In 2002, Owner Tevis McCauley combined his love for the outdoors and Southern Hospitality to chase his childhood dream of creating one of the nations most recognized hunting destinations.
Whitetail Heavens gross score for harvested bucks is right at 150 inches. We anticipate a rise in our average from year to year. All of our properties are cherry picked and are scattered across the trophy filled bluegrass region of Central Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Southern Indiana. Central Kentucky is home to both Kentuckys state record Typical and Non-Typical deer. Its the region of Ky where most of the states trophies are harvested. The state record Non-Typical was harvested less then 8 miles from our Kentucky lodge. Kentucky is the record holder of the 6th biggest typical buck ever killed in the world. Kentucky is most deer professionals top pick for a Boone & Crockett buck or even a world record. Kentucky put more B & C scoring deer in the record books in 2011, 2013 and 2014 then any other state. Therefore Kentucky is one the best Trophy Buck destination in the world!
We hunt the world famous Highland and Adams County in Southern Ohio which are the #1 Booner counties in Ohio. These counties are nestled along the Ohio River giving a lot of our southern Ohio properties rich Ohio River bottomland. A lot of our Indiana hunting is done in the Boone and Crockett rich Jennings County as well as Harrison County which had 3 bucks recorded over 200 inches in 2015 alone. Whitetail Heaven is one of the best opportunities out there for harvesting a mature record book buck.
We do our hunting from everything from ground blinds to climbing stands to well built permanent stands. We hunt everything from cedar thickets to soy bean fields. We find that winter wheat, big stands of cedars, honey suckle, standing beans and corn and buck forage oats is some of the best late season hunting a man can find. We have also found that high protein soybeans not only grow big racks but are also a favorite to bucks in the early fall along with various clovers and alfalfa. Big stands of white oaks is a favorite for our September and October bow hunters. Our miles upon miles of Kentucky River bottoms are also home to some of Kentuckys biggest bucks and our miles upon miles of Ohio River bottoms are home to some of Ohio and Indianas biggest bucks. And Whitetail Heaven is the place waiting for you to soon call home and to come experience some of the best deer hunting in the world.
Our properties are strictly managed for Whitetail Deer, with high-protein plantings during the entire 200 day antler growing season of the elusive Whitetail buck. Whitetail Heaven is made up of miles upon miles of Kentucky River and Ohio River bottoms planted in mixtures of high-protein clovers, soybeans and alfalfa; along with winter wheat, oats, snow peas, turnips and corn late in the year. Our mixed Spring and Summer plots far exceed the 17% protein intake needed for bucks to reach their full genetic potential. Remote rough hollows, endless woods, ponds, creeks, brush fields, cedar thickets and miles of oak ridges overlooking the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers make up the rest of the landscape of Whitetail Heaven.
We manage and hunt over 50,000 thousand acres in the heart of Boone & Crockett country. Little to zero hunting pressure on most of our properties allows us to continue to produce mature bucks every season. Good genetics, a healthy well fed herd, age and very experienced, knowledgeable guides is what gets us the results we want every year. We have lots of acreage that is practically untouched to ensure big bucks will continue to thrive on our properties. A well balanced herd with a close to 1 to 1 buck to doe ratio on most of our properties also ensures for an intense rut. Lots of our properties are bordered by thousands of acres of state nature conservancy land, which are properties that do not allow hunting or even people to step foot on them in some areas. The Nature Conservancy buys up lots of Kentucky River frontage to protect the native wildlife, trees and plants as well as lots of big woods properties all across Southern Ohio and big bucks die of old age on these properties. These preserves ensure our properties bordering them will always have trophy deer due to them being un-hunted, our strict management practices and our antler restrictions. All of our properties have a 130" minimum on them with some of our bigger farms having 140" or 150" minimums on them.