Retired May 1, 2001 from the Ohio Division of Wildlife;
Since retiring I have owned and operated HuntDeerInOhio, a hunting lease and semi-guided deer hunting business
Experienced in negotiating with landowners and hunters about hunting opportunities, wildlife management activities, food plots and overall natural resource management on private land
Developed and maintain my own web site, www.huntdeerinohio.com.
Excellent computer experience in word processing, databases, spreadsheets and publishing programs
Extensive working knowledge with aerial photographs, topographic maps and GIS mapping
Manage a hunting lease on a 1500 acre property where I set antlerless deer harvest objectives, collect and compile information about hunter effort, age all deer killed on the property and compile harvest information. The buck to doe ratio on this property has been less than 1:2 for over six years.
1988-2001, Wildlife Management Supervisor, Ohio Division of Wildlife, 360 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701;
In this position I was in charge of managing 135,000 acres of public land owned by the Division of Wildlife in a 19 county area in southeast Ohio.
Supervisor for a field staff of 21 personnel and 6 office staff
Assigned personnel to conduct wildlife population surveys
Responsible for developing and managing an annual budget of $600,000.00.
Negotiated agreements with corporate landowners to provide public hunting on their land
Met with elected officials, school districts, local landowners and others to gain support for the purchase of large tract of lands; e.g. 17,000 acre Woodbury Wildlife Area in Coshocton County, 15,000 acre Tri-Valley Wildlife Area in Muskingum County, 15,000 Egypt Valley Wildlife Area in Belmont County and the 11,000 acre Crown City Wildlife Area in Lawrence County.
Served as the Division of Wildlife point person for wildlife management activities on the Wayne National Forest and Ohio State Forests
Answered hunter calls and letters about their Ohio hunting questions
Developed and operated controlled hunts on Salt Fork State Park and Dillon State Park to reduce deer populations
Developed a method for evaluating crop damage associated to wildlife
Live-trapped and monitored the movement of nuisance bears
Operated computers, copiers, fax machines and multi-line telephones
1974-1988, Wildlife Area Supervisor, Woodbury Wildlife Area, 23371 S. R. 60 South, Warsaw, Ohio 43844;
In this position, I was in charge of managing 12,000 acres of land owned by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, including two full-time personnel, several buildings, a field office, trucks, tractors, power tools and hand tools
Responsible for wildlife management activities including evaluating and mapping habitat, writing management plans, planting food plots, leasing farm land, leasing grazing rights and marking and selling timber and firewood
Conducted wildlife population surveys for squirrels, grouse, turkeys, deer, furbearers, waterfowl and non-game wildlife
Collected data from deer at checking station
Gave numerous presentations to public groups, schools, civic groups and sportsmen
Operated tractors with all types of farm equipment, large trucks with trailers, chain saws, trimmers, power tools and hand tools
1974 (May-October), Wildlife Conservation Aide, Waterloo Wildlife Experiment Station, New Marshfield, Ohio;
Performed wildlife research duties associated with forest wildlife including trapping, banding and compiling data
1972-1974, Wildlife Conservation Aide, Crane Creek Wildlife Experiment Station, Oak Harbor, Ohio;
Performed wildlife research duties associated with waterfowl and wetland wildlife, conducted controlled waterfowl hunts, wildlife trapping, banding and compiling data
Avid hunter of white-tail deer, wild turkey, grouse, woodcock, doves and squirrels
Avid fisherman, especially for stream smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill
deer management, deer property, managing property for deer
I have an uncomplicated business philosophy: keep my landowners and hunters happy and my business will be successful.
“Bringing Hunters and Landowners together”
Contact Jerry Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
You’d think a guy who works so much with deer hunters would show photos of some of the deer he killed? Well, I did kill a couple deer this year but they were for the freezer. I think my business is partly successful because I’m not a serious “horn” hunter. Above is a photo of my latest project; a new house. We started it in November 2016 and while it has come along nicely, I didn't take a lot of time off to deer hunt. However, as most of you know, I don’t let anything get in the way of my spring turkey hunting. I killed eight birds in three states in 2017 including two doubles in two days with a hunting buddy in Kentucky. I killed four birds in Tennessee including one with three beards and the double bearded bird below. And I did get the boat in the water a few times. The house is not done but we have a fully functioning bathroom and kitchen. I’m looking forward toward spending more time in the woods and on the water this year. Good hunting and fishing to you!