Trophy Whitetails in Illinois
Our Outfitter is known for it’s legendary Pike County Illinois deer hunting, and is one of the finest whitetail deer hunting lodges & outfitters in the country!
Located in the middle of incredible free range Illinois deer hunting country, between the Mississippi and Illinois River drainages, an area that provides habitat that is perfect for large whitetail bucks. The four key ingredients to having a quality deer herd are all found here. You must have genetics, food, habitat, and a good age structure to produce monster bucks and quality whitetail deer hunting.
The genetics here in Illinois are some the best in the country. The food and habitat could not be better. With a strict management program in place to preserve growth, they have it all when hunting for incredible whitetail bucks.
The outfitter owns and leases thousands of acres of the best hunting ground in Pike County, Illinois’ deer hunting territory. The land is scouted year round, thus they are not just a seasonal operation. They are working for you not only in the fall, but all year to assure you the best deer hunt possible. Their reputation precedes them as one of the finest whitetail deer hunting lodges & outfitters ever opened to the public.
And above all…their goal is to have 100% satisfaction for each deer hunter.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HUNT…
- 6 Nights of Lodging (Double Occupancy)
- 5 Days of Hunting
- All Meals
- Preset Hunting Stands & Blinds
- ONE TROPHY BUCK (140in Minimum)
- Field Dressing & Caping of your deer
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR HUNT…
- Air transportation
- Ground transportation to and from lodge
- Illinois Hunting License
Six-Night, Five-Day Package – Arrive the night before between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt five full days and depart after breakfast on your sixth day. Archery deer hunts are what we specialize in. If you are an archery hunter, you will feel at home at Heartland.
Four-Night, Three-Day Package – Available in October, December and January. (Whitetail deer hunting in January is a local favorite.)
Seven-Night, Six-Day Archery-Muzzleloader Combo Package – Arrive on Monday between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt three full days of archery and then hunt three full days of muzzleloader. This whitetail deer hunt usually falls on the second week and weekend of December.
Fall Turkey Hunt Option – Enjoy bow hunting an elusive gobbler while in your stand. You can have the option of hunting both turkeys and whitetails during your fall hunt.
Four-Night, Three-Day November Package – Arrive on Thursday between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Gun hunt three full days and depart on Monday after breakfast. This Illinois firearm deer hunt usually falls the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Five-Night, Four-Day December Package – Arrive on Wednesday between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt four full days and depart on Monday after breakfast. This Illinois gun deer hunt usually falls the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Four-Night, Three-Day Muzzleloader Package – Arrive on Thursday between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt three full days and depart on Monday after breakfast. This Illinois muzzleloader deer hunt usually falls on the second weekend of December.
Seven-Night, Six-Day Archery-Muzzleloader Combo Package – Arrive on Monday between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt three full days of archery and then hunt three full days of muzzleloader. This archery and muzzleloader deer hunt usually falls on the second week and weekend of December.
Four-Night, Three-Day Firearm Doe Hunts – There are two doe only gun seasons in Illinois. The first doe hunt normally starts on the last Thursday of the year and ends on Sunday. Doe hunters arrive on Wednesday and depart on Monday. For the second doe season, our hunters arrive on Thursday between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt three full days and depart on Monday after breakfast. This deer hunt is in January.
HEARTLAND WHITETAILS’ GALLERY
HUNT PRICES AND FEES
SEASON DATES: Archery: October, December, January (see above0
Muzzleloader / Shot Gun: Late -November to Mid – December
NEAREST AIRPORT: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
TRANSPORTATION: Car Rental Suggested
APPROXIMATE LICENSE COST: $475.00 for nonresidents / $50.00 for Residents (You will need an annual or a five day hunting license, a habitat stamp and your deer permits)
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