Where would you go?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by theplumber, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. theplumber

    theplumber New Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Looking for a little input. I'm wanting to plan a hunt for this next hunting season, business has been good and I've saved a little. My passion is BIG whitetails, I'd like to know where would you go and when? I've never been on a pay hunt, and i'm not interested in the least in a canned hunt"high fence".I was wanting to hear of your experiences. thanks steve
  2. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    generally speaking, the best deer are in the flood zones of the major rivers. Mississippi and Ohio are 2 rivers that overflow often. these floods are what keeps the soils more nutritious which grows bigger horns. the farm country along the big rivers in the midwest is where more B & C bucks come from than anywhere else. central Canada is also know for big deer. i've hunted Sasketewan quite a bit, even have a world record whitetail to show for it. but in terms of best chances to kill a BIG whitetail, i think the midwest( Illinois, Iowa, western Kentucky, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas) holds your best chance for a BIGUN!

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Alberta or Saskatchewan Canada.

    If the USA is the stopping point, Kansas or IL.

    Also it is MHO that the NW USA is a sleeper for huge whitetails. WA, ID, MT. It is hard to beat a western style hunt of any kind. Add monster bucks to the mix and you have an amazing adventure.
  4. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    Little research shows the midwest and upper midwest has the most BC deer lately.

    Kansas has non resident tags now, Iowa is really coming on, Nebraska, MO, Illinois, Wisconson has many many record deer etc.

    Those hunts will cost you about 50% of what a Canadian hunt will also.

    Key is the farm country areas with crops and genetics to provide potential and food. As Dave said, all along the major river plains area would be the geographic considerations I would target.

    I go to MO every year and they instituted a 4 pt on one side 4 years ago for the top 17 counties and went statewide this year. This has made a real difference. You want to be north of the MO river for the big farm deer, not in the Ozarks areas.

  5. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    saskatchewan is where i am saving to go. Check out jim shockeys web site some huge deer taken up there.