Whitetail Deer – Coues

KANSAS TROPHY WHITETAILS $5000 RIFLE OR MUZZLELOADER $4500 6 DAY ARCHERY

This hunt takes place in northeastern Kansas, one of the top producing Boone and Crockett whitetail locations. The outfitter also has an extensive protein feeding program. He recently added another 1,000 private acres to his exist- ing leases totaling over 25,000 acres including 11 miles of river bottom property.

2021 started in September with 5 muzzleloader hunters killing a 181 and a 150 inch buck and a buck was missed. November archery pro- duced 7 bucks for 16 hunters including 2 over 170, 2 at 158, 157, 148, 145 8 point and a cool old knurly buck in the 130’s. 2 deer were hit and lost. First rifle season had concluded at press time and went 4 for 7, including a 195, 156, 145 eight point and a small buck.

2020 started off with 6 muzzleloader hunters killing a huge 217 inch buck and a 140 inch 8 point and missed 2 good deer. Archery season finished with 17 bowhunters killing 9 bucks and crippling one. Top 2 bucks grossed 191 and 161 and smallest buck was a 147 inch 8 point. First gun season produced 4 bucks for 8 hunters, crippled a buck and 2 were missed. Second rifle finished 2 for 8, including a cripple and 2 more missed. Best rifle buck grossed 181. This made 3 bucks taken on these properties this year scoring over 180 inches.

2019 archery finished up with 7 of the 13 archers killing bucks, including a monster grossing 203 and 3 more in the 160’s. One small buck was taken and if you throw him and the real big one out the overall average was about mid 150’s. First December rifle had 9 hunters kill 7 bucks, including a 171 and a 164. Second rifle hunt only went 3 for 7, nothing big.

5 day Kansas muzzleloader hunt is $5,000, 6 day archery is $4,500 and 5 day rifle hunts are $5,000. Hunt in- cludes 2×1 guide service, lodge ac- commodations and meals. Hunters fly into Kansas City and rent a car. Draw deadline mid April. Limited 2022 openings due to repeat clientele. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been to this property.  Hunt WDK565.  WDK565 Hunt Photos.

 

IOWA WHITETAILS $4250 BOW/6 DAYS OR GUN/5 DAYS PRIVATE FARMS

This outfitter has thousands of private acres that are enhanced with plenty of food plots in south central Iowa, Zone 5. They enforce a 150 inch minimum rule with a fine of $1,000 and take a very low number of hunters considering the large amount of property, which maintains trophy quality. They use over 100 lock-on stands and a dozen ladders stands. They also have 10 blinds built on stilts for gun hunters. He has been running 2 archery hunts starting early November.
First gun hunt starts the first Saturday in December, second gun
starts the second Saturday and late muzzleloader is December 26 to
January 10.

2021 archery season they had 24 bow hunters kill 13 bucks plus 7 were hit and lost. Top bucks grossed 185, 168, 154, 153, 152, 151 and 150. 2020 they fin- ished with 12 bow hunters tagging 5 bucks, 4 scoring between 151 to 166.

2020 gun season, both seasons total had 16 hunters tag 8 bucks including 5 gross scoring from 150 to 167. Late muzzleload- er season had 10 hunters kill 10 bucks, including 3 penalty bucks. Top bucks scored 154 and 169.

2019 archery season started off with his first hunt November 2 to 7. A total of 8 hunters killed 4 bucks and hit and lost 3. They gross scored 160, 155, 150 and an old mature 8 point management buck. Second hunt November 9 to 14 his 8 hunters killed 5 bucks and hit and lost 2. They killed a 163 that had 13 inches broke off his main beam, 159, 145, 144 and a 140.

First gun season 6 hunters killed 4 bucks scoring 135 to 155. Second gun 5 hunters tagged 3 bucks grossing from 140 to 165. Late muzzleloader had 8 hunters take 5 bucks ranging from 145 to 171.

Archery hunts are 6 days and gun is 5 days at $4,250 plus 5 percent tax, with a 150 inch min- imum. Archers arrive Saturday, hunt Sunday to Friday and leave Saturday. Accommodations have been very nice state owned cabins located very close to the hunting properties.

Draw deadline is June 1 and it normally takes 3 or 4 preference points to draw the ar- chery tag and 1 or 2 points to draw a gun tag. GO TO WWW.GOOUTDOORSIOWA. COM THE MONTH OF MAY TO ACQUIRE YOUR PREFERENCE POINT FOR $52, you do not have to name a unit or weapon of choice. HCU’s Scott Steinkruger has hunted with this outfitter.  Hunt WD799.  WD799 Hunt Photos.

