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Southeastern Illinois is an sportsman's delight. Hunters have always had good opportunities with the variety of game. Illinois trophy white- tail deer and wild turkeys are bringing hunters from throughout the nation for guided hunts at several lodges in the region.

Places to Hunt

3 Rivers Resources

RR3 Box 74 A , Albion

Manages over 3,000 acres in Wabash and Edwards County. Takes only 4-6 hunters per package. All hunts are fully guided. Primarily Bow hunting but also offers shotgun and muzzle loader hunts as well.


618/839-6940

B & F Hunting Preserve

R.R. #2, Box 207, Xenia

Hunts for deer, turkey, pheasant, chucker, Hungarian partridge, quail and dove. Owns or leases over 5,000 acres of prime land. Owned & Operated by Dave Bumgarner.


618/678-2400
618/678-2777
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Back Achers Buster Bucks

RR 3 Box 310 , Albion

Mike Metcalf, Outfitter

BACK ACHERS BUSTER BUCKS OFFERS HUNTS FOR TROPHY WHITETAIL BUCKS! This is a sleeper area with lots of Giant Trophy Whitetail Bucks. We maintain Whitetail Deer Food Plots located on property. We will cater to all or your Deer hunting needs. Lodging will be arranged for all Deer Hunters. Gun Hunts Muzzle loader Hunts Pre Rut Hunts, Main Rut Hunts, Post Rut Hunts Hunt in Wooded Areas, River Bottoms, Farmland, Hill Tops We have been providing quality Whitetail Deer hunting adventures for several years. Not only are we the farmers; but we are the caretakers of the land and all of its wildlife. Food plots and cover for our critters have been maintained since Metcalf's Back Achers was established in 1986. Covering multiple counties, you can find that trophy buck in the wooded areas surrounded by farmland, river bottoms,or even on the top of our hills. Call 618-445-2024 and tell us what you want in your Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting adventure as you pursue that "Buster Buck"; and we will custom design a whitetail deer hunt that is everything you desire.


618-445-2024

Beall Woods State Park

9285 Beall Woods Ave., Mount Carmel

Hours: Open daily from sunrise to 10:00 pm. It is closed on Christmas and New Years Day as well as the third week of November and the first weekend in Decemb

16 Class C Camping Sites, Restrooms, Phone

Enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, picnicking and hunting at Beall Woods (pronounced Bell). While a working farm owned by the Beall family since the 1880s, almost half of the 635 acres consisted of forest that had never been cleared. Located on the banks of the Wabash River 6 miles south of Mt. Carmel in Wabash County, Beall Woods today is a 329-acre old-growth forest and one of few remaining virgin forests on the east side of the Mississippi River. It was dedicated in 1966 as an Illinois Nature Preserve and is also registered as a National Landmark. Don't miss the new interactive Visitor's Center with exhibits and educational displays explaining the natural history of the area.

There are more than 300 trees in the preserve that measure more than 120 feet tall with diameters close to three feet.

The park offers five hiking trails that provide an excellent view of the forest.

There is also a 15-acre lake that is stocked with bass, blue gill, catfish, and trout for anglers.

Other park activities include hunting in season, camping and picnicking.


618/298-2442
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Buckhorn Wildlife Preserve

1643 N Higgin Switch Rd, Noble

A cabin that will accommodate 6 individuals is available for hunters, business meetings, family reunions or weekend get-a-ways.

More than 700 acres of prime deer hunting. GPS - 38 37.731' W088 10.031'


618/723-2361

Campbell Illinois Whitetails & Hunting Lodge

1327 County Rd 800N, Carmi

Campbell Illinois Whitetails, Illinois' finest Whitetail Outfitter, is a Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting Outfitter covering 20,000 acres located in Southeastern Illinois. Fully guided archery (compound bow and crossbow) and firearm hunts (shotgun, muzzleloader, pistol) are offered. Modernized Hunting Lodge with many amenities. All stands are pre-hung in locations with proven success and all areas are in a rotation creating a very low pressure situation. Archery hunts have an 80% opportunity rate at a whitetail over 130" within 20 yards. Firearm hunts have a 90% opportunity rate. Accommodations offer 28 rooms with 51 beds in three separate lodges, including a game room with pool table, darts, and a deer hunting arcade game. Also available - an industrial washer and dryer, fountain soda machine, buffet bar, and a newly constructed video camera showroom, stocked with everything and anything a person needs if you plan to film your hunts while you are here. Book your hunt of a lifetime today!


