Remaining Pike County, IL Whitetail Hunts & 2021 Dates/Rates

Now is the time to reserve your late season hunt or 2021 whitetail hunt. Most all of our peak dates sell out so don’t wait to reserve your whitetail hunt! We are celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2020 and we would enjoy having you celebrate with us on a hunt of a lifetime.

If you are looking for a free range whitetail deer hunting trip with a Pike County Illinois outfitter we want you to hunt with us. We specialize in archery deer hunts (crossbows are legal) along with gun hunts. Founded in 1995 we were the original deer hunting outfitter and lodge in Pike County. Illinois trophy whitetail hunts has been our specialty for 25 years. Many Illinois outfitters come and go, if you book your guided deer hunt with us you will see why we are rated the best!

Picture: Bob Parrett’s 2019 opening week 176″ whitetail! . View more photos in our Photo Gallery>>

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Although most of our hunts are sold out for the 2020 season, we still do have December and January archery hunts available. If you are unable to join this fall, now is the time to book for the 2021 season! Most of our prime spots sell out quickly, give me a call or E-mail today for more information!

2020 Firearm Dates Available:
More on our Firearm Hunts>> *SPECIAL hunt prices below are valid for a limited time.
November 20th-22nd (Shotgun or Muzzleloader)SOLD OUT
Dec 3rd–Dec 6th (Shotgun or Muzzleloader) 4 Day Hunt$3,750
December 11th-13th (Muzzleloader Only) 3 Day Hunt Click Here For More Info.$2,650
7 night, 6 Day Dec. Archery/Muzzleloader Combo Hunt$4,300
**includes guides, meals, accommodations & game cleaning

2021 Archery Dates Available:
More on our Archery Hunts>>
October 1st–5th (Opening Week - 5 Days of Hunting) Click Here For More Info. $2,850
October 11th-14th & 15th AM ( 4 1/2 Days of Hunting)$2,350
October 18th–21st & 22nd AM, (4 1/2 Days of Hunting) Click Here For More Info.$2,950
October 24th-28th, (5 Days of Hunting)$3,950
October 30th-November 4th (6 Days of Hunting)$5,200
November 6th-11th (6 Days of Hunting)$5,200
November 13th-17th (5 days of hunting)$4,950
November 26th-30th (5 days of hunting)$2,350
6 Night, 5 Day Dec. & Jan. Hunt$2,250
4 Night, 3 Day Dec. & Jan. Hunt$1,650
4 Night, 3 Day Dec. & Jan. Doe Reduction Hunt$1,250
Fall Turkey Hunt Option (More Info Here)$250

2021 Firearm Dates Available:
More on our Firearm Hunts>>
November 19th-21st (Shotgun or Muzzleloader)$4,950
Dec 2nd–Dec 5th (Shotgun or Muzzleloader) 4 Day Hunt$3,750
December 10th-12th (Muzzleloader Only) 3 Day Hunt Click Here For More Info.$2,650
7 night, 6 Day Dec. Archery/Muzzleloader Combo Hunt$4,300
**includes guides, meals, accommodations & game cleaning


**Promo hunts are for new reservations only.

Call 217-734-2526 or E-mail- to reserve your 2019 hunt!

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Last Updated: January 10th, 2020

81 thoughts on “Remaining Pike County, IL Whitetail Hunts & 2021 Dates/Rates

  1. I have 2 questions that I have in mind, 1st, are these free ranging deer and 2nd are the dates set up during the rut and what are the rut dates there, generally? I go west river in South Dakota every year to hunt mule deer and the dates are the 2nd saturday in november through the following week. Please get back to me when you can or give me a call at 605-520-4046. Thank you. Scott

  2. I am looking for a place to hunt for my fiance and his dad. His dad has just been diagnosed with bladder cancer and he loves to hunt. Please give me a price for 2.

  3. Thinking and talking with a hunting friend of mine to make the trip out for archery season. Is crossbow allowed in Illinois ? Is there a discount for two? And if my wife does not hunt what would be the cost for her ? Thanks Bob Vidulich

  4. The price that is giving, is that the final cost? Or is there additional costs ? Like hunting license, guide fee, trophy fee?

  5. I am looking for a late season Whitetail hunt. I saw the dates were Dec into January. I was wondering if you could give me exact dates, price for 2 and any additional information that you might have on kt

  6. I am looking for a late season Whitetail hunt. I saw the dates were Dec into January. I was wondering if you could give me exact dates, price for 2 and any additional information that you might have on it. Looking for a Christmas gift!

