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NOTE:

1) Setting the stage of the hunt is the vast and rich river bottom systems combined with an UNIQUE and UNUSUAL high habitat to open land ratio, which comprises Snipe Creeks Kentucky deer hunting zone (85 percent habitat and 15 percent crop fields). The result is a very high density of aged mature bucks in which the scheduled deer hunters will be in the middle. The Snipe Creek treasured "niche" hunting zone is one that little deer hunting has occurred over the years and 90% of local hunters only shoot 140 inch and bigger deer. Most all young bucks are always survivors.

2) Creating high odds to see and kill the high density of the aged Kentucky Whitetails in Snipe Creeks hunt zone is Snipe Creeks expertise ; methods to obtain high odds is detailed and explained via the website content.

3) Opportunities to kill aged bucks at Snipe in 2014 is sound, the kills will be impressive.

--->>Tips on increasing your own odds :

1) More deer will be seen if you do not text or play phone games.

2) Gun only to the stands will give increased odds. Back packs containing ipods, laptops, and weighing 30+ lbs negates odds significantly.

3) MOST CALLS AND ATTRACTANT SCENTS WILL DECREASE YOUR ODDS AT A MATURE.




 


Velvet Hunt 2011

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2012 Double Buddy Kill

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Velvet Hunt 2012


3rd Week Sept Velvet


Larry's 180 7/8 inch Snipe Creek Giant


21pt Snipe Creek Monster

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Snipe Creek Lodge Kentucky Deer Hunt Reviews

Carl Doron's Snipe Creek Lodge is a White Tail hunters best kept secret. A Fall 2011 edition of BowHunting Magazine voted Kentucky to be the Number 1 state when it comes to White Tail Hunting.

I have spent a lot of money and time traveling thousands of miles, hunting places like North Texas, all over Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, and Kentucky.   Read More...

NO COMMERCIALLY FILMED HUNTS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT SNIPE.  

Filming crews with a commercial interest will not be hunted on any of Snipe Creeks Kentucky deer hunts or Kentucky hunting properties.
As Kentucky is surging into the top state to hunt for mature whitetail deer , filming interests have and are targeting Kentucky deer outfitters AT AN UNBELIEVABLE number, representing television shows.  

Snipes' Kentucky deer hunting outfitter program will only be directed and focused toward the personal hunting aspect of the whitetail outfitting business. We are currently being contacted by many "household name" shows and people, all have been declined to hunt at Snipe Creek.

When you hunt at Snipe as an individual or group , no filming crews (perhaps getting preferred treatment) will be in camp.  

Carl H. Doron

2014 Velvet Hunt Opener Set for Saturday, Sept. 6th

July 24th - Facts concerning Snipe Creek's 2014 Velvet Archery Hunt:

  • Common to SEE 10-15 different bucks per day
  • All hunting sites heavily grained
  • Expected that each hunter will have multiple Pope & Young animals in the 25-yard range on a 3-day package hunt.
  • Call Carl at (270) 436-2626 or cell (270) 293-9781.
  • All photos shown the in the rows below are from the last 30 days.

August 5th update: The opener velvet is about 30 days away. Snipe Creek has identified over 150 Pope and Young bucks on some 85 velvet sets; all bucks are on Snipe Creeks some 40 farms. There are way more shooter bucks identified and patterned then there are hunters to hunt the patterned quality shooter bucks. Your odds at seeing and shooting shooter Pope and Young bucks on this 2014 velvet archery hunt at Snipe Creek is extremely high. The in camp experience of seeing and being part of a lot of harvested big velvet bucks at the Snipe Creek 2014 Western Kentucky velvet archery hunt will be an experience rarely encountered, in any ones hunting career. You still have time to schedule.

