You will not believe the volume of whitetail deer and wildlife in general seen on this hunt. When we visited this operation we were amazed at the number of deer seen seemingly everywhere! The outfitter leases a couple dozen parcels for whitetail deer, and it is not uncommon to see 50 deer from a stand location. The outfitter has been managing many of these parcels for 12 or more years. Average quality of harvested whitetail is 120-140″ with the upper end buck taken off these leases 190+. Past opportunity for harvest has been 100%.
You will be put on pre-scouted locations, and hunt out of Double Bull ground blinds, enclosed Hay Bale Blinds, ladder stands and tree stands. The outfitter recommends morning and evening hunts with a break in between where you return to the comfortable, centrally located lodge to relax for a few hours. One of the best time to hunt whitetails is not the rut when buck movement is relatively unpredictable, but during September when the pre-scouted bucks are routinely hitting the same bedding area and feed source. The trip is 6 full hunting days with 7 nights.
All lodging and food is included, and the lodge has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, i.e. washer/dryer, big screen TV, bedding and towels, etc. Airport pickup in Sheridan, Wyoming is included, and the lodge is located 10 miles south of the airport. No bait is used and deer are hunted on their travel patterns and on natural feed. Given the quality deer management program and sheer volume of deer on these ranches, each hunter is encouraged to take a couple of does each on this hunt at no extra cost other than the license
$326 buck tag. Application due March 15. Doe tags available for $48/tag.
Easy: Farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Substantial use of 4x4 pickups, UTVs. Most whitetail deer hunts.
Medium: These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Hard: These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, hunting species such as elk, moose, bear, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Difficult: All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.
Fly to Sheridan, Wyoming where you will be met by outfitter or fly to Billings, Montana, rent a cart and drive 2 hours to lodge
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.