As a avid hunter having had the opportunity and pleasure
hunting Newfoundland to British Columbia, Wyoming to South Carolina and every
state and province in between as well as Africa, I know that no matter what
part of the country one may reside that you are blessed with local and
regional game that many would cherish to call their own. But...when it comes
to whitetails the most sought after TROPHY animal in America, the facts are
pure and simple. The TOP Pope and Young whitetail states are: #1 Illinois and
Furthermore, of the top ten counties in Illinois six (6)
are located in my Northern Illinois Territory: Lake, McHenry, LaSalle, JoDaviess (my home county), Kane and Will counties. This
is not to say that the other top states or your own home state are anything
short of spectacular too.
Irrespective of the newest camo
pattern, food plots or the most expensive new equipment money can buy,
although these things help us become better hunters, if you want to improve
your chances of harvesting free range, mature trophy whitetails you have to
hunt where they live as well as letting the immature ones walk. Period.
Next to owning your own hunting property, leasing is the
best thing going. Get together with a couple of your hunting partners and leasing
will also be the most cost effective means of obtaining access to a number of
good properties. You can do this all through the Hunting Lease Network. You
may find a property with my assistance that fits your needs. You may also
have the opportunity of leasing your dream property for many years to come as
well as the possibility of harvesting mature trophy whitetails year after
year, as I do. I am entering the fifth year in a leased property myself.