Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a size requirement for bucks harvested?
Yes, we have a 125″ Minimum.
Are There Any Fines For Shooting a Deer That Doesn't Make 125"
YES, but we do not consider this a fine. We want every hunter to be successful so we leave the choice up to you. If you choose to shoot a deer under 125” a $1,000 fee will be added to the cost of the hunt.
Are there any Trophy Fees?
Nope. Whether you shoot a 125″ or a 190″ buck, it’s the same price.
If I wound a buck, is my hunt over?
Yes, once you draw blood, your hunt is over
If I shoot a button buck, what happens?
If a button buck is shot, there is a NON-NEGOTIONABLE $1,500 fine.
After I shoot a deer, can I track it myself?
NO. After you have made a shot on a deer, the first thing you do is contact your guide. He will let you know specifically what our plan of attack is. Be sure you know where the deer was standing when you shot it and the last place you saw the deer.
**If you are caught out of your stand, your entire groups hunt will be over**
Are Non-hunting guests welcome?
Yes, but we ask that you please make us aware of who is coming. (A small fee may be required to cover lodging and food for guest) Non-hunting guests may not be accommodated during peak weeks so please check with me.
Are Safety Belts Required?
Yes. Safety belts are required whether you are hunting from a lock on stand or ladder stand.
Can I Bring My Own Stand?
Yes, You can bring a climber if you want.
Can I ship items and/or equipment to the lodge?
Yes, but please check with us before hand so we know what is coming.
Is Transportation to and from Airport Included?
Yes, airport pickup and drop off is available for $400 total.
What can I bring to make my hunt more successful?
During the early season, a Thermacell is a must, as the mosquitoes will be out in full force. In October and November, rattling antlers, a grunt call, a can call and a decoy may be used to enhance your chances at harvesting a big old buck. And in December or January, hand warmers or a heater would be our only suggestion.
What is your alcohol policy?
We allow alcohol at the lodge in moderation usually after the evening hunt. If we determine you have had too much to drink at night, you will NOT be allowed to go hunting in the morning.
What is your policy on wounded animals?
If you shoot an animal and wound it, we will make every effort to recover your animal. We will analyze the blood and discuss your shot placement, then after a given amount of time, we will go track your animal with several guides. If there is any doubt in your shot placement, we will be waiting a minimum of 3 hours before we track.
If we do not recover your buck, your hunt is over, but we will continue to look for your deer.
What weather conditions can I expect during my hunt?
Best advice I can give is to check the 10 day forecast before you leave for your hunt. Cableas is 1 hr away if necessary.
SEPTEMBER – Temperatures can range from the 70’s to mid 90’s with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
OCTOBER – Temperatures are in the 40’s in the mornings and 70’s during the day.
NOVEMBER – Temperatures range from 50’s – 60’s with morning lows in the the 30s.
DECEMBER – Highs average in the 40’s with lows in the 20’s. Be sure to check the weekly forecast before you leave for your hunting trip.
SEPTEMBER – Temperatures can range from the 60’s to mid 80’s with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
OCTOBER – Temperatures are in the 40’s in the mornings and 50’s during the day.
NOVEMBER – Temperatures range from 40’s – 50’s with morning lows in the the 20s.
DECEMBER – Highs average in the 40s with lows in the 20s. Be sure to check the weekly forecast before you leave for your hunting trip.
JANUARY – Highs are generally in 20’s – 30’s and lows in the teens.
Where do I buy my hunting license?
Depending on where you are traveling from, we recommend getting your license from the one of the local Walmarts in the area. Or you can purchase your license online.