At the Hideaway, we have both mule deer and whitetail deer. For over 15 years, we have asked hunters only to harvest bucks that have at least three points on one side. The end of the season provides the best opportunity at one of the mountain deer kings.
Each winter, we survey the deer herds that winter in the ranch portion of the district. Over the past several years, whitetail populations reflect a buck to doe ratio of over 40 bucks to 100 does. With this high buck to doe ratio, hunters have good opportunities at older bucks.
For almost the past ten years, we have averaged harvesting ten whitetail bucks a season that will score over 125 gross points by Boone and Crockett scoring methods. The largest of those bucks scored just over 200 gross points with the next largest scoring 182.