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Why Should You Hunt with a Whitetail Deer Outfitter?
 

Why Should You Hunt with a Whitetail Deer Outfitter?


Twenty years ago, the sport of whitetail deer hunting was not a sport. It was a mere hobby. A fun thing to participate in. Just a way to get away and catch a break from a busy office setting or to spend time with your children. However over the past 15 years whitetail deer hunting has evolved. The evolution of the whitetail deer hunt industry has brought glory and riches to many a whitetail hunter. Whitetail deer hunting and the harvest of whitetail trophy animals is now worn as a badge of honor and respected by all whitetails hunters abroad. Today’s whitetail deer enthusiast is no longer carrying Grandpa’s shotgun to the timber in an effort to shoot the first deer he sees to put some meat on the table. Oh trust and believe I enjoy shooting deer and the old school aspects of whitetail deer hunting, however the idea of killing the biggest deer in the woods is now my primary focus. This focus is also the primary focus shared by the vast majority of whitetail deer hunters across the nation.

With the pursuit of record book whitetail bucks comes additional challenges, preparation, careful planning, the correct equipment, time utilization, locality or choice of State to hunt, great hunting ground, quality deer management programs, food plots and supplemental food sources, and the list goes on and on. Realistically in today’s fast paced society in America whitetail hunters around the nation have realized the best way to take the biggest whitetail buck to his knees is through the utilization of a credible whitetail deer outfitter or whitetail guide. Why? To kill big whitetail deer you need a entity that works full time at locating big deer and planning the smallest of details on your behalf to sway the odds in your favor. This my friend is where the whitetail deer hunt outfitter was birthed.

As a whitetail deer outfitter I have a full time staff of professionals I would “put up against any hunt celebrity on the television set”, that are working 6 days a week every week of the year to plot and set today’s whitetail deer hunter up on the buck of a lifetime. You wouldn’t dream of the thousands of man hours spent each year by IMB Outfitters located at www.imbmonsterbucks.com , and the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to make sure we serve our customers in a qualitative manner. It’s a full time job finding trophy whitetail bucks. That is the job of a whitetail deer outfitter.

Increasing Your Odds at Harvesting a Boone and Crockett Whitetail Buck

Just recently I contacted the Boone and Crockett Club and obtained statistics from their whitetail deer analyst in regard to how tough it is to kill a whitetail buck scoring over 170 inches. I found only 1 in every 13,333 whitetail deer in the United States scores over 170 inches. When I polled the census bureau I discovered the odds of a hunter harvesting a whitetail deer scoring over 170 inches is over 1.1 million to 1. Now that’s real and that’s rough. Next I did a study of our statistics in prior years as a whitetail deer outfitter. Here at IMB instead of 1.1 million to one we broke your chances at killing a whitetail buck scoring over 170 inches down over 13 years of study to the following. Keep in mind we are a whitetail deer outfitter that is located in Pike County Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska with full intentions of broadening our horizons to several other locations inclusive of other leading counties across the United States. We here at IMB have only just begun to lead all other whitetail deer outfitters in the Midwest. Irregardless here are the statistical breakdowns of your odds at harvesting a buck scoring over 170 inches with IMB Outfitters in the Chart below: Prior to reviewing these stats remember these stats reflect actually harvesting the record book buck, while you chances at shooting at one with IMB Outfitters are much higher and will be reflected later in the article.

State Nation Chances Your Chances at IMB
Pike County Illinois 1.1 million to 1 30 to 1
Zone 5 of Iowa 1.1 million to 1 16 to 1
Northern Missouri 1.1 million to 1 22 to 1
Nebraska 1.1 million to 1 18 to 1

So in conclusion, to killing Boone and Crockett Club deer you can narrow your odds from 1.1 million to one to somewhere between 30 to 1 or as swell as 16 to 1. This is a huge reason to utilize IMB Outfitters. In fact most other whitetail deer outfitters don’t even really know their success rates. (Most exaggerate) Here at IMB Outfitters we keep strict ledger books each year to documents stats so I can give you straight up answers to your questions in regard to your odds at harvesting a trophy buck with a whitetail outfitter that’s credible like IMB Outfitters. Just the mere collection of these numbers should easily show you that we care enough about our clients to do the research.

