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14 hunting trips from 2 outfitters starting from $1,700

14 hunts
$1,700 starting from
1 animal
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About hunting in Illinois

Illinois is known for big white-tailed deer… and plenty of them. Hunters in Illinois and neighboring Iowa typically take more Boone and Crockett whitetails than those in any other state. Twenty-eight of the top fifty trophy deer counties are in those two states. The most famous big-buck-producing area in Illinois is known as the “Golden Triangle,” an area that includes Pike, Brown, and Adams counties. This area produced 102 Boone and Crockett whitetails between 1991 and 2006, and Pike County alone produced 41 between 1991 and 2010. While this area is the most famous, the nutrition and habitat conditions in Illinois are such that just about any part of the state can potentially produce a record-book whitetail. Deer tags are available in June via the Illinois DNR website and nonresidents can usually get one if they apply early enough, but they do sell out, so don’t delay. The rich prairies of Illinois are some of the most valuable and productive agricultural areas in the world, and this farmland habitat has made Illinois a great place to hunt upland birds, including pheasants, quail, and doves; waterfowl including ducks and geese; and wild turkeys. Firearm deer hunting in Illinois is restricted to shotguns with slugs, muzzleloaders, or centerfire revolvers or single-shot handguns. 400 square inches of hunter orange is required during the firearm deer season and a hat is required for upland hunting. Learn more about Illinois hunting regulations at https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/default.aspx.

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Semi-Guided Gun Whitetail, Nov.30 -Dec.4

Semi-Guided Gun Whitetail, Nov.30 -Dec.4 United States

The hunt includes 4 days of semi-guided hunt for 1 hunter and a possibility to shoot 1 buck. Tree stands provided & set, we also recommend you bring one of your own. We do have harvest guidelines. Under our Quality Deer Management program, a “shooter” buck is defined as one that scores at least 130 Pope & Young.

Trip duration: 4 days

Trip available on: 30 November 2018 4 December 2018

$1,700 for 1 hunter
Archery Hunt Club Membership '18

Archery Hunt Club Membership '18 United States

One reason we are one of the top trophy whitetail deer outfitters in Illinois is because of our low hunting pressure. Each year, only a limited number of hunters are taken. Once you arrive to your hunt, you can be certain that no other hunters hunted in your stand the previous night. Our ground has been under quality deer management for years and we strictly enforce the 140" (gross) minimum on our hunts with a $1,000 fee for bucks that fall below that standard. We welcome seasoned veterans and those who are just learning how to deer hunt. With deer hunting tips and strategies from our guides, your group is sure to have an incredible time. We limit our whitetail hunters to 8 per week, depending on the time of year. This is a membership offer, so you can come and hunt any time within the archery season.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 3 October 2018 13 January 2019

$4,000 for 1 hunter
Whitetail Rut Archery Hunt (Nov. 11-15)

Whitetail Rut Archery Hunt (Nov. 11-15) United States

One reason we are one of the top trophy whitetail deer outfitters in Illinois is because of our low hunting pressure. Each year, only a limited number of hunters are taken. Once you arrive to your hunt, you can be certain that no other hunters hunted in your stand the previous night. Our ground has been under quality deer management for years and we strictly enforce the 140" (gross) minimum on our hunts with a $1,000 fee for bucks that fall below that standard. We welcome seasoned veterans and those who are just learning how to deer hunt. With deer hunting tips and strategies from our guides, your group is sure to have an incredible time. We limit our whitetail hunters to 8 per week, depending on the time of year.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 11 November 2018 15 November 2018

$3,250 for 1 hunter
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