Early Season Whitetail Hunts in Illinois

September 10th, 2021 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “We could not be more excited for our 26th whitetail season to start here in a few weeks! The season opener for Illinois archery season is October 1st! We are sold out of our early season whitetail hunts for this year but we are now booking for early October 2022. Call today to find out more @ 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).