(15 people vs. 1 person)
If you had to choose between a Kentucky deer hunt on 15,000 acres or 150 acres, which one would you take? One has a cost of $5,000 and the other is only $2,000. One Kentucky outfitter website show photos of 20 monster bucks and the smaller 150 acre website only posts 5 photos. Which Kentucky outfitter are you leaning towards? Let’s make it simpler, let’s pretend both Kentucky hunting outfitters cost the amount of money; which is the better deal? I really hope your answer is, “Depends.”
Now, money and budgets are issues for everyone. Make no mistake about it, a person worth a million bucks feels just as poor as a 20 year old kid. They watch every dollar they spend. Obviously a bigger place that leases a lot of random farms or has a lot of acreage is going to have a nice home on the property for you to use. Playing a game a pool and looking at impressive animals hanging on the walls is a very fun and rewarding thing to do, but let’s stick to the hunting elements of figuring out the best hunt to do through a Kentucky outfitter. If the focus isn’t on hunting and it’s on other “Disney” like elements, then my point carries no water.
How many hunters to you think hunt on 15,000 acres? How many acres do you think you can cover as a hunter while you’re sitting in the woods waiting for that Kentucky trophy whitetail buck to appear? If you’re on the edge of a field, the most land you’re really going to cover is 40+- acres, right? And that is during a Kentucky gun hunt with a modern firearm. When bow hunting, you’re going to cover about a ¼ acre if that. So, we are essentially talking an effective kill range during your Kentucky trophy deer hunt. I’m not going to break down the math, but can you see if only 1 person is deer hunting a manicured 150 acres vs. 30 people hunting 15,000 acres, the 2 different Kentucky deer hunting outfitters are not that far a part from the perspective of a single individual.
Now if I can afford it, I think it seems way cooler to hunt larger farms and with more people so you can see more deer shot. It’s all relative though.