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Outfitter Review - Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures

Submit Date: Mar 25, 2008

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures

Outfitter / Contact: Don/Sandie

Location: IL, Pike

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

Game Quality: Excellent

Game Quantity: Very good

Accomodations: Excellent

Camp Condition: Excellent

Food Quality: Very good and plenty of it!

Guide Experience: Unguided

Other Personal Experience: Very good

Review Information

Hunter: Rick Phillips



Would Recommend: Absolutely!!!

Overall Impression: Excellent

I bow hunted at the Butler's Halloween week 2007 and had a darn good time. This is not a guided hunt, you actually get to hunt! What I mean is you get to scout your assigned section, select your stand sights and and actually HUNT! It's you and the deer and the elements. This not a canned hunt, nobody takes you by the hand and tells you what and when to shoot. I for one prefer to hunt on my own, to me that is a real hunt. I saw deer every day. I hunted from my own treestsnds and my own Double Bull Blind. I enjoyed close encounters nearly every day and had great stories to share at the Lodge in the evening.My second day out I spotted two huge bucks a couple hundred yards away and spent the next 3 days hunting the monster of my dreams. I passed on a beautiful 140 ish. class deer and held out for my monster. On the 4th. day of my hunt I had him within 17 yards and as I went to full draw a young doe busted me and Big Daddy bolted. He worked his way around me to try and wind me and I was shaking soooo bad I simply could not stand up and turn around to get a shot. Several days later he was videotaped and guestimated to be in the 170 to 180 class! Unfortunately the wind was howling on my last day and I saw the big guy Icome out past good shooting light. I would have extended my hunt but the Butler,s adhere to a 5 day cooling off period between hunters and I commend them for doing so. There are other outfitters in Pike County with larger tracts to hunt, fancy food plots and all, and of course the large price tags that go with them but if you want to hunt like the good old days and enjoy a family atmosphere The Butler's offer a quality experience that is a good value. I hope to return in 08!

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