Lodging & Outfitters

Whitetail deer hunting is our passion and our area is known for producing some world champion monster bucks.

Hunters Roost Lodge & Outfitters offers affordable Illinois deer hunting.

Hunters Roost Lodge & Outfitters features friendly, down home lodging and outfitting. Our whitetail deer hunting is second to none with semi-guided deer hunting, archery deer hunts, and muzzleloader deer hunts. If whitetail hunting is what you are looking for and you have not tried Illinois deer hunting before, Hunters Roost is the place to go.

Whitetail deer hunting

Who we are

We are a family run mom & pop business that pride ourselves on our down home atmosphere and close interaction with our hunters. Our family has lived in the area all of our lives, dating as far back as the 1830’s. John has hunted his whole life so he fully understands what is expected from an outfitter. We are here to deliver a memorable hunting experience with the utmost sincerity and honesty.

Plan Your Perfect Hunt With Us

 About 75% of our trophy deer hunters see the biggest buck of their life while hunting here. Our private hunts are on private farms where we will be the only hunters. These farms are a mix of woods, creeks and agriculture which creates ideal conditions for trophy bow hunting. We hunt a lot of pinch points. Our archery leases are only hunted 3 weeks per year. 

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Plan A

Semi-Guided Archery Trophy Whitetail

Setup day is Sunday and ends the following Friday after dark.

Checkout on Saturday

Plan B

Semi-Guided Firearm Trophy Whitetail

Setup day is Thursday with a 3-day rut hunt Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Checkout on Monday

Plan C

Archery/Gun Combo

Setup day Sunday before the first firearms season. 5 1/2 days of archery followed by a  3-day rut hunt.

Muzzleloader hunts

We also offer muzzleloader hunts

First full weekend of December . Setup day on Wednesday with the hunts Thursday -Sunday. Checkout on Monday morning.

About us

We strive to provide you the best opportunity at a trophy animal with clean, comfortable accommodations and excellent meals at an affordable price. We look forward to serving you!

We are exited and want every one to know that we added an antler shed dog to our lodge. Mya is pictured below with her first antler of the season. She was purchased and traind by Rodger Seigler and family at www.antlerdogs.com .We hope to show more pictures as the season progresses. So keep watching our site! Mya and Judy have also bonded good. Mya loves Judys cooking as well.

Whitetail deer hunting is our passion and our area is known for producing some world champion monster bucks. Please browse our site, and feel free to contact us or any of our references.


When can I setup?

Setup day is on the day you arrive. We try to get it done to were you can hunt that afternoon. This is not a guarantee but works most of the time.

Can I start early?

Yes, for an additional $100 you can start a day early. This will give you an additional afternoon and morning hunt. This is limited to only a single additional day however.

Will my group be hunting with other groups?

We do not mix groups. You will be on your own private farm to hunt. Groups will also have their own rooms to sleep in.

Can I bring my own stand?

Yes, you can bring your own stand if you prefer to use one of your own.

All hunters are required to sign a waiver of liability upon arrival.

After setup day you will drive yourself to and from the farm you’re hunting. When a deer is shot you call us immediately and we will help track and get the animal out for you. There are no hidden trophy fees and our hunts are all fair chase. We have a high return rate and average a 60 to 70 percent shot success rate.

What Our Clients Say


Been to other Illinois outfitters but they are by far the best. Small enough where you get personal treatment and plenty of good land to hunt. Great accommodations and meals it’s worth going just for the food. Almost like hunting at home just with bigger bucks you won’t be disappointed.

– Tim Rowland


One of my best hunting weeks of my life. Hope to return back there in the years to come. Never seem so many monster bucks.

– Kaleb Roy