Trophy Illinois Whitetail Hunt #OI-SFO1

Trophy Buck on with South Fork Outfitting


Above average trophy quality. Illinois is a draw state, but the archery tags never sell out, which basically makes it an over-the-counter tag.


West Central Illinois Deer Hunting in “The Golden Triangle“

For the trophy of a lifetime, look know further. Hunting Illinois deer in the Golden Triangle in Adams, Hancock and Pike county.

This Illinois deer hunting outfitter provides a great opportunity to harvest a trophy whitetail deer of a lifetime. All of this outfitter’s properties are completely free range and privately owned with no high fences  located in the “Golden Triangle” of Illinois- Pike, Adams, and Hancock counties. They are fully committed to work hard to satisfy each hunter. This outfitter has always kept pressure low and quality high. Fewer hunters per-acre means lower pressure, and that results in greater success!

Located in the Counties of Adams, Pike, and Hancock (West-Central Illinois Golden Triangle). These are the top producing counties every year! The terrain is perfect for growing and harvesting mature whitetails and this outfitter has compiled large tracts of contiguous acreage in these areas, allowing for optimal management conditions for hunting and harvesting mature whitetails year after year. The main lodge is located in Mendon, Illinois (Central Adams County) about fifteen miles from Quincy. The lodge is centrally located, making it easy to go into town for your every need.

The properties take place on 15,0000 acres and consist of many different tract sizes and terrains. Some blocks are multiple farms making up to 2,000 continuous acres – with most being between 400 and 600 acres. The terrain is a variety of creek bottoms, ridges, big hardwood flats, CRP fields, natural funnels and pinches, corn and soybean fields and other assorted food plots.

The properties are very strictly managed. Hunters are required to harvest at minimum 140 inch, 3 ½ year old bucks. Having these practices in place for years has only made a good thing that much better. As a whole, the areas you will be hunting have an excellent doe-to-buck ratio (2 or 3-to-1).

This outfitter has ample ground for the numbers of hunters they run, with some farms not being hunted for entire seasons.

They also take stand location very seriously. The wind and thermals are taken into consideration on every set. The stand set ups are for stealth entry and exits. Stand location is one of the biggest keys to a successful hunt- second only to having a piece of great managed whitetail ground. All stands are set by experienced guides and their motto is “if we wouldn’t hunt it, we won’t hang it!” The stands consist of hang-on’s with climbing sticks (20′-25′); ladder stands (16′-20′); shooting houses (7′-10′); and assorted ground blinds. They also utilize over 70+ Shadowhunter Blinds to provide gun hunters with a comfortable and solid shooting setup.

Finally, trail cameras cover almost every property for the majority of the growing season giving you the chance to see a potential trophy before stepping foot in the woods.

The Hunting Lodge

South Fork Outfitters lounge area
Your home for this Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunt is their 10,000 square foot lodge.

Your home while hunting Illinois deer is their 10,000 square foot lodge. It has ten bedrooms with from two to four beds in each. There is also a 40 foot bar, and pool table. Along with all that are two kitchens that are available for your personal use as well! They provide a breakfast that is light and DIY. They also provide a sack lunch and a big evening dinner.

  • This outfitter carries a long lasting scoring minimum of 140 inches. Enough to make Pope and Young every time!
  • Depending on your weapon and time of year you can expect the hunt to last for five days if you are hunting archery early season, pre-rut, and prime rut. Firearm hunts vary from 3-4 days.
  • Your hunt will most likely occur in one of their various food plots.
  • You will be hunting 15,000+ acres of creek bottoms, ridges, big hardwood flats, government CRP, natural funnels, corn and soybean fields and other assorted food plots.


  • One Whitetail Buck greater than 140″
  • Lodging and Meals
  • Meat and Trophy Care
  • Preparation for shipping
  • Field Dressing and Transportation

Pricing Upon Request

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Not Included:

  • Trip Insurance
  • Tips
  • Travel to and from hunting area
  • License and Tags
  • Taxes
  • Shipping of trophy
  • Taxidermy

*Prices subject to change without notice, so lock your price in with a deposit asap.

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Lodging and Accommodations

South Fork Outfitters dining areaThis Outfitter’s main lodge is 10,000 square feet with ten bedrooms. Each room has from two to four beds in each depending on the needs of your group. Their lodge has all you need with two projection screen televisions, entertainment stage, 40 ft bar, pool table, dining hall, plasma flat screen in the living room, two full kitchens, walk in cooler, seven showers, and a laundry room. They also have free internet and great cell service.

For fully-guided hunters all your meals are provided. For breakfast hunters will be given a light DIY meal. For lunch hunters can pack a lunch for an all day sit in the stand or come back to the lodge for lunch. Both are included in the hunt price. For dinner everyday you will come back to the main lodge for a dinner with everyone. Every lodge is equipped with a full kitchen at your convenience.

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