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Deer Creek Lodge, KY

Established in 1978, Deer Creek Lodge did not evolve overnight. It was borne of passion, dedication, and relentless determination. Legendary first for its trophy whitetails and more recently for its unsurpassed wingshooting, today Deer Creek is truly a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Spring and summer resort activities include trophy catch-and-release bass fishing, horseback riding, 5-stand sporting clays, birding, and hiking. Whatever your sporting interests may be, world-class facilities and amenities provide the perfect setting for your next outdoor adventure, corporate meeting, or family getaway.
Average Customer Rating:
4.99 out of 5
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190 of 190(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Review 1 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What a great hunt!,
February 20, 2015
By: MarshallJeffus
from Wichita Falls, TX, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Meals: 
5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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"Went here based on a recommendation from some friends and have to say my wife and I had a great time. The accommodations and food were first rate, our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable (and it was a thrill watching his dogs "perform")!
Over a two day period we killed almost 200 birds and our freezer is full!
We will definitely be returning to Deer Creek Lodge!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nothing but the Best!,
February 18, 2015
By: Grapefruit1
from Lexington, KY, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Excellent
"This Retreat is a top notch organization! They will accomodate all your needs. The management, guides, cooks and not to mention the dogs are well prepared to make sure your experiance will be one to remember."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great Time,
February 18, 2015
By: TRJ5150
from Bowling Green, KY, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Both guys did a great JOB
"Everything was top notch had a great time again everyone one there did a great job i will be back!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
birds that fly,
February 12, 2015
By: wildcat19
from Madisonville, KY, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"i have hunted several other facilities for upland game birds but none compare with Deer Creek Lodge hospitality and food is great but you come to hunt and that what sets Deer Creek apart the guides and dogs work hard and the birds really fly"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Hunt,
February 11, 2015
By: oldbirdkiller
from Manchester, NH, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Excellent
"Both the duck hunting and upland bird hunting were great. So were the accomodations and food"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic upland hunt,
February 10, 2015
By: DurranB
from Memphis, TN, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Knowledgable and a lot of fun
"This is my second trip to DCL. 3 of us travel each year to an Orvis lodge for a 1 day wingshoot. We have been to 2 other Orvis lodges. This one is the best. Lots of birds that fly well. Often get multiple flushes. Dogs and guides are great. Food and lodging are also well done. We plan to return and would highly recommend this to others."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hunt the birds,
February 10, 2015
By: MontanaRainbow
from Milwaukee, WI, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"I've gone there more than 20 times and it just keeps getting better and better. This year the weather cooperated and together with the good dogs and abundant birds, it was the best ever."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't wait to return!!,
February 10, 2015
By: Moro0143
from Sebree, KY 42455, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:First class
"Over the top! You can't find a better quality or more welcoming group of people. From the accomidations to the hunt. World class hunt with world class dogs. Some of the best meals you could ask for. Ate so much I had a hard time shooting all the birds. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellence, Accommodations and Huntin!,
February 9, 2015
By: SNRay
from Louisville, KY, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:A great guide and dog man.
"From the great bird hunting, to the incredible food and comfortable accommodations, Deer Creek is a great place to enjoy the field at a beautiful lodge."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome time!,
February 9, 2015
By: MasonPoist
from Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"One of the best times I've had in just 3 days! Such a beautiful place with such friendly people. What a fun trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Experience,
February 9, 2015
By: Ghfyfihvjyckvkyutkhvkh
from Louisville, KY, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"This was my first hunting trip. It w fantastic . Everything was top shelf. I have been on a number of trips and excursions and this is at the top of my list."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Upland Bird Hunting Enjoyment,
January 30, 2015
By: tasche
from Weldon Spring, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"Love this place. If you enjoy upland bird hunting, Deer Creek will not let you down. The staff, food, accommodations are top shelf. The guides and dogs are outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Deer Creek and look forward to future visits."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another fantastic hunt.,
January 27, 2015
By: JimB56
from Ohio
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"This is my favorite bird destination. Guides and dogs always excellent. New chef is best camp cook I've encountered. My guests always want me to invite them the next year.
This is my sixth year of hunting here and it keeps getting better.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Upland Hunt,
January 25, 2015
By: Dura
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
"The duck "hunt", or more aptly stated,was great for volume shooting but lackluster in the true duck hunting experience. The upland hunt was excellent. Great guide, great dogs, great fields and plenty of birds."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hunt experience,
January 25, 2015
By: Peslar
from Birmingham, MI, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Great dog work
This customer did not provide a text review.
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flying high at deer Creek Lodge!,
January 19, 2015
By: Smcgr78
from North Lima, OH
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:The guides were all excellent and professional.
"Have been coming to deer Creek Lodge now for four years with a group of guys that has grown from 6 to 15. Each year the experience continues to be exemplary and all the guys have a wonderful time away from day to day life. The staff is extremely courteous and attentive to our needs. Willie, The lodge manager, is always available and interacting to make sure the our time spent at deer Creek is perfect. The food! The amount and quality of food is ridiculous!
I can't imagine a year going by without spending a weekend at deer Creek Lodge! Dear Creek Lodge has become part of my normal routine, but there is nothing normal about Deercreek Lodge, it is an out of this world awesome experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wirtgen Hunt,
January 15, 2015
By: Badshot1
from Lithia, FL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Excellent job, made the experience enjoyable
"Great hunting experience.
Guides, dogs were great.
Food was excellent."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredible lodging and hospitality,
January 14, 2015
By: Vivlu26
from Coral Gables, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:Extremely patient and very knowledgeable. His hunting dogs are very well trained.
"We had the opportunity to once again visit Deer Creek Lodge over the holidays. It only gets better! The hospitality is second to none and the gourmet meals are spectacular. The hunting guides provide optimal service and experience. I highly recommend Deer Creek Lodge to all including families who may want to hunt together."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Family Vacation!,
January 13, 2015
By: sarazoza
from Miami, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"Our family is fortunate to have visited Deer Creek on various occasions. The amenities, service and staff make this lodge a wonderful experience!
We look forward to going back time and time again!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Family Fun,
January 7, 2015
By: anivi
from Miami, FL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"I visited Deer Creek Lodge with my family over the holidays. The experience was amazing. As inexperienced hunters, my sister and I were taught technique and safety by the guides, and were quickly hitting our targets. The guides were experts, extremely patient, and overall enjoyable to be around (which was very nice). The food, service, and employees were excellent and made the stay very enjoyable. I have already recommended the Lodge to many of my friends."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes