Frequently Asked Questions about Buck Country Outfitters!
Question? Do you have to DRAW a tag to hunt Kentucky!
Answer! NO, our tags are over the counter and can be easily purchase online. Non residents will pay around $190.00
Question? How many deer will I see on an average days hunt?
Answer! On a typical day you might see 1 to 7 deer. Hunters have seen as high as 35 in a day. However, it is hunting and there will be times when deer simply are not moving.
Question? Why should I choose Kentucky?
Answer! That is easy.
*Kentucky ranked #2 in the nation per sq. mile for Boone & Crockett Bucks
*Kentucky ranked #7 in the nation for Boone & Crockett’s per state, 279 total and ranked in the top 5 in recent years.
*Kentucky allows only one buck per licensed hunter per year
*Our County gun season is only 10 days per years allowing for a more mature deer herd
Question? What type of tree stands do you hunt from?
Answer! Our bow hunting stands are primarily lock on type stands. We use many large platform stands and on occasion we will use commercial ladder stands or pop-up blinds. Our firearms area uses the same types of stands.
Question? Is there a trophy fee?
Answer! No, we hope you kill the buck of your dreams!
Question? How high are your tree stands!
Answer! We like to keep our stands 18 to 25 feet. Sometimes cover and wind conditions may require us to hunt higher or lower!
Question? What size deer can I expect to see?
Answer! We have many deer on our property that are 3 1/2 years of age and older. Those bucks will range is size from 120 class to well over 200 inches. Our 2 1/2 year old bucks will score 90 to 125 on an average year.
Question? What are my chances of shooting a P&Y buck.
Answer! Although impossible to answer there is are many bucks on our property that will score high in the P&Y category. Your success however is based on your hunting skills. Some hunters lack the ability or desire to take care of their scent, make a quiet entry to their stand and sit still for long periods of time. These factor greatly decrease your odds and our shot opportunity percentage.
Question? Why should I choose Buck Country?
Answer! Today there are many choices for hunters looking to expand their season or increase their odd of shooting mature bucks. Let's look at some facts. Buck Country has a 10 year QDM program that has dramatically increased the number of mature bucks on the property and balanced the herd. Add to that guides who are veteran bow hunters who are dedicated to making your hunt the best possible. Did I forget to mention Missy's famous fried chicken, biscuits and gravy. We can't guarantee you will kill the buck of your dreams, but I promise our property holds some of the best bucks anywhere and we will try our best to get you up close and personal with them.
Question? Which hunt would you consider the best hunt?
Answer! First remember that we are die hard bow hunters so keep that in mind. I like the early hunt for the simple fact that it is always great to get in the woods early. Although the weather can be hot, when you see bucks you usually see several of them. That is just plain exciting. Having said that there is no doubt that the best time to hunt mature whitetail anywhere in the world is the rut. Although there are many phases of the rut no single time from Late October to Mid November seem to be better that the other for mature deer movement. The absolute key factor here is the weather. If the weather is cold, you will see good bucks. Once our deer get their winter coats they will restrict day light movement in warm weather. We almost always seem to have a warm spell through out the rut so it is always a crap shoot as to which hunt will be the victim. It varies from year to year. Our logs sheets from the past 11 years have proven that every week is good when the temps are where we need them to be. Our last hunt is just as good as the first one if the weather is cooperative. If you decide to hunt the rut, pick the phase of the rut you prefer to hunt and hope for good weather.
Question? Why the no smoking policy?
Answer! Up until this past season we allowed smoking in a designated area outside the camp. That will no longer be allowed. The reason is very simple. We work extremely hard to scout and locate prime tree stand locations. We expect our clients to treat these stand locations as if they were the only place the could hunt all year. Again this year we had clients who not only smoked in their scent-loc suits but actually smoked in our tree stands. I moved a stand last week that had cigarette butts stashed throughout the bark and all over the ground. That client lied to us when we asked if they had been smoking in the tree. Smokers do not realize how much odor they produce. When a non-smoker can smell them at 20 feet a whitetail can smell them for a mile. If you smoke do not book a hunt with us. If we smell smoke on you, you will be asked to leave without a refund. Again we are sorry for any inconvenience.
Question? How do I book a hunt.
Answer! That is easy. Click here for info.
We will do our best to give you a quality hunting experience. Please remember that we are selling you a hunt not selling you a deer. We cannot be responsible for bad weather, slow deer movement, moon cycles or lack of hunting skills. Keep this in mind when booking a hunt. If you are the type of hunter who hunts a couple of hours in the morning and evening, do not expect to be successful here. Our deer often move through the middle of the day and to be successful our hunters need to be willing to give exceptional effort. Please remember that when hunting mature whitetails, it takes only one mistake to eliminate your chance at a trophy deer. Many hunters fail to maximize their hunting opportunity by paying attention to detail. Simple things like a buckle hitting the stand, loud Velcro, snap buckles, noisy drink bottles and more can give notice to a mature buck that a hunter is in the area. He will avoid you and you will never know he was even there. Mature bucks do not dumb their way through the woods. Even during the rut, mature bucks make few if any mistakes, each step they make is careful and always to their advantage. Make sure you make an effort to eliminate as many negative factors and you can before you arrive. We want you to be successful and will try to do everything we can to make this happen. If you want to hunt with friendly, knowledgeable, honest and hardworking guides on well managed property for big Kentucky bucks then contact us.
We have NO TROPHY FEES! We do have a penalty fee of $500 for bucks harvested under the 130 inch minimum. Does may not be harvested. This may be subject to change depending upon our Buck to Doe ratio at the time.