Nebraska Proves to be a Big Buck State
Last Updated: 16-Mar-2017 02:42 AM
Our 8,000 acre Nebraska ranch has proven to be a breeding ground for big bucks. Back in 2012-2013 Nebraska estimated they lost up to 80% of their deer herd to an EHD outbreak that devastated the Whitetail and Mule Deer population. Since then the deer herds have been on the rebound with great results.
Most of the deer spotted were in the 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 year old range with unbelievable genetics. Some 1-1/2 year old deer were sporting small first year horn growth with 8 and 10 point racks...some with stickers and kickers already forming, so the upcoming years look very promising for trophy deer. A handful of 3-1/2 to 5-1/2 year old deer were caught on camera, along with multiple shed finds from last season, is proof that not all deer were effected by the plague from a few years back. The Mule Deer herd also seems to be thriving, but the doe to buck ratio seems to be a bit off with roughly a 5 doe to 1 buck ratio. Future plans will include a Mule Deer Doe harvest to help balance the Mule Deer herd. We are estimating that 2017 - 2018 should yield an awesome trophy class Whitetail harvest.