Ohio is a state rich in locations for outdoor adventures. Coschocton County, about an hour and a half east of Columbus is an especially good destination for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. In Coshocton County is Woodbury Wildlife Area, a paradise for visitors who want to hunt, fish, hike and enjoy the beauty of the Ohio wilderness. And after a day of roughing it, choose a Ohio bed and breakfast to pamper yourself in the evenings. You can have the best of both worlds during a getaway to Woodbury Wildlife Area.
Hunting in Woodbury Wildlife Area
Woodbury Wildlife Area is the largest public hunting and fishing area in Ohio. The Wildlife Area measures 19,000 acres and is managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. If you’re looking for a hunting trip in Ohio, then make Woodbury Wildlife Area your destination. Hunters can find waterfowl, beaver, muskrat, wild turkey, rabbits, grouse, and white tailed deer. If you plan on hunting during your time in the area, you will of course need to have the appropriate licenses and b versed in safety.
If your preferred game isn’t in season during your getaway, you can always practice your skills. Woodbury has a Class A shooting range for shooters to hone their abilities. There are 48 shooting benches at distances of 25, 50, 100, and 200-yards suitable for pistol and rifle use. The range is located just seven minutes outside Coschocton on State Rout 541.
Hiking and Archery Trail at Woodbury Wildlife Area
In addition to the world-class shooting range, Woodbury Wildlife Area is also home to a walk-through archery trail. If you’re gifted with a bow, then this trail offering 20 targets at a variety of distances is a great option for you. The massive wildlife area also lends itself to other recreational pursuits such as hikes to hunting or fishing sites, or just traversing the footpaths to take in the beautiful Ohio landscape.
Fishing and Boating in Woodbury Wildlife Area
The lands of the wildlife area also feature 42 ponds that are well stocked for all the anglers out there. A day of fishing might yield great catches of bass, bluegill, red-ear sunfish, and channel catfish. Many of the ponds are remote, making them ideal for those who wish to get some solitude and combine their fishing with a nice hike.
Lodging Near Woodbury Wildlife Area
Whether you head to Woodbury Wildlife Area for hunting or hiking, several Select Registry properties in the area will provide you with a truly memorable getaway.
The Inn at Dresden in Dresden, OH is a Tudor style home originally built by the founder of the legendary Longaberger Basket. Enjoy the scenic rolling hills from a private wraparound deck or take a stroll through the gardens. The Inn’s other amenities include jacuzzi tubs and gas-log fireplaces.
The White Oak Inn is a quaint country bed and breakfast in Danville with 12 extremely comfortable rooms furnished with antiques. Quality amenities and scrumptious meals await guests of White Oak Inn.
The Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast in Millersburg lets guests experience the best of Ohio’s Amish country. The Inn features 11 guest rooms in a restored post-and-beam barn with luxurious amenities and beautiful views.
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