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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we hear the same questions a lot, so we have taken the time to try an answer some of the most asked questions.

Q: Is there a size requirement for bucks harvested?

A: Yes, we have a 125" Minimum.

Q: Are There Any Fines For Shooting a Deer That Doesn't Make 125"

A: YES, but we do not consider this a fine. We want every hunter to be successful so we leave the choice up to you. If you choose to shoot a deer under 125” a $500 fee will be added to the cost of the hunt.

Q: Are there any Trophy Fees?

A: Nope. Whether you shoot a 125" or a 190" buck, it’s the same price.

Q: If I wound a buck, is my hunt over?

A: NO, but there is a fee if you wish to continue buck hunting. If a buck is wounded and not recovered, there is a $1,000 fee if you wish to continue buck hunting. However, if you wish to continue doe hunting that is still part of your hunt, and we encourage you to do so.

Q: If I shoot a button buck, what happens?

A: If a button buck is shot, you can either tag that as your buck or pay $1,000 to continue to buck hunt.

Q: After I shoot a deer, can I track it myself?

A: NO. After you have made a shot on a deer, the first thing you do is contact your guide. He will let you know specifically what our plan of attack is. Be sure you know where the deer was standing when you shot it and the last place you saw the deer.

**If you are caught out of your stand, your hunt will be over**

Q: Are Non-hunting guests welcome?

A: Yes, but we ask that you please make us aware of who is coming. (A small fee may be required to cover lodging and food for guest)

Q: Are Safety Belts Required?

A: Yes. Safety belts are required whether you are hunting from a lock on stand or ladder stand.

Q: Can I Bring My Own Stand?

A: Yes, You can bring a climber if you want.

Q: Can I ship items and/or equipment to the lodge?

A: Yes, but please check with us before hand so we know what is coming.

Q: Is Transportation to and from Airport Included?

A: Yes. We will pick you up and drop you off at either the Louisville or Lexington Airports and is included on a 4 or 5 Day Hunt

Q: What can I bring to make my hunt more successful?

A: During the early season, a Thermacell is a must, as the mosquitos will be out in full force. In October and November, rattling antlers, a grunt call, a can call and a decoy may be used to enhance your chances at harvesting a big old buck. And in December or January, hand warmers or a heater would be our only suggestion.

Q: What is your alcohol policy?

A: We allow alcohol at the lodge in moderation usually after the evening hunt. If we determine you have had too much to drink at night, you will NOT be allowed to go hunting in the morning.

Q: What is your policy on wounded animals?

A: If you shoot an animal and wound it, we will make every effort to recover your animal. We will analyze the blood and discuss your shot placement, then after a given amount of time, we will go track your animal with several guides. If there is any doubt in your shot placement, we will be waiting a minimum of 3 hours before we track.

If we do not recover your buck, you may continue to buck hunt for a trophy fee of $1,000. or you can doe hunt.

Q: What weather conditions can I expect during my hunt?

A: Best advice I can give is to check the 10 day forecast before you leave for your hunt. Cableas is 1 hr way if necessary.

SEPTEMBER - Temperatures can range from the 70s to mid 90s with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

OCTOBER - Temperatures are in the 40s in the mornings and 70s during the day.

NOVEMBER - Temperatures range from 50s - 60s with morning lows in the the 30s.

DECEMBER - Highs average in the 40s with lows in the 20s. Be sure to check the weekly forecast before you leave for your hunting trip.

Q: Where do I buy my hunting license?

A: Depending on where you are traveling from, we recommend getting your license from the one of the local Walmarts in the area located in Bardstown, Lebanon, or Danville, KY. Or you can purchase online.

Annual Non Resident Hunting License $140

Deer Permit $120