Whitetail Strategies Guide Service Hunting Blog
    Whitetail Strategies Guide Service offers some exciting whitetail deer hunting here in Vermont from tree stands, ground blinds and box blinds. Starting in 2020 we are guiding one on one hunts with a maximum group size of two hunters in camp per hunt.
    As a client with Whitetail Strategies Guide Service you will need to bring proper clothing, proper tags for your hunt, and your hunting weapon for that season. Lodging suggestions and meals suggestions are available upon request.  
    If your looking to experience Vermont deer hunting, contact us to book a hunt. Whether your looking to harvest a mature Vermont buck during the Vermont regular gun season, harvest a buck or doe with archery equipment, or track down your first black powder deer harvest in the Vermont snow, Whitetail Strategies Guide Service is there to help every step of the way.

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Archery deer hunting
​    Archery deer hunting is done from both tree stands and ground blinds. All of the equipment that is used is inspected regularly to ensure a safe and comfortable hunt. Safety harnesses are used in all tree stand hunts at all times. If you have one that you use, bring it. If you dont have one we can temporarily provide one for you. Your safety is very important and is monitored constantly through your entire hunt. Starting 2020 crossbows may be used during the archery season. 
    Opon your arrival we will discuss the game plan for your hunt, check your equipment over, make sure you have everything you'll need for the hunt. Your hunt starts in the early morning hours. Trail markers light the way to the tree stand as we slowly move thru the deer woods. As the birds start to wake and the light cracks, you hear a distant rustle in leaves. This is a great time to be in the woods. Every hunter that I know can't wait for this time of year. 
Rifle season deer hunting
    Regular gun season, or rifle season, starts in November. The season dates usually catch the middle thru the end of the rut. This is the time when we start focusing on rub lines, working scrape lines, and following the doe's. 
    Upon your arrival we can check your firearm for accuracy at the rifle range. We will go over aerial photos and topo maps of the hunting areas. We cover all types of deer habitat such as swamps, oak knobs, thickets, open hardwoods, food plots, and farm fields. Still hunting is a legal and general hunting practice, though stand hunting is our prefered method.
   Your hunt will start early before sunrise. The cool morning air greets you as you enter the woods. After a short or long hike by your choice, we come to the GPS marked tree seat or tree stand. As the sun rises to warm your face, you hear the cluck & yelp of turkeys in the distance. Squirrel's scratch down the tree beside you to say hello. The anticipation of mother nature's next move is what get's us in the woods in the first place.
Black powder deer hunting
    Black powder is a split season starting this year. Lottery antlerless in October and late season in December. December is the time of year for the second rut to begin. Bucks revisiting scrapes and chasing the younger doe's thru the woods. October antlerless is a doe only season if you draw a tag in the lottery. Vermont typically has snow on the ground during December. This makes it easier to track and montior deer movements outside of the trail cameras motion sensor. 
    Stand hunting is a common practice for the black powder hunts. The trees have lost thier leaves, and with a quiet blanket of snow, you can move thru the woods fairly easy at times to slip into stand. Whitetail deer start to get together in larger groups preparing for the up coming winter months. 
    You can apply for a anterless deer tag for this season on vtfishandgame.com website.
    This season is short but can be very rewarding. It is a great opportunity to put a Vermont deer on the wall and in your freezer. 


Whitetail Strategies Guide Service Hunting Blog

Homemade Cultipacker For Food plots

by Fred Scott on 06/15/14

A thought came to me while fishing one day. I should try to make a cultipacker out of a 55 gallon plastic drum to save on transport and handling weight. I thought of many different ways to build one of these cultipackers. The first idea I had was using water for weight to push the seed down for proper seed to soil contact. Then I could drain the water out for loading it back on the guide trailer. Any other ideas out there?