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Our Hunts

Our Hunts

Our Hunts

Trophy deer hunting takes plenty of productive land and minimal hunting pressure…It also takes seasoned guides to put hunters in position for the great bucks our area is famous for. A question asked of every outfitter is whether guides compete with clients by hunting themselves. Our guides are not allowed to hunt our farms and we take it a step further by paying them a bonus for each qualifying buck their clients kill. Our hunters are not assigned a guide or a farm…each day they hunt a different property with a different guide and don’t return to the same farm or stand unless they ask to do so.

 

Our most important management tool. You simply can’t consistently harvest trophy bucks if you are killing your two and three year olds and letting our smaller bucks walk has been a key factor in the success of our operation. We’ve accomplished it by strictly enforcing a $1,000 fee for bucks killed that fall below our 140 gross minimum.

Early & Pre-Rut Bowhunting

Early season and pre-rut archery hunting is a Hadley Creek specialty and we kill as big of bucks early season as we do during the rut. The deer haven’t been pressured, they are relating to food and can be patterned. October weather is usually comfortable and it’s never a bad idea to be on the front end of the hunting season

Early & Pre-Rut Bowhunting

Early season and pre-rut archery hunting is a Hadley Creek specialty and we kill as big of bucks early season as we do during the rut. The deer haven’t been pressured, they are relating to food and can be patterned. October weather is usually comfortable and it’s never a bad idea to be on the front end of the hunting season

Archery Rut Hunts

You won’t experience the “rut” anywhere else like you will at Hadley Creek. The high deer density, positive buck to doe ratio, solid age class structure, low hunting pressure, and excellent stand locations combine to make it as good-as-it gets. These are the bow hunts that fill first each year, and for good reason as shot opportunity at 140 plus bucks during the rut averages 150%.

Archery Rut Hunts

You won’t experience the “rut” anywhere else like you will at Hadley Creek. The high deer density, positive buck to doe ratio, solid age class structure, low hunting pressure, and excellent stand locations combine to make it as good-as-it gets. These are the bow hunts that fill first each year, and for good reason as shot opportunity at 140 plus bucks during the rut averages 150%.

Firearm – Shotgun Slug/Muzzleloader

Hadley Creek offers a three day first season and four day second season firearm hunt where choice of weapon is shotgun slug, muzzleloader or pistol. These popular and successful hunts utilize tree stands, ground blinds and elevated box blinds. Illinois has a December three day muzzleloader only season and Hadley Creek offers a black powder hunt during that period. We hunt timber and food sources depending on conditions.

Firearm – Shotgun Slug/Muzzleloader

Hadley Creek offers a three day first season and four day second season firearm hunt where choice of weapon is shotgun slug, muzzleloader or pistol. These popular and successful hunts utilize tree stands, ground blinds and elevated box blinds. Illinois has a December three day muzzleloader only season and Hadley Creek offers a black powder hunt during that period. We hunt timber and food sources depending on conditions.

Firearm – Special Youth

Illinois has now opened its early season firearm youth deer hunt to non-residents, 17 or younger, providing a tremendous opportunity for you to introduce your child or grandchild to deer hunting. It’s a three day Saturday-Monday hunt in early October. The weather is comfortable, the family atmosphere is excellent, the price is right and the chances for success are very good.

Firearm – Special Youth

Illinois has now opened its early season firearm youth deer hunt to non-residents, 17 or younger, providing a tremendous opportunity for you to introduce your child or grandchild to deer hunting. It’s a three day Saturday-Monday hunt in early October. The weather is comfortable, the family atmosphere is excellent, the price is right and the chances for success are very good.

Late Season Bowhunts

When conditions are favorable we offer late season bowhunts. These are predominantly afternoon hunts concentrating on the many food plots we we plant on our farms.

Late Season Bowhunts

When conditions are favorable we offer late season bowhunts. These are predominantly afternoon hunts concentrating on the many food plots we we plant on our farms.