Q:  How early should I book my hunt?

Today! We are filling up for 2015.  Book now to reserve the best dates!

Q:  What is the average antler score of the Whitetails harvested at Hammell’s Wildlife Connection?

The average antler score is 140+ inches

Q:  How big is the largest Whitetail taken from Hammell’s Wildlife Connection?

186 inches. This trophy Whitetail was taken in 2009.

Q:  What separates Hammell’s Wildlife Connection from the other outfitters?

We are most proud of our 95% return customer rate, which is a direct reflection on how we treat our hunters.

Q:  What is your opportunity for success rate?

The opportunity to harvest a 130+ inch trophy Illinois Whitetail here is excellent! Bow hunters enjoy a 60-65% chance and shotgun and muzzleloader hunters have a 75% chance.

Q:  Do you have a food plot program?

Yes. In addition to our many acres of corn, soybean, and wheat fields, we plant a mix of clover, turnips, and alfalfa.

Q:  What time should we arrive for our hunt?

We suggest that hunters arrive by 3:00pm the day before their hunt is scheduled to begin. The actual hunt begins the following morning.

Q:  What is the orientation process before the hunt?

We will schedule a time to meet before the hunt begins to finalize paperwork, review hunting safety procedures and regulations, and answer any questions you may have.

Q:  Can we bring our own stands?


Q:  Do you provide guns, ammunition, bows, and arrows?


Q:  What licenses and permits do I need?

You must have a hunting license, permits, and a habitat stamp. Information is available at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources: www.dnr.state.il.us.

Q:  Are tips for the guides required?

Tipping is at your discretion. A guide must earn his or her tip. If you feel your guide is entitled to receive a tip, a 10 to 15% gratuity would be greatly appreciated.

Q:  Are meals included in the price?

Yes, one evening meal and breakfast is included per day.

Q:  Is lodging included in the price?


Q:  Are alcoholic beverages allowed in the lodge?

Yes. Consumption is to be kept to a minimum.

Q:  Where can I find more information?

Hunters with special needs: www.dnr.state.il.us/doo/index.htm

Illinois Department of Natural Resources: www.dnr.state.il.us

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