Top states for P&Y whitetails

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by cjc, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. cjc

    cjc Junior Member

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    There's alot of disscussion with the local hard core bow hunters about which state is top for P&Y boneheads. The majoriity say Illinois, but there are a handful that think either Kansas,Iowa, or Ohio. I think hands down that Illinois Is it because of all the leased land which is managed with food plots and antler restrictions. what do you guys think???
     
  2. BIGHAWK

    BIGHAWK Junior Member

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    i think texas is the best :cool:
     

  3. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I know IL ranks pretty high. My guess is it is in the top 3. I can't remember the order of P&Y states. Maybe the P&Y website could help.
     
  4. Darrel

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    I couldn't find anything on PY but Boone and Crockett has a list of the top 10 states

    TOP TEN WHITETAIL STATES
    STATE # OF ENTRIES
    1. IOWA 615
    2. MINNESOTA 608
    3. WISCONSIN 589
    4. ILLINOIS 552
    5. TEXAS 316
    6. MISSOURI 285
    7. KENTUCKY 279
    8. KANSAS 255
    9. OHIO 235
    10. MICHIGAN 155


    Darrel
     
  5. Rack Tracker

    Rack Tracker Junior Member

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    Top Whitetail States

    For us Western Hunters, Idaho and Montana are both good options. The volume of bucks entered in the record books is not as great simply because folks think of these states as "Elk Country". The panhandle of Idaho, along interstate 95 fom Grangeville to the Canadian border is all Wheat country flanked by Douglas fir forests. The outfitters there are starting to offer more Whitetail hunts as they seem to displace more mule deer. If you can hunt Potlatch timer company land (open to public hunting) you can have a DIY hunt in the river canyons.
     
  6. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I thought Kansas would be higher than it is.
     
  7. Pinky

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    I read that info and it is an interesting read. There is alot more to those stats that is worth seeing.

    CLICK HERE to read the whole article.

    I could not find any "free" info from P&Y. It appears they offer a record book for purchase. CLICK HERE to see the page. The link to the book is in the right hand menu bar at the top. $42.00 and shipping........

    P&Y does show the World records.....CLICK HERE

    Here is the P&Y Record Typical Whitetail deer....CLICK HERE
     
  8. Bass-O-Matic

    Bass-O-Matic Junior Member

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  9. glenny

    glenny Senior Member

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    I see em here.

    IL does have some beauts...
    I am glad to live here for this reason alone.
    I have however seen some nice whitetail in Itaska Co.MN
    just noone ever harvests them.
    I would but I just can't laeve home for some strage reason,
    I wonder.....
     
  10. lungbuster

    lungbuster Senior Member

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    wisconsin is always up there

    wisconsin has 13 of the top 50 counties for b&c typicals since 2000. you say big bucks everyone says Buffalo co. But Wisconsin has lots of great whitetail land all over it..
     
  11. Baraboohunter

    Baraboohunter Junior Member

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    id have to say wisconsin and illinois are the top two states for p&y im not sure about b&c though
     
  12. hoyt_hunter007

    hoyt_hunter007 Senior Member

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    yeah iowa is terrible....for all you out-of-staters, let me save you some trouble, the deer here are puny....never never come here!:biggrin1:
     
  13. Baraboohunter

    Baraboohunter Junior Member

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    ok, ill just stay in wisconsin
     
  14. hoyt_hunter007

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  15. ridgewalker243

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    State

    @#*!$!!! I was born in the wrong state. Vermont is the at the top of the list for the worst place to hunt in the U.S. I don't think they have entered a P&Y buck in the books in 20 years, so you don't even want to mention Boone & Crockett. When it does come down to big white-tails I think of Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, & Wisconsin. Don't forget those Canadian provinces to.
     
  16. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

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    took the words right out of my mouth.
     
  17. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    There are no big bucks here in Illinois so STAY OUT OF ILLINOIS
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    illinois and Iowa......I'm comming for you.......:biggrin1:
     
  19. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    but you have to use your pink bow
     
  20. BuckeyeRed

    BuckeyeRed Super Member

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    According to the stats in Brad Herndon's book "Mapping Trophy Bucks" the P&Y top 10 states list goes as follows:

    1. Illinois
    2. Iowa
    3. Kansas
    4. Wisconsin
    5. Ohio
    6. Indiana
    7. Minnesota
    8. Missouri
    9. Nebraska
    10.Kentucky

    Wisconsin has more entries than any of the other states but the Wisconsin herd is monstrous in comparison to the other states, so, percentage of entries to herd size drops Wisconsin to 4. I'd list the top 10 counties in each of those states, but gotta keep some hot spots quiet. :tape:

    Top 10 B&C States

    1. Iowa
    2. Illinois
    3. Wisconsin
    4. Kentucky
    5. Ohio
    6. Missouri
    7. Kansas
    8. Minnesota
    9. Texas
    10. Indiana
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2007