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  • Maine: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Maine: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    On the East Coast, Maine is well-known for its huge deer. That often means huge-bodied – bucks at 200-plus-pounds dressed, does in the high 100s dressed – but it can also mean big racks.

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  • Michigan: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Michigan: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    Michigan has lots of deer and lots of hunters, and the state wants to keep it that way. Brent Rudolph, Michigan's deer and elk program leader, said herd management in his state is "certainly geared toward abundance of deer."

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  • Minnesota: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Minnesota: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    Minnesota has a lot of deer, a ton of deer hunters and was ranked No. 2 on Boone and Crockett's list of the Top 10 Whitetail States (as of 2001). Obviously it's good whitetail country.

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  • Missouri: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Missouri: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    Jason Sumners, Missouri's statewide deer biologist, said his state's deer management focuses on quality, something that would be tough to argue as Missouri is one of the top 10 states for submitted Boone and Crockett bucks.

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  • New York: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    New York: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    In the Northeast, New York is known as a big deer hunting state for five reasons: It has a lot of country, it has a lot of hunters, it has a lot of deer, the deer get big (for the Northeast) and it has a long tradition of deer hunting.

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  • Ohio: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Ohio: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    Even though Ohio is a perennial big buck state, which implies fewer opportunities to take deer, Mike Tonkovich, Ohio's deer project leader, said his department manages for "numbers of opportunities."

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  • Pennsylvania: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Pennsylvania: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    Many businesses and even schools close on the first day of rifle season in Pennsylvania, which gives you an indication of how big deer hunting is in this state.

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  • South Carolina: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    South Carolina: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    Roughly 31 percent of its 725,000 deer were harvested last year, aided by a whopping three months of firearms season – four and a half months in some parts of the state. And in some areas firearms season starts in August!

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  • Texas: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Texas: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    Texas is more like four states than one. Not only is it huge, it has everything from plains to desert to forest to hills to coastal habitat and then some, and the adaptable whitetail deer fills them all.

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  • Wisconsin: 2011 Whitetail Forecast
    Story : Posted 10-23-2011

    Wisconsin: 2011 Whitetail Forecast

    How serious are Wisconsites about deer? It's so serious that as of this writing Gov. Scott Walker is still looking to bring in an outside "deer czar" to advise the state in all things whitetail.

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