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bearcat
04-01-2015, 07:38 AM
Hello everyone.

I will be moving to Cleveland this May, I'am eas'ing from the marine corps and will be attending Ohio tech in their welding program. I'm here to get more information on hunting in the area and state. I grew up in Wisconsin hunting whitetail, bear and raccoon. I have 4 rifles.

A . 308 remington gamemaster pump action rifle, type 56 sks, 91/30 mosin nagant and a type 53 mosin carbine.

Along with being a member on this board I'am also an active member on sks survivors board.

I look forward to actively participating in these boards and taking in whatever information y'all have.

Thank you,
-Bearcat

"J"
04-01-2015, 08:05 AM
Welcome too Ohio and too the site, Don't know too many areas around Cleveland too hunt but there are plenty of folks around that part of the state that can chime in.... Rifle hunting is new and restricted too straight wall cartridges also called pistol cartridges..... This last season was the inaugural one for us here in the Buckeye state..... Good luck on you moving adventure and starting school, and thank you for your service Marine.....

finelyshedded
04-01-2015, 08:08 AM
Welcome too Ohio and too the site, Don't know too many areas around Cleveland too hunt but there are plenty of folks around that part of the state that can chime in.... Rifle hunting is new and restricted too straight wall cartridges also called pistol cartridges..... This last season was the inaugural one for us here in the Buckeye state..... Good luck on you moving adventure and starting school, and thank you for your service Marine.....

Well said J!!!!

Welcome to TOO and the a Great state of OHIO!

Dustinb80
04-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Welcome to TOOville.

Hoytmania
04-01-2015, 08:25 AM
Hello and Welcome!!!

Mike
04-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Welcome!

xbowguy
04-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Welcome and Thank You for your service!

MoonLab
04-01-2015, 09:40 AM
Welcome to TOO

Hortontoter
04-01-2015, 10:15 AM
Hello and welcome.

Big_Holla
04-01-2015, 11:44 AM
Welcome and thank you for your service!! J pretty much summed it up on the rifles and all. Check out the forums and see what we've been talking about.

carbonarcher
04-01-2015, 11:46 AM
Welcome to too their some good ol boy's here you will fit right in and thanks for your service God blesss the armed forces.

MK111
04-01-2015, 12:18 PM
Welcome.

Boarhead
04-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Welcome!

Mooosie
04-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Welcome from columbus in the summer

Dannmann801
04-01-2015, 04:43 PM
I honestly wasn't aware they have bear in Wisconsin - but now that I think about it that makes sense....Canadian bears ain't so smart and get lost, wandering south. I do know they have deer there :smiley_coolpeace:

Welcome to the state that has it all - seaports, agriculture, manufacturing, great universities, the Appalachian foothills in the south and the mighty Ohio River. And yeah, we're neighbors to PA and MI, but what are ya gonna do?

Glad you're here to share with us!

aholdren
04-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Welcome to TOO

"J"
04-01-2015, 07:16 PM
I honestly wasn't aware they have bear in Wisconsin - but now that I think about it that makes sense....Canadian bears ain't so smart and get lost, wandering south. I do know they have deer there :smiley_coolpeace:

Welcome to the state that has it all - seaports, agriculture, manufacturing, great universities, the Appalachian foothills in the south and the mighty Ohio River. And yeah, we're neighbors to PA and MI, but what are ya gonna do?
Glad you're here to share with us!

Classic Dan right there!!!!! rotflmao

Full bore
04-02-2015, 08:06 AM
Thanks for your service and welcome.

bearcat
04-02-2015, 10:45 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome and your support, its much appreciated. Looks like I will be picking up a nice 12 gauge or that 45-70 lever action I've been itching for. There are black bears indeed in northern wisconsin. I have not shot one personally, I was too young. My father had a big group and out of the 12 man group we got 5 black bear over the years. My father and grandfather each got one. I figured there wouldn't be anything very close to Cleveland so if I have to travel it's no big deal. I'm not a trophy hunter. I hunt to eat (I'm not desperate enough to shoot bambies though) I have heard public lands are dwindling and alot of people buy land and lease? Last question do they allow dog hunting on whitetail in ohio? Because it is a huge nuisance in North Carolina and spoiled my brief hunt. Even though it's legal they have no regard for ground or stand hunters.

