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When it comes to serious hunters targeting the biggest trophy bucks it really boils down to the Midwestern States and the Canadian Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. We do our best to thoroughly vet our outfitters to make sure that we can give our hunters realistic expectations.
The best places to go deer hunting
Whitetail deer are the Kings of North America big game hunting. With a population of some 15 million, whitetails are North America’s most common and most widespread big game animal. In fact, more whitetail deer are shot each year than all other big game species combined. Yet, despite this fact, it is difficult to obtain a truly fine specimen…they are difficult to hunt.
A quality buck means different things to different hunters, and not all areas are created equal. And neither are whitetail deer hunting outfitters.
Antler growth is dependent upon good minerals, food sources, and genetics and few areas produce top quality racks.
Another thing to consider when you’re researching whitetail deer hunting outfitters is pricing. Tagging a monster buck on a cheap hunt is very unlikely.
Kansas, Iowa and Illinois are top choices when researching whitetail deer hunting outfitter. Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio come in secondary choices.
It is no secret that Kansas deer hunting produces some of the Midwest’s best Boone and Crockett qualifying whitetails.
Iowa deer hunting is considered by many hunters as the heavyweight of Midwestern whitetail states. It ranks #2 according to both the Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett records, even though it gives out the least amount of tags of any other state excluding Kansas.
- Iowa hunters are chosen by a draw system, and they do have preference points. Hunter safety certificate may be required if born on or after January 1, 1967.
- Archery Season: 4th week October, through November
- Shotgun and Muzzleloader Seasons:
- 1st Season begins the first Saturday in December
- 2nd Season begins the second Saturday in December
- Late December through early January (muzzleloader)
- No rifle hunting is allowed in Iowa.
Iowa only allows shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun and archery seasons.
- Illinois has above average trophy quality.
- Illinois is a draw state, but the archery tags never sell out, which basically makes it an over-the-counter tag.
No draw! Missouri tags are available over the counter. Hunter safety certificate may be required if born on or after January 1, 1967. Missouri deer hunting ranks #5 according to Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett entries. There are “undiscovered” farms in this state that are just about unhunted. Don’t overlook it Missouri!
- Archery Season: Last week Oct through the first few weeks of November.
- Rifle Season: Mid November.
- Ohio has Over-the-Counter Deer Tags. Your Ohio deer hunting permit is good for an antlered or antlerless deer and is valid statewide.
- Great trophy quality. Ohio ranks #4 for the number of record book whitetails in the record books.
- Ohio has a statewide bag limit of six deer (only one of which can be antlered).
- Hunt with archery, guns or muzzleloaders.
Wisconsin deer hunting is recognized as one of the premier states for trophy whitetail hunting.
- Resident and nonresident licenses are available; prices vary by residency, season, bag method and special designations.
- Hunters need to have proof of hunter education if born after January 1, 1973.
If you’re interested in booking with one of our Midwestern whitetail deer hunting outfitters, get in touch with us quickly. The best dates go fast.
There’s a good reason that Saskatchewan deer hunting is so renowned…it currently holds the world record typical, the Hanson Buck which scores a whopping 213 5/8 inches, Boone and Crockett.
Our Saskatchewan deer hunts are a slam dunk, and for that reason, they’re one of our favorite hunts to send our clients on.
Alberta has been known as a whitetail hunting mecca for a years. Your chance for a Boone and Crockett buck is as good, or better than almost anywhere on the planet.
Our Alberta whitetail deer hunts are in high demand, and usually book years in advance.
Almost as important as where you’re hunting is who you’re hunting with.
Other Whitetail Hunting Hot Spots
The midwestern states and Canada aren’t the only places that have big deer. Here’s a list of places that you shouldn’t ignore when researching whitetail hunting outfitters.
Texas deer hunting is great!
You’ll see a lot of deer.
Montana license application is literally a draw. License application deadline is March 15 for the same calendar year. While literally a draw, Montana non-resident deer hunting licenses have not been selling out. For a long time there have been licenses available over the counter even after drawing. Depending on age, Hunters Safety card may be required. In some areas of Montana, you can combo with mule deer or antelope.
The Northeastern Corner of Washington state has long been known as a deer hunting hot spot. Washington state whitetail hunting and is fast becoming known nationwide.
If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will, and the outfitter we represent is very good.
If you haven’t been considering one of our whitetail deer hunting outfitters in Wyoming, you should. You’ll see a lot of deer every day, and trophy bucks are a real possibility.
Field Judging Whitetail Deer
Here’s a rough breakdown on field judging a whitetail deer on the hoof (assuming you’re after a record book buck).
- Look for 10 points or more. Not one buck in the top 300 B&C has fewer than ten points. A ten pointer almost always makes Pope and Young.
- Tine length. The length of each tine needs to be at least the length of the bucks ear.
- Body size can trick you. A big bodied deer can sometimes look like it has a small rack…and vice versa. Deer tend to be bigger as you go north.
- Look at the main beam. A giant bucks main beam extends to near, or even past the end of the nose.
- Mass adds up.
- Inside spread. A buck only needs to be a little outside the ears (on alert). More, of course, is better.
How to Score Whitetail Deer
A whitetail deer is scored by adding up the following measurements, rounded to the nearest 1/8 of an inch:
- Greatest inside spread.
- Length of main beam on left side.
- Length of main beam on right side.
- Each individual tine length.
- Four mass measurements per main beam.
Our deer hunters enjoy great success.
My buck— eleven scorable points, lots of smaller extras, over 17 ½” of inside spread with heavy mass, and a field dressed weight at 215 lbs. The meat will be enjoyed this winter, and soon the antlers will hang on my wall for me to glance at occasionally and remember the turkeys in the hayfield, the smell of acorns on damp ground, and even the super moon that was visible during my sitting a deer stand and reminiscing of hunts in years gone by this past fall. Thank you Outdoors International.
I had no idea how much I would love deer hunting in Texas!
My wife gave me the option of an elk hunt or Kansas whitetail this year, I chose to hunt whitetails in Kansas, and was really glad I did. Thank you to the team at Outdoors International.