Invest in Your Passion and Partner with Hadley Creek Invest in Your Passion and Partner with Hadley Creek

If you’re passionate about trophy deer hunting and have considered owning quality recreational and agricultural land for hunting and investment purposes, then I encourage you to take a look at a unique opportunity for partnering with Hadley Creek.

Partnerships flourish when they work for both parties. Hadley Creek’s arrangement with mostly nonresidents who want the financial and recreational benefits of owning hunting and investment property without the hassle and frustration of long-distance management is truly a win-win proposition. This is not a new program. We’ve used it for years and it’s one of the key reasons for our success.

It works for our investor landowners because it provides:

A solid investment.

For 25 years our livelihood has been dependent on our ability to find, evaluate, improve and manage land for both farming and hunting…and we’re good at it, whether we’re finding it for potential partners or leasing it for hunting. Our partners receive income from farming and hunting. And when you consider the hunting privileges into the equation the return on investment can be attractive.

Same benefits as Illinois residents.

Illinois non-resident landowners are basically treated the same as residents and among other benefits they are virtually allowed two whitetail bucks and guaranteed tags each year. Hadley Creek will explain how that works and we’ll assist with applications.


Partners are not limited to whitetail hunting one week per season plus they can hunt turkeys, coyotes and search the woods for sheds and mushrooms.

Turnkey management. Full time experienced staff with expertise in trophy deer habitat, farming, food plot, deer stand layout/installation/maintenance and timber management allows the partner to “just come hunt” if that’s their preference…but a number of our partners enjoy a more active role and they join us throughout the year helping with tasks like preparing and planting food plots.

Quality hunting, operations & staff.

The trophy deer hunting quality of Hadley Creek has consistently been second to none in the outfitting industry. It’s why we’re willing to post the bucks we kill on our website each season. To consistently produce trophy bucks that average 150 plus requires a commitment to detail and a top-quality staff, which we have at Hadley Creek.


Hadley Creek has been in business continually since 1997. It was founded and has been continually operated and managed by Stacey and Michelle Ward for 25 years.

It works for Hadley Creek…it provides:

Better deer management opportunities.

One of our strengths is the ability to improve a farms deer habitat, carrying capacity and trophy quality and that’s easier to accomplish with partners who almost always have improving deer hunting as a shared goal. Partnership provides a longer relationship than a short-term hunting lease, which helps both the investor by increasing the farms value and Hadley Creek by producing more trophy deer.

An important side benefit for Hadley Creek to improving the deer hunting/investment value of partner farms has been expansion of the partner program. Many if not most of our partners have sold their initial property then traded up or bought multiple farms since joining the program.

There’s more to tell, so if you’re interested in learning about partnering with Hadley Creek, give me a call. We have quality farms currently available that have been under Hadley Creek quality management for several years. I’ll answer your questions and if you want to take the next step, I can put you in contact with several of our partners so you can speak with them as well.

We’d love to have you join the Hadley Creek Outfitters family.


Stacey Ward
Hadley Creek Outfitters