General Hunting Blog

Now is the time to reserve your 2018 whitetail hunt. Most all of our peak dates sell out so don’t wait to book for 2018. Reserve your 2019 hunt now and we will honor the prices below. (Limited time only) If you are looking for a free range whitetail deer hunting trip with a Pike County

Once again Punxsutawney Phil has gazed upon his own shadow and cursed us with 6 more weeks of winter. And in the Midwest, it is evident that this is very true. The extended forecast shows a wintery mixture of snow, ice and cold, cold, cold! All this of course…Is not what a snow goose hunter

Want to find more sheds? Here are 7 quick tips to help you find more antlers.. Find the food. Food is the name of the game in finding sheds. If you don’t have a quality late season food source you probably won’t find many sheds. Standing beans or corn will always draw deer but standing

Finding the Other Side

January 29th, 2018

  Finding a match set can be a difficult task to say the least. Bucks can be one sided for multiple days allowing them to drop them literally miles apart. However the majority of bucks, if left undisturbed will stay within a distinguished late season pattern as long as cover and a quality food source

Whitetail Hunt Giveaway!!

January 11th, 2018

Win a 5 night, 4 day October whitetail hunt for two hunters! A $5,000 value! To register all you have to do is enter your e-mail on the Whitetail Hunt Giveaway (Click link to enter email & giveaway) option, and type “Whitetail Giveaway” and TAG A BUDDY that you would bring with you on the

The Drawing Power of a Thicket

January 26th, 2018

Food plots have taken all the luster of todays whitetail hunting era. Food plots undoubtedly help in attracting and holding deer, but few people realize the potential a small thicket can create for a great treestand location. The cover and food that a thicket creates will hold and attract mature whitetails season after season. The

Cabin fever starts to set in this time of year and nothing seems to cure it better than shed hunting. I would say approximately 20-30% of bucks in the Pike/Calhoun area have dropped at least one side with a few that have already shed both antlers. But don’t rush, if your limited to small acreages

As deer season winds down, we begin to look ahead to the next season…shed season! So, what’s a hard winter mean for shed hunters? Compared to last year’s extremely mild winter with several days of above average temperatures and hardly any snow in West Central Illinois, so far, this year has been a little different.

Take advantage of some incredible upland hunting at a great price! Experience the same hunt as our fall hunts at a much lower price. The only difference is that our room space is in much higher demand in the fall with whitetail and waterfowl hunters. Everything is the same; great guides, awesome dog work, wonderful

Basics of Coyote Calling

January 19th, 2018

Now’s a great time to get out and do some coyote hunting. Getting access to coyote hunting ground is relatively easy and provides a great way to spend time with friends and family. Here are some basic tips to get you started.. Wind Coyotes tend to come in downwind, or at least try to circle