Re: Whitetail trophy hunt
I went this year in place of someone. For a three day hunt really expensive but guess most of cost goes to prizes.
That being said saw 10-15 deer first two days and missed a 130" buck in some super thick brush. Food and resort were ok. Plentiful food not great not bad so met my requirements. Same with lodging.
I don't think I would go back though. Not really a gun Hunter first of all. Secondly alot of stand sites could have used attention in regards to both location and maintaining shooting lanes. Most stands couldn't make out deer or see them but if stand was moved 20-50 yards could see pretty much everything. With a lottery stand drawing daily and a large number of hunters some ( not a lot but enough that I heard some people including myself complaining) stands were in really bad spots such as a cow pasture, next to roads etc. Plus a lot of people smoked which I think damaged scent control of stand sites after first day, although all the sites went to were vclean
Lastly since there is not antler size minimum some people shoot anything which means killing a lot of 120" or less bucks ( including some even under 90") so decent bucks over 120" not very common. I guess it depends on your definition of trophy. If your looking for a 140" your chances are low ( maybe only 2-3 made it over 140 gross and less than would net over that)