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.All types (13)
Why hunt White Tailed Deer? All hunts (316)
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.
Trophy Deer Hunt United States
The deer on this ranch have been intensely managed to be some of the largest in this part of Texas. In the 2018 season 5 of the top 10 bucks in the Texas Big Game Awards came off of our ranch. Our trophies for this hunt are over 200 inches B&C. This is a fully guided 1:1 hunt. This hunt package includes; 1 Trophy Buck 1 Doe 1 Cull buck 1 Turkey (based on availability) Exotics may be included at an additional discounted price (based on availability) $150 per day Non-hunting guest accompanying a paid hunter. We support getting our youth involved in the outdoors. They are the future of hunting. This fee is waived for a youth under the age of 18 accompanying their parent on a paid hunt. All hunters must have a valid Texas hunting license. Information and cost can be found on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/
Trip duration: 4 days
Trip available on: 1 November 2020 3 January 2021
Whitetail/Bear/Coyote Combo 2019 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 on Tucker Ridge. 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.
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 17 November 2019 30 November 2019
3 Day Whitetail Deer Hunt-BOW United States
This is a fully guided whitetail deer hunt. We only harvest mature trophy Whitetails at their prime. Hunt includes lodging, linens, food, & transportation to the hunt site. *Please note that hunters arrive after 5 pm day before hunt (no dinner provided) and depart by 11 am day after last hunt (no breakfast/lunch provided).* We will cape and dress your animal for you. We do not charge any trophy fees & there are no hidden costs (unless deer harvested under minimum scoring is less than 140 inches which will be subject to a $1,000 fine) Hunting license - http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/licenses/hunting-licenses-and-permits
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 28 September 2019 27 October 2019
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