The Top 10 Whitetail Spots for 2017
By: Bob Humphrey
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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