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2024 Hunts with Tad Ladd

Kentucky Deer Hunting - 100% Fair Chase

Guest John Christopher and camerman Tyler Sanders

100% Fair Chase Kentucky Whitetail Deer Hunting

Western Kentucky Whitetail Deer Hunting Pro Tad Ladd and his team welcome you to beautiful  western Kentucky, a place we call home. We were born and raised here and taught how to hunt in the hills and hollers of this Kentucky Whitetail Deer Hunting paradise.  We are a full time, year round operation and work every day with one purpose in mind ; to maintain and enhance the habitat found on our properties, use high quality seed to produce highly nutritious plots, so our guests pursue highly developed, mature bucks. We are 100% fair chase, and our accommodations are first class.

If you must kill a deer to have a successful hunt, we are not the outfit you are looking for. We are trying to target mature bucks. It is your God given right to hunt as you wish, but our goal is to find like minded hunters who want to fair chase mature bucks.

Effective for 24’ season, We will assess a $1500 fee for any buck not measuring a minimum 140’ . We spare no expense in our management program, and this is an effort to protect our young bucks and their potential and hunt mature bucks, preferably 5 years and older. We are not looking for tag fillers, we are looking for guests who want to help us achieve our ultimate goal. 

140” or greater - No fee

220 pounds but less than 140” - No fee

139” or less - $1500 fee

139” and under and 175 pound or under - $2000 fee

We credit guests harvesting a 150" - 169" buck, measured by our guides, $150 toward the guest next hunt with us.

We credit guests harvesting a 170" plus buck, measured by our guides, $250 toward the guest next hunt with us.

Guides charge a $50 cut up fee to prepare your meat for travel, and Guides charge a $100 cape fee for mounting.

We have a very skilled local taxidermist for our guests should they so choose.

*All hunts include lodging, meals, stands, and transportation to and from field.

*Hunters arrive day prior to start day and depart day after last hunt day

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2024 Payment Information

Guest Jason Sims and a Velvet beauty

2024 Payment Information

50% Deposit Due on Reservation - 50% Balance Due July 31, 2024

Guests with Three consecutive years or more receive $250 repeat discount 

Non hunting Guest fee - $500

3.75% Transaction fee for Card transactions

Mail Check to:

Tad Ladd West Kentucky Whitetails

480 Otter Pond Road

Princeton, KY 42445

What you need to bring

Guest Brice Hartner and a Giant ten in the shed

What you need to bring

Here is your checklist for a hunt with Tad Ladd

  -  A Great Attitude

  -  Rubber Boots - Scent Control is paramount

  -  No Scent Shampoo and Soap

  -  Green Light - No white lights allowed

  -  Safety Harness - We have a HSS line on every tree and you cannot hunt without it

  -  Personal favorite snacks - We simply can't guess what everyone enjoys and purchase the correct items

  -  Cooler to transport your meat home

  -  A Full season NR hunting license and Ky state deer permit - One buck and three doe permitted

  -  A Great Attitude

  - Offsite Reviews

2024 September Hunt Prices

Guest Graham Goldman and a draping velvet stud

2024 September Hunt Prices

Velvet Bow Opener 
Arrive Thursday Sep 5, 2024
Hunt: September 7th - 11th
5-Day Hunt - Afternoon Hunt Only
Rate: $4750

Our guests arrive on Thursday for our season kick off celebration. Guests bring various foods from their part of the country, and we have a reunion and time of fellowship seeing old friends as we prepare to kick off the season.

We hunt evenings only unless there is a significant cool front, due to the summer pattern of the bucks. We shoot doves on our prepared dove fields in the mornings so early season hunters need to bring their shotguns. We have had some incredible dove shoots the last few years.

Early Season Bow 
Arrive Friday September 13th, 2024
Hunt: September 14 - 18
5-Day Hunt - Afternoon Only
Rate: $4250

Early Season Bow
Arrive Wednesday Oct 2, 2024
Hunt: October 2 - 6
Guests arrive midday and go to stand after in brief then hunt through Sunday 
Rate: $3750

Anthony Akel and a super wide western Kentucky hammer

Anthony Akel and a super wide fair chase hammer!

2024 October Hunt Prices

October Early Muzzy 
Arrive Friday Oct 18, 2024
Hunt: October 19 - 20
2-Day Hunt
Rate: $2150

The Kentucky early muzzleloader hunt is a two-day season.

October Halloween Hunt' 
Arrive Friday Oct 25, 2024
Hunt: Oct 26 - 30
5 day hunt

Rate: $4250

Hunters can use bow or crossbow,

2024 November Hunt Prices

Kirsten Wyatt and a beautiful fair chase stud!

2024 November Hunt Prices

November Rut Bow  
Arrive Friday November 1, 2024
Hunt: November Saturday 2 - Wednesday 6
5-Day Hunt
Rate: $4750

November Rifle I 
Arrive Friday November 8, 2024
Hunt: November Saturday 9 - Tuesday 12
4-Day Hunt
Rate: $4750

November Rifle II 
Arrive Thursday November 14, 2024
Hunt: November Friday 15 - Monday 18
4-Day Hunt
Rate: $4250

November Rifle III 
Arrive Wednesday November 20th, 2024
Hunt: November Thursday 21 - Sunday 24
4 - Day Hunt
Rate: $4250

Spring Turkey

Mr. Collum and a big ol western Kentucky longbeard

Spring Turkey

24' Spring Turkey

Arrive Friday April 12

Hunt Saturday through Monday

Depart Tuesday April 16

$1500 / Two bird limit

Hunts are semi-guided, meaning guides take hunters to area of designated hunt, and hunter calls and hunts on his own. Map and detailed briefing of hunt area are discussed in detail and hunter shall hunt in his designated area only,

Kentucky License Information

Kentucky License Information

Hunters are responsible for purchasing their own Kentucky license and applicable tag which can be bought over the counter or from the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources link below. Out of state hunters must purchase a full season Non Resident license and Deer Permit.

Purchase License

Fair Chase Whitetail Hunting

Guest Derek Rosas and a fair chase velvet Giant

Fair Chase Whitetail Hunting

100% Fair Chase on our highly managed farms, Come set in a tree with us, Serious Whitetail Hunters Only

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See What Serious Bowhunters Say About Tad Ladd

Guest Graham Helwig and a fair chase beauty

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