877/384-3337
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Coon Creek Bowhunting

511 Buckeye Road (5 Miles from downtown Flora), Flora

All Hunts include lodging in a newly constructed cabin, which is equipped for 4 hunters. A full kitchen and bath is provided. Bed, bath, and kitchen linens will also be provided. Limited food service is available.

Offering prime hunting ground, all of which is privately owned. It includes timber, creek bottoms, cropland, thickets and food plots. Promising a quality hunt. Four hunters allowed per week for a 5 day hunt, insures the best possible hunting experience. All hunts are semi-guided. Hunters are responsible for all personal hunting equipment, license and permits. Hunting October 1st through January 1st, closed for gun season. Call for more information, or any special needs you might have.


618-662-2956

Covey Ridge I & II

Rt. 1, Box 256A, , Geff

Contact: Charles R. Hazel, located 110 mi. E of St. Louis, Est 1988, 896 Acres, open to the public, Field Shoots, Birds; Dove, Quail, Pheasant, Chukar. Dogs Avail/HDW Packages 1/2 Day, 1-20 guns


618/854-2269

Elm River Outfitters

430 E. 7th St., Flora

Over 1,000 acres of deer and turkey hunting in Wayne and Clay counties


618/662-3917

Farm House Hunting Lodge

R.R. #1, West Salem

Southern Illinois Deer & Turkey hunting , bow or gun. Six day & 3 day hunt packages. Fully furnished farm house at the site. Lease complete with plenty of quality lodging, pre-season guiding to hunting areas that include; food, water, timber, cover and open areas. The fully furnished farm house is also available for non-hunters for overnight or extended stays. Besides hunting packages we offer; fishing, bird watching and getaway & meeting packages. Two baths, fully equipped kitchen & plenty of outdoors.


618/943-5341
812/881-9025

Fox Creek Outfitters

5371 Fox Rd., Olney

Located in one of the country's top states for producing Trophy Whitetail Deer, along with the Eastern Wild Turkey. Situated on privately owned land, the cabin is surrounded by hardwood timber, river bottoms, and rich farm fields. Fox Creek offers guided and non-guided deer hunts each season. Several cabins are available for hunters.


618/392-2124
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Hammell's Wildlife Connection

1886 County Road 2150 N, Crossville

With over 6000 acres in southern Illinois of prime habitat for growing and hunting trophy Illinois Whitetail deer and Eastern turkeys, the Hammell family would like to invite you to an Illinois deer and turkey hunting experience you'll long remember. From groups to the lone hunter, we have an Illinois hunting experience just for you. We also specialize in accommodating hunters with special needs.


618/375-2365
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Hasewinkle Outdoors

RR #1, PO Box 890 , Sumner

Located South of Sumner on 400 N, exit blacktop and go west 1/2 mile. Southeastern Illinois’ best kept secret. The Hasewinkle family would like to invite you to a hunting experience you will long remember. Hasewinkle Outdoors offers trophy Whitetail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkey hunting adventures on nearly 3000 privately owned acres in Lawrence and Richland counties. We have farmed and hunted this land for over 50 years.


618.936.2278
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Illinois Wildlife Connections

13998 N. 1425th St., Newton

All deer and turkey hunts include clean and comfortable accommodations in our new 3400 sq/ft. lodge. The lodge has 7 bedrooms, 5 showers, pool table, mud room, washer and dryer, patio, and more. Guide, stands, transportation, and meals are also included. All meals will be continental style breakfast, soup and sandwich type lunch, and an out of this world gourmet country style dinner, guaranteed to put on a few extra pounds. Airport pickup is available if needed.

More than 5,000 acres for Archery Only Whitetail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkey. A lodge with full amenities await hunters. Their GPS Coordinates N39 .03.297' W088 .06.482'


618/783-3131
618/562-2770
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Lake Mattoon

1282 County Road 000 E, Neoga

Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Swimming, Park, Marina and much more.

