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Monster Whitetails - Trophy Deer Hunting at its finest

Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts offers Guided Deer Hunting in Pope County and Young County well known as the Deer Capital of Illinois. Our hunters are not only impressed with the quality of Whitetail Deer on our 4,000 + acres private land, but also with the extraordinary management of our Food Plots.

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Whitetail Deer Hunt of a Lifetime

Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts guarantees the work ethic and dedication required to provide you with the whitetail deer hunt of a lifetime. Our deer hunters are not only impressed with the bucks on our land but also the extraordinary quality and management of our food plots. A multitude of secret food plot mixes are interspersed throughout our properties which serve to maintain and enhance our big buck population. Our fertile soil here in southern Illinois and the natural layout of our land coupled with superior food plot implementation and management, has produced some of the biggest bucks in the country.

Deer Hunting Illinois Ohio Valley

 

Deer Hunting Illinois Ohio Valley

Our Fully Guided Deer Hunts

Fully guided hunts include lodging, breakfast, supper and care of your animal. Your designated guide will be responsible for transporting you to and from your hunting location each day but will not sit with you in the tree.  You and your guide will discuss the hunting strategy daily taking the weather and thermals into consideration.  You will know where you are hunting and why.

New Yorker Takes “Booner” in Illinois

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John Zupetz Jr. Bloomington, New York with his 190 inches Monster Boone & Crockett Typical buck

” There was no debating the decision to shoot; Zupetz only needed one look at the rack, even partially obscured by brush and tree limbs, to know it was big enough.  The buck followed the doe’s tracks, slowed to a 40 yards from the stand, and Zupetz let his muzzleloader bark.  The buck made it another 40 yards and stumbled to the ground with half of its rack viewable to Zupetz in the stand.”

” At the time, I didn’t know it was the buck I was after.”  he said.  ” But that half rack  I could see was huge.  As I walked up to the it I realized that it was the buck and he kept getting bigger the closer I got.  I jumped right on the phone to give Jackson the good news.”

New York Outdoor News Magazine – about Illinois Whitetail Deer Hunt
November 18th, 2011

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Our hunts have been featured on the Outdoor Channel many times!

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Our Recent Trophy Whitetails taken at Pope County and Young County, Illinois

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Hunters Specialties filming a hunt at our camp

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2013 Monster 16 Point 183 half Kill

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Net Typical Boone and Crockett
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Net Typical Boone and Crockett

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John F PA 178 inches Boone and Crockett GUN KILL

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Our Hunter’s Successful Trophy Hunting Stories

The Buck population and our hard work keeps our hunters returning annually

“If your passionate about hunting big Whitetails then Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts is the place for you! I had the pleasure of hunting with Jarod & David for 4 years. They run a first class operation & will put you on some huge deer! Southern Illinois is a beautiful place to hunt. If your not lucky enough to kill a big buck, you’ll leave with some great memories & even better friends! Can’t wait to get back.”

-Ryan Bulle,
Windham, Ny

 

“Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts surpasses my highest expectations and is City Woodchuck APPROVED! I cannot say enough in regards to Jarrod and his crew. It is evident that they are very knowledgeable when it comes to whitetail hunting. The scouting, food plot preparation, and stand placement shows their ability to please any hunter from novice to professional. If you need the evidence, stop by the City Woodchuck page on Facebook and watch my muzzleloader hunt that took place with these guys in 2013.  Since my first hunt back in 2009 I was hooked and have been hunting there every year since.”

-Kris Yerman
Facebook.com/citywoodchuck

 

“Jarod, Sandy and I just wanted to Thank-you and David for another fantastic experience and we hope there is a spot again next year for us to join you for the first gun season. As always we appreciate the efforts from your staff to make our hunting experience enjoyable and a success, especially after the weather challenges the week before the hunt started. You guys are the best!
Sandy and I can’t wait until next year !”

-Doug

What our Hunters are Saying

If your passionate about hunting big Whitetails then Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts is the place for you! I had the pleasure of hunting with Jarod & David for 4 years. They run a first class operation & will put you on some huge deer! Southern Illinois is a beautiful place to hunt. If your not lucky enough to kill a big buck, you’ll leave with some great memories & even better friends! Can’t wait to get back
- Ryan Bulle, Windham NY
Jarod, Sandy and I just wanted to Thank-you and David for another fantastic experience and we hope there is a spot again next year for us to join you for the first gun season. As always we appreciate the efforts from your staff to make our hunting experience enjoyable and a success, especially after the weather challenges the week before the hunt started. You guys are the best! Sandy and I can’t wait until next year !
Doug

“Jarod, I just dropped my 140 inches class trophy 10 pt Whitetail Buck off at my taxidermist on my way home from Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts once again, this is getting to be a habit. This was my 4th trip out of the last 5 years, and if not for the economy it would have been 5 out of five years. Thanks to the help of your talented guide, Brandon Whitmire working hard for each hunter to have an opportunity to be successful, I connected on another Illinois Trophy. I have hunted Whitetails throughout the USA,  Canada, and South America for Red Stag with many outfitters. Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts are second to none. Your Main lodge as well as your outpost lodge’s are all 1st class. We are always well fed & cared for with great home cooking and warm comfortable beds. Whatever the need of any hunter at any time of the hunt, you and your staff were always there for us.
Looking forward to next year & another great hunting experience. ”
-Tom Mattingley, Clayton NJ

 

“Jarod, Thanks for a wonderful archery hunt Nov 12th – 17th 2010, on the Saline County Property.
On Friday night at 5pm as I looked from my tree stand in the gorge up over the hill to the bean field I saw a large bodied deer.
As I looked through my range finder it was apparent it was a wall hanger. I used my doe bleat to call him down over the hill, but it was just too dark at 5:22pm, but it was a 170 + class buck. Over the 5 days of the hunt I saw 26 bucks. The big buck was on the morning of Nov 14th, at 9:28am. As I looked up along the stream bed at approximately 100yds it looked like a rocking chair coming towards me.

At 70yds I could see two large drop tines, then at 60 yds I saw a total of three drop tines and points everywhere.
It kept coming and at 45yds it turned sideways and stopped, smelling the foot prints of the 8pt that came up out of the gorge that I let pass.

I was at full draw waiting for it to move another four feet, which would put it at 40yds. At 45 yds there were too
many small branches covering the body, making a risky shot and possibly wounding the deer…..
I finally had to put down, taking about ten deep breaths to relax. All of sudden it noticed a doe at a 45 degree angle
farther out in the woods and walked directly away from the tree not allowing a shot. My knees started to shake so
bad I had to set down to recover. Yes I did not get to shoot this enormous deer, but this memory I will always have.
I texted Jarod, he said just relax, I have a picture of this guy on a trail camera, relaxing was easier said than done!”

-Greg Spotts

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