Late Season Whitetail Hunting in Illinois

deer hunting the illinois late seasonApril 10, 2019 – Late Season Illinois Whitetail Hunting Report –  We had several great late season hunts this past deer season with cold temperatures and quality food sources, our late season deer hunters had several exciting hunts! We look forward to what the 2019 late season will bring as we plan to put in several acres of late season food plots this year. 

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.