Most of NW Ohio is not user friendly as farmers do not want to deal with hunters on their land. Ohio does have many public hunting areas with lots of deer and lots of hunters. I think archery hunters in Ohio could do well in the state forrest area with only moderate company. I don't have any secret areas in ohio to hunt but have hunted in the SE/NW. You can get permits for coal company owned lands that can be productive. I'll be hunting PA and maybe Michigan. I too would love to hunt Montana, and go after a monster Candian whitetail some day. I better hurry up though. I am scheduled for Colorado elk in 2010. Ronn, you'd be passing through Ohio heading to Montana right???