Rates & Dates


More than 12 years of experimenting and documenting success stories have taught us that having fewer hunters generally leads to more mature bucks on the meat pole. In our desire to remain Ohio's premier outfitter, we've taken that to heart. We might not be the cheapest operation in the Buckeye State, but we are absolutely the BEST. Not only do we strive to provide unsurpassed meals, lodging, equipment, and guides, but we're also proud of the caliber of deer our clients see and shoot.

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Opening Week September 28 - October 3 6 $4,950
Pre-Rut Archery Oct. 14 - Oct. 19 6 $4,000
Oct. 21 - Oct. 25 6 $4,000
Rut Archery Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 6 $4,000
Nov. 4 - Nov. 9 6 $4,000
Nov. 11 - Nov. 15 5 $4,000
Youth Gun (130" Min.) Nov. 16 - Nov. 17 2 $3,000
Gun Week Dec 2 - Dec. 7 6 $4,000
Extended Gun Dec. 14 - Dec. 15 2 $3,000
Late Season Muzzleloader Jan. 4 - Jan. 7, 2025 4 $4,000
Late Season Archery Dates TBA Flexible $3,500
Call for Available Dates
DIY* Deer Hunts Dates Flexible (6 days) Flexible $2,750
BFO's "On Call" Hunts Dates TBA Flexible $5,000
* Do It Yourself

A non-refundable $1000* deposit is required to book your hunt. Credit cards, checks, and money orders are accepted. The remainder of the balance is due upon arrival at camp. *Non-refundable for any circumstance/Only transferrable towards a future hunt.

Veterans are entitled to a 10-percent discount.

'24 TURKEY &

Turkey Hunts:  Ohio has a great population of wild turkeys and offers some AWESOME opportunities for a spring hunt. Turkey hunts are fully guided with lodging included.

Predator Hunts: You’ll have access to thousands of acres of lease property. Hunts are fully guided. Be ready for some songdog target practice, as we chase the pesky coyote during the late winter months.

Upland Hunts: TBA

Youth Weekend April 13 - April 14 2 $1,500
Turkey Guided
(lodging included)
April 20 - May 19 3 $1,500
Turkey Semi-Guided
(lodging included)
April 20 - May 19 3 $1,000
DIY* Predator Call for Availability 3 $750

Deer Hunts:

Early Season Archery

The early season is a great time to hunt. The bucks are still holding their summer patterns and are very predictable this time of year. They’re extremely comfortable and less nocturnal as well. This is the first time the deer will see pressure all year, and we love to catch those rascals off-guard! Using trail cameras and glassing food plots and soybean fields, we are able to pattern big bucks consistently. At BFO, we take great pride in our scouting abilities, and we LOVE to put big bucks on the ground opening week!

Semi-guided hunt — Lodging and meals included.

Pre-rut Archery

This is a very productive time to be in the woods! We transition from hunting over food plots and soybean fields to hunting back in the woods. Does still have a couple of weeks to come into estrus, and bucks are raging with testosterone. The bucks are also rubbing and scraping. Big bucks are caught walking around during daylight hours with a chip on their shoulder. This is a great time use calls and decoys to get ol’ big boy to sidestep into bow range!

Semi-guided hunt — Lodging and meals included.

Rut Archery

This is the best time to be in the woods. PERIOD. Bucks have ABSOLUTELY lost their minds and are after one thing: a hot doe. We transition back to the food sources and feeders to start hunting the does. If you have 10 does under your stand, the bucks are bound to follow! Shot opportunities at 140-inch or larger deer are far better this time of year. Most hunters see multiple shooter bucks on a daily basis at BFO during this time. If you sit in the stand all day, you are sure to get an opportunity at an Ohio trophy!

Semi-guided hunt — Lodging and meals included.

Youth Gun

This is a great time to bond with a loved one out in God’s country. Share the experience of hunting mature whitetails with your son or daughter. BFO boasts a 100-percent shot opportunity for youngsters during the youth gun weekend. It is a great time to catch the tail end of the rut and see mature bucks finishing out the chase! Hunts can also be filmed and professionally edited for bragging rights!


Get in on the shooting action with a BFO gun hunt. The bucks are back to hitting the food sources to replenish from hardcore chasing. You’ll be hunting overactive food sources and open hardwoods where bucks can be seen at long distances. Catch them coming out of their bedding areas and right into your shooting lane. Shot opportunity is very high, and big bucks will be hitting the dirt! Limited spots are available, so BOOK FAST!

Late Muzzleloader

This is a great time to be in the woods. Deer must keep moving to maintain warmth in this COLD weather. Deer are hitting the Frigid Forage plots and corn piles HARD! The second rut is also in full swing, as young does are coming into estrus. Be ready to see TONS of deer on this hunt.

*We also offer professionally filmed and edited hunt packages. Call for details.

DIY Hunt Packages

We offer do-it-yourself hunt packages as well as fully guided hunts. Our DIY hunts are based out of our south camp. The cozy cabin is nestled back in the woods and has all the amenities. You will have access to productive stand locations. One of our knowledgeable guides will show you stand sites and explain movement patterns. You can choose to hunt out of our stands or hang your own. You will be hunting some of the best properties Ohio has to offer. We will show you recent trail camera pictures from the properties, and you can choose the buck you want to add to your hit list.

Call for availability: $2,500*

*Lodging and meals not included, but can be provided at an additional cost.

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