  7. I am disabled and hunting with yall is basically a fantasy for me because raising a family of 4 on a ssi buget is hard enough i seldom have the gas money to go to our wma 22 miles away so with that said thankya for the information and yall have fun sincerely William Hutcheson

  8. Interested in the muzzleloader only spot, if you could mail me final exact cost for lodging ect that be great, thank you. Look forward to barking off my TC on a 200 inch giant!

  9. Hi , I’m a disabled combat veteran who is looking for a place to hunt but guns are not my thing anymore. Is the archery season during any gun seasons. I would be interested to book a hunt if every thing is what I need to enjoy my time at your location. Ty USMC

    1. Thank you for your service Lincoln. Yes, you can archery hunt during some of the gun seasons. We would enjoy having you hunt with us. Thanks!

  10. Would like to know more buy the late-season hunt full cost license what I would need thank you please get back to me

  11. Interested in a October 3 day rifle hunt for 170+ whitetail. What is cost for the deer? What are added costs for guide, food and lodging?

  12. To all who are looking for a whitetail hunt in Illinios , look no further than heartland. Having hunted with them twice in the past with my hunting buddy Ron Isaac , I can tell you it’s a first class operation. From the time you arrive until your departure you’re treated like family by the entire staff. and as far as the bucks, Ron & I harvested around 470″ of antlers from 3 bucks.
    Sincerely, Brian Woodall
    Winchester va.

  13. Can you send me the information and prices on your complete hunts. Lodging, meals and any other extras. Thank you.

  14. Is the December muzzleloader deer hunt in ground blinds near food plots? I am thinking about a December 2018 hunt with my inline muzzleloader I purchased last year (2016). I had a great time during my spring 2013 turkey hunt at Heartland Lodge. Thank you! Rod

  15. Heartland,
    My wife and I have hunting whitetail together for over 48 years. We are both getting where it is hard for us to walk great distances, especially if it is up hill. What is the average distance we would have to walk to get to our stands and are they tree are free standing stands.

  16. Wife and I are in our 70s and enjoy hunting whitetails. First time seeing your page, so we’ll be considering Heartland as we make our plans. Looks great. Thanks

  17. By chance do you have any other special offers for a little cheaper This is my first time dont know much about the in s and outs of the hunting process. I’m a advocate shooter and collecter of gun relics please advise would apperciate ur help.
    Robert P.Alagna

  18. Was interested in the bow hunt datrs 9 thru the 13 oct do you have any references for that week also what extra fees are is meals include

  19. Looking to hunt I need it broken down to what I will pay for including room food lunch to take to woods or on hunt do people need a gun or bow to bring with them or is there one to use or rent. Is alcohol on the property to have after a hunt also transportation to and from stands are they heated Thanks Ed Smith guide service

  20. Are these fenced deer of wild deer? Is the price set wether you get a deer or not? Looking for a price for two possibly.

    1. Hi David, no the deer are all free range. We have one set price and don’t charge any trophy fees. We would enjoy having you hunt with us.

    1. Hi Joseph. I tried to send you an email but the one your provided bounced. Please give us a call when you have a minute. 217-734-2526. Thanks! Gary



  22. I am looking for a late season archery hunt. Have you got any openings available for this season? If so could you please email me the info on dates and rates. Thanks and have a great day!!

  23. You certainly have a beautiful place to hunt and some great deer hope to be able to hunt with you some season soon.

  24. Hunting after the main rut can be real slow, interested in Nov 23-27th. Help me decide! Please email me info! Thanks Ron

  25. Happy Easter everyone; I’m looking at possibly booking a hunt during the Dec. and Jan. hunt for the Six Nite and Five day hunt. I would need to know if you use ground blinds or tree stands. I am a disabled vet and real high tree stands may be a problem. I do hunt tree stands on my property as long as it may be a ladder stand or climber.
    What would you need as far as a down payment and how soon would you need it. I may come by myself or if a friend decides to come with me. Again this would be the special for six nites and 5 days in Dec and Jan. Send me as much info on that time of year and are the deer still moving in the post rut. I live in southern Wisconsin and I think it may be about five hours down to your lodge. Thanks Ray

  26. We are very interested in doing a couple/ wedding anniversary 3 day archery hunt late Oct- Early Nov. Please send any information on lodging and hunting opportunities available!

    1. Hello Dave, Thanks for your interest in hunting with us this year! We have several hunt packages/rooms that would be great for an anniversary stay! I sent you an email but feel free to give us a call 217-734-2526 to learn more about our hunts. Thanks!

  27. Is the Dec 7-9 Muzzleloader hunt still available. Also how much walking is involved. I’m a retired disabled Law enforcement officer. So I’m limited on my walking.

    1. Hello Richard, we sent you an email.. We can accommodate your needs no problem! We have some stands that are a good walking distance and others that we can drive fairly close to.

