Early Season Whitetail Hunts in Illinois

September 27th, 2022 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “We could not be more excited for our 27th whitetail season to start at the lodge! The season opener for Illinois archery season is just a few days away! If you’re interested in an early season archery hunt for the 2022 season, now is the time to book before we are completely sold out! We do have a handful of spots available for our early October whitetail hunts here in Pike and Calhoun Counties! Call 217-982-4039 or E-Mail to inquire about our early season guided whitetail hunts!”

The Illinois whitetail archery season begins on October 1st. Most of the month of October is considered early season whitetail hunting in Illinois and across the entire Midwest. At Heartland Lodge, we specialize in offering quality early season whitetail hunts. With over 25 years of experience, we are passionate about putting our hunters on mature whitetails during the early part of the whitetail hunting season here in Illinois. October deer hunting can be divided up into three different phases: Opening Week, Mid-October, and Late October (considered pre-rut).