We started our small outfitting business in West Central Illinois in 2010 and have had several very successful years. Our land consists of approx. 1,000 contiguous acres of hardwood oak, tillable corn, beans, and pasture. The land is owned by one owner (my father-in-law). He, along with I live on the property. This allows me to study the deer that call this farm home year-round which I do diligently. For that reason, your next Illinois deer hunt should be with us.
With over 1,000 acres in one tract, we have quite a bit to work with. Our goal is to keep the deer on the farm the whole year, therefore, we plant patches of clover to hold them in the summer and fall along with the crops it works well. In the winter we leave standing corn and beans. The route to a big buck hanging on your wall is through his stomach. By this extra work, we are able to find shed horns off the bucks you will be hunting. Get trail cam photos of them year-round and pile in the does to bring the big boys into our property which in turn leads to better hunting for you. We also impose a 135" minimum to allow our deer to reach their maximum potential (excluding old/mature deer). If a deer is shot that is 2.5 years old or younger and under 135" then there will be a $500.00 fine to the hunter that will be used to improve the farm.
The hunts will be fully guided. This includes lodging (lodging will be within 20 minutes of the farm at max). Food is not included. Other things included are field dressing your animal and caping. There are many meat processors within a 20-minute drive. Also, we will give you recommendations for outstanding taxidermists around our area. Our stands will be mostly portable with a few ladder stands mixed in. We also have several permanent ground blinds. Let us know your preference. Illinois licenses and tags are NOT included in the price.
LOOKING FOR: I am interested in about anything out west, in Canada, or Alaska. Also interested in beach vacations. I would consider almost anything except for whitetail and maybe offshore fishing (currently swap for this already).