Late Season Whitetail Hunting in Illinois

deer hunting the illinois late seasonJanuary 8, 2020 – Late Season Illinois Whitetail Hunting Report –  “Whitetails are congregating around quality late sesaon food sources, many of which can be found on our properties in the form of brassica food plots and cut ag fields. The colder the weather, the earlier deer tend to get up out of their beds and into our late season food sources and hopefully into our hunter’s bow range!” 

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.