Late Season Whitetail Hunting in Illinois

Successful Late Season Whitetail Hunt in IllinoisJanuary 24th, 2023 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “Hunting the late season at the lodge can be a very entertaining hunt as whitetails begin to herd up during the colder temperatures. Although it has its challenges, hunting the late season can be a great whitetail hunting experience! 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 Doe Hunts Here >>. You are more than welcome to bring a non-hunter as well to enjoy the lodge and surrounding area! We offer several luxury suites and private cabins with two-person hot tubs and fireplaces to enjoy on a cold winter’s day. Call us today for more information at 217-982-4039 or E-mail Zach@HeartlandLodge.com. Don’t miss out on a great late season whitetail hunting experience!”

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.