Whitetail Deer Hunting: Top Whitetail Hunting Destinations

Top Whitetail Deer Hunting Destinations in the USA – Selected by Actual Hunters


The peach state has a colossal amount to offer specifically, the caliber of whitetail hunting. The mean deer harvest figures are ever growing – the likely hood of tagging a Booner is greater in other states, but the age structure of collected bucks is respectable. With a little more than 3 percent of the state is open to public hunting and with a 55 percent hunter success rate should put Georgia on your places to hunt whitetail.

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Chattahoochee National Forest & Chickasawhatchee WMA, 15 miles west of Albany, asserts foremost hunting for deer, turkey, dove, and feral hogs.

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Enjoys boasting the largest options for hunting with whitetail being no exception. Lone Star State hunters kill more bucks in comparison to any other state and by a massive amount averaging over 60% of those aging at least 3 1/2 years old. Additionally, Texas is 2nd in antlerless harvest numbers, and historically ranked top across the nation. – Approximately 1.6 million acres of public hunting land

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Trans Pecos, TX is famous for huge mule deer and many private ranchers also welcome deer hunts on their properties.

Uvalde, TX is rated among the top regions for both deer and premier dove hunting in the nation.

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Typically, isn’t ranked in most categories…except trophy production. However, it averaged almost 300 bucks killed per season.

Illinois host a diverse range of hunting opportunities and antlerless harvest is massive 100k annually.  Although PC pressure is high but no more so in comparison to other states, there is a considerable volume of public land for shooting.

Highlighted Locations:

Shawnee National Forest renowned for whitetail hunting, however hosts top turkeys, waterfowl, upland birds, and small game.

The Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area is arguably the whitetail hunting mecca for IL. and aficionados have the best opportunity to score a trophy rack.

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Home to a 14-county Purchase Region and Land Between the Lakes, towards the Missouri boarder and to one of the leading hunting regions nationwide of trophy bucks. Traditionally Kentucky was the secret hunting grounds but now has recently merged as a benchmark outdoorsman destination.

The Bluegrass state has it all: extensive seasons with welcoming protocols, rational pressure, an extensive, vigorous and proportionate herd; combine with immense public land this is an award-worthy destination. Kentucky regally places among the top locals for harvesting Booners.  In summary, these factors warrant Kentucky as a MUST visit for whitetail hunting within the states.

Highlighted locations:

Cadiz, KY is home to top deer and duck hunting amidst outstanding bass, crappies, and catfish on Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley.

compiled from several sources.

The Quality Deer Management Associations Whitetail ReportBackcountry Chronicles, Boone & Crockett Club, Outdoor Life’s Whitetail Scale.

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