Deer Hunts

 

Field and Stream magazine has named Kentucky the “Top Spot” for Boone & Crockett bucks as well as the “Up-and-Comer Award”. In 2011 Kentucky reported more Boone and Crockett Bucks to the registry than any state in the nation.

 

Five Good Reasons to Hunt Deer in Kentucky…

1- Trophy Production

States with top B&C entries as a percentage of total buck harvest. Kentucky offers the best hunt at the best value in the nation for a proven and documented trophy whitetail hunting experience. Field and Stream magazine has named Kentucky the “Top Spot” for Boone & Crockett bucks as well as the “Up-and-Comer Award”. In 2011 Kentucky reported more Boone and Crockett Bucks to the registry than any state in the nation.

Indiana………. 0 .084%
Kentucky…….. 0.082%
Kansas……….. 0.078%
Iowa…………. 0.078%
Illinois…………. 0.065%

2- Hunter Density

This metric calculates competition for a trophy buck. We divided the total number of firearms hunters in each state by the total land area in square miles. Hunter densities ranged from less than one hunter per square mile (North Dakota) to more than 11 (Ohio and Wisconsin).

Firearms Hunter Density

North Dakota…………..0.8/sq. mi.
Nebraska…………………..1.0/sq. mi.
South Dakota……………1.1/sq. mi.
Kansas……………………….1.4/sq. mi.
Iowa……………………………2.6/sq. mi.

3- Cost of Outfitted Hunts

At an average cost of $4,201, hunters will fork over the most money to hunt deer in Illinois, followed by Texas ($4,065), Kansas ($3,830), Nebraska ($3,800), and Iowa ($3,633). Kentucky ($2,590), Ohio ($2,783), and Indiana ($2,747) give hunters a good shot at a record buck for a lower price.

The Cost of Outfitted Hunts
Under $2,600 = 1 point
$2,601–$3,500 = .5
$3,501 and over = 0

5- Ranked Highest for Whitetail Deer

The western part of the state, in particular, is producing a ton of trophy deer, and many big bucks survive the early rut. “Hunt late in the season,” says Carl Doron, owner of Snipe Creek Lodge. “There’s nobody here.”

Top 10 Whitetail States.
1. Kentucky………………………4.5 points
2. Kansas………………………….4.0 points
3. Indiana………………………….4.0 points
4. Iowa………………………………4.0 points
5. Minnesota…………………….3.5 points
6. Illinois……………………………3.0 points
7. Mississippi……………………3.0 points
8. Nebraska………………………3.0 points
9. Ohio……………………………….3.0 points
10. Oklahoma……………………3.0 points

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4875 Odville Sunrise Rd.
Cynthiana, KY 41031
Tel: (574) 340-0911

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