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24 hunting trips from 3 outfitters starting from $1,500

24 hunts
$1,500 starting from
3 animals
1,074km to the nearest trip

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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Illinois Bow Whitetail Hunt, Oct 16-20

Illinois Bow Whitetail Hunt, Oct 16-20 United States

It is our goal to harvest deer that are at least 3 ½ yrs of age and older with antlers outside the ears and at least a 135 inch P&Y score. All archery hunts are fully guided. Deer hunts are from ladder stands or tree stands (usually 15 to 18 feet up) or ground blinds. Absolutely no stalking or roaming around in the woods! Prices include transportation to and from the hunting grounds, lodging, continental breakfast, bagged lunch and a three course, hot meal for supper. The deer hunt is 5 days, arrival on Sunday and depart the following Saturday or when tagged out. In Illinois, all hunters may apply for a fall turkey tag and you may include a turkey harvest in your hunt at no extra charge. Hunter is responsible for field dressing his harvested animal. If the guide field dresses the harvested animal the hunter will pay the guide $50. If the hunter requests that the guide skins and capes his deer a gratuity is expected to be paid to the guide. All hunters are responsible for applying for and purchasing their tags and hunting license.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 16 October 2018 20 October 2018

$2,000 for 1 hunter
Illinois Bow & Gun Whitetail Combo Hunt

Illinois Bow & Gun Whitetail Combo Hunt United States

It is our goal to harvest deer that are at least 3 ½ yrs of age and older with antlers outside the ears and at least a 135 inch P&Y score. All archery hunts are fully guided. Deer hunts are from ladder stands or tree stands (usually 15 to 18 feet up) or ground blinds. Absolutely no stalking or roaming around in the woods! Prices include transportation to and from the hunting grounds, lodging, continental breakfast, bagged lunch and a three course, hot meal for supper. In Illinois, all hunters may apply for a fall turkey tag and you may include a turkey harvest in your 4 days of the bow hunt at no extra charge. This combination hunt includes 4 days of bow hunting in Nov. 13-16 following 3 days shotgun hunt in Nov. 17-19. During archery season only bows are permitted. No bows in the gun seasons. Shotguns and inline muzzle loaders only, no rifles allowed. Package price per hunter: $3,750. Discounts for multiple hunters - ask for details. Hunter is responsible for field dressing his harvested animal. If the guide field dresses the harvested animal the hunter will pay the guide $50. If the hunter requests that the guide skins and capes his deer a gratuity is expected to be paid to the guide. All hunters responsible for applying for and purchasing their tags and hunting license.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 13 November 2018 19 November 2018

$3,750 for 1 hunter
Illinois Bow Whitetail Hunt, Oct 9-13

Illinois Bow Whitetail Hunt, Oct 9-13 United States

It is our goal to harvest deer that are at least 3 ½ yrs of age and older with antlers outside the ears and at least a 135 inch P&Y score. All archery hunts are fully guided. Deer hunts are from ladder stands or tree stands (usually 15 to 18 feet up) or ground blinds. Absolutely no stalking or roaming around in the woods! Prices include transportation to and from the hunting grounds, lodging, continental breakfast, bagged lunch and a three course, hot meal for supper. The deer hunt is 5 days, arrival on Sunday and depart the following Saturday or when tagged out. In Illinois, all hunters may apply for a fall turkey tag and you may include a turkey harvest in your hunt at no extra charge. Hunter is responsible for field dressing his harvested animal. If the guide field dresses the harvested animal the hunter will pay the guide $50. If the hunter requests that the guide skins and capes his deer a gratuity is expected to be paid to the guide. All hunters are responsible for applying for and purchasing their tags and hunting license.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 9 October 2018 13 October 2018

$1,500 for 1 hunter
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