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Backwoods Whitetails

Rated 5 out of 5.0 based on 5 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Brett Homer

Location: Avon, Illinois

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer

State(s) Hunted: IL


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Submitted by: Bill Robinson

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Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2011

Hunt Date: Nov 5, 2011

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Days Hunted: 6

Hunt Type: Semi-Guided

Primary Terrain: Farmland

Method: Bow

Price Range: 2000-2999

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Illinois 2011

I live in the state of New Jersey where there is alot of hunting pressure. My first opportunity to hunt Illinois was in 2006. Although I harvested a deer, the guide service I used was very disappointing. Like alot of other hunters, you hope that you are getting yourself into the best guide service and deer woods available. But it doesn't always work that way. I decided to go back to Illinois and did alot of research to find a guide service. I first met Brett and Bridget Homer at the Eastern Sport Show in Harrisburg, Pa. Brett is very easy going and you can tell he knows how to hunt. I decided to take a chance and hunt with Backwoods Whitetails. I'm happy to say my search is over for an Illinois guide service. The properties are very well managed and their treestands are placed where the deer are. You are given the opportunity to bring your own stands and hang them yourself or Brett and Todd will hang them for you while you hunt. They do whatever it takes to give you an opportunity to harvest a deer. After the hunt, you return to a cozy lodge and a home cooked meal. Bridget is very talented in the kitchen. I hope to be a regular at the Backwoods Whitetails lodge for years to come.

note: The following reviews predate the numeric rating system and are not included in this outfitter's overall rating.

outfitter review submitted by: Mark Locke on May 11 2010

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: Good

Accommodation Quality: Great

Camp Condition: Nice

Food Quality: Delicious

Guide Experience: very good

Other Personal Experience: Very good

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: Absolutely

Reviewer Comments: This was my first and only guided hunt and I am going back this year as well. I had a great time and killed my biggest buck ever! Don't waste your valuable time and money elsewhere, book here.

outfitter review submitted by: Dennis Genarelli on May 10 2010

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: great

Accommodation Quality: great

Camp Condition: above average

Food Quality: great

Guide Experience: great

Other Personal Experience: great

Overall Impression: geat hunt at a very reasonable price

Recommend: most definetly

Reviewer Comments: Great people, see big bucks and going back again this year.Food and accomodations great.

outfitter review submitted by: Joe Tucker on May 10 2010

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: very good

Accommodation Quality: excellent

Camp Condition: very good

Food Quality: very good

Guide Experience: very good

Other Personal Experience: very good

Overall Impression: Awsome

Recommend: highly recomended

Reviewer Comments: If you are looking for a quality chance to harvest a huge buck, you must hunt Illinios. If you are hunting Illinios you will not find a better outfitter then Backwoods Whitetails. I will be returning this fall for my forth year and do not see an end in sight. They go above and beyond to make sure your experience is a one in a lifetime. A great camp, great food, great people and some huge deer. who could ask for more?

outfitter review submitted by: Nick Garder on May 7 2010

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: Good

Accommodation Quality: Good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Exellent

Guide Experience: Professional

Other Personal Experience: Professional

Overall Impression: Good

Recommend: Definetly

Reviewer Comments: I have hunted with Backwoods Whitetails for several years. Each year we have taken home bucks. I would recommend this outfitter to anyone looking for a great deer hunting vacation.

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