 

WHITETAIL $4000 5 DAYS SOUTHEAST WYOMING WHITETAIL/PRONGHORN $5500 WHITETAIL/COW ELK COMBO $6000 2021 – 3 HUNTERS 3 BUCKS AVG 145 2020 – 4 HUNTERS 4 BUCKS AVG 145

This ranch located in southeastern Wyoming is known for the elk hunting and has an extensive amount of agriculture along the river bordering pinon juniper cover in the roll- ing hills. The property has had little to zero whitetail pressure past years resulting in ma- ture bucks with a high age structure and deer numbers have greatly increased. This deer tag can be drawn with 0 points and there are typically left-over tags.

2021 he had 3 rifle hunters tag 3 bucks, 150’s, 140’s and a high 130’s.

2020 he took 4 rifle hunters and all tagged bucks, best mid 150’s, 2 in 140’s and a high 130’s buck.

5 hunting days is only $4,000 guided 2×1 with cabin accommodations and home cooked meals. The ranch is a beautiful setting that is also home to a good number of elk.

He normally does one hunt mid Octo- ber that can be combined with antelope if the hunter draws the pronghorn tag for an additional $1,000. He also runs a late November hunt during the deer rut with the option to be combined with a cow elk for only $1,500 and there are normally left-over tags. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on this ranch  Hunt WD2643.

 

OHIO/KENTUCKY BORDER BUCKS
$3500 BOW/SHOTGUN/MZ 5 DAYS – PRIVATE FARMS

Here is a small hard working personal out- fitter that has about 19 private farms in south- western Ohio located in one of the top whitetail counties near the Ohio River just across the border from Kentucky. He plants food plots, has some elevated box blinds with spin feeders and plenty of ladder stands, lock-ons and pop- up ground blinds and in some situations uses Ozonics scent elimination.

2021 he had 19 bowhunters kill 11 bucks with 2 misses. Top 2 bucks went 160 and 150 with the majority scoring in the 140’s. First shotgun/muzzleloader season had just concluded at press time and they went 1 for 4, with a 135 plus type buck.

2020 he hosted 16 archers killing 6 bucks and crippling 3 plus a few misses. Best buck topped the 150 mark. He had 4 shotgun hunters kill a 140 type buck and cripple another. On the late muzzleloader season, he took 3 hunters and they killed a tremendous 176 inch buck.

2019 archery season produced 12 bucks for 24 archers, including a 185, 170 and several 140’s, 2 bucks were hit and lost. He had 3 shot- gun hunters tag one buck and miss a good deer. Two muzzleloader hunters killed two 8 points.

5 day hunts are $3,500 with accommodations either a remodeled farmhouse with 4 bed- rooms or a couple cabins and hunters do their own meals. The outfitter typically puts a party in their own accommodations and sometimes archers have their own cabins.

Archery hunts are from late September to Jan- uary 31.

Shotgun/muzzleloader season is the first Monday after Thanks- giving. Late muzzleloader season is a 4 day hunt usually starting the first Saturday in January.  Hunt WDB513.

 

NEBRASKA WHITETAILS ARCHERY OR RIFLE $4250

This Nebraska hunt produces a few bucks every year over that magical 150 inches up into the 160’s and aver- ages right around that 140 mark. The outfitter has an extensive protein feed program on his 100,000 private acres with 8 miles of Platte River bottom that is a true deer factory.

The outfitter hunts out of 2 camps. The Island Camp has 7 miles of river- bottom with an explosive population of good whitetails. It has a remodeled ranch house and new bunkhouse for accommodations.

West Camp is located on 80 square miles in the hills for mule deer and 5 miles of riverbottom on the Platte River for whitetails. Success on mule deer has been over 80 percent and the average buck gross scores near 160 inches.

2021 he ran a late September mule deer hunt for 5 archers harvesting 2 bucks in the 160’s. All hunters shot at bucks. Whitetail he had 18 archers kill 7, hit and lost 2, and several misses. Top bucks grossed in the 140’s, nothing huge. First hunt late October had high winds with bad conditions and was a bust. Next two hunts were much better with 100 percent opportunity.

Rifle season at the Island Camp over the course of two hunts finished with 17 hunters tagging 12 bucks and crippling 2. West Camp first hunt went 13 for 13, but 2 bucks should not have been shot. Second rifle hunt went 7 for 12 with 3 misses. Best bucks grossed in the 150’s.

Mule deer 14 hunters killed 11 bucks with a few misses. Unsuccessful hunters were repeats and passed. A couple bucks grossed in the 170’s and rest in 160’s.

2020 archery on the Island Camp had 15 guys tag 8 bucks and lose 2 averaging 140. 4 archers on the West Camp killed 2 mule deer, 170 and 164, and a 130 inch whitetail.

2020 rifle the Island Camp over 2 hunts produced 10 bucks for 19 hunters. West Camp over 2 hunts had a total of 21 hunters with 4 passing on bucks and going home empty. 5 hunters had mule deer and whitetail tags and filled both. 7 whitetails grossed in the 150’s. 12 of the hunters had mule deer tags and they killed 11 averaging in the 150’s.

