Re: ohio wildlife areas--- hunting any good?
Haven't hunted Ohio in 30 years but my guess would be its more crowded on public lands now than it was back then. I only hunted it once, down south on Ohio Power Co. land that was open to public hunting. Went out months before the season to scout, saw lots of big bucks, picked me out a spot and come opening morning I was sitting there an hour before the sun came up. Started watching vehicle lights driving in shortly after and when the sun came up and I could see around me - ORANGE EVERYWHERE, behind every tree, on every hillside, etc. I left by noon, right after I heard an ambulance coming. Come to find out somebody had shot a guy in the stomach with a 54 calibur muzzleloader. That was enough for me, I never went back.
On the flip side of that catastrophe, one of my most memorable hunts in my lifetime was hunting the Ravenna Arsenal. Not sure if they still do it but its a draw hunt they used to hold. Its a late season hunt and they pick 100 guys to hunt on every Saturday for six straight weekends. Success is like 98%+, alot of big bucks and it was a TON OF FUN. Never seen so many deer in all my life. You might check and see if they're still putting on that hunt.