August 8th update:  ALL velvet pictures of bucks posted to this site in the last 70 days are 20 to 30 yards from a Snipe Creek 2014 velvet set. If you have been enjoyably following the Snipe Creek velvet hunt progression via FB / WEBSITE, you will really appreciate being part of and sitting in one of the Snipe Creek's velvet stands. High odds at seeing 10-20 different bucks per day. Snipe started in January with dirt attractants and June 1st with grain attractants, manipulating bucks for many months to the 100 or so Snipe Creek velvet sets. The results and offerings are well displayed via the contents of this site and the Snipe Creek Facebook page. Having personally logging 5000 stand hours with a bow across the lap, assuredly I state, if you are an archery hunter, this is an archery hunters dream hunt.  ARCHERY HUNTERS; YOU WILL HIGHLY LIKELY NEVER HAVE THE ODDS OF BAGGING A 130 TO 170 INCH DEER IN YOUR ENTIRE HUNTING CAREER AS YOU WILL HERE AT SNIPE CREEK ON A 3 DAY 2014 VELVET ARCHERY HUNT. YOU HAVE TIME TO SCHEDULE, BUT YOU NEED TO ACT.

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"A few of many quality bucks, in my home, that I took several years back --at least 10 yrs ago or more- right here where the Snipe hunters hunt today. All the aged heavy bones were taken during date sensitive times that give the best odds at aged animals. I do not hunt now, as my desire is to exert all efforts at putting deer like these in front of incoming guest hunters". ~ Carl H. Doron


2013 KILLS  (Click to see other 2013 kills)


Two aged matures taken next to the last day of the gun hunt season. This is the typical mature animal that can be seen and killed during the last phases of the Kentucky Whitetail Rut.


2014 Winter Trail Cams

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2013 Snipe Creek Youth Hunt Scores
Boone & Crockette (179in.) 18 Point Whitetail!

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Snipe Creek's 2013 Food Plots / Field Work
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2013 Velvet Pics & 2012 Post-Season Survivors
 Survivors; All will be larger for the 2013 hunt

Snipe Creek Lodge 2013 Inventory

Snipe Creek Lodge 2013 Inventory

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2012 KILLS  (Click to see other 2012 kills)

Scored 184.5 inches

2011 KILLS (Click to see other 2011 kills)


Kentuckys #1 National Boone and Crockett Ranking

Field and Stream magazine has named Kentucky the "Top Spot" for Boone & Crockett bucks as well as the "Up-and-Comer Award". In 2011 Kentucky reported more Boone and Crockette Bucks to the registry than any state in the nation. KENTUCKY WILL NEVER LOOK BACK.

Kentucky offers the best hunt at the best value in the nation for a proven and documented trophy whitetail hunting experience. Currently the Kentucky whitetail hunting packages and licenses are literally a fraction of the other "FALLING BEHIND" trophy whitetail states.

The Kentucky deer hunting phenomonon is an adventure that all trophy whitetail seekers must experience. Kentucky's much below the industry average hunt prices will not continue for long.

Check out F&S's awards here:
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KENTUCKY DEER HUNTING ---IT'S 100% AN ODDS GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!

Kentucky deer hunting for aged mature whitetails with consistent results is all about Odds. "Odds" at seeing and killing mature bucks are created and increased by the outfitters annual hunt plan.

An outfitters hunt plan should and must be completely and thoroughly displayed through out the outfitters website. A running multiple year history (very important) of a solidly thought out hunt plan , documented via website pictures and descriptions is critical.

You will give yourself much greater odds at the desired goal of killing big bucks to chose an outfitter that vividly displays his outfitting hunt culture. Odds at killing mature whitetails can and should be manipulated - scout snipecreeklodge.com website and you will see many tactics that are consistently used to create the greatest odds at seeing and killing mature Ky whitetails.

Additionally to have the greatest "odds" its a must to hunt locations that contain big deer in big numbers. You will be hunting a very high density of aged mature bucks in Snipe Creeks hunt zone. The buck to doe balance is a free range 1 to 1 ratio , creating and offering explosive rut action that is difficult to duplicate or even to imagine. The hunt zone of Snipe Creek is exclusively conducted in the vast  Kentucky Lake  river bottoms and all 150 deer stands and 250 scent-free shooting houses are 15 minutes and less from  your last sip of coffee.

Hunt camp experience and camaraderie are an ingrained element of our hunt culture. The camp fire, skinning shed and good food are always the center piece after the hunt. 

