Late Season Whitetail Hunting in Illinois

deer hunting the illinois late seasonSeptember 27, 2018 – Late Season Illinois Whitetail Hunting Report – We have seen some giant velvet bucks over the summer. We’ve had ample amounts of rain for our late season brassica food plots which should create some high opportunity late season sits. 

Hunting late season whitetails can be a very interesting time to be in the deer woods. In Illinois, we consider late season deer hunting all of December through the middle of January. There can be a huge difference in deer hunting from the beginning of December to the middle of January. There are several different whitetail phases during this time. There is the post rut, secondary rut and getting ready for winter phases.