Florida Whitetail Hunting Blog!
FLORIDA WHITETAIL DEER HUNTING
It was a cool southwest Florida hunting morning
when we first saw the whitetail giant. We were
whitetail bow hunting and saw him in the back of
our Florida property with his giant whitetail rack
shinning in the morning sun. At that time we didn't
know it, but we were on a hunt for the biggest
whitetail deer ever seen or shot on the ranch.
There we were eighty yards from the Florida oak
head he was in. We sneaked around some Florida
palmettos to within 40 yards with him staring at us,
were at full draw with our bow mumbling turn,
turn. After around one to two minutes he darted off
across a giant Florida open field. We didn't see
another deer till after lunch. We were looking for
the giant whitetail again and ran across another
whitetail by a Florida field fence that was around
160 inches. What the heck,
that's a nice whitetail, so the sneak was on. We
crawled to within in thirty-five yards behind one
palmetto, set up on knees and came to full draw.
Perfect shot and the deer ran 40 yards pilling up.
We then loaded up the deer and were heading
across the open Florida field when we saw the giant
whitetail for the second time. We steeped out of the
hunting cart and he bounded off about another 40
yards standing behind three Florida pine trees. Well
you stay here with your hunting bow, and I will try
to get him to walk your way.
He wasn't a giant whitetail but he was not dumb,
like a rocket he was gone. Well I guess we can
forget seeing that beast of a whitetail again. We
hunted another day not seeing a shooter, and
decided to hunt the next day for hogs with dogs.
Hunting the next day by a strip of palmettos we let
the dogs go, and in five minutes the giant whitetail
runs out into the open field. I said If you want him,
you better use the gun cause will never see him
again. We quickly pulled the gun out and shot. It
was not a good shot at all, and the deer ran into the
Florida cypress swamp. We quickly ran to the
swamp, and I see my good friend raise his rifle
again. I can't see the deer, but stop moving so I
don't run him off. Bang, bang, bang, bang, what the
heck. Then I see a white patch fall to the Florida
swamp ground. Yes I yelled, as we walked up to the
whitetail giant, and I was looking at another 160-
What the heck were you shooting at, and where is
the giant? Then I looked to my left, and there is
another dead whitetail deer. Walking up to this
whitetail, and I knew it was him. Holy crap, it was
the biggest whitetail deer either of us has ever seen
hunting. You shot two deer. My friend then said, I
was so fired up I was shooting at brown, and didn't
see the first deer fall, or look at his antlers.After
bringing both whitetail bucks back to the main
hunting lodge, I scored the northern Florida cross
whitetail at 274 inches, wow!
An end to the biggest and best whitetail deer
hunting days of both our lives, what can you say,
when luck smiles on you, it could be a big smile or
a small one.
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Tampa Florida Whitetail Deer Hunting on a warm
It had been a long day hunting whitetail in a
ground blind with my guide at Razzor ranch. Time
to go in and eat a great lunch. We saw around five
does, and a bunch of different exotics, but no big
We ate our lunch and was taking a nap, so my
guide went out to feed some animals in the breeder
pens. I was half a sleep an hour later when another
guide at the main building told me my guide had a
nice whitetail buck spotted, and he wants to try a
soft push to us at a funnel. I was bow hunting and
needed to get within 20 yards to make a clean kill.
After talking over the cell phone we had a plan
and set out to it. We settled in a thick pile of
palmettos and waited to see a rack. It was at least
20 minutes with myself being told several times to
sit still and stop trying to look around the
palmettos, leave him come to us, my guide was
telling me. We want to see him first, not the other
way around. Just wait and let him walk by, then I
will make him stop after you draw your bow. In
about 2 more minutes there he was. I drew my
bow and heard my guide grunt. The buck stopped
and I shot him perfect. I thought my heart was
going to jump out of my chest. We waited around
15 minutes then walked about 30 yards and found
him piled up. It was a slow warm FLorida start
with a fast and great hunting end.
Wow, what a place to whitetail hunt. Talk about a
target rich environment!
I will be back on the hunt next year at Razzor
Ranch, and I already have a deposit down on next