For those who have not seen any P&Y state recommendations lately, here's a good, interesting Top 10 P&Y hunting list by state, along with Top 10 Counties per state, for record book bowhunting bucks which may help in planning future hunting trips. Wish we would do more to help Georgia improve.
This helpful list is from a July 2006 Realtree article at the web link below:
TOP 10 P&Y STATES
Here's a few good facts to help fire you up for your bow season from this same article mentioned above:
* Only 25 typical P & Y bucks have ever been taken from South Carolina. Illinois alone is getting close to cranking out a staggering 5,000 typical P & Y whitetails!
* Out of the top 20 typicals in history, 7 of them have come from Iowa.
* Combine the best typicals from Iowa and Illinois, and the two states have produced 46 of the top 100 typical bucks in history. All of them score above 180 inches!
* Kansas has grown 9 of the top 20 scoring archery non-typicals in history.
* Total up the non-typicals from Kansas and Illinois and an astonishing 51 of the top 100 scoring non-typicals in the P & Y record book have come from these two states. All of them score over 210 inches, making them true megabucks.
* If you want to try and kill a typical deer scoring over 150 inches, your odds of success are best in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and Ohio.
* For non-typicals scoring over 170 inches, the top five states are Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas and Ohio.