Investing in Your Hunting Passion with Trophy Deer Returns Investing in Your Hunting Passion with Trophy Deer Returns

Are you as passionate about trophy deer hunting as we are? If you’ve ever considered owning quality hunting and agricultural land for investment purposes, then I encourage you to take a look at a unique opportunity to partner with Hadley Creek. In fact, all of the deer you see on this page were taken during the 2019 season on properties owned by our Hadley Creek partner landowners.

Partnerships flourish when they work for both parties. Hadley Creek partners with Illinois nonresidents who want the financial and recreational benefits of an investment property without the hassle of long-distance management. It is truly a win-win proposition for both Hadley Creek and our landowners. This idea is nothing new. In fact, it’s one of the key reasons for our 23 years of successful outfitting operation.

It Works for our Investor Landowners Because it Provides:

A solid investment. For more than 20 years, our livelihood has been dependent on our ability to find, evaluate, improve and manage land for farming and hunting. And we’re good at it! Our partners receive income from farming and also from Hadley Creek for hunting. Additionally, our partner landowners benefit from incredible hunting privileges included in the equation. All together, this can be an attractive return. Our minimum qualifying partnership size farm is 80 acres.

Same benefits as Illinois Residents. Illinois nonresident landowners are basically treated the same as residents. Among other benefits, they are virtually allowed two bucks and guaranteed tags. Hadley Creek will explain and we will assist with hunting applications.

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

Turnkey management. Hadley Creek boasts a full-time staff with expertise in trophy deer habitat, farming, food plot management, stand layout and maintenance, and timber management. This allows our partners to “just come hunt” if that’s their preference. But a number of partners enjoy a more active role and they join us throughout the year helping with tasks like planting food plots.

Quality: Hunting, Operation, Staff The trophy deer hunting quality of Hadley Creek has consistently been second-to-none in the outfitting industry. It’s why we’re the only free-range outfitter we know of that’s willing to show the bucks we kill on our website each season. To consistently produce trophy bucks that average 150″+ requires a commitment to detail and a top-quality staff, which we have at Hadley Creek.

Stability. 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 23 years.

It Works for Hadley Creek Because It Provides:

Better Deer Management Opportunities. One of our strengths is the ability to improve deer habitat, carrying capacity, and trophy quality. That is much easier to accomplish with partners who have a shared goal to improve deer hunting. Partnership provides a longer relationship than a short-term hunting lease. This helps the investor by increasing the farm’s value, and it helps Hadley Creek by producing more trophy deer.

Another important benefit to improving the deer hunting and the value of these farms, has been expansion of the partner program. Most of our partners have eventually traded up or bought multiple farms since joining the program.

If you’re interested in learning more about partnering with Hadley Creek, give me a call at 217-335-3804 or send us a message. We have quality properties available that have been under Hadley Creek quality management for several years. I’d be happy to answer your questions. If you want to take the next step, I’ll put you in contact with several of our partners so you can speak with them as well.

It’s January but hunting season will be here before you know it.

Stacey Ward
Hadley Creek Outfitters