BRANTLEY GILBERT: Hunting for a Living

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Brantley Gilbert has a new business venture outside of music, and Southern men are sure to love it. Find out what it is, next.  

For years, Brantley Gilbert has dreamed of opening his own deer farm, and now that day has finally come. The country bad-boy is the proud owner of Countrywide Whitetails, a 433-acre whitetail and red stag deer hunting farm in Alabama.

Though anyone can reserve a hunting trip at the farm, Brantley is most excited about providing accommo

Brantley is on his The Ones That Like Me tour through next month, so he won't have much time to head to his farm for a while. 

  • Deer hunting season doesn't start back up until the fall, but that's OK. There's a fully stocked pond on the property with bass, bluegill and shell cracker bream.
  • Brantley refers to the property as the "Jurassic Park for whitetails."
  • Guests who stay on the property are greeted by Brantley's dad, Keith, when they get to the lodge.
  • The hunts range from $5000 to over $9000 per deer, depending on the size of the antlers.
  • Did you know the term “buck” comes from frontier days, when a male deer hide was worth $1, or one buck.
  • Overpopulation of whitetail deer is always a concern, so hunters are often viewed as the main tool to keep the deer population at a reasonable level.
  • A newborn whitetail fawn can stand in 20 minutes and outrun a man in five days. 
  • Adult buck antlers start to grow around the end of March or early April, and grow at the rate of about a quarter-inch per day. The antlers on the bucks on Brantley's property start around 150 inches.


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