Late Season Whitetail Hunting in Illinois

deer hunting the illinois late seasonDecember 31st, 2018 – Late Season Illinois Whitetail Hunting Report –  We’re excited to see what the late archery season here in Pike County, Illinois will bring with several nice bucks still utilizing our farms. With cold temperatures in the forecast, we expect to have a great late season bow 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.