Hunting The Illinois Whitetail Rut

October 8, 2019 – Illinois Whitetail Rut Hunting Report –Giant whitetail taken during the rut  “We’ve had perfect growing conditions for antler development here in West-Central Illinois and expect to have a great 2019 deer rut. We’ve been getting some giant whitetails on trail camera over the summer and can’t wait to see what else will show up during the pre-rut and rut. The 2019 whitetail rut should be one to remember here in Western Illinois!”

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.