Location: Hancock County, Illinois
Price: 10% off For Elite Members

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Bow Hunting Illinois for Trophy Whitetails

Shuhart Creek Whitetails – West Central Illinois Bowhunting Outfitter

shu1Shuhart Creek has 2,500 acres of Private Land located in West Central Illinois in Hancock County on the Mississippi River bluffs. We are in the county north of the “golden triangle.”  We don’t receive the publicity they do, but the hunting is equally as good, if not better!

We have a diverse habitat of hardwoods, white and red oak acorns, farm fields of corn, soybeans and wheat.  In addition, we harvest food plots containing turnips, rape, alfalfa, clover, oats and sugar beets. The hunting pressure is light and the quality of our deer is high. The land has been under quality deer management for the past 10 years.  There is an excellent opportunity to harvest a Pope & Young whitetail.  We are avid bowhunters ourselves and know what it takes to harvest quality bucks.

About Our Illinois Bowhunting
Bucks must have a minimum 130 P&Y gross score. There is a $500 fine for bucks scoring less than 130 P&Y gross score.


We also encourage every hunter to take a whitetail doe if they wish. No stalking or still-hunting is allowed.

Our stands are mostly ladder stands and lock-on stands and range from 15 to 25 feet high, depending on the type of cover andterrain.  Ground blinds are available and successful for those who are not able to hunt from an elevated stand.  You may bring a climber stand if you prefer to hunt out of one.  Use of safety belts from elevated stands is mandatory by Shuhart Creek.

Lodging is included in the hunt price.  The lodge is non-smoking and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and provides you with a shu2stove, microwave, refrigerator, washer, dryer and cable.  No meals or internet connection are provided with your hunt.  We have Kawasaki Mules for transportation to stands if needed and to assist in the retrieval of your deer.  A walk-in cooler is available to hang your deer.

Also offering turkey hunts in the spring.

We will do everything we can to make your hunting trip successful.


Hunt West Central Illinois on 2500 Private Acres in Hancock County on the Mississippi River Bluffs. Contact Rich Burian: 815-483-8729


Archery Season
October 1, 2015 thru January 17, 2016

2015 Gun Season
3 Day Hunt: 1st Season  November 20, 2015 – November 22, 2015
4 Day Hunt: 2nd Season December 3, 2015 – December 6, 2015

2015 Muzzle Loader
3 Day Hunt: December 11, 2015 through December 13, 2015

2015 Archery Prices
Early Season          $1,600.00 ($1,440 Elite Members)           5 Day Hunt
Rut bow hunts       $2,000.00 ($1,800 Elite Members)      5 Day Hunt
Late Season           $1,600.00  ($1,440 Elite Members)         5 Day Hunt

2015 Gun Prices
1st Season             $2,200  ($1,980 Elite Members)        3 Day Hunt
2nd Season           $2,000  ($1,800 Elite Members)         4 Day Hunt
Muzzle loader      $1,800.00   ($1,680 Elite Members)        3 Day Hunt

2015 Archery/ Gun Combo  
$3,500.00  ($3,150 Elite Members)       8 Day Hunt

Youth Hunts
October 10, 2015 – October 11, 2015            $850 ($765 Elite Members)         2 Day Hunt

Turkey Hunts are $150/day plus guiding cost

A 50 percent deposit is required to hold a hunt date.



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