Was hoping this forum would accept a reply from non-residents enjoying the great state of Ohio. I have been coming out from Vermont the past 2years. Although my pins have not been set onto the kill zone of a buck yet I keep the faith. I have nothing to post to the journal yet, but hope to in 3 weeks!. Because of the outragious monetary committments for outfitters and leased land, plus a few other personal reasons, I am hunting state land only in Muskingdum Cty. I have seen evidence of big deer and have seen some from the stand, but was quite surprised I did not encounter many more whitetails in the stand. I am an experieced bow hunter and trust my judgement in the woods. My question to all of you is: As resident hunters, do any of you hunt state land during archery, or should I assume that the most consistent reliable source for big buck, multiple buck encounters is private land hunts? Thanks. I hope to do some bragging this year myself after I return. Hunting Nov. 6 through the 13th.