Increasing Your Odds at Harvesting a Pope and Young Whitetail Buck


Next I called the Pope and Young Club to determine with their whitetail analyst what the odds are that in the United States a whitetail deer hunter would harvest a Pope and Young Buck (125 inches or greater with a bow is the minimum requirement for entry). The Pope and Young Club reports that the odds nationwide at a whitetail hunter killing a Pope and Young whitetail buck is 200,106 to 1. Again a very grim report.

Here at IMB instead of 200,106 to 1 we broke your chances at killing a whitetail buck scoring over 125 inches down over 13 years of study to the following. Keep in mind we are a whitetail deer outfitter that is located in Pike County Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska with full intentions of broadening our horizons to several other locations inclusive of other leading counties across the United States. Here is the statistical breakdown of your odds at scoring on a Pope and Young Buck with IMB Outfitters in the Chart below: Prior to reviewing these stats remember these stats reflect actually harvesting the record book buck, while you chances at shooting at one with IMB Outfitters are much higher and will be reflected later in the article.


State Nation Chances Your Chances at IMB
Pike County Illinois 200,106 to 1 8 to 1
Zone 5 of Iowa 200,106 to 1 4 to 1
Northern Missouri 200,106 to 1 7 to 1
Nebraska 200,106 to 1 7 to 1

So in conclusion, to harvest a Pope and Young Whitetail Buck you can narrow your odds from 200,106 to 1 to somewhere between 8 to 1 or as swell as 4 to 1. This is a huge reason to utilize IMB Outfitters as you next whitetail deer outfitter.

Your Odds at Shooting at a Record Book Whitetail Buck with IMB Outfitters

Believe it or not last year at IMB Outfitters we offered success rates at getting a shot at a trophy record buck, (not killing but getting a shot at less than 30 yards) to our hunters at success rates ranging from 139% to 231%. This simply means our hunters had more chances to shoot at record book whitetail deer than the number of hunters we took into our camps. Remember the two aforementioned charts are based upon killing the deer, while our success rates are based upon getting you a shot at less than 30 yards at a record book buck during your hunt with us. This is another reason you need to utilize a credible whitetail deer outfitter like IMB Outfitters.

Strategies a Credible Whitetail Deer Outfitter Implements to Increase Your Odds of Successful Harvest of a Record Book Whitetail Buck

Preparation Throughout the entire year as a whitetail deer outfitter we are working vigorously through preparation to enhances your odds at success. It all begins with selecting the best whitetail deer farms in the Midwest to lease for our whitetail deer hunters to access. I have watched other whitetail deer outfitters lease farms for hunting that I simply wouldn’t lease. The majority of whitetail guides and outfitters will lease anything they can get their hands on just so they can make money and fulfill their dreams of being in the hunt industry. I recall a mere 4 years ago when a Pike County Illinois whitetail outfitter that charges more money for their hunts than any other Pike County Illinois whitetail outfitter leased a farm we refused to lease because the farm just wasn’t much more than average. Obviously they just wanted more land and were not concerned with quality land tracts. However for us here at IMB Outfitters we won’t lease average whitetail deer leases. If it’s not anything short of awesome I won’t sign it up even if it means booking fewer whitetail deer hunters and earning less money as a result. If you would have chosen the aforementioned Pike County Illinois whitetail deer outfitter you would have paid the highest price in Pike County Illinois to hunt a farm we simply knew wasn’t good enough for our whitetail hunters.

Understanding and studying aerial and topographical maps is key in the placement of tree stands and ambush sites to harvest a trophy whitetail deer. Here at IMB Outfitters we train all our guides in regard to topographical advantages to utilize in an effort to harvest trophy whitetail deer.

While most whitetail deer outfitters will buy the cheapest tree stands, ladder stands, and ground blinds we refuse. A cheap uncomfortable tree stand can be a nightmare and cause the hunter discomfort which results in the hunter moving around too much in the tree stand or ambush site, thereby decreasing his or her odds at being detected before whitetail deer come within weapon range. In short cheap tree stands are a sure fire way to get “busted” by whitetail deer.

Scouting is so very important. 6 days a week throughout the year as a whitetail deer outfitter I have a full staff scouting and patterning trophy whitetail deer. Most whitetail deer outfitter lease a farm, hang tree stands, and then simply put whitetail hunters in locations that may or may not have even been thoroughly scouted. I assure you that wherever we have a tree stand or ambush site setup to intercept record book whitetail deer, there is always a reason why the stand is set there. We don’t guess here at our outfit. We scout and place tree stands and ambush sites in “key” locations for good reason.

