Illinois Archery Hunts

Archery Hunting in Pike County IllinoisOctober 30, 2019 – Pike County, IL Archery Report – “Our Illinois archery season kicked off with an 176 inch giant taken during our opening week hunt here at the lodge. As the pre rut heats up, we are starting to see several more mature deer on the move. We’ve harvested a couple more nice bucks this week and expect to have some phenomenal hunts over the “Halloween” time frame as cold weather and snow is in the forecast.” 

Illinois bow hunting for whitetail deer is as good as you will find anywhere in the country. Archery hunters enjoy bow hunting in Illinois because of its generous season dates and quality of whitetail deer. If you enjoy whitetail archery hunting, then Illinois is the state for you! Heartland Lodge is located in prime bluff country deer habitat. The hilly terrain creates great funnels and pinch points that make for perfect ambush style hunts for bowhunters.

Bow Hunting Whitetails with Pike County Illinois’ #1 Outfitter

We take archery hunting very seriously at Heartland. All the guides working at Heartland are avid and accomplished archers. Even our housekeeper is a diehard bow hunter. (She currently holds the world record for largest turkey ever taken with a bow by a female!) Bow hunting for whitetails is a year-around job: trail cams, scouting videos and shed hunting in the spring are all part of our annual whitetail scouting program. You won’t find anyone more passionate about whitetail archery hunting than the staff at Heartland Lodge!

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