Illinois DIY Trophy Whitetail
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Description

A great opportunity to hunt big whitetail in Illinois! This is a DIY hunt with private land access across 5000 acres. The outfitter will set up stands, but also recommended to bring your own. Outfitter will give you a map and show an album of deer after observing them with trial cameras all year. There is a 140" minimum and shooting a smaller buck will result in a $500.00 penalty. Outfitter will do a lot of prescouting and use trail cameras over the year to help identify the bucks on the property and will confirm with all hunters on what bucks to look for. All meals and lodging will be hunter provided. Option to add two additional days for a 5 day hunt. Option to also have a semi-guided hunt. A semi-guided hunt will include the outfitter drop off and pick up from the stand and help with game retrieval, quartering and skinning of animal. Option for archery, muzzleloader, or a shotgun hunt. Archery tags are OTC, but muzzleloader and shotgun are draw. A doe may be added to the hunt if desired, depending on availability for a trophy fee.


Details

  • Species: Whitetail Deer
  • Average Classification: 140 - 160
  • Shot Opportunity: 95
  • Weapons: Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Archery
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB18526-06
  • Tag Availability: Draw
Classification details:

140" B&C are a minimum for the hunt. Bucks that are shot below will result in a $500 penalty fee.

Weapons description:

Bow shots are on average 40 yards.
Shotgun & muzzleloader shots are on average 100 yards or less.


Options

Doe Hunt

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Option to add a doe to the hunt.

  • Doe Hunt $300.00
  • Semi-Guided

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    Option to have a semi-guided hunt. This will include game retrieval and quartering/skinning game.

    • 3 Day Semi Guided Hunt $450.00
    • 5 Day Semi Guided Hunt $1,250.00
    • 5 Day Hunt

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      Option to add 2 more days to the hunt.

      • 5 Day Hunt $250.00

      • Available Dates

        October 25, 2021 - December 23, 2024


        Pricing

        • Price: $800.00

        Hunting licenses not included in the hunt price. Season Dates: Archery: October 25th-Nov. 18th. November 22-December 1. December 6-January 16. Shotgun: November 19-21. December 2-5. Muzzleloader: December 10-21. *FULL FOR SHOTGUN/MUZZLELOADER FOR 2021 *ARCHERY DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2021: Nov.22-Dec.1:1 group of 3. Dec.6-9:1 group of 2. *OPEN FOR 2022


        Group Options

        Option for semi-guided. Option for a 5 day hunt. Option to add a doe to the hunt.

        Location

        Southeastern, Illinois, United States of America


        Refund Policy:

        Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.

        Description

        A great opportunity to hunt big whitetail in Illinois! This is a DIY hunt with private land access across 5000 acres. The outfitter will set up stands, but also recommended to bring your own. Outfitter will give you a map and show an album of deer after observing them with trial cameras all year. There is a 140" minimum and shooting a smaller buck will result in a $500.00 penalty. Outfitter will do a lot of pre-scouting and use trail cameras over the year to help identify the bucks on the property and will confirm with all hunters on what bucks to look for. All meals and lodging will be hunter provided. Option to add two additional days for a 5 day hunt. Option to also have a semi-guided hunt. A semi-guided hunt will include the outfitter drop off and pick up from the stand and help with game retrieval, quartering and skinning of animal. Option for archery, muzzleloader, or a shotgun hunt. Archery tags are OTC, but muzzleloader and shotgun are draw.


        HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)

        • Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel
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          Lodging & Accommodations Scale

          5 - Cabin/Lodge

          4 - Bunk House/Trailer

          3 - Wall Tent

          2 - Backpack Tent

          1 - Client Provided/Hotel

        Lodging will be client provided for this hunt. Outfitter can help arrange for local lodging that is nearby the hunting areas. There are several options for local cabins and hotels. Outfitter also has connections with local cabin properties and will help arrange if availability. These cabins also offer RV hook ups for anyone wanting to bring a trailer.

        • Menu & Food: Client Provided
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          Menu & Food Scale

          5 - 5 Star Catered

          4 - Full Kitchen

          3 - Field Kitchen

          2 - Backpack Food

          1 - Client Provided

        All meals will be client provided for this hunt. There are plenty of local restaurants in the area.

        • Physical Conditions: Light Hiking
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          Physical Conditions Scale:

          5 - All Vehicle Access

          4 - Light Hiking

          3 - Moderate Hiking

          2 - Heavy Hiking

          1 - Extreme Back Country

        If DIY hunt is selected, outfitter will give local of the set up stand and hunter is responsible to get to their stand. Light hiking will be required to get to the stand. If semi-guided hunt is selected, then outfitter will supply field transportation to and from the stand each day.


        Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

        Final flight destination city is St. Louis, Missouri. Hunter will be required to get a rental car to get to their hotel and to and from the hunting grounds. If semi-guided option is selected, then field transportation will be provided.

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        Description

        Depending on the season booked will determine what should be packed for sitting in the stands. Mid-November through mid-December temperatures range from 30-40 during the daytime with lows ranging in the teens and 20s (below freezing). If January archery hunt is booked temperatures range in the low teen to high 20s during the day so heavy winter gear is recommended. DIY hunters will be supplied with a stand, but can also bring their own. All hunters must bring personal stand climbing equipment. Semi-guided hunts will supply field transportation and retrieval of game. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.


        What Outfitter Provides

        • Some stands may be available for DIY but recommended to bring your own. Semi-guided hunts will supply stands
        • Field Transportation
        • Map of Boundaries

        What to Bring

        • Hunter Orange
        • Thermal Base Layers (for late season hunts)
        • Binoculars & Rangefinder
        • Cooler
        • Headlamp
        • Skinning & quartering knives
        • Climbing harness
        • Durable hunting boots
        • Hunting hat & gloves
        • Light to heavy hunting clothing (depending on season booked)-layering system recommended
        • Shotgun or muzzleloader with plenty of ammo or Bow with extra assorted parts (e.g, string, clips, etc.) with 2 Dozen Hunting Arrows
        • Meals

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