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crabclaw 05-16-2009 02:52 PM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
It's about$500.00 for a nonresident Iowa tag that you have to get drawn for. Wisconsin is a over the counter $160.00. (This is for archery)

WIbuckchaser 05-16-2009 06:54 PM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
They're all good I have no idea which is the best. Get enough neighbors to cooperate and you can make it happen anywhere in a known big buck state.

The Outdoorsman 05-18-2009 05:25 AM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
Iowa hands down.

Redclub 05-18-2009 02:31 PM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
Wis. registers more B-C bucks than any other state ,almost double the other states but I believe Ill. has a few bigger ones.
Redclub

Father Forkhorn 05-19-2009 05:02 AM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 

Wis. registers more B-C bucks than any other state ,almost double the other states but I believe Ill. has a few bigger ones.

I wonder, though, if number of hunters factors in to it. Kansas (my state) enters plenty of trophy bucks in the books but with nowhere near the hunter numbers of a state like Wisconsin (we also have less deer, FWIW).

Also, our success rates seem high, probably because deer are more concentrated into patches of cover. I compared it to Michigan once (where my family lives), and if memory serves, we get about double the number of tags filled successfully. Presumably, that means it would be easier to run into a bigger deer simply because he doesn't have as many places to hide (not that a trophy deer is ever easy).

Pardon me if my $.02 only muddies the waters.

Primetime/IL 05-19-2009 02:51 PM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
Illinois or Iowa

EndeavorShooter 05-19-2009 04:06 PM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
For a fair chase non pay hunt. You just can't beat Indiana!!

fishguts 05-20-2009 05:35 AM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
You could make a case for almost any of the states you listed. It all depends on the area you are hunting--hunting pressure, terrain and cover, etc. In other words, you stand a good chance of killing a 170 in Iowa, KS, IL, WI or OH ifall the ingredients are there.

crokit 05-20-2009 05:41 AM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
IMHO, NY State has been somewhat of a sleeper through the years. In fact, until the Early '60's, Roosevelt Lucky's buck-Allegany co.- was the # 1, prior to the Jordan Buck emerging.

BarnesX.308 05-20-2009 08:49 AM

RE: Best Trophy Whitetail State? 170"+
 
Pennsylania had 1 million hunters for many, many years. Many of them hunting forested-only public land.

On PA land with decent nutrition and low hunting pressure, we're seeing a lot of big and heavy deer in the last several years.


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