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Best Trophy Deer Hunting States in the Midwest

Colziah Jones shot this giant typical buck on October 19, 2014 in Kansas. (Photo courtesy of gameandfishmag.com)
Colziah Jones shot this giant typical buck on October 19, 2014 in Kansas. (Photo courtesy of gameandfishmag.com)

Check out these Midwest hotspots for the best deer hunting in the region

It’s no secret that the Midwestern part of the U.S. has great deer hunting and produces huge bucks every year.

The Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young record books are full of bucks from this area of the country. Most of the states in the Midwest sell thousands of nonresident deer hunting licenses every year to hunters who don’t have a realistic chance of taking a big, mature buck where they live.

But don’t expect to find a giant whitetail behind every tree. In fact, some areas in the Midwest are actually on a downswing due to diseases effecting deer.

That said, the list of big-buck producing states in this region is still very long, so it’s hard to pick a top area for deer hunting, but here are some places to consider based on the conditions we’re seeing this season.

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