The Best States for Deer Hunting This Fall
By: Bob Humphrey
Our expert picks a top 10 list of deer hunting destinations for 2018
After waiting years for a once-in a lifetime hunt, where should you go this fall?
I’ve compiled my list of the top ten deer hunting destinations.
In no particular order, here are my top 10 for 2018.
Deep in the Heart
It would be hard to exclude Texas from almost any kind of top 10 whitetail list. Despite being among the higher states in terms of percentage of yearling bucks in the harvest, albeit at a measly 23 percent, it also comes in at number five in terms of highest percentage of 3½-plus bucks in the buck harvest, not to mention first in total antlered buck harvest at 399,487. And that’s up from 290,590 the previous year (a 37-percent increase)! Besides, hunting there is a unique experience that’s on every true whitetail enthusiast’s bucket list. Texas also blows away the competition in terms of antlerless harvest with 322,557 so you may as well bag a freezer filler or two while you’re there. If cost is a consideration, look into a management hunt.
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