Deciding where to hunt whitetail deer can be a tough choice. While Iowa, Texas and Colorado have massive deer populations, hunting there can also get crowded because of the popularity. Other options include Wisconsin, Michigan, Louisiana, and Alabama, but with these areas spread out across the country, there is no one location that stands out above the rest. There are, however, some great spots in the Midwest, like Missouri’s Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch. But beyond location, there are other things to consider.

Here are some tips for what to look for when you’re planning whitetail deer hunting trips.


  • Guided hunts: This can be an important aspect of hunting large game. Guides are especially helpful to those that are new or old to hunting and could use the added experience or knowledge. Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch offers guided whitetail deer hunts in Missouri, perfect for those looking for companionship and a knowledgeable guide while hunting.
  • Licenses: Getting your license can be a huge deal and sometimes impossibleFinding a good outfitter when you’re going on whitetail deer hunting trip can sometimes save you a big hassle. If you find an organized trip, licenses are often included in the package price, making it much easier than dealing with licensing on your own.
  • Whitetail Management: Take a look at the animals that are typically hunted wherever you’re going. This will give you an idea of how successful your hunt might be. The guided whitetail deer hunts in Missouri at Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch use selective harvesting and advanced food plots to introduce some of the best whitetail in the country.
  • The Path: Do some research about the area where you’ll be hunting. Search for a spot that has terrain that will challenge you. Places with winding creeks, hollows and cedar ridges are ideal—and Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch has it all. It is the premier fair chase preserve in the country.

Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch has so much to offer big game hunters. In addition to guided whitetail deer hunts in Missouri, visitors can rest safe knowing the preserve manages not only numbers but also quality.

They also offer more than just whitetail deer hunts, with elk and a very select few exotic animals as well as 9,000 and 3,000 sq. ft. lodges to stay the night. If you’re interested or have any further questions, give us a call today at (573) 943-6644 or fill out the contact form on our website.