Best Trophy Deer Hunting States in the Northeast
By: Bernie Barringer
Check out these Northeastern hotspots for the best deer hunting in the region
Many states in the Northeast have an important deer hunting history that goes back many generations. Seriously, where else do schools close when the deer season opens?
But in many northeastern states deer season has historically been a meat hunt. Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that if venison is your only goal, but changing attitudes among hunters have been created by the information age.
Television and the Internet have put the fantastic deer hunting of the Midwest in front of millions of hunters who have never experienced the thrill of shooting a mature buck with a big rack.
Along with a general swing in attitudes about hunting for more mature deer, an increase in land managed specifically for quality whitetails, plus laws enacted to protect young bucks, are having an effect on the ability of the eastern states to produce mature deer.
Most of the Northeast received adequate rain during the spring and summer of 2015, which has led to quality foods both in the farm fields and in the woods.
Acorns are dropping everywhere according to some biologists and the crops across the region are above average. Perhaps most importantly, the disease outbreaks that have hammered deer populations in the Midwest and West have mostly been absent in the Northeast.
All up, this should be a very good year to be in the Northeastern deer woods. With that in mind, here are some of the best states to hunt if a trophy buck is your goal.
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