Archery hunters typically enjoy 100 percent opportunity on 130 inch or better bucks. Rifle hunts normally run about 80 percent success on bucks averaging 140 inches. There is a $500 penalty with a 130 inch gross minimum.

5 day bowhunts are $4,250 and run October 24 to 28 and November 1 to 5.

4 day rifle whitetail hunts in mid to late No- vember are $4,250 or mule deer is $6,000 with a 60% draw.

Nice ranch house accommodations, meals and guiding are included. Whitetail licenses are over the counter, no draw. Fly to Denver and rent a car or if you fly into North Platte they provide airport pickup. Limited openings due to repeat hunters. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been to this camp.  Hunt WD/MD565.  WD/MD565 Hunt Photos.

 

SASKATCHEWAN WHITETAILS 2021 – 8 HUNTERS 8 BUCKS ALL 145 TO 169 INCHES
6 HUNTING DAYS ONLY $4500

Here is an inexpensive Saskatchewan whitetail hunt where the outfitter has a 300,000 acre area that borders farmland and bush.

2021 his 8 hunters killed 8 bucks, mostly in the 150’s and 160’s, best went 169 down to smallest at 145. He started November 12 with 2 hunters, next week 3 and finished last week with 3 guys. Weather was kind of warm, but they did have snow. Deer numbers seemed a little down, but the quality has really been improving.

2020 season closed to U.S. hunters due to border closure.

2019 season ended with 15 hunters tagging 9 bucks with the top buck grossing in 150’s.

6 day rifle whitetail hunts from late October through November are only $4,500 plus license/tax. He has 25 heated box blinds about 8 to 12 feet off the ground. Nice two story cabin accommodations right on the lake. This is a super priced hunt and airport pickup can be ar- ranged from Saskatoon at a cost of $400 round trip that can be divided amongst hunters. Open- ings for prime dates may be available for 2022. Hunt WD577.  WD577 Hunt Photos.

 

$3000 TEXAS WHITETAIL HUNT PRIVATE RANCH GREAT ACCOMMODATIONS

This 1,200 acre private ranch under high fence is located in the Texas panhandle near the town of Clarendon. Arrive on a Thursday; hunt Friday, Saturday and Sunday, then depart on Monday. Three hunting days are priced very economically at $3,000 and that includes a buck of 8 or 9 points and gross scoring less than 150 Boone and Crockett inches, very nice accommodations, prepared meals and 1 on 1 guide service. Your guide will make the call on size and if he under estimates there is no addition- al charge to the hunter. Deer grossing from 150 up to 169 Boone and Crockett
points have a trophy fee of $2,500. Top trophy bucks scoring over 170 have a $4,500 trophy fee. This ranch has limited hunting and is very brushy whereas some mature bucks are not seen all year except for during the rut. Management hunts take place from September to ear-
ly December. Trophy hunts for bucks exceeding 150 inches are conducted later in November. Cull bucks, mature bucks not up to management standards, can sometimes be added at a much reduced price with the guide’s discretion.

Fantastic accommodations coupled with amazing meals along with a cold beer or a glass of fine wine at the end of the day just add to the experience.

They also offer superb inexpensive red stag hunting, along with tro- phy red sheep $3,000 and Sitka deer at $3,000. Texas non-resident license is $300. Hunters are met in Amarillo. Ex- tremely limited openings, call for avail- ability. HCU’s Scott Steinkruger and Cliff Graham have been on this ranch. Hunt WDP806.  WDP806 Hunt Photos.

 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER OLD MEXICO COUES DEER

If you want to take a Coues then this is your outfitter. He is a U.S. outfitter that lives in Arizona and has run Coues and Gould’s turkey hunts in Mexico for over 20 years. Hunters are met at the Tucson Airport or if you are driving, at his home in Hereford, Arizona. Hunters are driven 2 to 5 hours across the border, depending on which ranch is to be hunted.

Archery hunts and early season rifle velvet hunts are conducted from mid-September to mid-October with ground blinds, ladder stands and trail cameras.

Rifle hunts from late November to the first week of February will include the Jan- uary rut.

They typically only take up to 4 or 5 hunt- ers at a time on any particular ranch and keep a low harvest quota per ranch to insure future quality buck numbers.

5 day 1×1 hunts are priced at $4,500 with a trophy fee of $750 for any deer. Deer grossing 100 to 105 is $1,000, 105 to 110 is $1,250, 110 to 115 is $1,500, 115 to 120 is $2,000, 120 to 125 is $2,500, 125 to 130 is $3,000 etc. A second deer can be taken for $3,000 plus trophy fees. Cripple policy is also in effect. These prices INCLUDE ALL PAPERWORK, DOCUMENTS and assistance with your trophies upon return at port of entry. Hunters are responsible for the $28 visa. He is also an accomplished long range rifle builder and offers the use of his rifles at no additional cost.

Lodging are very clean comfortable ranch houses with hot showers, beds/linens and din- ing area including very good meals. Call us to speak with the outfitter on Hunt CD559.