Early Season Whitetail Hunts in Illinois

January 24th, 2023 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “If you are interested in an early season archery hunt for the 2023 season, now is the time to book before we are completely sold out! We are filling up quickly for early October with opening week already sold out. We have a few remaining hunt slots for mid-October and the October pre-rut weeks! 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).