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.
Whitetail/Bear/Coyote Combo 2021 United States
This is a semi-guided economy hunt for a Maine whitetail buck with the option for black bear and coyote as additional opportunities. The black bear season overlaps with firearm season on deer in Maine and IFW allows hunters to take a late-season, fair chase bear during the deer hunt. While not the primary species on this hunt, every camp usually has at least one hunter come in contact with a black bear while deer hunting here. Big northeastern coyotes are also prevalent in the area and provide added hunting value. We'll help get you set up on good sign and you'll hunt on your own. We'll also help with field care and tagging if you are successful. We can provide you a stand or blind, or you can bring your own. This is hunt is a popular option for experienced deer hunters looking to save a few dollars. This hunt is a great way to get introduced to hunting Maine for the first time on a budget. You'll hunt 5 days minimum, arrival and departure days are limited due to check in/out times. No Sunday hunting in Maine.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 7 Nov 2021 13 Nov 2021
Guided Archery Whitetail Hunt 2021 Canada
Whitetail hunts take place in the famed Parkland Region of central Alberta. Home to some of the biggest bucks in North America, hunters have a very good opportunity to take the deer of a lifetime. Our full-service six-day hunts run Monday through Saturday with hunters arriving mid-afternoon on the Sunday before, and departing after their hunt concludes on the Saturday evening. Archery hunts take place in September and October and our rifle hunts occur during the November rut. A typical day begins with a hearty breakfast, after which hunters are escorted to their stands or blinds where they hunt for the day. While we hunt some field edges, this is more the exception than the rule. Most of our stands and blinds are strategically located along key movement corridors in the woods, between bedding and feeding areas, and along key rutting areas overlooking active scrapes and along rub lines. After each day, hunters are picked up and return for a hot meal. While our deer density is lower than many places in the United States, the odds of encountering a true monarch are ever-present. We have found heads scoring well over 200 inches B&C, that have died of old age.
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021
Whitetail Deer Archery Hunt 2-5 Days '21 United States
Bucks must be 6 pts or larger. There is a $250 charge for any buck less than 6 pts, Prices include both hunting and lodging 1 Day Hunt ..... $200.00 2 Day Hunt ..... $390.00 3 Day Hunt ..... $555.00 4 Day Hunt ..... $720.00 5 Day Hunt ..... $875.00 A big game license is required for all hunting with us. You may either pick up your license in advance or there are several locations nearby that you may purchase one. Dates fill up fast and space is limited, so be sure to call and reserve your spot as soon as possible.
Trip duration: 2 - 5 days
Hunting season: 28 Sep 2021 28 Oct 2021
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