Hunting The Illinois Whitetail Rut

June 21st, 2021 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “Hunting the Illinois whitetail rut in Pike County is at the top of the bucket list for thousands of bowhunters across the nation. We have limited availability for these prime hunt spots for the upcoming 2021 season. We have a few spots left for our peak rut hunts in early/mid November. Don’t miss out! Call today at 217-734-2526 to book a rut hunt at Heartland Lodge!!”Giant whitetail taken during the rut

Bow or gun hunting during the whitetail rut can be one of the most exciting times to be in the deer woods. This is traditionally the best time to be in the deer stand. As the leaves begin to fall and the weather starts to drop, mature deer start to become more and more visible during daylight hours searching for estrous does. The Illinois deer rut falls during the month of November. Hunting the Illinois deer rut can be divided up into three different hunting times: the end of the pre-rut, the rut, and the start of the post-rut.