California Blacktail Deer Hunts

Oak Stone Outfitters offers incomparable Blacktail deer hunting in central California. We have access to roughly 60,000 acres of private land in San Luis Obispo and Monterey County as well as 150,000 continuous acres near the Bay Area out of Hollister, CA. The habitat consists of rolling oak woodlands that surround fertile valleys. Hunters can expect to see 15-20 bucks per day. The quality of our bucks is hard to beat and with 100% shot opportunity, you are guaranteed an amazing experience. We also receive 2 doe tags a year, which offers a great chance for you to introduce a new hunter or fill your freezer full of venison. Our particular location is in the southern A zone season, allotting an “over the counter” tag as well. The A Zone season in California starts on the second Saturday in August and runs for 45 consecutive days. Deer hunts are scheduled for two full days; additional days can be added.

What To Expect

Hunters can expect to be in the field all day with a break for lunch at around noon. Our preferred Blacktail deer hunting style is spot and stalk, however we do have strategically positioned tree stands and ground blinds. Accommodations for all levels of hunters and all levels of fitness can be made. Blacktail deer hunts include meals and lodging for two nights; additional days can be added.

Blacktail Deer Hunting Packages

TROPHY BUCK HUNT – $6,750 per hunter (pricing includes meals and lodging)

  • Typically, three points on each side or more and are at least 20 inches wide. Average score is typically 115″ SCI gross
  • 5-day trophy hunt

PLM TROPHY BUCK HUNT – $8500 per hunter (pricing includes meals and lodging)

  • PLM stands for Private Land Management tag. These are Landowner tags granted by the CADFW to the landowner. These tags are good from July 15th – Nov 30th. We typically schedule these hunts during the peak of the rut in mid-October. These tags offer the hunter a greater potential at a trophy Blacktail deer since the general season for our area ends the third week in September prior to rut.
  • 5-day trophy hunt with meals and lodging

MANAGEMENT BUCK HUNT– $3,600 per hunter

  • With lodging – $3,300 per hunter
  • With meals and lodging – $3,600 per hunter
  • Taken at guides discretion and will not exceed 40 points total
  • Points are added up from the width + height + number of total points (ex. 18″ + 15″ + 2 points on each side = 37 points)

*Non-Hunters can be added for an additional $200 (does not include lodging or meals)

*Wounded Animal Policy – If an animal is hit, it will count as a harvest and your tag will be used

What’s Included In Hunts

  • One buck
  • Transportation while in the field
  • Drinks and snacks while in the field
  • Cleaning and skinning of game

Blacktail Deer Hunting Details

  • Weekend hunts – Friday to Sunday
  • Weekday hunts – Tuesday to Thursday 
  • Spot and stalk methods are used as well as stand hunting
  • Guided one on one or two on one
  • We can hunt 1-8 hunters in camp at a time and can accommodate all levels of sportsmen from the first-time hunter to the lifetime enthusiast
  • Archery season runs from the second Saturday in July and extends for 23 consecutive days
  • Rifle season runs from the second Saturday in August and extends for 44 consecutive days
  • We offer 2 doe hunts a year (call for availability)
  • 2-day guided hunts

What to Bring on Blacktail Deer Hunts

  • A valid California hunting license
  • Zone A Deer Tag
  • Rifle or archery equipment
  • Copper ammunition if hunting with a rifle
  • Good hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Binoculars