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Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts is located in Pope County IL which is in the
southernmost part of Illinois in the fertile Ohio River Bottoms, also known as
the deer capital of Illinois.
John Zupetz Jr. Bloomington, New York Illinois Monster Buck is waiting for you!
With his 190" Monster Boone & Crockett
Typical buck - November 18th, 2011 Click here to Book your next HUNT
We offer the ideal environment for harvesting Trophy Whitetails. The natural make-up of our land coupled with the extensive time and effort put into enhancing our property provides you with the best trophy hunting opportunity. We have 4,000 + acres of private land consisting of crop lands, white-oak acorn forests, swamps and sloughs around the old Ohio River bottoms. In addition, a fertile soil has allowed us to produce rich food plots creating a sanctuary for reclusive monster bucks. A multitude of secret food plot mixes are interspersed throughout our properties which serve to maintain and enhance our big buck population. Our area has produced some of the biggest bucks in the country. Only Pope and Young bucks scoring 130"s and larger may be taken which allows for optimal maturation of bucks.
In addition to this big buck refuge, our land is scouted thoroughly througout the year to maximize your chances for a successful hunt. We have up to 300 or more lock on and ladder stands ready and in position. Currently we use the top Ladder and Loc-on Stands on the market. Over the years our guides have found that close tree steps and ladder sticks are appreciated by our hunters. Most stands are positioned between 17' and 20' in height. Our guides are family and friends that have spent hours scouting our properties and are ready and willing to work for you!
Super Star Country Singer - Craig Morgan
Filming these 2 hunts for The Outdoor Channel Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts guarantees the work ethic and dedication required to provide you with the hunt of a lifetime. Our hunters are not only impressed with the bucks on our land but also the extraordinary quality and management of our food plots. Our vast acreage of high protein food plots continue to amaze our hunters each year. We believe it's, not only our buck population, but also our hard work that keeps our hunters returning annually.
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"Jarod, I just dropped my 140" 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, & 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 856-863-6683
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!"
"I want to thank you for making my first experience in Illinois one to remember. You run a FIVE STAR operation!!
The lodge, home cooked meals and very knowledgeable guides made my hunt an enjoyable one. Your guide, did his homework - my group of hunters all saw big bucks and I had the opportunity to see a possible Boone and Crockett buck
at 17 yds. I could not ask for anything more from your outfit...Look forward to seeing you guys next year!!!
"I just wanted to drop you a note regarding the bow hunt I experienced the first week of October.
I am thoroughly impressed with your entire operation. The deer, the land, the guide, the cook, the lodge and even the dog are exceptional! I must admit that this was my first guided hunt and I was extremely skeptical. It only took a handshake and a few minutes in a tree stand to put me at ease. Your operation was everything I had hoped it would be and more.
I can’t say enough good things about you and your business. Taking a great buck was just “icing on the cake”.
I can’t wait to experience Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts again. Thanks for the great hunt and if u ever wander into Western New York please look me up"
- Jason Yasso
"Jarod, Thanks for a great hunt. We never thought we were going to go 3 for 4 and almost 4 for 4 by the second day"
"Jarod, I just wanted to send you a BIG thank you for providing a fantastic hunting experience for me!!
I also wanted to say I thought David was a top notch guide and I look forward to using him again in the future.
Thank you again Jarod and I look forward to seeing you soon for another hunt!!"
Craig Morgan and Professional Hunting Star Alex Rutlidge
Bow Hunting with us in November
Illinois Ohio Valley Trophy Hunts
Owner Jarod Jackson
Outfitter License # DT1000025
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