October 15th - January 31st
Enon Plantation offers the highest caliber whitetail deer hunting. In 1991 the plantation began intensive deer management of its 12,000 continuous acres in an effort to provide an exceptional site for bow hunting. We feed free choice protein pellets from early February through the end of August. Hardwood drains create natural funnels as well as provide for a natural food source.
In addition, fall plantings are made to enhance the trophy program for whitetails. Since the deployment of our deer management plan the size of deer taken, number of large bucks harvested and number seen has increased each season.
Every effort is made to ensure a perpetually flourishing habitat for our deer herd. With over 130 food plots strategically located throughout the land, it's easy to see why the deer population thrives in this extraordinary habitat.
Our stands are lock-on type tree stands and are placed 18 to 22 feet off of the ground.
All stands have a pull-up rope, and safety belt are attached for your convenience. Stands are marked with bright-eyes and orange flagging tape to help locate them on dark mornings. Your guides will share any needed information on the stands for location purposes. Our guides know the land and the deer. They care about our hunters and work hard to make sure each guest has an opportunity to harvest that long awaited buck!
Last year's shot opportunity on bucks six points or better reflects that 73 % of our guests had a shot opportunity. Of this 73%:
34% had a successful harvest
21% passed for bigger trophy
13% missed a buck
5% wounded a buck
We take a maximum of 9 guests per hunt. Each hunt is divided into groups of 3 and paired with a knowledgeable guide. Your guide will choose stand locations based on wind direction and the most recent scouting information.
Your morning hunt begins before daylight and pick-up is 10:00 am. After brunch and some rest, you'll depart for your afternoon hunt at 1:00 pm and stay until dark. Some guests prefer to stay in their stand all day.
Hunters who choose the all day hunt are prepared sack lunches the night before. Your guide will check on you at 10:00 am and again at 1:00 pm in case you've harvested a deer and need to be relocated.
Come see what we mean by "Enon, the Land of Many Springs and a Multitude of Bucks!"