Snipe Creek , is serious about game management and hunt style, which results in game manipulation , which greatly alters the odds in favor of the hunter at having a successful Kentucky trophy deer hunt. Created is the perfect habitat for promoting productive deer life and a dedicated 12 month hunt plan based on experience which together equates to greatly increased odds of a successful hunting experience for you.

Expect to be impressed!  Through this extremely detailed website we show and prove all that is said to any one that takes the time to thoroughly scout this web site.

I am Carl Doron , owner  and take the marketing strategy of promoting Kentucky deer hunts at Snipe Creek by showing and conveying , via solid documentation , the hunt substance and hunt culture offered that consistently ranks us as the most successful free range Kentucky deer outfitter in the state.  Choosing any outfitter that lacks multiple year history of displaying solid facts and details about the full scope of what goes into a Kentucky outfitter deer hunt is a shot in the dark.

Odds will be with you at Snipe Creek ,
Carl


Acreage Hunted

Very important to consistently seeing and killing mature bucks on any Kentucky outfitter whitetail hunt, is the habitat ratio of the properties that will be hunted. Total acreage hunted is meaningless, if much of the land lacks habitat.

To achieve and hold a high density of mature bucks on any property, a high ratio of various types of habitat is required. Mature bucks will only allow so many other mature bucks to co-exist in any given amount of habitat.

A high ratio of habitat to total acreage will always equal a much higher density of aged mature bucks on any given property or general hunt zone. Small amounts of habitat and large open crop fields will yield a very limited number of mature bucks to co-exist with each other. Additional, lack of cover prevents bucks to "age" ; basically deer are sitting ducks without a high ratio of cover/habitat. At the same time does flourish as few does will be shot and the result is often an out of balance doe to buck ratio---not good for a paid Kentucky outfitter deer hunt.

Huge fields will yield huge herds of does and yearlings. Deer sightings will be great, but the lack of mature bucks that exist in such a low habitat ratio will equate to low odds of matures being seen and killed.

All of Snipe Creeks hunt zones have an advantageous habitat to acreage ratio. When hunting Snipe Creek properties you will easily notice that 85% of the hunt zone is vast and varied whitetail habitat--rich jungle like river bottoms , mature oak ridges, dense clear cuts, and native wild-grasses --all of which will have multiple mini crop fields of corn, soybeans and food plots that are small (1 to 20) acres connecting the 1000's of acres of habitat---the result can be seen in my historical trail camera surveys and the kill gallery. Also around the camp fire, repeat clients will be quick to discuss their past explosive hunt experiences with multiple mature buck sightings on a Ky deer hunt at Snipe Creek.

I asked the hunter who arrowed the 160 inch on our 2011 Sept KY velvet hunt why he booked a hunt at Snipe creek in one 5 minute phone call. "Your Inventory" was his quick reply. I call it "mature buck density" which skews the odds greatly at the desired goal of seeing and killing the rascals. 

Oppositely, on a Kentucky deer hunt if you find yourself  hunting vast open crop fields with marginal cover, expect to see lots of deer with no antlers. Mature buck density will be low, offering weak odds at seeing and killing mature bucks. 


Snipe Creek's Fall 2014 Kentucky deer hunt calendar.

Outlined below are the actual and only days that will be hunted on Snipe Creek hunt properties.

1) Early September Ky velvet hunt. (Applies no pressure to the November rifle hunt.)

2) November rifle --16 day Ky rut hunt. (Going into this hunt - totally pressure free..ranks us consistently as the Number one Ky deer outfitter in the state , based on 100 % free range results.) 

3) December second rut, Kentucky black powder / muzzle-loader deer hunt. ( A local favorite for older aged matures.)

No  hunts will be conducted on all other dates. Every outfitter in the nations big buck states , including Ky outfitters offer and sell a lot of "pre-rut" and "rut" bow hunts. These high pressure bow hunts are almost exclusively conducted prior to the fire arms rut hunt.

Snipe Creek will not hunt on any dates that give low or even marginal odds at harvesting mature bucks. Hunting  (particularly bow hunting ) all of October and bow hunting early November prior to the November rifle season tarnishes the November rut rifle hunt by a huge amount. Basically the does are largely to blame. All does have 2 or 3  fawns ,and the does are very protective of their young and vulnerable fawns. The protective does when pressured move their young family extremely rapidly to other feeding and bedding zones.

