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Outfitter Review - Illinois Trophy Bowhunters

Submit Date: Jan 27, 2002

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Illinois Trophy Bowhunters

Outfitter / Contact: Steve Phelps

Location: Illinois, Pike

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: Good

Game Quantity: Good

Accomodations: Camp Hadley-Poor. No mattress

Camp Condition: Fair

Food Quality: Fair

Guide Experience: Poor. Guides are hunters who h

Other Personal Experience: fair

Review Information

Hunter: Bill Pecoraro



Would Recommend: No!

Overall Impression: Poor

Stands -Small,Cheap,noisy,uncomfortable lock on types with screw-in steps. Hung early in the season with no regard for changing wind patterns or deer patterns. Most stands lacked adequate shooting lanes. You were expected to hunt the same stand daily, no matter what the weather conditions because there were not enough extra stands provided and the guide did not rotate hunters to different stands. The guide will move your stand, but you had to lose a half a day of valuable hunting to do so. Stands were so bad I went out and purchased a climbing stand so I could move and enjoy my last two days of hunting! You will see some great deer but you probably won't get a shot because of the poor stand locations and lack of shooting lanes-- very frustrating. Also, some of the so called "guides" are hunters that hunted the same property and took some nice animals out before you get a chance. Not a good feeling when you spent so much money and effort.

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