Shooting lanes are important. Each one of my tree stands and ambush sites are clipped and prepared with shooting lanes so the whitetail hunter can get a good shot. A whitetail hunter can sit in a great location and view quality whitetail deer but if you can’t get a shot then what’s the point of even sitting there?

Guide education is vital. Too many whitetail deer outfitters hire young teenage boys to guide their hunters in an effort to save money. As a whitetail deer outfitter I thoroughly educated each of my hunt guides through both verbal and documented instruction.

Much more can be said about “preparation” but hopefully your getting the point by now. In short all this preparation takes thousands of man hours in the field. That’s time the average whitetail hunter doesn’t have due to family, social activities, and the vocation or job he or she works.

Location of Trophy Whitetail Bucks in the United States

Maybe the biggest reason why some should hunt with a credible whitetail deer outfitter is because you have to hunt in an area where trophy whitetail bucks thrive in order to a reasonable chance at shooting one. I speak to whitetail deer hunters from all along the East Coast from New York to Louisiana that tell me they can hunt an entire year and literally only see one record book buck, and sometimes none at all. You must whitetail deer hunt where record book whitetail deer live. Of course one would be tempted to buy a farm in one of the Midwestern States but the expense far out weighs hunting with a whitetail deer outfitter. Think of it. If you purchased 200 acres at $2500 per acre your monthly payment on the farm would be around $4500 per month or over $50,000 per year for the farm. Even if you could plant crops or be involved in the CRP Program its just outlandish to believe you can save money by purchasing a farm over hunting with a whitetail deer outfitter.

The hottest places in the nation for harvesting a Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young Buck are Pike County Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wisconsin.

IMB Outfitters is a Pike County Illinois whitetail deer outfitter running on a massive amount of acreage in Pike County Illinois from a 4 Starr Lodge. Our farms are second to none in Pike County Illinois. Our rates a very reasonable, and we prepare for you all year long.

IMB Outfitters is a Iowa whitetail deer outfitter running on a massive amount of acreage in Iowa from a fine Lodge. Our farms are second to none in Iowa. Our rates a very reasonable, and we prepare for you all year long.

IMB Outfitters is a Missouri whitetail deer outfitter running on a massive amount of acreage in North Central Missouri from a very nice lodge. Our farms are second to none in Missouri. Our rates a very reasonable, and we prepare for you all year long.

IMB Outfitters is a Nebraska whitetail deer outfitter running on a massive amount of acreage in South Central Nebraska from a fine lodge setting. Our farms are second to none in Nebraska. Our rates a very reasonable, and we prepare for you all year long.

IMB Outfitters is a Kansas whitetail deer outfitter running on a massive amount of acreage in Kansas from a fine hotel. Our farms are second to none in Kansas. Our rates a very reasonable, and we prepare for you all year long.

After 13 years of hard work and the support of fine sponsors, farmers, lodge managers, and great guides there isn’t a more solid selection of a Midwestern whitetail deer outfitter in my opinion.

Implementation of Food Plots and Supplemental Food Sources

As a whitetail deer outfitter we are careful to pick farms that raise agricultural crops as we know these farms have plenty of food for our deer to be healthy and grow big racks quickly. Most of our whitetail deer leases are those that are about 60% timber and about 40% agricultural crops. However our nutritional program doesn’t stop with total reliance on row crops of farmers. As a whitetail deer outfitter employ a vigorous food plot program that costs us thousands of dollars each year. After crops are harvested you simply have to have food plots to keep deer in your area. Not only as a whitetail deer outfitter do we have row crops, and food plots, but we also place out mineral supplement’s in the States were it’s legal to do so. I strongly recommend Evolved Habitats Deer Cane. As in previous articles our deer cane licks in some places look as if somebody threw a hand grenade and are almost the size of the bed of a small truck. We spend thousands of dollars to refresh the licks each year. The added minerals not only attract deer but keep them healthy in order to provide does with minerals needed for healthy reproduction as well as grow big antlers. Deer co-Cain is a beneficial mineral supplement that attracts deer by releasing a mineral vapor trail. After initial application, moisture will cause these minerals to keep reacting and attracting deer. Bucks seeking minerals for overall health and rack development will be drawn to the site to lick, paw, mark and consume the minerals.

Bucks will want to protect the Deer co-Cain site by rubbing, scraping and rolling in the mineral site to mark it as their own. The buck’s action will naturally lead to the attraction of more deer. Over time, a large deer wallow will be created as many deer develop the habit of frequenting the site to consume the beneficial minerals.

