Early Season Whitetail Hunts in Illinois

October 4th, 2020 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “The 2020 whitetail season has arrived with cool temperatures and good deer movement. Although we are sold out for October and November this year, we have late season archery hunts available. Call us today for more information at 217-734-2526. Don’t miss out on a hunt of a lifetime this fall!”
early season bowhunting whitetail hunting in illinois

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).