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.
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 most Americans say “deer”, they typically mean “whitetail”, but there are other kinds of deer in North America. How many are there? Three? Six? Fifty-eight? Eighty? Select your answer and read our blog story to check yourself. Don’t forget that no matter how many kinds of deer there are, each of them represent an exciting opportunity for a challenging hunt.26 Apr 2018 How Many Kinds of Deer Are There in North America?
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? All hunts (362)
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.
Late Season Archery Whitetail Hunt United States
Still in the top ten of states that have phenomenal deer hunting, Missouri has an estimated deer population of 1.2 million whitetails and on average 500,000 hunters take part in hunting. Missouri hunters continue to harvest over 200,000 deer per year and ranks in the top ten of all states for record deer taken. Missouri tags are available over the counter. All of our Missouri whitetail hunts are guided and include lodging, two meals, as well as transportation to and from stands. We currently have over 200 pre-hung stands on our over 10,500 acres of managed ground! We pay close attention to the wind and all other contributing factors. Our guides take you to and from the stands. In and effort to make our hunts better, we have eliminated the two weeks of pre-rut hunts we have previously had. The Oct 25th hunt will be our first full main hunt. Any groups of 4 or more that want any other date prior to the October Hunt please contact us for availability. 8 point its 125 125 for main frame 8 point bucks 140 for 9+ point bucks 500 dollar fine for shooting a buck under 50% Discount - Children under the age of 18 with paid adult 50% Discount - For Women Archery hunts with paid adult hunt Father Son or Daughter Discounts available for archery hunts or 2nd week rifle and muzzleloader hunts. The 50% discount for women and kids doesnt apply for rut bow or first week of gun. Its 50% discount for 18 and under with paid adult ( full price for adult). Women is the same 50% discount with spouse at full price.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 9 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2020
Whitetail Archery, 2020, EK/MS United States
Archery Whitetail Hunts, General License required, Hunts available from 9-5-2020 through 10-18-2020. These are 5 full day hunts for a maximum of 3 hunters in camp per week, price is $3600. per hunter. These hunts take place from our lodges in SE Montana and Central Montana. A typical day of hunting would be spent glassing agricultural areas from tree stands or ground blinds hoping to catch mature bucks moving to and from feeding and bedding areas in the morning and evening. This is an exciting hunt with clients having the opportunity to see many deer per day! I walk you through the entire application process from start to finish taking the worry out of it for you!! Draw odds are: 1st year 80%, 2nd year 95%. All bowhunters must purchase an archery stamp by providing a copy of an NBEF Bowhunter Education Certificate or any prior year's bowhunting license.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 5 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020
2020 Whitetail Hunt Week 1 Canada
Our deer hunts are tailored strictly towards hunting the mature, high scoring bucks. The hunts are a full 6 days and with the extensive use of trail cameras we put you in the right place so you have the best chance at that "Buck of a lifetime", EVERY time you hunt with us. Our average score on bucks taken in the last 3 years is 160 B&C with the largest in the last three years being a 189 inch typical. To date we have taken 4 bucks over the 200 inch mark. We have a very high number of repeat clients. However, if you are interested in hunting a place where YOU know that you will be hunting 160 class or better bucks, then just get in touch with me and I will send you more information and get you on our waiting list. We will have a 135 minimum score for the 2020 deer season. Anything under the 135 inch mark will be subject to a $750 penalty.
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 23 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020
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