,, :(,,, I appreciate u guys very much,,,I'm old enough to be your daddy,,, Yes,, Im older, 60, and health has become more difficult, and one day would love to hunt one more time. maybe that will come to pass, maybe not… Im a florida native,. Anyway, thank you for allowing me to experience the white tail hunts through you,,, it means the world to me. I am fully aware of all the time you put in for us to enjoy your videos. so to all of you, thank you from the very depth of my heart. Woodrow.

  11. I was hunting public in oklahoma deep in, working a huge srape and rub line when around 7:30 am 6 other hunters just walk in right by me moving up wind. I said hi, they started talking shit to me. I couldn't figure how they got that far back with that much gear. They somehow gained access and drove most of the way. I think on private side. So I set up to play them bumping deer. (Note: Don't talk shit to someone if you don't know who you are talking to.)

  12. As soon as I saw those planted pines with all that tall grass/weeds between them, I knew you guys were in a good spot. Some of the oldest/largest bucks I've ever seen in my life stayed in planted pines like that.

  13. Doopty doopty do,,,,, oh look a rock , I'm gonna play kick the rock, yay I've kicked the rock real good!!! Right down the middle of the path!!!! At 9 AM… YAY!!!!

    Like an old timer told me few years back elk hunting, " if you think you've gone far enough, Go 10 more miles"

  14. Great, great, great, job guys. This is hunting the real way. Not some limited access property with food plots strategically placed to take advantage of every wind direction. I would like to know what kind/ pattern of Ghillie suit you would recommend. I hunt exclusively in Ohio. Thank you and keep banging the drum. splitbrowstickers

  15. Hey guys, just wanted to thank you for all the great info. My boundary for the region where I always had antlerless tags moved to the east side of the Big Horn river. The public ground I hunt has about 3 acres on the east side, so I took my kayak in and went across the river for the evening hunt. It is a lot harder to control a kayak with a deer tied behind it, so I wound up floating a mile downstream because I underestimated the current. It all worked out great in the end, and I legally filled my tag without having to drive two or more hours. Gonna have to go back and watch you kayak vids to get a better idea on how to get a deer out though.

  16. Really enjoy your channel. Watching team hunting other states it’s sad to see how Ohio does not appreciate its resident hunters. 3 videos in Ohio and how many deer have you seen? Seems like more hunters than deer.ODNR has ran the public land deer herd into the ground with ridiculous tag limits and cheap non resident license. Really like how Iowa prices nonresident tags and has lottery system.

  17. Happy Thanksgiving guys. You guys hunt like me and my father. (Mainly Zack and the ghillie and out of the box spots) I have learned some valuable tips from your channel. Hope you guys have an amazing Thanksgiving. God bless and good hunting.

  18. Man I'm glad Im blessed to have a good amount of private land. Really love to watch the challenges you guys face. Hope you boys get a good one. Can't wait .

  19. Would y’all ever consider doing a video on how THP came about? How y’all met, and how y’all afford to hunt so much and so many different places? I can’t be the only one wanting to see that video.

  20. You boys should come up to Ontario eh, i'll take you out to some public land for you to film for a few days. 3000 acres and there are some big bucks kicking around. Just don't come on a Saturday cuz it's a zoo just like this episode. Love the show keep up the good work.

  21. These look like my old stompin grounds out in the old AEP lands out by Unionville out Route 78… good luck out there it's hard hunting and you have to pack it in and sleep in your tree stand overnight if you want the monsters that are out there

  22. 9am on the firearm opener this year in our Michigan public land piece, and I get another hunter walking right through my prime bedding areas. I had 7 different bucks (three 8 pts) on film as recently as the week before. We just wrapped the season up and never had any more action in that location. Nothing on the hoof, no pics/videos, and no sign. That's living the public land life though.

  23. I live in Akron Ohio and I just recently started to hunt public land due to not being able to acquire private land permission. I would love to know your secret on how to find good public land hunting areas. I haven't had any luck on public land. If you could give me any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. I am frustrated to the point of almost ready to call it quits.

  24. Love the show guys. question for all the THP crew especially the ground spot and stalk guys.we all know playing the wind is key but inevitably it will swirl or a deer will slip down wind.what if any cover sents do u guys use and have luck with?skunk?Fox pee?sent waffers?

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