Illinois Spring Turkey Hunts

1-4 Guests • Lodge • Private • Guided

Description

We are a premier free chase turkey hunting destination. We pride ourselves on providing a top-quality experience for our hunters from the stand to the lodge to the dinner table. When you hunt here, you're part of the family! We have over 20 years of experience managing these properties, and we're blessed with long-standing return clients who have become great friends.

Intense Management + Low Pressure = Outstanding Opportunity

  • We manage thousands of acres but only book about 30 hunters each year.

  • We book a low number of hunters per week to minimize hunting pressure.

  • If you're tired of the high-volume "hunt factory," Rocky Branch is the outfitter you've been looking for!

The fun doesn't stop when deer season ends!  We have prime turkey habitat and a near 100% opportunity rate for our spring gobbler season.  We have the flexibility to customize these hunts to suit the needs and abilities of the hunters in your party.  Turkey hunts are guided with a typical ratio of 1 or 2 hunters per guide.

Base Price is per person for a 3-Day Turkey Hunt. Add additional days per person per day.

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Upgrades

Additional Days

$385.00

Non Hunting Guest

$165.00


Your Host

Darrell's Trip

Darrell H

We have been operating as a top-quality outfitter for whitetail and turkey hunters for over 20 years. We manage thousands of acres of prime wildlife habitat in Southern Illinois. Owned and operated by Diane and Darrell who specialize in low-pressure hunting on highly managed properties for a select number of clients. We book about 30 hunters a year during the 6 prime weeks of hunting season, this is not a high-volume hunt factory. When you hunt here, you're part of the family!

from $1155/Experience

Base Price

$1155.00 Per Person Per Experience

$1155.00

$385.00 Per Person Per Item

$385.00

$165.00 Per Night Per Item

$165.00

Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment

$1155.00

Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


Amenities

  • Experienced Local Guide
  • Lodging
  • Heavily Managed Habitat
  • Thousands of Acres
  • Low Pressure Hunting

Location

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Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Valid Hunting License / Tags
  • Personal Hunting Gear
  • Personal Toiletries

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Rules & Guidelines

How much are permits? How do I apply? What does the permit include?

  • You can call 1-888-673-7648 or visit the Illinois DNR website for more information. Permit pricing is on our Pricing page. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

How many hunters are in camp at one time?

  • We typically book a maximum of 6 hunters per week. We specialize in highly managed properties and low hunting pressure for a select number of clients. Additionally, we only book hunts for the best 6 weeks of the IL deer season.

Do we hunt all day, or come in for a break?

  • It's your hunt and we try to accommodate your preferences. If you want to hunt all day, you are more than encouraged to do so. We will take care of you. We will provide you with a sack lunch and arrange for a meeting place and/or signals if you kill something or decide you want to come in.

Can we still hunt (walk around)?

  • All of our hunts operate from a fixed position (tree stand or ground blind). No still hunting or walking around. We know how to hunt these big deer, we've been doing it all our lives. If you trust us, sit still, and stay quiet, you will most likely have an opportunity.

Are there any additional/hidden costs that I should know about?

  • No. License, permit, shipping, taxidermy, and meat processing are your responsibility. Tips are appreciated but at your discretion. There really are no hidden surprise costs. The license and permit are the only other cost you will have until you kill an animal. Then it's just processing costs. We can also make recommendations for taxidermy.

What airports are you close to? Can you pick me up at the airport?

  • If you are flying in and need a ride from the airport, please notify us as soon as possible with your flight itinerary. Make sure you include flight numbers and times of arrival and departure. The closest major airport is Evansville, IN. There are smaller airports at Paducah, KY, and Marion, IL. We charge $150 round trip, which covers both arrival and departure.

When do we arrive?  Depart?

  • We would like for you to arrive the day prior to your first day, no sooner than 2 pm.  Typically, folks leave the morning after their final hunting day.  Our fee for non-hunters is $150/night.  

Are meals included in our hunt price?

  • For our deer hunts, we provide a quick breakfast (fruit, cereal, etc) and a sack lunch and snacks that you can take to the stand.  We provide a hot dinner each evening with a variety of items served.  Food is not included in our late-season hunts or turkey hunts.

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