Proper nutritional programs for the whitetail deer herd can be expensive. Thus one can easily see the cost to a whitetail deer outfitter include land leases, preparation year round with equipment and labor costs, nutritional programs, lodge costs, etc, are great. A credible whitetail deer outfitter should run between $2500 and $4000 for the hunt inclusive of room and board at a nice lodge. Why? Because if it doesn’t then the whitetail deer outfitter is not properly preparing for you, which is reflected in his cost. I spoke to a man the other day on the phone about booking a whitetail deer hunt. He told me that he had found a whitetail deer hunt to book in my area for $1200. I told him that he couldn’t give me a $1200 hunt because I knew the price was a direct reflection of the quality of the whitetail deer outfitter. Simply put. It takes money to prepare the field correctly for today’s whitetail deer enthusiast.

Whitetail Deer Equipment

As a whitetail deer outfitter in five states which include Pike County Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas we have over 1000 different tree stands, box blinds, and ambush sites set up. This cost of tree stand and or box blind setups alone is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Most whitetail deer outfitters view equipment as their biggest cost, outside of land and lodges. Thus the majority of whitetail deer outfitters and guided purchase the cheapest tree stands and equipment in an effort to cut corners. They also will purchase cheap four wheelers, trucks, and about everything else one would need to get the job done right.

If you’ve ever spent the day in a cheap tree stand or box blind you can attest to the fact you were miserable and uncomfortable all through the whitetail hunt that day. Here at IMB Outfitters we are careful to purchase the best tree stands no matter the cost. We also purchase the best all terrain vehicles and accessories. IMB strives to be the highest quality whitetail deer outfitter in the nation and may be just that at this time.

Now to the whitetail deer hunter that thinks he can save some money and hunt public ground or grab a lease. Trust me public ground in the Midwest isn’t worth your time. Like Forrest Gump, “And that’s all I have to say about that.” A whitetail deer lease can be obtained however many factors can be expensive and painstaking. Think of it. In key areas the best farms are scooped up by whitetail deer outfitters so if you find a whitetail deer hunt lease it usually just an average whitetail deer land tract and not of high quality. Then even after you pay for the lease which should run around $35 per an acre, if you want to properly prepare it for the harvest of a trophy buck your just back to square one. You have to scout it, plant food plots, purchase and hang dozens of stands, etc. etc. By the time you get done with a whitetail deer hunt lease you could have bought ten hunts or more with a credible whitetail outfitter like IMB Outfitters located at www.imbmonsterbucks.com Thus a lease is something that sounds quite tempting but most whitetail deer hunters don’t factor in all that is involved in properly maintaining a whitetail deer hunt lease.

Quality Deer Management Programs

Most whitetail deer hunters I speak with by phone about booking a whitetail deer hunt say that in the State they hunt most whitetail deer hunters will shoot any buck. In fact they claim, “If its brown its down.” Thus when hunting with a credible whitetail deer outfitter one should make sure the hunt outfitter has a Quality Deer Management Program that is highly developed. Here at IMB Outfittters selling whitetail deer hunts in Pike County Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas you will find many developed aspects our Quality Deer Management Program which range in variety from making hunters shoot bucks scoring 125 inches or more. (We don’t have trophy fees for whitetail hunters that harvest really big bucks.) Also we have several big doe contests wherein we motivate our hunters to shoot does. As a result we carry a buck to doe ratio of 4 to 1 at last count here with our Missouri Deer Hunting program. Other states we run outfitted whitetail deer hunts in have similar buck to doe ratios. As a result of these and many other practices of our Quality Deer Management Program that has been in place for over 13 years now, we continue to see bigger and bigger bucks, while other whitetail outfitters that are competing against us are simply “shooting out their properties.”

The Experience of an Out of State Whitetail Hunt in the Midwest

While the selection of a whitetail outfitter when poorly made can be a bad experience, the choice and selection of a whitetail outfitter that is credible and providing a great hunt can be nothing short of one of the most awesome experiences of life. There is nothing quite as wonderful as a whitetail deer hunter than driving up to a wonderful lodge setting with great meals and pursuing trophy deer from quality land tracts in the Midwest. The mere experience and being in the presence of hunters from abroad with tons of stories is a delight indeed. Book a quality whitetail deer hunt in the Midwest today with IMB Outfitters located a www.imbmonsterbucks.com You’ll walk away with the experience of a lifetime.


Darrin Bradley

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