We believe that Indiana is a major sleeper state for big whitetail deer. Recent kill rates and their trophy book of Indiana whitetails, backs us up completely. Pictured above is a buck that Don from our office took on the first morning of his 2017 hunt with this outfitter. Now is the time to go, BEFORE everyone stumbles onto the opportunity. And because it is less well known, pricing tends to be very realistic and tags easily acquired. How big is big? Well, in October 2013 during the shotgun season, Tim Beck took a 305 7/8” monster which broke the State record and is now the #4 biggest non-typical of all time! And in November 2017, trail camera photos circulated on the Internet of an Indiana buck that some believe might be a new world record, if ever harvested or found. THIS OUTFITTER’S CLIENTS HAVE TAKE 6 BOONE & CROCKETT BUCKS IN THE LAST 4 YEARS! The turkey hunting is absolutely fantastic too.
This outfitter hunts a total of 12,000-15,000 acres in the southeast part of the State. This is comprised of a unique 4,000-acre parcel on which the outfitter has exclusive hunting rights and which is bowhunting only, and the rest is numerous private farms of various sizes that allow guns or archery. In order to preserve and enhance his trophy quality, he does apply a 140″ or 4.5-year old minimum (he does use some discretion), and he’s looking to make the 4,000-acre bowhunting parcel 150” minimum starting in 2020. Of course, with such a high minimum, you must realize success rates will not be high – this is a hunt for the diehard whitetail hunter wanting a giant and willing to eat tag soup to get it done. We think this is an awesome opportunity! And the cost is incredibly reasonable.
His area in southeastern Indiana is a well-kept secret – known for legendary deer and turkey. Just a few miles from the Ohio River, this 4,000-acre parcel is a large former military installation that has been professionally managed by this outfitter for over a decade to grow giant whitetail deer and turkeys. He also hunts a number of nearby private farms outside the base.
With access so many acres of prime whitetail and turkey habitat, this outfitter provides an incredible opportunity for hunters to experience excellent hunts at reasonable costs while making lasting memories. There is limited availability so best to not delay. He offers hunting for big bucks and makes it his mission to grow and manage the very best free range whitetail deer he possibly can. He also has some awesome turkey hunts with plenty of big gobblers that should not be over looked. Hunts include comfortable lodging, meals, guide service and field care of your game. These hunts are semi-guided, which means that he puts you on pre-scouted stands over travel corridors and food plots. Please contact us if you have any questions. Don’t miss your chance to hunt this little slice of whitetail/turkey heaven.
2022 DEER PRICES (subject to change without notice until deposit received)
Archery – October 1 to first Sunday in January each year – 5-day hunt $3350 or 3-day hunt- $2,350
Rifle – November 14-29 – 5-day hunt $3,850; 3-day hunt $2,750 (not available for Opener)
Muzzleloader – December 5-19 – 5-day hunt $3,350
Youth – Last weekend in September – 2-day hunt $1,650
All hunts include lodging and meals.
There is also a special youth season deer hunt they allow in late September. Weather is moderated, with temperatures in the 50s to high 70s. Deer are in feed patterns and you set up on a feed corridor or bedding trail. Here are the regulations:
Youth age 17 or younger on the date of the hunt can participate but must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. The youth hunter may harvest one (1) deer, either antlered or antlerless. The youth hunter must comply with all other deer hunting regulations.
The youth hunter must possess a valid license for hunting deer (youth hunt/trap or other) while in the field unless exempt from needing a license. The youth’s adult partner must possess a valid hunting license of any type that is not an apprentice license.
The youth hunter and adult partner must wear hunter orange. The youth hunter may use a legal firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow to take a deer. The adult partner cannot take a deer and may not possess a firearm, muzzleloader, bow and arrow, or crossbow while in the field with the youth hunter, except for a handgun carried lawfully.
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986 must successfully complete a DNR offered hunter education class to purchase an Indiana hunting license. Hunters certified in another state or Canada can also present a card or certificate and purchase an Indiana hunting license.
2022 TURKEY PRICES (all prices subject to change without notice until deposit received)
3-Day Guided Hunt – $800 (April 24-May 12) 1 bird limit
2-Person 3-Day Partner Hunt (April 29-May 1 self-guided) – $1,200 total
If you are flying, the closest airports are Louisville, KY or Cincinnati, OH. The outfitter will pick you up from either airport free of charge.
AND THERE’S MORE!
If the deer just aren’t cooperating, or you’re looking for a true world class trophy whitetail buck, this outfitter also offers the option of an additional day or two of hunting on a beautiful 200-acre hunting preserve nearby. Monster bucks up to 200+” roam the property, and they offer customized and exclusive hunts with 100% success. Prices are reasonable. Please ask us.