Late Season Whitetail Hunting in Illinois

deer hunting the illinois late seasonNovember 23, 2018 – Late Season Illinois Whitetail Hunting Report –  We’re looking forward to our late season hunts here at the lodge as we still have several really nice bucks utilizing our farms and food plots. With cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, we expect to have an exceptional late season here at the lodge. 

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.