Choctaws always held a deep respect for animals giving up their lives so humans may survive. Choctaw ancestors had a special relationship with the natural world and the animals they hunted which continues today. Choctaws hunted deer to provide for their families, while keeping the deer population healthy and balanced in the cycle of life. Ancestral Choctaw people relied on deer as a source of sustenance, but also for hides, bones and tendons that were used to make clothing, tools, and materials that supported their way of life. Choctaws revered the deer and its sacrifice. They wasted very little of their kill. It was tradition that once an animal was taken, that it be distributed to as many Choctaw families as the size of the hunt allowed as a way of giving back what nature had graciously provided.
As a host and owner of a tv show, I have been blessed to hunt at many places but I can honestly say that Choctaw Hunting Lodge is the best. Having the opportunity to hunt, film and guide there has developed an absolute love for this amazing ranch!
Travis Benes and the team at Choctaw Hunting Lodge have set the bar in terms of hunting Free Range whitetails. Their dedicated management practices and attention to detail have allowed CHL to become a nationwide leader in producing trophy whitetail deer. Whether it’s with a bow, muzzleloader or rifle I look forward to my time with them in Oklahoma every year. The lodge is second to none and meals are superb but I look forward to seeing my friends the most. Nobody works harder to make sure you not only leave with a trophy of a lifetime but a memory of a lifetime as well.