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The Top 10 Whitetail Spots for 2017

The day after tagging out on a smaller buck, I shot this Oklahoma bruiser from the same location ' with a camera. (Bob Humphrey photo)
The day after tagging out on a smaller buck, I shot this Oklahoma bruiser from the same location ' with a camera. (Bob Humphrey photo)

You’ve waited, scrimped and saved and now can finally afford that that once-in-a-lifetime hunt. But where should you go? Below I’ve prepared a list of my top ten to at least help you hone yours. To prepare this I relied on three primary sources:

1) Each year the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) compiles their annual Whitetail Report. It contains, among other things, a comprehensive compendium of recent deer harvest trends including overall buck harvest, buck harvest per square mile and a breakdown of buck harvest by age structure, for each state.

2) In 2001, Dr. Joel Helmer conducted an analysis of record book data from the Boone and Crockett and Pope & Young Club up to that point. The more recent whitetail boom prompted Helmer to go back and update his analysis, incorporating records from up to 2005 and fine-tuning his results with even more recent data.

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