What is the Golden Triangle in Illinois?
Illinois deer hunters are all too familiar with the area known as the golden triangle. The area consists of Pike, Brown and Adams Counties and consistently produces some of the largest bucks in the state. In fact the area tends to dominate the state record books.
What is the Illinois state record whitetail deer?
327 7/8th inches
Illinois now owns both archery world records for whitetail deer. The Pope and Young Club, keeper of archery records, announced that a specially-convened panel found that Luke Brewster’s buck is the world record for nontypical, scoring 327 7/8th inches. (Click here to read P&Y’s account of the decision.)
How much does a trophy breeder buck cost?
Stocking Prices and Assumptions A breeder buck is purchased for $15,000 with a range of $8,000 to $20,000.
What county in Illinois has the biggest bucks?
The Golden Triangle of Illinois — Pike, Brown, and Adams county, collectively nestled between the Mississippi and Illinois River — has long been the primary destination for this caliber of whitetail bucks.
Where are the most deer in Illinois?
Conservation Officers noted the greatest number of deer occurred in north central Illinois around the Severson and Funderburg estates, with the second largest herd located in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois (Pietsch, 1954).
Is deer hunting in Illinois good?
Overall, there is a lot of good deer hunting in Illinois. You just might have to pay a little more for it. Plus, if you can find access to private land, chances are good it’ll be a honey hole. The Illinois DNR does a phenomenal job managing its herd.
Where can I deer hunt in Illinois?
Where can I hunt deer in Illinois? IDNR allows deer hunting at many of our owned or managed sites. Hunting is also allowed on private property IF you have received prior permission from the landowner or tenant. IDNR has a Land Access Permission Card to facilitate this approval.
What is the Golden Triangle of deer hunting?
The new golden triangle is Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Sure, Wisconsin is still No. 1. There’s no changing or ignoring that.