Late Season Muzzleloader Whitetail
150 " minimum Antler restriction. $750 penalty.
160" minimum Antler restriction on our Trophy Farms. $1500 penalty.
Although there is no additional fee to hunt what we deam as one of our trophy farms. We have a higher minimum on these farms. We feel this is the only way we can offer year in and out true trophy class whitetails. The only way a deer can reach his full potential is to be passed up his first 3-4 years of life. These properties provide the basic cover, seclusion, and food to give him that chance. Our trophy properties offer a much lower success rate, yet have a much higher population of world class deer.
WOUND POLICY: IF A HUNTER WOUNDS AN ANIMAL AND DOES NOT RECOVER IT. ALTHOUGH EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO RECOVER THAT ANIMAL THE
HUNT IS CONSIDERED OVER. THE HUNTER CAN THEN CHOOSE TO HUNT AGAIN BY PAYING A WOUND FEE OF $750.00 AND IF A SECOND ANIMAL IS WOUNDED
THE HUNTER'S HUNT IS OVER FOR GOOD. (We practice this policy to ensure that every hunter takes the most ethical and high percentage shot he or she is given
during the hunt.)
Our Late Muzzle Loader Hunts usually starst a week after Christmas. The majority of your time will be spent in stand overlooking
Food sources in box blinds and ground blinds. Very in climate weather is the key to success here. I repeat this is a weather dependant hunt. If you show up, and it is 20-30 degrees above normal, the hunting will not
be as good as it is normally, and we have no control over that. The nastier the better for your hunt. Big bucks are making themselves much more visible in daylight hours due to the need to restore their
bodies fat resources. For our Late Season Hunt we only recommend an evening hunt, as to not stir up the timber during the day, and drive deer out of their bedding areas. Therefore the mornings are spent sleeping in and just sitting around the lodge enjoying conversation.
The mature bucks have been chased to the point of near starvation, and need to replenish their fat reserves. So we hunt standing food sources and pray for very cold weather.
Be prepared, because we have been known to see sizeable snow fall this time of year. We suggest bringing a well sighted in Muzzle loader with a scope that works well in low light. With a mix of row crop,
food plots,and open crossings your bones will be nervously chilled when that Trophy shows himself. So make sure you are on target and are good out to 200 yards.
Although with the advancement of todays Muzzleloaders, make sure you know what your bullet will do also on a deer when it impacts it. Too many hunters shoot an inappropriate load and end up wounding that buck of a lifetime.
Practice shooting your firearm several times before you show up in camp.
*THIS IS AN EVENING ONLY HUNT. DUE TO THE DRAMATIC PRESSURE THE GUN SEASONS PUT ON LOCAL DEER HERDS, WE WILL NOT AND CAN NOT HUNT MORNINGS. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE KNOW WHAT OUR DEER ARE DOING AND MORNINGS ARE WORTHLESS THIS TIME OF YEAR.