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Best DIY Deer Hunting States in the Southeast

Best DIY Deer Hunting States in the Southeast
Tim Young traveled from Iowa to Kentucky because he always wanted to shoot a buck with velvet on its antlers. The Kentucky season opens the first weekend in September, and Tim was there at the right time and in the right place. He watched the buck come out into a field for two days before the wind was right and he made his move. He shot it from a makeshift ground blind made of branches because there was no suitable tree nearby from which to hang a stand. The buck scored a whopping 195 gross typical. Kentucky has been producing outsized bucks for two decades and this year should be no exception.

The East and Southeastern part of the country are not known as whitetail destinations, but each state in this region has its base of serious hunters, some of whom bag a whopper each year. The deer population is very high in many of the southern states, but there are pockets where disease has taken a toll in the past three to four years.

Fortunately these areas are somewhat isolated, but it's a good idea to call a biologist before you travel to hunt and ask specific questions about the deer population where you intend to hunt.


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