KENTUCKY
WHITETAIL

In this section we offer Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle, and Crossbow hunts for Whitetail Deer in the fall on over 7,000 Acres. Handicap friendly ground blinds and box blinds are situated throughout the properties.
Whitetail Crossing

Kentucky Whitetail Hunts

We offer Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle, and Crossbow hunts for Whitetail Deer in the fall on over 7,000 Acres. Handicap friendly ground blinds and box blinds are situated throughout the properties. All hunts are semi-guided, but fully guided hunts are available upon request. We will quarter and cape your deer for you and have it stored in our freezer until you are ready to leave. We do have a local processor who will take care of processing the deer for an additional fee.

ARCHERY HUNTS

Our archery hunts begin in September and end in January.  There is a separate crossbow season, however, if you have medical reason, we can provide you with a waiver for a doctor to sign allowing to use a crossbow all season.

$3,000-$3,200

SEASON: September 4th -January 16th

DOES: Up to 3 Allowed

STAND TYPES: Ladders – Lock On’s – Ground Blinds

HUNTING GROUND: Clover Food Plots – Alfalfa – Acron Flats – Winter Wheat or Oats – Cut Corn Fields – Soybean Fields – Cedar Thickets – Watering Holes – Corn Piles

OPPORTUNITY RATES: Early Season 60-70% – Rut 70-80% – Late Season 60-70% (Success Rates Dependent on Hunter)

DEPOSIT INFO: Deposits are made in 3 payments (All Non-Refundable)
50% Due Upon Booking
25 % Due on or before April 1
25% Due on or before August 1

MUZZLELOADER HUNTS

There is an early muzzleloader hunt in October that is often made into a combo hunt with a bow or crossbow, and a late muzzleloader hunt in December.

$2,000-$2,500

SEASON: Early: October 16th – 17th – Late: December 11th – 19th

DOES: Up to 3 Allowed

STAND TYPES: Ladders – Box Blinds – Ground Blinds

HUNTING GROUND: Hardwood Ridges – Cedar Thickets – Cut Corn Fields – Standing Bean Fields – CRP Fields – Winter Wheat or Oats – Foodplots – Corn Piles

OPPORTUNITY RATES: October 60-70% – December 50-60%
(Success Rates Dependent on Hunter)

DEPOSIT INFO: Deposits are made in 3 payments (All Non-Refundable)
50% Due Upon Booking
25 % Due on or before April 1
25% Due on or before August 1

RIFLE HUNTS

The rifle season falls during the rut each year and always offers action packed hunts with good success rates.

$3,950-$4,900

SEASON: November 13th – 28th

DOES: Up to 3 Allowed

STAND TYPES: Ladders – Lock On’s (Rarely) – Ground Blinds

HUNTING GROUND: Doe Core Areas – Hardwood Ridges – Cedar Thickets – Cut Corn Fields – Standing Bean Fields – CRP Fields – Winter Wheat or Oats – Foodplots – Corn Piles

OPPORTUNITY RATES: 75-80%
(Success Rates Dependent on Hunter)

DEPOSIT INFO: Deposits are made in 3 payments (All Non-Refundable)
50% Due Upon Booking
25 % Due on or before April 1
25% Due on or before August 1

How We Hunt

We are able to accommodate all kinds of hunters. We have lock-on stands, ladder stands, and handicap accessible ground blinds and box blinds. Our lock on stands are provided by Muddy Outdoors, as there are no better stands out there. Our ladder stands are provided by Big Game Treestands because no other stand offers the comfort and space that Big Game Treestands do. Although all our stand locations are chosen for a reason, we have no problem with you bringing your climber. All of our treestands will have bow ropes and bow hooks in place for you, allowing you to get into your stand quick and quietly.

Our Hunting Setups

We have lots of different set-ups in place to intersect those big bluegrass bucks. We have corn, and soybean fields established, as well as assorted clovers, alfalfa, winter wheat and oats planted throughout the farm. We have several small ponds and a couple of large creeks on the property that we will utilize during the early season and during the rut. We have ground blinds tucked away under our cedar trees looking out over secluded food plots or agricultural fields. Any set-ups we have back in the timber are usually located near acorn producing oak trees. We have a couple tower blinds that are used more for preseason scouting than hunting, set up overlooking some of our agricultural fields.

Whitetail Crossing

Deer Management - Our Goals

Proper deer management is vital to the growing success of Whitetail Crossing.  With help from the hunters and guides, we are able to harvest plenty of does to offset the bucks harvested, allowing us to keep the ratio under control and a maintain a healthy deer herd.

Doe to Buck Ratio:

We are confident that by implementing a supplemental feeding plan, feeding corn throughout the winter, planting food plots, harvesting does and keeping the coyote population in check we can have our Doe to Buck Ratio down to 3 :1 or better.

Antler Size:

We have established 30+ Mineral Licks, implemented a supplemental feeding plan and increased the amount of food we grow on our property. All these steps will help our average antler size grow over the next couple seasons. We anticipate a rise in our average harvest (In Inches) every year.

Average Deer Body Weight:

The average buck weight is around 210 lbs. and the average doe right is around 130 lbs.  It is not uncommon to harvest bucks above 250 lbs. and does to tip the scales over 160 lbs. With everything we’ve done on our farms, we expect our does to be healthier and produce healthier fawns. Our bucks will be healthier, allowing them to redirect more nutrients, once used to maintain their body nutrition, to antler growth.

Food Plots

Food Plots play a huge roll when trying to manage a whitetail herd. Deer, as well as turkeys need food year round to be healthy. We put in both summer and fall food plots to ensure we have enough food for our deer and turkeys year round. This April we planted lots of strategically placed food plots on our farm. We used a clover blend, chicory, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, and grain sorghum this year. This August, we will be planting some oats and winter wheat for the deer.

Scoring Your

Trophy Whitetail Deer

Here, we will lay out how we score your buck. We use the Gross Score Method when measuring your buck.

Coming up with the Gross Score

  • Add Main Beam Measurements for Left Antler and Right Antler
  • Add Left Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements and Add Right Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements
  • Add Left Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements and Add Right Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements
  • Add Inside Spread Measurement
  • Add Abnormal Measurement
  • Add Numbers 1-5 together to get the Gross Score of your Buck.

Coming up with the Net Score

  • Add Main Beam Measurements for Left Antler and Right Antler
  • Add Left Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements and Add Right Antler G1, G2, G3, G4 Measurements
  • Add Left Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements and Add Right Antler C1, C2, C3, C4 Measurements
  • Add Inside Spread Measurement
  • Add Abnormal Measurement
  • Subtract Differences Between Left and Right Antlers for Main Beams, G1, G2, G3, G4, C1, C2, C3, C4
  • Add Numbers 1-4 together and write down number.
  • Add Numbers 5 and 6 together to get your deductions.
  • Subtract the total from Number 8 from total from Numbers 1-4 to get the Net Score of your buck.

2021
KENTUCKY SCOREBOARD

12

BUCKS SHOT

165``

BIGGEST BUCK

13

DOES SHOT

2021
OHIO SCOREBOARD

1

BUCKS SHOT

164``

BIGGEST BUCK

0

DOES SHOT