Late Season Whitetail Hunting in Illinois

Successful late season youth whitetail hunter at the lodge May 9th, 2024– Pike County, IL Deer Hunting Outfitter Report – “Hunting the late season at the lodge can be a very entertaining hunt as whitetails begin to congregate during the colder temperatures. Although it has its challenges, hunting the late season can be a great whitetail hunting experience for those looking to extend their deer season! We offer 3- or 5-day late season hunts from Mid-December to Mid-January (see rates below, contact for specific dates available). The late season can also be a great time to help us out on doe management and fill your freezer with venison! Read more on our Fully Guided Doe Hunts Here >>. Call us today for more information at 217-982-4039 or E-mail Here >>.”

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.