Thank you,
-Bearcat

Bigslam51
04-02-2015, 11:29 AM
Welcome! Dog hunting whitetails is not allowed in Ohio.

"J"
04-02-2015, 11:47 AM
Deer gun options I would go with the 45-70 if you have a shotgun for small game/turkey but if you don't have one I'd invest in a shotgun too pull deer and turkey/small game duty....

Lightly used guns can be found if you're not in a hurry....

Do you archery hunt as well? Ohio has one of the more liberal archery seasons.... Oct-Jan.....

antiqucycle
04-02-2015, 05:33 PM
Actually Cuyahoga County is loaded with deer and in off limits areas, monster bucks. Put your first priority on getting a crossbow. Watch craiglist-sporting and you may find something like a used horton for $150, then decide whether you want to go with a 12 or 20ga pump slug gun like a remington 870 express. versus a 45/70 that may cost you in the $600 ++++ range.

There are tons of gun shows in NE Ohio visit some of them

bowhunter1023
04-02-2015, 07:04 PM
Welcome to the forum! Good luck with the new endeavors!

bearcat
04-04-2015, 11:10 AM
I have never gone turkey hunting, not much interest in it. I have never played with or even though of getting a crossbow haha but ill look into it. The 45-70 is definitely a want but ill buy a shotgun before that. I found a norinco 870 clone for less than $200 on classic firearms im itching to get. I am extremely pleased to hear using dogs for deer hunting is not allowed. I used to have a compound bow when I was a boy but that was the last time I used one, for now I focus on firearms.

"J"
04-04-2015, 12:00 PM
We're having a get together in July, lots of experience will be there and lots of guys bringing their bows as well as guns and such..... Good time too look and ask questions on the different choices...........

dante322
04-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Welcome to the site. If you're looking for a shotgun, I'd look at one that has multiple barrels. I have a Remington 870 with a rifled, scoped barrel for deer that I am confident with out to 100 yards, and it also has a field barrel for turkey and small game. I think I picked mine up brand new for like $300. I would also suggest that you look at some sort of bow as well. Our gun season is really short, and a lot of the best hunting takes place during archery season.

What part of wisconsin? My wife and I found ourselves in an area near the nicolette State forest called eagle river a couple years ago. Beautiful area, would love to go back sometime.

Archertl
04-05-2015, 11:19 PM
Id sell the 308 gamemaster unless you plan on hunting out of state you wont use it. Buy a shotgun and a bow. Then a .45/70

bearcat
04-06-2015, 06:37 AM
I look forward to attending in July if I can. Any idea of where it will be at yet? I don't know much about crossbows, always thought they were reserved for older folks and the handicapped. My uncle owns an archery business, I'm currently asking him a boatload of questions. I'm currently looking seriously at a hunting shotgun, I love remington but if funds are tight I'll go for a good ole mossberg. I grew up on the lakeshore in the town of kewaunee, I also lived in northern wisconsin in Tomahawk so I'm familiar with the nicolet Forrest and eagle river. Very nice area. Although I'd love to part ways with game master and fund another gun, it is a hand me down from my grandfather and cannot let it go. It probably won't get much use in ohio but I won't be in ohio forever so it'll stay in the safe until we move.
Thanks for the input guys! It is most appreciated.

-Bearcat

motorbreaker
04-06-2015, 06:50 AM
Welcome to TOO.

PA Bandit
04-06-2015, 10:04 AM
Actually Cuyahoga County is loaded with deer and in off limits areas, monster bucks. Put your first priority on getting a crossbow. Watch craiglist-sporting and you may find something like a used horton for $150, then decide whether you want to go with a 12 or 20ga pump slug gun like a remington 870 express. versus a 45/70 that may cost you in the $600 ++++ range.

There are tons of gun shows in NE Ohio visit some of them

Antiquicycle,

There is not a whole lot of "Public" access in Cuyahoga is there?? I live in Summit and was not able to come up with much as far as land access up in Cuyahoga besides LaDue State Park.

Also welcome BearCat.....I as well recently moved to Ohio and these gentlemen were very helpful in guiding me on some of the basics of Ohio hunting as well as setting me in a direction of places to start looking

Outdoorsfellar
04-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Welcome !