Our Windows to the World of Kentucky Deer
Kentucky deer hunting requires proper scouting and preparing a deer hunting plan for the season. Deer trail cameras capture a generalized snapshot of a farms trophy deer potential. Therefore, these photos assist in obtaining a count on how many bucks are available for harvest for that year.
As you look through our current and past deer trail photos, notice the different settings, some cropland, some wooded. These settings contain different ways of targeting good shots of deer and turkey. Some photos are targeted in a corner of a crop field, mostly soybean crops – greatly enjoyed by deer. Others photos feature a pile of corn and a mineral block. While loose corn is helpful, it is important to note that a pile of loose corn in a field is NOT how a hunting outfitter should keep deer on a farm. This loose corn, rather, directs a deer’s position for photos & creating shooting zones.
What Do These Photos Teach Us about Kentucky Deer Hunting?
Deer Retention! While browsing our deer trail camera section, notice reoccurring photos of the same groups of deer continuing to remain on our hunting leases. In essence, we grade ourselves based on deer trail photos – The worst thing is to see a large mature whitetail buck – one time on camera. Rather, if the outfitter/deer manager is doing the job right, there should be a history of photos taken of the same deer and a pattern to the deer’s behavior. If you routinely see that deer are not staying on a particular farm, you must step back and why? A good mature buck needs everything in one spot to maintain a history of retention – cover, food, water, & females. As a result of having these main things on a piece of hunting ground, you have a good base to build a quality hunting spot.
Click a month below to view trail camera photos:
(Limited photos in November and December to avoid disturbing deer during heavier hunting seasons.)
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