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Outfitter Review - Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures

Submit Date: Dec 3, 2007

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures

Outfitter / Contact: Don/Sandie Butler

Location: Illinois, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

Game Quality: Poor

Game Quantity: Poor

Accomodations: Excellent

Camp Condition: Excellent

Food Quality: Fair

Guide Experience: Non-guided

Other Personal Experience: Very Little Deer Hunting Exper

Review Information

Hunter: Kevin Robison



Would Recommend: No

Overall Impression: Poor

I have hunted the first shotgun season with this outfitter for the last 3 years and only returned the third year because my father's hunt was half price. The quality and quantity of deer has decreased each year. The outfitter has no food plots on any of the tracts of land. Also, several of the tracts are small (60, 80, 150 acres) and you run into the problem of the adjoining landowners hunting on or near the property lines therefore it decreases the size of an already small tract of land. They list 2 other tracts available to hunt, the 130 and the 200 acres tracts, but in reality these 2 tracts are owned by the family and gun hunted by the family. You will not be gun hunting on either of these 2 tracts. The other tract advertised is 425 acres and it is leased. For the last 3 years only 2 guys have gun hunted this tract. This past year 5 gun hunters were put on the 80 and 150 acre tracts. Both of these tracts are less than half wooded. When asked about possibly going to the 60 acre tract I was told that you will hunt the farm you are assigned and there will be no jumping around. Meanwhile, 2 hunters hunt a 425 acre tract of which it borders the family owned 200 acre tract where one of the sons and the father hunt. The hunting itself and the knowledge of hunting that the outfitter has are both poor. The lodge is an excellent place to stay. I would only recommend you use this outfitter for lodging and not hunting. I've harvested deer each year but I would not recommend it to a freind. There are better places to hunt in Pike County.

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