Ohio does have some monster deer taken every year. This is mostly on private land, but a few nice bucks are also shot on state lands. Ohio is a tough place to hunt if you don't have private property to hunt. Heavy hunter numbers on state land make it too crouded for me. I have hunted southern Ohio for late season black powder with very limited success. We did have a guy at work take a 10 pt in SE Ohio last fall going there for the first time! Deer numbers continue to climb every year.