If you go into the rifle rut hunt with non hunted deer on non hunted property, the does and bucks have and will completely commit to rutting on these properties ;  does and bucks have spent all summer foraging in the food plots on managed hunt properties and then the last 50 days before rut, the relaxed herds of deer are laying out scrapes , rubs , scent branches and other love markings, known only to the whitetails, on the wildlife enhanced managed land.
 
What makes or breaks great" hunt odds" is not so much the hunting pressure during the rifle season----what kills a rut rifle hunt is when deer are disturbed on properties during the 50 days prior to the actual rut. Those 50 days are a critical period of time when the herd is laying out their rut plan and intentions ....Deer disturbance of the slightest degree during this 50 day "critical"  period of pre rut behavior , alters the herds rut plan to other habitat zones which will become the new rut zone and certainly decreases the odds at a successful hunting experience. SNIPE CREEK DOES NOT BOW HUNT ANY OF THIS 50 DAY "CRITICAL" PRE RUT PERIOD OF TIME..

When herds of free range deer are left completely undisturbed during the 50 pre rut days, the herds will continue to stay in Snipe Creeks hunt zones. ---Much could be discussed about the "rut disturbance" and its effect on odds at seeing deer in general, as well as seeing aged deer. 

Its truly amazing to watch the herds of deer move to our non-pressured hunt properties in the fall as the other "local" October and early November bow hunters send many herds of deer to the hands of Snipe Creeks Ky deer hunt plan.

This very disciplined hunt calendar ensures that every hunter hunting, on any hunt offered, at Snipe Creek is hunting "high odds" dates at seeing and killing mature Ky bucks. Also important to note, is that the "high odds" hunt dates that are offered exclusively at Snipe Creek have not been tarnished by useless hunting prior to the prime dates. This fact along with other key components of our hunt culture and hunt plan, consistently ranks us as the number one Kentucky outfitter in the state , as well as the Mid West.

Ky whitetail outfitter , Carl Doron



Where the Kentucky Deer Hunt Begins - Year Round Food Plot/Wildlife Management Field Work

The impact of 100+ well maintained and strategically placed rich and nutritious food plots, combined with vast habitat enhancement has changed the positioning, travel routes, bedding areas and feeding zones of most herds of deer in a 5 mile square. (Snipe Creeks hunt zone)
 
Each summer, it is ubiquitous to see herds of 10-20 bucks in every bean field around and on Snipe Creek's Properties. Most often half of said bucks are 3.5 and older with 130-175 inch racks. When the green fields dry, most all the bucks head for another known food sources - food sources on Snipe Creek Properties.  Deer season comes and out of town hunters looking for a Kentucky deer hunt get their moneys worth. Snipe Creek Properties consistently puts the smack down on a lot of big Western Kentucky deer (bucks).

Every summer there seems to be even more and bigger deer in those visible green soybean fields. Again as the beans turn yellow and waxy those big bucks will b-line it to their known food sources on Snipe Creek Properties. 2014 will be another record season at Snipe Creek Properties.
 
Consistently successful Western Kentucky deer hunts are strongly correlated to food source and habitat improvements. Hunt plans that consider such improvements will offer what any hunter seeks. A moment with nature that will explode with that hunt of a lifetime.
 
After 20 plus years of planting and maintaining numerous food plots in this region, Snipe Creek Properties has vastly improved the Western Kentucky deer herd. Due to our Snipe Creek Quality Deer Management Program, the deer herds have become "imprinted" and are "hooked" on the best food sources available. We exclusively hunt 3�+ year old, 130"+ bucks and are working in cooperation with local landowners to improve the herd for all of Western Kentucky. Proof can be seen in our post-season 2013 kills, 2012 kills, 2011 trail cam photos, 2010 trail-cam photos, 2010 velvet trail-cam photos, 2009 kills, 2010 kills, and 2011 kills!

Carl H. Doron
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Graphic credit: Petersen's BOWHUNTING Magazine (Issue: October 2011)





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