Rules & Regs

We want to make our club a fun, safe and enjoyable one with not too many rules & regulations.

We want a club that each and all members are treated like friends and hunting buddies rather than customers or clients.

All members are accepted/renewed on a year to year basis. The local game warden will be provided a key to our locked gates and invited to stop by at any time.

Hunters who don’t follow all of the rules will not be asked to renew the following year and are subject to being asked to leave the property immediately.

Renewing members on an individual basis annually will allow me a way to exclude those that are not considerate of others or fail to follow the few rules that we do have. Our members should all remember that hunter ethics means doing the right thing… “even when no one is looking”.

We also realize that not all members of the club will be happy with the few rules & regulations that we have set up for the club, therefore, those that feel they want to bend the rules or feel they will just do as they please (against the club rules) need not apply.

We also know that some hunters are looking for a QDM (quality deer management) or a trophy class deer hunting club. Therefore, I am proud to say that you have come to the right place! We now have 2, “trophy” bow only, 8-point minimum leases and will be adding more as we aquire new quality hunting grounds. Only 8-9 members will be allowed on these “bow only”, 8-point minimum leases and no gun hunting will be allowed at any point during the year!

Although we do encourage shooting an eight point or better on all our leases to protect the future and quality of our deer herd, we have not imposed a minimum antler restriction on our other 7 leases at this point and time. We will see how it goes and make a decision on an annual basis. Most of our members are looking for a 140″ plus buck, and shoot the deer for their table fare in their own home state. For those that would like a QDM only lease, these “bow only” leases may be your chance to join our club with a group and have the entire property for yourselves so that you may have control on what you shoot on it. Keep an eye on our Leases page as “trophy”, bow only, 8-point minimum leases will be posted as they become available.

Ohio Hunting Lease Rules, Regulations, & Guidelines for Buckslayers Hunting Club

  1. Safe, ethical hunters only
  2. All members will follow the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s hunting regulations and bag limits posted each year. (and these additional rules set forth in our clubs rules, regulations and guidelines)
  3. There will be no fawns shot on our leases and we encourage all members to let the young 8 & above point bucks walk & grow up to be true trophies for the future.
  4. All members must hunt legally and tag what he/she shoots.
  5. No guests are allowed, except for member’s children for the youth gun weekend only.
  6. We will not have set or assigned hunting spots. All members will be on an honor system for selecting hunting areas/locations, setting up (portable only) stands, etc. We want members that will stay out of each others way and respect the space of others. I expect that new members to the club will also want the same.
  7. No permanent stands/houses will be allowed on the leases!!
  8. All Stands & Ground blinds must be removed from the property when you are not in town actively hunting the property. We want all members coming in to hunt the following week to be able to go and hunt where they want on the lease unless they see a stand that someone is currently hunting that same week with them. We will not allow a group of members to hang a bunch of stands at the beginning of the season and claim an entire area of the lease for just themselves. The entire lease will be open for all members on that particular lease equally. If you see a stand, they will be hunting the lease the same week you are there and you will most likely meet that fellow lease member as you are coming and going. Be considerate, and give your fellow member plenty of room. (150-200 yards min.)
  9. Deer feeders and game cameras may be left set up all year round if you would like, but your stands must be removed during the weeks when you are not on the lease hunting, period!
  10. We will be considerate and give other members plenty of breathing room when hunting on the lease the same week with other club members. (I personally would want a minimum of 200 yards between myself and other club members, unless I had a hunting buddy/partner that was hunting with me that week and we decided to set up closer to each other)
  11. There will not be an antler restriction at this point. This may or may not change, time will tell, but for some new members or children (on the youth, gun weekend only), this may be their first buck to actually see in the wilds, and we do not want to have a new member of the club with his child, get all excited when he sees a buck coming his way, only to have to stop and wonder whether this buck will meet the club’s minimum or wonder what the other members will think of him if he shoots and brings back a lesser buck. We feel that a “trophy” is all in the eyes of the beholder and that all club members should be very excited for him whether it is a small 6 point or a Boone & Crockett class whitetail. Some hunt for the trophy and some hunt for the table fare. We all have different opinions and we want all of our members to respect the opinions of other members and their children.
  12. No coon hunting or hunting with dogs is allowed on any of our leases, period, no exceptions!!

Bow Only (8 pt. Minimum) Lease Rules

In addition to the rules above, our Trophy Leases in Pike and Jackson counties have their own rules & regulations:

  1. Bowhunting only! (crossbows are allowed)
  2. There is an 8-point minimum on these 2 bow only leases. (let the young 8’s, 10’s, 12’s and better grow up to become true trophies for years to come!)
  3. No turkey hunting with guns will be allowed on these leases. (except bow during the spring & fall seasons for current members only)
  4. No gun hunting is allowed on these leases at any time of the year.
  5. Only 8 & 9 serious bowhunters/members will be allowed on these 2 bow only leases.

Good luck and have a great hunt guys!