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.
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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.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.
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
Whitetail Deer Hunt United States
This is an all-inclusive offer for a 3 days hunt, 2 nights lodging and trophies of your choice. We specialize in free range deer hunts. Accommodations for high fence hunts can be arranged. Our archery whitetail deer hunts in Texas start in early October and run through early January. Texas deer hunting in the early bow hunting only season, October into November, offers excellent opportunities to harvest trophy bucks hitting food sources on a more consistent feeding pattern. This is a great archery deer hunt that puts you on the edge of your seat waiting for that trophy buck to fully commit to early season food and water sources. Your comfortable blind, or ladder stand will have you in a perfect position when that Pope and Young buck walks into bow range. The general firearm season starts in November and runs through into January. You'll catch the whitetail rut picking up steam in late November and runs through mid December. Late December hunts are also very effective at harvesting mature bucks as they hammer the protein feeders hard trying to replenish their losses over the rigorous rutting period. This is a fantastic time to set on one of our stands, or in a comfortable blind and take advantage of these conditions. We also have access to a whitetail deer ranch under MLDP (managed land deer permit) that can hunted until March 1st.
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 1 October 2018 31 December 2020
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