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This is a great opportunity for a DIY hunter to have access to private land during archery and shotgun season in Illinois. This area produces big whitetail. This is complete DIY hunt that can be arranged for either a 3 day hunt or a 5 day hunt. Outfitter suggests a 5 day hunt as more time is often needed to find big bucks. There is a max of 5 days. Hunter can choose to do either an archery hunt or shotgun hunt and price will vary (must be selected at checkout). Hunter will need to book a hotel and bring their own food. All stands are also hunter provided.
- Species: Whitetail Deer
- Average Classification: 130 - 160
- Shot Opportunity: 90
- Weapons: Shotgun, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB18526-12
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
There are good bucks in the area. Archery hunts are over the counter licenses. If hunter desires shotgun season, it is a draw license. Outfitter has not had any hunter not draw if they put in for the unit. RBO can handle all necessary applications and enter hunters into the draw. Shot opportunity is high for those who know how to play the wind and set up in a good area.
Bow shots are on average 40 yards.
Shotgun & muzzleloader shots are on average 100 yards or less.
Hunt Season & Duration
October 25, 2021 - December 05, 2023
- Member Price: $900.00
- Non-Member Price: $1,100.00
This price is for a 3 day archery hunt. If 5 day archery hunt or shotgun hunt is desired, price will increase. License not included in the hunt price. Season Dates: Archery: October 12-31. November 21-30. December 5-8. December 12-January 15. Shotgun: November 19-21. December 2-5. *OPEN FOR 2023.
Option to select method of take and length of hunt.
Southeastern, Illinois, United States of America
Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.
This is a great opportunity for a DIY hunter to have access to private land during archery and shotgun season in Illinois. This area produces big whitetail. This is complete DIY hunt that can be arranged for either a 3 day hunt or a 5 day hunt. Outfitter suggests a 5 day hunt as more time is often needed to find big bucks. There is a max of 5 days. Hunter can choose to do either an archery hunt or shotgun hunt and price will vary (must be selected at checkout). Hunter will need to book a hotel and bring their own food. All stands are also hunter provided. Parcel of land is 20-60 acres depending on what area is chosen.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel?
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 on this hunt. Outfitter can recommend places to stay in the area. There is a local lot for RV hook ups if desired. Price is $50/day.
- Menu & Food: Client Provided?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
All meals are client provided for this hunt. There are plenty of restaurants in the area.
- Physical Conditions: Light Hiking?
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.
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.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Depending on the season booked will determine what should be packed for sitting in the stands. Early season archery hunts the weather will be warm with some cooler temps in the mornings and evenings. 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. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Private Land Access
What to Bring
- Light to heavy hunting clothing (depending on season booked)-layering system recommended
- Cooler for Meat Transportation
- Skinning & Quartering Knives and Saw
- Thermal Base Layers (for late season hunts)
- Durable hunting boots
- Shotgun with plenty of shells or Bow with extra assorted parts (e.g, string, clips, etc.) with 2 Dozen Hunting Arrows
- Game Bags
- Climbing Harness & Stand
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Mountain Extreme Men's
- Mountain Guide
- Women’s Mountain Extreme
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
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