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THF group hunt to IL #3965644 01/18/13 02:19 AM
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anyone interested in getting together for a hunt in IL at Western Illinois Trophy Outfitters? My buddies and I are booking October 28-Nov.1 this will be our 3rd trip up there, and we can't wait to get back up there. THe moon phase should be perfect and that time frame should be all over the rut as well. Cost is $2500 which includes lodging. Tags run $410 and you must draw for them but it's almost a 100% chance you will get a tag. Licenses are around $30 too if my memory serves me. SO WHO WANTS TO GO?


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Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: huntnguide83] #3967461 01/18/13 05:38 PM
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Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: huntnguide83] #3967517 01/18/13 06:00 PM
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I cant go but I am interested in your guys success, in other words...POST PICS.

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What kind of deer are we talking?


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Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: txtrophy85] #3967959 01/18/13 08:14 PM
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Very interested need to Chech the dates with work. What size deer and is this bow only?


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Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: madhatr02] #3968109 01/18/13 09:02 PM
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Illinois is one of, if not the best spot in the world to kill a trophy whitetail. I have been several times. In Illinois you have a realistic chance at a 150" or better whitetail. They are there. I have seen 200" deer every year that I have been there. I just havent been lucky enough to smoke one yet. I had shots every year. Just making it happen is my probelm!!!

Tags are $423 if you apply online and you will get drawn.

License is $60 when you get there.

Those dates are good dates. Should try to be up there the next week. There is a reason all those boys call it Sweet November.

Here are some pics from my 2011 Trip. This past year we only shot does.
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I avoid Dick's and hope they fold.
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And yes it is bow only during that time of the year.


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I avoid Dick's and hope they fold.
Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: FoxTrot] #3968683 01/19/13 12:41 AM
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fellas, they have a 130" minimum on any buck of your choice. as fox trot has stated this is a bow only hunt. In my two trips last year I saw a 170" plus deer on each trip. In fact in two trips I saw 6 deer over 160" including a high 160 low 70's class 8 point that made it through the season. If i would have been better prepared in being more comfortable at shooting 40 yards I would have drilled him and various other bucks. I saw a legal shooter every trip as well. this is a fair chase and tough hunt. there were hunts were I only saw one deer and others where I saw a good amount of deer. Hunter and his guides are first rate guys in my book and do everything to make your trip a good one. feel free to PM me or call me if you have any questions. Depending on how many buddies of mine go we may have some room if anyone wants to carpool as well.


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Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: huntnguide83] #3984595 01/23/13 06:45 PM
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Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: huntnguide83] #3984794 01/23/13 07:38 PM
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still working out the details with work making sure I will have the days off, the days you picked just happen to be my entire shift (Tuesday-Friday) that week.


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Re: THF group hunt to IL [Re: madhatr02] #3986214 01/24/13 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted By: madhatr02
still working out the details with work making sure I will have the days off, the days you picked just happen to be my entire shift (Tuesday-Friday) that week.


Man that sucks! If it doesn't work out I can get you hooked up with Hunter for some alternate dates or if i make a late season return trip your welcome to come along then as well. That's the good thing about WITO they welcome you back later in the year at no charge if you are unsuccessful.


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still working out the details with work making sure I will have the days off, the days you picked just happen to be my entire shift (Tuesday-Friday) that week.


Man that sucks! If it doesn't work out I can get you hooked up with Hunter for some alternate dates or if i make a late season return trip your welcome to come along then as well. That's the good thing about WITO they welcome you back later in the year at no charge if you are unsuccessful.


Really that is awesome. I am not out yet. What is the deposit? When is it due? When is the draw paperwork due?


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still working out the details with work making sure I will have the days off, the days you picked just happen to be my entire shift (Tuesday-Friday) that week.


Man that sucks! If it doesn't work out I can get you hooked up with Hunter for some alternate dates or if i make a late season return trip your welcome to come along then as well. That's the good thing about WITO they welcome you back later in the year at no charge if you are unsuccessful.


Really that is awesome. I am not out yet. What is the deposit? When is it due? When is the draw paperwork due?


Normally the deposit is 1/2 down but Hunter will work with you on it. Need $500 down to reserve your spot. I will have to check on when the draw opens up but I think it's in April? but don't hold me to that.


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evening bump...if you happen to be a facebook user, be sure to like WITO's page and get 10% off your hunt if you book by the end of this month!


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so $2250 for this hunt? I already booked my Moose hunt in August. I could probably go I have the vacation just very hard to commit this early in the season. Will make up my mind before the month ends so I can save the 10%.


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so $2250 for this hunt? I already booked my Moose hunt in August. I could probably go I have the vacation just very hard to commit this early in the season. Will make up my mind before the month ends so I can save the 10%.


That's right. Or 10% off any hunt booked by end of month if you choose another date. I talk to Hunter quite a bit and their openings are booking up quick for the year.


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4 more days to book your hunt and take advantage of the 10% off deal! Hunter and his crew have found some giant sheds already from a few big boys that made it through the season.


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See you boys in Illinois!!


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Went to WITO last year. Hunters a cool guy, we had terrible weather and I still managed tO see some shooters. And I can assure you they will do EVERYTHING in their power to get you a deer. Bump for a good hunt

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WITO just started offering 10% off their hunts. If you ever wanted to hunt IL now's the time to book!


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