Early Season Whitetail Hunts in Illinois

January 25th, 2021 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “The Illinois whitetail season has officially ended. We had phenomenal early season archery hunts with several trophy whitetails being harvested. We have several nice bucks that are still showing up on trail cameras and we’ll begin to search for their sheds soon.. We’re already beginning to prepare for next season with frost seeding, controlled burns and dialing in our treestand locations. If you’re interested in an early season archery hunt for the 2021 season, now is the time to book as our prime spots sell out quickly! “
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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).