Whitetail Deer Hunts in Ohio
Buck Hollow Outfitters offers all-inclusive 3-day trophy class whitetail deer hunts on our 150 acre preserve located in Pike County, Ohio. Our preserve hunts include airport pickup/drop-off (if necessary), license/tags, lodging, home cooked meals, drinks, guides, transportation to/from the blind, and field care of your harvest. When you book a trophy whitetail deer hunt with us, we do all the work, and you get to have all the fun. After you’ve successfully harvested your trophy whitetail buck, we will be happy to offer recommendations for taxidermy and meat processing in the area.
Deer Hunting Lodge
While you are deer hunting with us, we want your stay to be comfortable and relaxing just like you were at your own home. Our deer hunting lodge has 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, and living room decked out with animal mounts and a big TV for watching your favorite football games or outdoor show. Bedding and bathroom linens are also provided. We also have a washer/dryer available, so you can dry your hunting clothes on the rare occasions you get wet during one of your hunts.
For those who can’t go off the grid for three days, you’ll be able to stay connected while you whitetail deer hunt with us. While you’re at the hunting lodge you can connect to our Wi-Fi for surfing the web or keeping up on e-mails. Cellular service is usually available if you have a national cellular provider. While you’re in the stand, cell service is available at most of the higher elevation locations. If you drop into one of the ravines on the hunting ranch, you are likely to lose service.
We are conveniently located just 75 miles from John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, 100 miles from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, and 100 miles from Dayton International Airport. We will have you back to the deer hunting lodge from Columbus in about an hour fifteen minutes and from Dayton or Cincinnati in under 2 hours. The preserve is situated in the middle of nowhere, but at the same time is less than 10 minutes from a 4-lane highway.
Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts
At Buck Hollow Outfitters, our trophy whitetail deer hunts can be done with a rifle, muzzle loader, shotgun, or bow. We realize everyone has their own favorite whitetail deer hunting style, and we’ll do our best to customize your trophy whitetail deer hunt to meet your goals. Bow set ups will have shots under 30 yards. Gun set ups will have shots ranging from 50 yards to 150 yards. If you’re looking to test your shooting skills at long ranges, we can do that too! Our unique layout allows us to set up some shooting opportunities at ranges from 400 yards to over 600 yards.
Our terrain is hilly, rugged, and diverse and provides for a challenging trophy whitetail deer hunt. Part of the ground has been timber cut and is now sporting thick cover and highly nutritious plant growth which is vital to the health of the whitetail deer herd. Part of the landscape holds mature hardwoods covering long, steep draws. Numerous fingers provide fantastic vantage points to watch the opposing hill side or creek bottom below. Big, mature whitetail bucks will use the thick vegetation to their advantage as they move around the property. They may be spotted crossing a logging road or eating at a feeder, but then disappear again quickly. Hunters have to be sharp and attentive, and ready to take a shot at any moment.
We will primarily hunt the fingers/deep draws, ridge-top food plots, or the creek bottoms for the giant whitetail deer living on the preserve. Trophy whitetail hunting may be done from one of our 6’ x 6’ heated box blinds that will keep you warm and dry in inclement weather. Your safety and comfort while whitetail deer hunting is our highest priority. We also offer ground blinds, ladder stands, and spot/stalk hunting. Whatever method of whitetail deer hunting you prefer, we’re happy to make it happen.
Trophy whitetail deer hunts take place from mid-September through mid-December. Average high/low temperatures during these months are 75/55 degrees for September, 65/40 degrees for October, 55/32 degrees for November, and 45/25 degrees for December. Ohio weather can be highly unpredictable and variable. You may experience snow in October one day and 70 degrees the next. We suggest being ready for anything, but keep in mind we have heated, watertight blinds to help keep you comfortable during your trophy whitetail deer hunt.
Guided Whitetail Hunts in Ohio
We are more than happy to customize your guided whitetail hunt in Ohio to meet your desires. Should you choose to let us plan your whitetail deer hunt for you, the following is what you can expect from a normal day.
Before leaving for the guided whitetail deer hunt there will be a light continental breakfast available. Your whitetail hunting guide will transport you to the stand via UTV and have you settled in the stand at least 30 minutes before daybreak. Your whitetail hunting guide will remain with you throughout the hunt to assist in locating deer and judging their size. In many cases our giant Ohio whitetail bucks are the biggest deer our hunters have ever seen, so estimating their antler size can be difficult. Whitetail hunting guides are there to assist with this and help keep you focused when you find the trophy buck of your dreams.
The morning whitetail hunt usually lasts until mid-morning, depending on the time of year and deer activity. When the morning sit is over, your whitetail hunting guide will bring you back to the hunting lodge where there will be a big hot brunch waiting for you. After brunch you will have some time for playing back the morning deer hunt with the rest of your hunting party, hanging out by the campfire, watching your favorite college football team on TV, or catching a nap.
Your whitetail deer hunting guide will get you back out to the stand for your evening hunt about three to four hours before sunset. You’re welcome to grab a snack or a sandwich before you head out, but most people are still full from the home cooked brunch. When shooting light fades out at the end of the day your guide will bring you back to the hunting lodge. Upon your return, you’ll sit down to a fabulous home cooked dinner. After dinner, the rest of the evening is yours to spend as you please. Many evenings are spent sitting around the campfire with your favorite beverage, telling stories about past hunting experiences, and making new friends with staff and guides.
Deer Hunting Gear
When it comes to the deer hunting gear you should bring, we ask that you bring whatever you are most comfortable with and confident using. We also ask that you sight in your weapon of choice before your arrival, so we don’t spend any more of your whitetail deer hunting time at the range than absolutely necessary. We also ask that your camo clothing, boots, etc. are broken in and worn prior to your arrival. When you pack your hunting gear bag, the following items should be included:
- Rifle (.270 caliber or bigger), bow, muzzle loader, shotgun
- Ammunition or arrows with broadheads
- Soft sided gun case to use during transport to/from the stand
- Extra release (bow hunters)
- Shooting stick
- Camo clothing- coat, pants, hat, gloves
- Under garments to layer in case of cold weather
- Small flashlight or headlamp
- Comfortable boots
- Binoculars and range finder
- Scent elimination products
- Personal toiletries
- Indoor shoes/slippers for the lodge
- Coolers to pack your meat into during your trip home
- Cell phone charger
One of the things we take pride in is that we offer a challenging hunt, unlike some other preserves you have heard about.
This is not like shooting fish in a barrel. We have 150 acres to hunt with some dense cover and thickets where the deer can hide. While it’s unusual, It’s possible that you do not see deer during a sit. Don’t be discouraged, we will find them for you and it will be exciting when we do!!
If you are looking for a place that will parade a bunch of monster bucks in front of you for you to pick one out to shoot the first morning of your hunt, this is not the place for you.
Whitetail Deer Hunt Packages
Up to 159” – $4,900
160” to 169” – $5,900
170” to 179” – $6,900
180” to 189” – $7,900
190” to 210” – $9,500
210” and Up – Call for pricing
Measurements will be based on the SCI scoring system.
Animals may be priced with consideration given to unique characteristics or special requests made by the hunter.
Wounded animals equal harvested animals. If you draw blood or hair, we consider that animal wounded. We will do everything in our power to find the animal, but in the event, we are not successful, full payment is required.
25% deposit is required in order to confirm booking.