Imagine this for a moment.
You are on a hunt. You got into the woods at 5:30 this morning, before the deer left the bedding area to feed.
The sun is gently rising, warm rays of sunshine peaking their way through the pristine vegetation of South Central Virginia. A squirrel is running around outside your hunting blind and a dove flutters overhead but you ignore them both because you are here to bag a deer this part of Virginia has become famous for. Later tonight you will team up
with your guide and go on a wild and exciting predator hunt, but for now you focus on the task at hand. You decided on this day to leave your buddies at home and to bring your children with you because you know you are the only one hunting this particular spot. You know it's safe and you are glad that you did - there are plenty of deer in the area.
A half hour after sun up you hear some crashing behind you. You see a beautiful 8 point white-tail buck coming towards you about 200 yards out. You hush the kids several times because they keep yelling “here comes a deer!” and after a half hour of watching and coaching…you let the oldest child take a shot. BANG….It’s right on the mark. The buck runs about 50 feet and crashes in the leaves beside a white oak.
A successful kill.
After all the jumping for joy has settled down with the kids, you radio the office and they send someone to help you take the animal back to a well organized and clean game processing center. After making short work of processing your kill you take your children to a pond side campfire for lunch, to bond and to get ready for the afternoon hunt.
These are the memories that last a lifetime.
But This Isn't What You Think It Is
This might sound like the kind of hunting that only the very rich can afford. $500 per day guided hunts or over priced Outfitters with expensive lodges - you pay for.
But it isn't.
This is just one example of what a day of hunting can be like for you at Nature's Choice Farms.
The Old Ways Preserved Hunting used to be about family, nature and survival. It has become more about commercialization and regulation.
Did you know that while hunting on public land the Commonwealth of Virginia has over 72 pages of rules and regulations that hunters have to know and abide by in order to do what comes natural? Did you know they have rangers patrolling, sticking their noses in your business to make sure your complying with all the regulations?
Did you know that hunt clubs fees are increasing every year and you have to do 5, 6, or sometimes 10 work days a year to be a member?
With more and more television shows cheapening and commercializing the hunting experience public lands are starting to turn into overcrowded amusement parks. This is just plain dangerous. There is a reason less and less people are hunting on public lands - and it begins with safety.
What is worse is that those with deep pockets and money to spare are able to bypass what the rest of us can afford and are taking these over-the-top guided hunting trips that cost upwards of $1,000 a day. Going on a guided hunt is like paying to be babysat - not worth it.
That is why we at Nature's Choice Farms pride ourselves on providing you with the D.I.Y. hunting experience as it should be. We strive to create an atmosphere where the game is healthy, the land is preserved and safe, and the memories made are forever lasting.
We believe that hunting should be made available for every man, woman and child regardless of the size of their paycheck and that is why we offer such a well priced alternative to what you might find anywhere else.
A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity
A hunt at Nature's Choice Farms is unlike any that you have ever experienced before. Let me take you through a typical day of hunting with us:
Preparing For The Hunt
When you first arrive at Nature's Choice Farms we will provide you with various options as to where you can hunt and camp. Since we know this land like the back of our hands you will be given the information to help you make the best choice in where to spend your time with us - where deer trails are, where successful hunts have happened in the past etc.
You will find that our land is unlike any other - we never overcut - which means that our wildlife is plentiful and it is not uncommon to see rabbits, squirrels, doves, turkeys, deer and more roaming within your view. For 20 years we have kept our farm entirely organic which has only increased the health of our vegetation and our wildlife.
Thanks to our signature growth management program you will find that both our flora and fauna are unusually healthy. If you are looking for a big buck you are more likely to find him roaming our fertile and well maintained lands than anywhere else in the area.
If you are going to be staying with us for more than a day you will find that we have plenty of space for your tent or camper. Our outbuildings provide fantastic storage for your extra gear and we even have a refrigerator for you to use should you need to keep your food cold for a longer stay. You will also find plenty of water throughout the property delivered via frost proof spigots - so you can have all the water you need year round.
Best of all when you’re done with the morning hunt you can come back to camp and collect breakfast at the chicken pen. Sorry… we haven’t figured out how to get the chickens to deliver their fresh eggs.
As every good hunter knows, you need to sight your weapon before you even think about tracking down your game. That is why Nature's Choice Farms provides a shooting range for you to ensure that your firearms or bow are shooting straight and true. All you have to do is bring your own targets and ammunition and the range is yours to use FREE.
Your time at Nature's Choice Farm is your own. You won't find us patrolling the hunting areas or crawling down your neck sticking our nose where it doesn't belong. You are free to spend your day doing what you love – relaxing and hunting.
You are free to hunt deer, turkey, dove, squirrel and even rabbit depending on what is in season at the moment.
We also offer guided predator hunting in the evening which is a real blast and should be experienced at least once by everyone.
If your hunting skills provide you with some game you will be able to bring your animal to our clean and well stocked game processing area. This area has ample electricity, running water, freezers to store your game in and large cutting tables for you to use.
If you need help, for a small fee we can have the game processed for you. You will never find a set up like this on public lands. This is a very unique and advantageous addition to our farm that many visitors are grateful for.
Hunting is about more than just killing game. It is about bonding with your buddies or your family. It is about relaxing. It is about having fun while in nature.
After a long day of hunting come relax by our pond side fire pit. You are free to cook, relax and just soak up the experience by firelight. We provide you with an unlimited supply of cut and stacked firewood so you don't have to spend the time gathering and chopping yourself. You just come and relax.