Early Season Whitetail Hunts in Illinois

April 27th, 2022 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “We are prepping for the 2022 early bowhunting season now! We have limited availability for the early season this year! Our early season whitetail hunts are one of our most popular hunts! If you are interested in an archery hunt with us this season, now is the time to reserve your hunt spots! Give us a call (217-982-4039) or E-Mail for more information!”
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).