Early Season Whitetail Hunts in Illinois

June 21st, 2021 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “As summer officially arrives, we are one day closer to our early season archery hunts here in Pike County, IL! We could not be more excited for our 26th season to start! The season opener for Illinois archery season will be here before you know it!! If you’re interested in an early season archery hunt for the 2021 season, now is the time to book before we are completely sold out! 217-734-2526”
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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).