There are over 9,200 acres of public land available for hunting in Hocking County, with the primary spot being Hocking State Forest, managed by the state under a multiple-use concept with special emphasis on maintaining forest cover. This approach has helped create a healthy habitat for our thriving population of White-Tailed Deer. Hunters come from all over the world to take a shot at the beautiful White Tail Deer that run thick in the forests of Hocking Hills.