Where to hunt White Tailed Deer
The range of the white-tailed deer covers almost all North America. They are most common everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains. From the Rockies west, mule deer and black-tailed deer dominate, but whitetails are still found in river bottom areas and lower foothills in many western states. Whitetails are also found in many other areas of the world where they have been introduced, including New Zealand, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Serbia. Record books recognize a wide variety of subspecies, from Coues whitetails to Texas whitetails to northern whitetails, but the differences are largely in size and geographic region. Northern whitetails of Canada and the northern Midwest are the largest in body size; body size tends to get smaller the farther south you go, although antler size does not necessarily do the same, as some Texas whitetails have antlers that rival their northern cousins.
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Guided whitetail deer hunts start at about $300-$500, depending on the location and duration of the hunt. Archery and muzzleloader hunts, where the chance to harvest a trophy is smaller, are typically cheaper. Prices increase with trip duration, the work that the outfitter has put in to improve the trophy quality and abundance, or the need to travel into remote areas, but most will cost under $3,500. The hunts offered around the $10,000 mark on BookYourHunt.com are mostly combination hunts with other animals, or calculated for a party of 3-4 hunters.
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When to hunt White Tailed Deer?
Whitetail deer hunting season is generous, beginning in August or September in most states and provinces, and often lasting well into the next year. However, the greater part of it is typically archery only, with the modern firearm seasons limited to a few weeks in October-November. This season usually coincides with the rut, which is generally supposed to be the best time to hunt white-tailed deer.
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Whitetails are hunted with a variety of methods depending on terrain, habits, and local laws and traditions. Most common is stand hunting, where a hunter watches from a likely area, either from a treestand or ground blind. In some states such as Texas and Michigan, baiting is legal, and hunters may be positioned near a feeder or bait pile. Driving is also a traditional method of deer hunting, especially in Eastern states that are thickly wooded. Still-hunting and spot-and-stalk are the most challenging and rewarding methods.
Why hunt White Tailed Deer?
White-tailed deer are by far the most common ungulate in North America, and one of the world’s most popular animals to hunt. There’s a reason for this: While whitetails are extremely abundant throughout most of their range, they are wary and very challenging to hunt. Some hunters pursue whitetails to put healthy, organic, local meat in their freezer; others - for the challenge of outsmarting an old, mature buck, while for someone else the most important part of it is being in the same old autumn woods that their ancestors hunted for generations. But in any case a white-tailed deer hunt is a continuation of the tradition that is as old as America itself.
Apprentice One Day Deer Hunt United States
Go from knowing nothing to having your first hunt in a single day. You'll start the day with a shooting lesson on either crossbow or shotgun, depending on the season and your preference. After that you will go on a scouting lesson where you will learn all about deer, deer sign, plant and tree identification, and how to turn all of that knowledge into a successful hunt. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to experience your first hunt and potentially to take your first deer at the same time. If you like, you can book a second day and triple your odds of success. Bow/Crossbow: Sept 9 - Feb 17 (First deer must be antlerless Sept 9 - 29 Shotgun: Dec 4 - 9, Dec 13-15, Jan 1 - Feb 10 Sunday hunting is Archery only
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 14 Sep 2021 15 Feb 2022
4 Day Archery Deer or Elk Hunt 2x1 United States
This hunting package includes your option of trophy elk hunts, mule deer hunts, or whitetail deer hunts. Price includes food, expert guide services (2:1 guide ratio), and a full service camp site. Archery season for Idaho Mule Deer Hunting and Idaho Whitetail Deer Hunting in our hunting area is from 29 August - 30 September. While rifle season for Mule Deer Hunting and Whitetail Deer Hunting is from 10 October - 9 November. Both Mule Deer Hunting or Whitetail Deer Hunting tags can be purchased online or over the counter in Idaho. Non-resident deer hunting tags can be used to take a black bear, mountain lion, or grey wolf if we cannot locate a deer. Archery Elk Hunting season is 6 - 30 September Rifle Elk Hunting season is 10 - 29 October. Our Elk hunts are free-range hunts in rugged terrain and will require clients to hike to prime Elk habitat. Our hunting area is not as rugged or steep as Montana or Colorado, but we do recommend clients are capable of hiking a few miles a day to have a successful Elk hunt. Elk hunting tags for our area are over-the-counter and can be purchased online or locally in Avery for your convenience. Non-resident elk hunters can take a black bear, mountain lion or grey wolf if the opportunity presents itself with the purchase of additional tags.
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 6 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2021
Deer/Hog Combination Hunt 2021 United States
The Lowcountry of South Carolina is blessed with a very high deer density. All of our deer hunting is done from safe and comfortable welded steel tower stands. Stands are situated in habitats ranging from cutover to river bottomland. Hunters may harvest 2 bucks, 2 hogs and 1 doe per day. Stand placements offer shots that range from 50-400 yds. Average shot distance is 125 yards. We hunt free ranging wild hogs on two miles of pristine bottomland along the Savannah River. There are NO antler restrictions or penalty fees. Deer season: Buck Only August 15 – January 1 Buck and Doe September 15 – January 1 Hog available all year.
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Hunting season: 15 Aug 2021 1 Jan 2022
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