There aren’t many free-range whitetail outfits that still do it, but it’s one thing that we are very proud of here at Hadley Creek Outfitters. We never try to pass off old deer photos in our marketing materials. Sure, other outfits have killed some nice deer. But are those photos from two or three years ago, or even older?
It takes some extra work. But we make a real effort to show you deer photos each and every season. Good years and tough years, you can look through our photo galleries, which are clearly organized by season. You can see the exceptional deer we kill each season, plus get an idea of what our “average” deer look like here in Illinois. It might be subtle, but we believe it’s something important that sets us apart from many others in the industry.
Early on in our history, we were enforcing a 130” minimum on our deer hunts. But years ago we made the jump to a 140” minimum and our deer quality has continued to improve. We are a 100% free-range outfit. We don’t do high fences, period. These big, smart whitetail bucks are tough to kill but we are extremely proud of the way we’re able to manage our farms in Pike County, Adams County and the surrounding area. It’s without doubt one of the best places in the world to kill a trophy whitetail buck.
Our photo gallery from the 2016 season is updated and you can look through those photos now! While you’re at it, be sure to scroll through the photos from 2015, 2014 and further back. We would also encourage you to look through our 2016 Hit List of trail cam photos. That’s another area that we put a lot of work into each year. You can expect our 2017 Hit List to start in mid-July!
Of course we’re biased and we believe there are many things that make Hadley Creek a special place to hunt. But one of those things that truly is unique is the way we show our deer photos every year. Your photo could be on our 2017 season gallery!
For information on our hunts, give us a call at 217-335-3804 or send us a message.