Educating, honoring, and recognizing North American whitetail hunters who join the quest for a Whitetail SLAM.
With the help of renowned biologists Dr. Harry Jacobson and Dr. James Kroll, as well as Kip Adams and Brian Murphy from the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), they have identified eight distinct subgroups of whitetails across North America based on unique biological, geographical and habitat characteristics, that offer a very different hunting experience for each:
- Northern Woodlands Whitetail
- Southeastern Whitetail
- Gulf Coast Whitetail
- Seminole Whitetail
- Dakota Whitetail
- South Central Plains Whitetail
- Northwestern Whitetail
- Desert Whitetail (Coues)
The guidelines for accomplishing a slam are simple and unpretentious:
Hunters who harvest and register any legal buck from any four of the whitetail subgroup territories will complete a slam. Registering any legal buck from all eight whitetail territories constitutes an Ultimate Whitetail SLAM. Past or future bucks qualify, and there is no minimum antler size required.
The popularity of whitetail hunting has grown far beyond my wildest dreams. It is time to take the next step. Finally, we’ll recognize a hunting achievement that combines the uniqueness of North America’s whitetails and the challenges associated with their diverse habitats. A Whitetail SLAM is the ultimate deer-hunting quest!”
Kroll (aka “Dr. Deer”)
I recently returned from a late season whitetail hunt in Dimmit County, in South Texas. What happened will go down in history as one of the greatest hunts of my life. I was hunting a buck that I’ve been chasing for the past five years. He’s a 14 year old legend we call Indigo, and he’s been an impossible deer to hunt for his entire mature life (since he was five).
Great outfitter. Great trophy whitetail hunting areas. Many ground blind and tree stand placements before the season allowing good positioning for wind. Constant monitoring of trail cams by the outfitter.