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Whitetail Deer Hunting

Whitetail Deer Hunting

We offer Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle, and Crossbow hunts for Whitetail Deer in the fall. Handicap friendly ground blinds and box blinds are situated throughout the property. All hunts are semi-guided, but fully guided hunts are available upon request. We will quarter and cape your deer for you and have it stored in our freezer until you are ready to leave. We do have a local processor who will take care of processing the deer for an additional fee.

What kind of Whitetail Hunt are you coming on?

Archery

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  • September 2nd - January 21st
  • Cost Range
  • $3,000-$3,500
  • Meals and Lodging Included
  • Yes
  • Buck Size Requirements
  • 125" Minimum
  • Does Allowed
  • Yes, up to 3
  • Stand Types
  • Ladders

    Lock On's

    Ground Blinds

  • Where We'll Hunt
  • Clover Food Plots

    Alfalfa

    Acron Flats

    Winter Weat or Oats

    Cut Corn Fields

    Soybean Fields

    Cedar Thickets

    Watering Holes

    Conr Piles

  • Opportunity Rates

    (Defined as: Mature Buck within Range)

  • Early Season 60-70%

    Rut 70-80%

    Late Season 60-70%

    (Success Rates Depenedent on Hunter)

Muzzleloader

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  • Early: October 21st - 22nd

    Late: December 7th - 17th

  • Cost Range
  • $2,000-$2,500
  • Meals and Lodging Included
  • Yes
  • Buck Size Requirements
  • 125" Minimum
  • Does Allowed
  • Yes, up to 3
  • Stand Types
  • Ladders

    Box Blinds

    Lock On's (Rarely)

    Ground Blinds

  • Where We'll Hunt
  • Hardwood Ridges

    Cedar Thickets

    Cut Corn Fields

    Standing Bean Fields

    CRP Fields

    Winter Wheat or Oats

    Foodplots

    Corn Piles

  • Opportunity Rates

    (Defined as: Mature Buck within Range)

  • October 60-70%

    December 50-60%

    (Success Rates Depenedent on Hunter)

Rifle

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  • November 11th - 26th
  • Cost Range
  • $3,250-$3,950
  • Meals and Lodging Included
  • Yes
  • Buck Size Requirements
  • 125" Minimum
  • Does Allowed
  • Yes, up to 3
  • Stand Types
  • Ladders

    Box Blinds

    Lock On's (Rarely)

    Ground Blinds

  • Where We'll Hunt
  • Doe Core Areas

    Hardwood Ridges

    Cedar Thickets

    Cut Corn Fields

    Standing Bean Fields

    CRP Fields

    Winter Wheat or Oats

    Foodplots

    Corn Piles

  • Opportunity Rates

    (Defined as: Mature Buck within Range)

  • 75-80%

    (Success Rates Depenedent on Hunter)


How We Hunt

We are able to accommodate all kinds of hunters. We have lock-on stands, ladder stands, andhandicap accessible ground blinds and box blinds. Our lock on stands are provided by Muddy Outdoors, as there are no better stands out there. Our ladder stands are provided by Big Game Treestands because no other stand offers the comfort and space that Big Game Treestands do. Although all our stand locations are chosen for a reason, we have no problem with you bringing your climber. All of our treestands will have bow ropes and bow hooks in place for you, allowing you to get into your stand quick and quietly.

Our Whitetail Hunting Setups

We have lots of different set-ups in place to intersect those big bluegrass bucks. We have corn, and soybean fields established, as well as assorted clovers, alfalfa, winter wheat and oats planted throughout the farm. We have several small ponds and a couple of large creeks on the property that we will utilize during the early season and during the rut. We have ground blinds tucked away under our cedar trees looking out over secluded food plots or agricultural fields. Any set-ups we have back in the timber are usually located near acorn producing oak trees. We have a couple tower blinds that are used more for preseason scouting than hunting, set up overlooking some of our agricultural fields.


Deer Managment - Our Goals:

Doe to Buck Ratio: We are confident that by implementing a supplemental feeding plan, feeding corn throughout the winter, planting food plots, harvesting does and keeping the coyote population in check we can have our Doe to Buck Ratio down to 3 :1 or better.

Antler Size: We have established 30+ Mineral Licks, implemented a supplemental feeding plan and increased the amount of food we grow on our property. All these steps will help our average antler size grow over the next couple seasons. We anticipate a rise in our average harvest (In Inches) every year.

Average Deer Body Weight: We have 2 500lb. deer scales that we use during the season to record every deer we harvests weight. We keep records of this and see how our management plan is affecting the health of our deer herd. With everything we've done on our home farm, we expect our does to be healthier and produce healthier fawns. Our bucks will be healthier, allowing them to redirect more nutrients, once used to maintain their body nutrition, to antler growth.


Food Plots

Food Plots play a huge roll when trying to manage a whitetail herd. Deer, as well as turkeys need food year round to be healthy. We put in both summer and fall food plots to ensure we have enough food for our deer and turkeys year round. This April we planted lots of strategically placed food plots on our farm. We used a clover blend, chicory, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, and grain sorghum this year. This August, we will be planting some oats and winter wheat for the deer.


Scoring Your Whitetail

Here, we will lay out how we score your buck. We use the Gross Score Method when measureing your buck.

Coming up with the Gross Score

  1. Add Main Beam Measurements for Left Antler and Right Antler
  2. Add Left Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements and Add Right Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements
  3. Add Left Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements and Add Right Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements
  4. Add Inside Spread Measurement
  5. Add Abnormal Measurement
  6. Add Numbers 1-5 together to get the Gross Score of your Buck.

Coming up with the Net Score

  1. Add Main Beam Measurements for Left Antler and Right Antler
  2. Add Left Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements and Add Right Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements
  3. Add Left Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements and Add Right Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements
  4. Add Inside Spread Measurement
  5. Add Abnormal Measurement
  6. Subtract Differences Between Left and Right Antlers for Main Beams, G1, G2, G3, G4, C1, C2, C3, C4
  7. Add Numbers 1-4 together and write down number.
  8. Add Numbers 5 and 6 together to get your deductions.
  9. Subtract the total from Number 8 from total from Numbers 1-4 to get the Net Score of your buck.