What is a do-it-yourself (diy) deer hunt? If roughing it or relying upon your own hunting skills is something you’d like to do, then a do-it-yourself (diy) Kentucky hunting lease may be for you. Let’s premise this that most free-range fair chase deer hunting in Kentucky does not consist of a professional hunter (ph) taking you to a stand and telling you to look in a certain direction. Any hunt you go on will require skill and knowledge to improve your chances of success.
For example, you can take a smart buck and fence him in 40 acres. Give someone a bow and all the equipment they need, and without a sound grasp of hunting, that person will have pretty much a zero chance of shooting that fenced in buck. So with the disclaimers out of the way, so we don’t offend those who offer a full service outfit, we can continue. Deer hunting in Kentucky has several options. A do-it-yourself hunt is when a passionate deer manager put in all the work throughout the year managing his land for deer. From the smallest of details of getting his PH soil readings perfect so his food plots taste like a 5 star restaurant vs. poor PH soil readings that makes the food plots taste like gas station food to feeding the deer corn year round, etc. This is not where a person leases land, dumps a truck load of corn on it and takes photos. This is not deer management (well, not to the extent you want for a good deer her population or if you’re competing against high-end deer managers).
There are different levels of a do it yourself hunt.