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 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.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (13)
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 (338)
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.
Muzzleloader Early Deer Hunt '19 United States
This hunt is 2 days and 3 nights including lodging and meals. This overlaps the second hunt of the season conducted on our properties. You will have the opportunity to hunt two days with a modern muzzleloader from previously unhunted stands. Hunters will hunt scouted areas throughout our properties that are producing the most recent mature buck sign that include up to date trail camera photos. Hunted areas include fresh harvested soy bean fields, hidden food plots and white oak bottoms. Hunters can expect to hunt from comfortable ladder stands, lock-on stands and/or shooting houses. For this hunt, you'll be allowed to harvest a total of one mature buck of 3.5 years of age or better and one doe. Please inquire on available date before booking!
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 20 October 2019 21 October 2019
Whitetail Deer-Archery 2019 United States
Fully guided and includes your lodging and an optional meal plan! Tripp County is home to outstanding mule deer and white-tail bucks, along with antelope. Our hunter will have access to hundreds of thousands of prime hunting acres between our private land and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Our archery whitetail hunts are done through natural ground blinds, GhostBlinds, and some tree stands. The Whitetail numbers in our area are very high and are also strictly managed to ensure that you have the best chance possible to harvest a trophy buck. In 2016 we were 100% Pope and Young on our harvested archery whitetails. All hunts are fair chase and we boast a 90% overall success rate on big game. We are proud to say that we had a 100% shot opportunity in 2016 on EVERY SINGLE HUNT. There are no hidden fees for any of our hunts; no trophy fees, no room and board fees. Meals can be added for $50 a day or bring your own cooler to save some money. Gratuity is appreciated, but not mandatory. Tribal applications are due in May while state applications are available in June and are OVER THE COUNTER! Just send us a message or call and we would be happy to explain the drawing process to you! we also offer a written explanation on our page on BookYourHunt. If the hunter does not draw we will keep the deposit for the following year or apply it towards another hunt. We offer free coyote hunting with the purchase of any big game hunt. To enter the tribal draw visit: RSTGFP.net ----> 2017 Applications Due: May 19 2017 Season Dates: Sept. 2 - Dec. 31 To enter the state draw visit: gfp.sd.gov/hunting/ ----> 2017 Applications Due: No Deadline 2017 Season Dates: Sept. 23 - Dec. 31
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 2 September 2019 31 December 2019
Deer Muzzleloader 3 Day Hunt Pkg United States
This package includes; three day rifle hunt, four nights of lodging (double occupancy) with meals and all inclusive drinks, licenses/permits are additional. Our Deer Hunts are semi guided (1 on 3.) We assign blinds for your convenience and comfort. There is a $500 trophy fee for a deer over 140 gross score. As you are probably aware, these hunts are "fair chase" so there are no high fences, we scout and place huts where we have the most traffic prior to rifle season. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee success but we do our best to get your tag(s) filled. Archery & Muzzleloader hunts available upon request. Single Occupancy available as an upgrade of $125
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 1 December 2019 31 December 2019
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