A decent lease for a year here would cost as much or more than a guided whitetail hunt would in Canada, and you arent dealing with hunting 100-200 acres surrounded by pressure and people claiming “my deer”.
I havent hunted Canada yet for whitetails, but it will happen eventually.
I was referencing guys who would most likely be out of state hunters, or had limited vacation time to hunt in comparison to outfitted vs leasing.
Also comparing trophy quality, on a decent lease here, depending area, you could have a fair shot at getting a 130s type deer, with maybe better potential. That deer would be traveling thru multiple parcels, past many more hunters than just you. Very few places you could lease here would hold more than one or two of that caliber animal.
Canadian hunts are far different in that regard of pressure and quality, as well as contiguous acreage to hunt.
I speak for my area and what i have seen and been told about Canada. Obviously there are other experiences and places that would be vastly different.
Regarding what i would consider a trophy whitetail, say 130 or better Pope and Young, if i were to book every year, or lease ground (where i live), i would be looking at Canada.
I will probably never get to that point since there are too many other animals i want to hunt, but thats ok. Whitetails are available everywhere, and that isnt going to change anytime soon, so for now its other animals for me.