In the heartland of East Central Illinois, Lake Mattoon is Located 7 miles southwest of Mattoon in the Counties of Coles, Shelby and Cumberland. The Lake is owned by the City of Mattoon and is the City's primary source for water supply. It has a surface area of 1,050 acres with a 55.5 mile shoreline in which 53% is owned by the City. The maximum depth is 35 feet and the average depth is only 10 feet. Being fed by the Little Wabash River, Lake Mattoon is a popular recreation spot for boating, fishing and camping. Boating and fishing are available almost year round. Camping is available from April 1st thru October 31st Directions: Exit I-57 at exit 177, then south on SR 45 into the City of Neoga to the first stop sign which is 6th St., turn (right) west on 6th St. until Walnut (first stop sign), then turn North (right) on Walnut and follow the road out of town. Walnut turns into 100/CH118. Turn west (left) at 1250N/CH19 follow road across the Lake, Beach Pavilion is just ahead on the left.


217/234-3611
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Lamont Outdoors, L.L.C.

2114 County Rd. 1800 E., Crossville

Lamont Outdoors is a full service outfitter that provides fully guided whitetail deer and turkey hunts in southeastern Illinois’s two prime hunting counties, White & Wabash. We currently manage more than 7,000 acres of private land consisting of cropland, river bottoms, fence rows, hillsides, densely wooded areas, and food plots. The Lamont Family has farmed in White County for six generations. Therefore, we understand the land and whitetail patterns very well. Our property has seldom been hunted prior to 2004 and as a result, there is an abundant trophy whitetail population. Lamont Outdoors also manages several hundred acres in Indiana that are available throughout the hunting season. Non-residents may purchase required licenses and tags over the counter upon arrival. Hunters interested in hunting this land have a chance at bringing home a second buck of a lifetime.


618/996-4868
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Little Wabash Shooting Preserve

610 E. 5th St, Neoga

Open to Public, Shoots: Field, Birds: Chukar /Pheasant / Quail, Dogs: Allow hunters to bring their own dogs / Dogs-Guides Available


217/895-2677
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Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

3490 E. 500th Ave., Newton

Boating, Hiking, 5-mile Mountain Biking trail, Cross Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Trails, Fishing, Hunting

This 2,350-acre fish and wildlife area is home to a variety of wildlife, including the state-protected prairie chicken and river otter. The 1,775-acre lake, known for its healthy population of bass, and its shoreline are perfect for bank and boat fishing, picnicking and hiking. Besides fishing, visitors can boat or swim at the lake. There are more than 22 miles of trails that run along the lake for hiking or equestrian use as well as cross country skiing in the winter months. A five-mile mountain biking trail exists and has received many positive reviews. Hunting, wildlife observation, and picnicking are also popular activities with park visitors.

Newton Lake is a power plant lake fishable year round. Producing both numbers and large bass, the combination has made Newton Lake one of the premier bass fishing destinations in America and our guides know it better than anyone! Because it's a power plant lake, the bass get big in a hurry . An 18 inch size limit ensures plenty of lunkers. The average size bass in this lake is 3 to 5lbs, with occasional 6 to 8lbs being pretty common.


618/783-3478
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Outdoor Only Illinois Bow Hunting

RR #3, Box 62a, Albion

We are proud to offer Whitetail Deer Hunting - 5 ½ day semi-guided bow hunts. Shotgun hunts also available. Our clients hunt on rested property only. We will not put hunters on property that has been hunted the week before. We believe that is why our hunters are so successful. Our land is private and 80% of it personally owned, which allows for much better control. We manage our farm and plan our food plots to hold the deer. We are looking for a few dedicated hunters to enjoy our hunts and want to come back. We are located in Southeast Illinois, bordering the Indiana line. Bottom land, CRP, fence rows with corn and soybean fields are the main habitat in our area. Edwards, Wabash, Richland and White Counties totaling over 2,500 privately owned acres.


