It is well known that Louisiana is a Sportsman’s Paradise. So although I am biased to Louisiana, there are other states well known for deer hunting. Today I thought I would share several states that offer a variety of deer hunting that Louisiana and out of state residents may be interested to learn more about. Perhaps you can grab a few hunting buddies and explore these states or visit Louisiana on your next hunting trip.
Deer hunting is considered to be one of the most popular pastimes among sportsmen in America and with good reason. Few things can match the thrill of the hunt and the unique feeling of being at one with nature that it brings. From one end of the country to the other, deer hunting is popular in virtually every corner. Trying to find the ultimate location to find the best deer hunting is a challenge, but there is no lack of locations to try. If you are looking for the ultimate deer hunting experience, here are several locations that will certainly fit the bill:
When one thinks of deer hunting, Alaska may not be the first place to come to mind. Despite this, Alaska offers some unique opportunities for the sportsmen. For example, the Sitka Blacktail deer can only be found in Alaska. This particular deer is popular in part because of its rarity. It is smaller than a Whitetail deer and can be found both on Kodiak island and Prince of Wales Island. It goes without saying that the scenery in Alaska provides an unbelievable bonus and sits near the top in that category for deer hunters.
Arizona is without a doubt one of the hotbeds of the deer hunting community. It is so popular that it can sometimes take as long as 10 years to draw a tag in the most popular places. Arizona is well known for having one of the best mule deer populations in the world. This is largely the reason why it is so hard to get tags for the top spots. Another popular breed of deer is the Coues Whitetail. While elusive, this particular deer is considered to be a top trophy in the sport. December and January are two of the most popular months in Arizona for deer hunting. The mating season kicks in a bit later making it a popular location during that time.
Colorado is also well known for mule deer but it is much easier to draw a tag. The wonderful thing about Colorado is the changing habitats from one part of the state to the other. You can experience open plains of green grass, mountains and deep forest all in the same area if you choose. This diversity allows many species of deer to survive there including Whitetail deer and the ever popular mule deer. Colorado is a wonderful hunting experience for every level of sportsman.
If you are hunting for Whitetail deer, Illinois has to be on your short list of locations to visit. This state is known for a proliferation of Whitetail and you are almost certain to come across several on a trip. Whitetail deer fit right in with the agricultural nature of the state and also the many sources of fresh water available.
Iowa has been the No.1 state for trophy whitetail bucks from 1830 to 2001. That’s quite a reputation and a well-deserved one. Deer may be hunted throughout the state. Hunters who wish to hunt in Iowa are encouraged to apply for a tag early as they must accumulate preference points to draw one.
Texas consistently ranks as one of the top places to hunt deer. It has one of the highest annual deer harvests annually in the country. The state uses an extensive deer management program which includes supplemental feeding. In the period between 1830 and 2001, it ranked fifth for trophy bucks.
Deer hunters have a vast array of locations and habitats from which they can hunt deer. Depending on the hunter’s landscape preference and the availability of tags, hunting deer in these locations could be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Would you or a spouse consider a hunting trip in the future? Where does your favorite hunter visit on their hunting excursions?