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Having hunted in prime whitetail country in both Illinois and Missouri, the hunting experience with Ron in Ohio does not take a back seat in any aspect. I was fortunate to harvest a great buck (12 point) during my first hunt. That being said, I always saw many deer including quality bucks. Ron’s management of the properties is outstanding. With 160 stands and multiple cameras installed over 5 farms, he has the real-time pulse on deer locations and movements.
Ron has the hunter’s best interest at heart, he wants you to succeed. He places you in stands where the deer are.
The accommodations are outstanding. All you have to do is show up and have an enjoyable hunt. Google Review
I’ve been deer hunting with Ron for 2 years. I’ve always had a great experience. I missed one and let one go by that I should have taken. I did take a gobbler when I returned during turkey season. We always have seen a lot of big deer.
The accommodations are outstanding. You don’t have to worry about going hungry.... Jen makes sure the hunters are well-fed! Google Review
Have archery hunted with Ron for a number of years. He and Jen run a first class operation. They are accommodating and make you feel welcome. I look forward to my Ohio hunt every year! Google review
I have hunted with Ron and Jen for approximately 8 years. I have also gone on semi guided mule deer hunts, full guided and semi guided elk hunts, and fully guided bear hunts. Without reservation, I would say that my experience with Ron is that he is one of the hardest working and most knowledgeable outfitters that I have ever had the pleasure to hunt with. I have seen many hunters harvest deer that they would never have had the chance to harvest at home. Based on my experiences, which have been spread out over both the archery and muzzleloader seasons, it is obvious to me that Ron does everything he can to increase each hunter's chance of harvesting a 130" + buck. Unfortunately, some people feel that they are paying for a deer rather than an experience. Hunting is just that......if someone wants a high fence hunt where they can be guaranteed an animal, then they should book on a local game farm and not drive so far. Those places exist and they work for some people. But I think it is extremely unfair to hold Ron accountable for an unreasonable expectation. After hunting for 8 years, I can say that I will likely rebook every year, regardless of whether I harvest a deer or not.... appreciate all of the work that Ron and Jen have done to try to get me a big buck so far...... A successful hunt, in my opinion, doesn't have to end with a harvest. The harvest is just a bonus and this year....I actually was fortunate enough to harvest my first buck with Ron and Jen. I can't say that my harvest was any more or any less special than anyone else's, but I can say that after 36 years of hunting and being all over the United States, this one will never be forgotten. It was the 5th buck I had seen that evening and the weather was less than perfect....50 degrees in January. Ron had moved stands the week before the season because the bucks weren't coming out to the fields until after dark....I know for a fact that I have been with guides that just don't care enough to do that. Another example of his committment to a quality hunt. Thanks again and I will see you next year.
I have had the pleasure of hunting with Ron for over 10+ years and he definitely runs a great operation. As a state, Ohio is no longer a sleeper and many outfitters are setting up shop, but RD's has been around since 2006 full time. RD's isn't a new outfit trying things out, nor an old outfitter who's changed their name because of a bad reputation. Picking and outfitter is tough and RD is the real deal. Ron grew up in Ohio and lives there as a local knowing the farmers as well as the area he hunts. Ron has a true talent to find good deer and then create a strategy to put his hunters on big deer. As one of the other reviewers noted, this is fair chase hunting so nothing is guaranteed. Not everyone will shoot nor even see a monster buck. But they are on Ron's farms and he does everything he can to put hunters on big bucks. Google Review
Two great hunts! Thank you! Would recommend. google review
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