  28. Hi Matt, I see you have a few opportunities left for this upcoming season. Is it to late to purchase a archery or firearm out of state license? Thank you, party of 2,You guys have a great website!!

    1. Hello Bill, I’m glad you are enjoying the website! It is not to late to purchase tags. We sent you an email.. Thanks!

  29. I would like to surprise my husband with a whitetail deer hunt. I do not hunt but would like to have a place for both of us to stay. Can you send me information on what it might cost for us to stay 3 or 4 nights and for him to go on a hunt 2 different days? Thank you.

  30. Do you allow doe during reg seasons, or on late season only, firearm or crossbow, cost lodging . Don’t see any info. I’m a meat hunter also.

  31. Thinking about booking a hunt for the 2019 season. Can you email me any information I would need to allow me to do so

  32. Please send me info on your hunts my wife doesn’t hunt but really injoys the outdoors, she will be coming with me if possible. Thanks Rod

  33. Looking for a hunting trip for my husband and son age 14years old. They would like to gun hunt, can you give me a price for the both of them? And does the price include meals?

  34. I’m coming on this Saturday. My brother talked to you about having a ground blind set up for him. Since I am taking his place, will one be set up for me? I weigh about 300 lbs. and climbing is difficult.

  35. I’M a disabled sheriff s deputy, sold all shotguns,only have concealed carry gun, live on SOC SEC disability,used to hunt in the Shawnee in southern Illinois 199’s-2001, nowhere to go now,I meat hunt,have a six on the wall

  36. i would really love to win the free whitetale for my dad thats all he watchs on tv and all he ever talks about.To be able to send him on a hunt like that would be Pricless…… word could never really explain the thrill that would bring him. he has been the best fatherand husband,grandpa anyone could ever ask for. he desirves at the least that free hunt. im sure very sure u would have a few lifetime every year customers once he has hunted with u guys one time.thank you For giving me atleast a chance to win it for him . god bless the NRA

  37. I am a member of an outdoor organization Called to Hunt. I was wondering what it would cost for 2019 archery season to come and hunt and also film our hunts for our show on the Hunt Channel? Thank you

    1. Hello Roger, thanks for inquiring about hunting with us in the 2019 season. We can accommodate film crews but we do not offer discounts for shows. Thank you!

  38. What is full hunt price for nonresident, license? Tag? Trophy fees? Also are these landowner tags or are the draw odds good for your area?

  39. Hello, I see you may have an opening for youth Muzzleloader Deer in Oct. Is this a good opportunity hunt for youth and can a youth use a scope on their Muzz gun ? thanks, Doug

  40. I’ve hunted at Heartland Lodge way back in 1996 and 1997. Stan “The Man” Potts was my guide the first year. Thru all my hunting adventures spanning over thirty years, my time at Heartland has been the nicest. From the incredible lodge decor to the “king’s feast” meals, I have always dreamed of returning to this wonderful place. Five Star.

  41. I’ve never Hunted Whitetail before, I watch the Outdoor Channel all the time and Dream of raping my hands around one of those rakes. I’m a Disabled Veteran and it’s just not in my Budget that’s why I always try to win a Hunt. I’d love to have a one of those Big Boys Hanging on my wall.

  42. I see there is an opening for the second week of archery season and would like to know if that’s the total price. You can call or email. 662-809-8384. Thanks Brad Rosamond

  43. Could you email me info as well. I am looking to book a hunt with my son. We would only be interested in archery. Thanks in advance

  44. I notice in the comments someone asking about a payment plan on booking a hunt. Could I get dome info on that and also 2020 rates. Thanks!

    1. Hello Chuck, thanks for inquiring about a whitetail hunt for next season! We require 50% down at the time of booking and then the rest by June 1st. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you!

  45. I have hunted in Saskatchewan 10 seasons.I am 71 and my time is running out on getting a 170″ plus.I am tired of all the stress involved with crossing border with a rifle. I’m not that good with a bow. I would like to muzzle load or shotgun hunt.Can you hunt with a scope on muzzleloader or shotgun.Can u send me info,dates and cost.l know Jim Whitmire.He was a student bus driver at Pickens High School,South Carolina where I was a teacher and bus supervisor. I think Jim has hunted with you.I think I can hunt closer to home and kill a bigger deer. Thanks,Gary Looper, Easley S C

  46. I am looking for a hunt for the 21 season. Not sure what I want.Do you do any rifle doe hunts? Maybe a buck and doe hunt together. Could you send me information on any doe only and or buck and doe combo.

    Also information for a payment plan.

    1. Hello David, thanks for inquiring about a whitetail hunt. IL does not allow rifle hunting only shotgun and muzzleloader. We’ll send you more information via email. Thank you!

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