Whitetail and Mule Deer Hunting
Alberta has long been known as one of the best places for a chance at a wild Boone & Crocket deer. Great White Holdings has been taking trophy deer hunters for over 40 years and consistently harvesting more B&C bucks than any other outfitter in the province – period.
We are fortunate to have some of the very best habitat and genetics for both whitetails and mule deer, plus very little resident pressure. To get big, mature bucks you need good food sources with the right mix of cover. Our clients get access to a mix of prime farm land, fringe and heavily wooded areas – the perfect habitat for deer.
We hold a large number of tags across the province for both species. Our south deer camp is predominantly occupied by hunters searching for a big mule deer. Here clients will see over 150 deer a day. Mule deer out number whitetails 3-1 in this area (combination hunts are available).
Clients looking for a whitetail will hunt out of our north deer camp. In this area you will see mainly whitetails, and we also take a few nice mule deer in the area.
Included in your Hunt
- Transportation to and from Edmonton, Ab to our south or north deer camp.
- All meals at camp, lodging and guides.
- 1 whitetail or 1 mule deer tag (mule deer – whitetail combination hunts available)
- Wolf/coyote license
- Field dressing of your trophy and preparation for travel.
Things you Need to Know
- All hunters must arrive in Edmonton, Ab (YEG) one day prior to the hunt and plan to depart the day after the last full hunt day.
- Rifle season runs the entire month of November, archery starts mid September for both species.
- Hunts are 6 days, unless other arrangements are made.
- In 2012 season the average whitetail score was 181″ B&C.
- Each season we take a few giant bucks close or over 200″ B&C.
- You will often encounter coyotes on your hunt, wolves occasionally and you will have a license for either.
- Our most productive method on whitetail is stand hunting from ground blinds or elevated box blinds.
- Mule deer hunts are mainly spot and stock style once a trophy is located.
- We take a very limited number of mule deer combination hunts each year; space is limited.
- Peak rut for mule deer is usually between Nov 7 – 14.
- Peak rut for whitetails is usually between Nov 14 – 21.
- Average shot distance is 50 – 175 yards.
- A flat shooting .25 caliber rifle or larger is recommended.