618-446-3330
618-445-2204
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Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge

2635 North 250th St., Newton

Offers hunting, fishing, golf and meeting packages, as well as getaway weekend packages. Gas fireplaces, central heating and air, satellite TV, and gourmet meals delivered directly to your table.

Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge is conveniently located just off Newton lake with 2 cabins so you can enjoy your hunt. Some of the nations best Bass Fishing can be found as well as a hunters paradise for all game. Guided and non-guided fishing and hunting packages are available by calling. In the off-season this facility is a Bed & Breakfast. Described as a "Sportsman's paradise" by World Champion Angler Denny Brauer.


618/752-5075
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Pine Lodge Outfitters

4830 E. Wayne Lane, Parkersburg

Two lodges available for hunters. Both sleeping 4-8 hunters and have fully equipped kitchens, multiple bathrooms, and family rooms with TVs.

Guided bow hunts with hunting grounds in Richland and Edwards counties. Lodging is included. A minimum of 4 hunters per hunt is required.


618/442-5372

Red Hills State Park

1100 N. & 400 E., RR 2, Box 252A, Sumner

104 Sites, Electric, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Phone, Dump Station

In southeastern Illinois midway between Olney and Lawrenceville on U.S. 50, Red Hills is a carefully preserved and maintained 948-acres of high wooded hills, deep ravines, captivating meadows and year-round springs. It's the perfect setting for natural relaxation and outdoor activities. The sparkling 40-acre lake is ideal for fishing and boating. This 950-acre state park offers hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing, horseback riding, hunting and boating.

The park is an important historical crossroad, representing the western most edge of the first land in Illinois ceded by Native Americans to the United States.

Red Hills features many outdoor activities. Fishing and boating, hunting, hiking and horse trails as well as camping are available for all. A recent addition to the park is a log cabin available for visitors to rent on a nightly basis.

In addition, the park is the home to the Trace Inn Restaurant, with lunch and dinner and daily specials, Tuesday - Sunday.


618/936-2469
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Ridge Outfitting

555 N IL 130, Parkersburg

Hunts at Ridge Outfitting are semi-guided. A typical five-day hunt will include six days on the property. Five nights of lodging at a local motel are included. The first day will be spent meeting your guide, going over the rules, the hunting areas, boundaries of these areas, what has been seen in these areas, and setting up your stand. The other five days will be hunting days.


618/393-2913
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Sam Dale Lake State Conservation Area

R.R. 1, Johnsonville

Boating, Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking, Swimming, and Wildlife Observation.

This wildlife area was established in 1959 with 40 acres and has grown to cover more than 1,300 acres and includes a 194-acre lake plus several ponds. The lake is surrounded by eight miles of hiking trails. There are several floating docks on the lake for fishing and boat rentals are available at the concession stand. Bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie are the lake's most popular fish. Ice fishing is available during the winter months.


618/835-2292
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Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area

13225 E. Illinois Hwy. 33, Newton

Boating, Camping (30 sites, Electric, Restrooms, Phone, Dump Station), Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Picnicking

Surrounded by timberland, this 1,800-acre park is popular with hunters and fishermen. It has a 183-acre lake, 840 huntable acres, picnic areas, a 13-mile equestrian trail, a hiking trail, trailer camping and tent sites. Visitors will enjoy driving or walking through the park at dusk to view the many deer and other wildlife.


618/783-2661
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Skillet Fork Outfitters

1104 County Road 1800 N, Carmi

Skillet Fork Outfitters Inc. is located in Southern Illinois in White County. With over 2,560 acres of prime woodland, 1,000 acres of C.R.P. (Conservation Reserve Program), 40 acres of food plots and 3,500 acres of cropland, you are likely to run into a trophy Illinois Whitetail. If you are a trophy whitetail, turkey or coyote hunter, who appreciates knowledgeable experienced guides, enjoys the comforts of a family operated lodge, and hot home-cooked evening meals, then Skillet Fork is the outfitter for you. See us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crowsfo


618/383-2800
618/599-7700
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TNT Game Preserve

Rt. 1, Box 39, Mount Erie

Contact: Rick or Dennis Taylor

Mt. Erie preserve offers 600 acres, turkey and deer in season, chukar, pheasant and quail hunting.


618/854-2771