A two year story ended this year for a deer we called "Moose".
Moose obviously got his name from his very heavily palmated antlers.
He seemed to show the last couple of years in late October as... Read More
I'd like to say that we had watched this deer since August and made a game plan to harvest him, but that would be a lie. Like many hunters know, anything can happen during the... Read More
The title sounds a little backwards, doesn't it. Most people would try to escape the cold to head to the warm temperatures of Florida for vacation, but a couple of Florida boys made their way to... Read More
The more I learn about whitetails, the more I recognize that every buck is truly unique and has his own individual behavior. Some deer are aggressive, some are passive, some rut hard, some kind of... Read More
Billy of Oklahoma set a blind every evening trying to score on a big main framed 10 point that we had named "Boxer". Unfortunately as light faded the buck appeared from a timbered creek. Billy... Read More
It was a pleasure to host Mike Harrell with Surrender Outdoors during the opening week of muzzleloader. Mike wanted to try and harvest a mature buck with a bow and capture it all on camera... Read More
Often times in life something goes array and we wish we were able to relive that moment, to get it back. Many deer hunters are familiar with this feeling saying "Hindsight is 20/20". And its... Read More
As many deer hunters know, deer hunting doesn't always go as we plan. Weather conditions arise, winds change directions, and neighbors on neighboring properties have other things they wish to get done while you sit... Read More
Floppy came on the scene during the first of August. He received his namesake based on one of his ears hanging unusually low due to a prior injury.
Floppy became a regular in the area making... Read More
It's that time of year again! The time that all deer hunters dream about! It's deer season and we're starting it off right here at Lil' Toledo Lodge!
Splayed Eight made his appearance known early August... Read More
Every turkey season ends with mixed emotions. It always seems there is the sorrowful emotion that what we love to do has ended again for another year, but along with the end of the season comes the... Read More
Here's a look at a new cabin we have out here, we are excited to be offering more lodging this year!
With a rustic feel tucked away a half mile from the Neosho River sits the... Read More
Last Saturday, with warmer than normal temperatures, Lil' Toledo was buzzing with activity! Bird dogs were excited about the upcoming event as their owners led them to our new European Course.
When hunters arrived to the... Read More
With deer season over, its time to take advantage of the remaining trapping season to take out a few predators from our properties to hopefully improve our fawn recruitment. I spent a day shadowing our... Read More
We hope everyone has had a warm restful weekend. Ice Storm Jupiter brought plenty of ice but thankfully no damage for us!
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I am excited to announce that I will be joining the Lil' Toledo team as the Hospitality Coordinator! To those of you that don't know, my journey at Lil' Toledo began 3 years ago... Read More
All season long we had chased after the "Split 2 Ten" only to have him evade us by disappearing or being nocturnal, but December 9th he finally slipped up!
Split 2 Ten showed up very early... Read More
From California to Kansas and a deer down in the first Afternoon!
Quarry Ten, showed up on camera during late October at another location, but moved to another one of our locations approximately 3/4 of a... Read More
The Last Five Minutes of the Last Afternoon on the Last Day of the Hunt!
Hole in the Horn Eight showed up in velvet soon after putting the cameras up in August.
This picture clearly shows why... Read More
Twisted Ten showed up on camera in November sporting a great framed set of antlers, but with one catch. He had broken off the end of his main beam during the velvet leaving a twisted... Read More
As an outfitter, we stare at thousands and thousands of trail camera pictures of deer starting in July and going through January. Occasionally a deer will catch our attention as being something special or unique. ... Read More
Rifle season is upon us and it's time to get even with those bucks that have been giving us the slip all archery season. The ones that have circled down wind of our hunters at... Read More
Deidre: "I just drilled one!!!!!!!" 8:05 a.m.
Trace: "What !!!!" 8:06 a.m.
Deidre: "He's down 52 yards in front of me" 8:06 a.m.
Trace: "Awesome!!!" 8:06 a.m.
Deidre: "And I am shakin so bad I can't text and I... Read More
Since the later part of August, we've had pictures of the heavy nine. A beautiful, heavy framed nine point with stickers off his right G2. A deer we hoped to have an encounter with when... Read More
Jeff of Texas sat three days in the tree stand with little activity. After a morning sit and previous obligations to head for home the following morning it looked as though it would be Kansas... Read More
November 12th was a good day to be in the deer woods as things began to heat up for the hunters that were in camp at the time. The group had sat for three days... Read More
A blurry picture of a big framed buck standing in the distance caught our attention as we checked the camera October 25th. Unfortunately, not much could be distinguished from the deer as he kept his... Read More
I'm a little late getting this post up, but better late than never! Ray of Wisconsin was in camp with us during our muzzleloader season and after camping out on a different target deer for... Read More
This past week turned out to be phenomenal for the first week of Muzzleloader Season! The family from Oklahoma didn't mess around with putting some great deer in the dirt! Pennie connected the first night... Read More
A beautiful velvet 10 point showed up on camera while our muzzleloader hunters were in camp and even though we hadn't gotten a single day time photo of the buck, Clint, of Oklahoma, decided to... Read More
Early season is such a special time during the deer season. You're hunting whitetails that haven't been bothered for several months, they're fairly patternable, and as the testosterone goes up and the velvet is stripped... Read More
This past weekend was the opener for our youth season here in Kansas and it went off with a bang, that is a bang from a Marlin 30-30 shouldered by 14 year old Allie, from Arkansas. Allie squeezed... Read More
The heat and the humidity are high, the sweat stings the irritated remains of poison ivy from last week, and spider webs make for interesting displays of emotion as one tromps through the timber! Why? Asks... Read More
As we're coming to the close of the season, I couldn't be happier with the way things are going! We're still at a 100% success rate on one bird & 100% opportunity for both birds! ... Read More
Turkey season is still happening here in Kansas and we're still having phenomenal success this season! Our last group wasn't able to get in until late due to some poor weather not permitting them to... Read More
I can't believe April is gone & May is upon us! Not only that, but we're still at a 100% opportunity for two birds! It's been a phenomenal season so far & I hope that... Read More
What's better than putting the smack down on a big ol' gobbler?! Putting the smack down on two big ol' gobblers!
This past week has been phenomenal for doubling up on birds.
Caught this bird out on... Read More
The weather doesn't always permit clear skies and easy hunting, but that didn't stop our last group from connecting on some big ol' gobblers! In fact, the first day of their hunt, we were able... Read More
I'm excited to announce that I've accepted the position here at Lil' Toledo as the Deer & Turkey Program Director. For those of you who have read my blogs but don't really know me, let... Read More
November led to many sightings of the Sticker G3 Buck. Guide Kody Kuhn watched the buck several times from a distance, had the buck run in front of his truck while leaving the property. His bowhunter... Read More
As any bowhunter will tell you, deer hunting will bring you to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Here at Lil' Toledo, we become so involved in figuring out how to provide... Read More
Here's a great lil' video to give you an idea of a few of the things we offer here at Lil' Toledo!
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