Welcome to Family Deer Camp - Southern Illinois Hunting Cabin

1-10 Guests • Lodge • Private • Self-Guided/DIY


This is my family’s deer camp and it is perfect for the hunters’ retreat. The Poplar logs that make up the cabin’s sturdy walls were all cut from the property. The construction of this cabin was a labor of love and provided comfort for me and my dad after my mother passed away the day we laid the first log. The cabin kept us busy over the next four months and gave us the chance to help each other through a difficult time. We are excited now to share our bounty with others looking to hunt in the area. We will not be offering hunting on the property but there is public land all around that is great for Southern Illinois hunting.


  • South West of Olmsted, IL in Pulaski County Illinois

  • 50 Acres with a 4+ acre pond (No Hunting on the Property)

  • 10 Minutes from Cypress Creek Wildlife Refuge

  • 20 Minutes from Shawnee National Forest

  • 20 Minutes from Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area


  • 7 Beds

  • 2 Full-Size Sofas

  • Futon

  • Sleeps up to 10

  • Fully Stocked Kitchen

  • Linens and Towels

  • Bathroom with Walk-in Shower

  • 55-Inch Smart TV with YouTube TV

  • Wifi

  • Washer/Dryer

  • Dining Room Table Seats 6

  • BBQ Grill

  • Fire Pit

  • AC / Propane Heat

  • 16x16 Deck over the Lake

  • 14-Foot John Boat with Troller Motor - Available for rent for an additional fee per day (life jackets included)

For The Hunter:

  • Boot Dryer

  • Seven-cubic Foot Freezer

  • Scent Crusher Closet

  • Gambrels for up to 8 Deer

  • Catch your Dinner, not fill your freezer

Base Price is per night for up to 4 guests. 3-Night minimum to book. Additional fee per guest over 4. A required cleaning fee will apply.

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Additional Guest over 4


Required Cleaning Fee


Your Host

Dewey's Trip

Dewey D

Family Deer Camp in Southern Illinois. Near public land rich with Illinois Whitetail.

from $193/Night

Base Price

$192.50 Per Night


Required Cleaning Fee



$27.50 Per Night Per Item


$44.00 Per Item


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

Total Payment


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.


  • 7 Beds, 2 Full Size Sofas, Futon - Sleeps 10
  • Secluded 50 Acre Property
  • 4+ Acre Pond
  • 14ft John Boat Available for Rent
  • Bed Linens
  • Towels
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • 16x16 Dock on the Lake Great for Fishing
  • BBQ Grill
  • Fire Pit
  • Boot Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Scent Crusher Closet
  • Gambrels for up to 8 Deer



Gear List

  • Personal Items
  • Food & Drinks
  • Board Games
  • Charcoal for Grill

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Rules & Guidelines


We are not permitting Hunting on the property. Hunters can utilize nearby public hunting grounds.

You are welcome to fish but please catch enough for dinner not to fill the freezer.


In general, anyone wishing to hunt in Illinois is required to purchase a hunting license. There are some exceptions to this requirement.

Anyone born after January 1, 1980, will need to complete a Hunter Safety Education Course before obtaining a hunting license. Proof of completion must be available while hunting.

In most cases, an electronic state habitat stamp is also required.

Waterfowl hunters will also need both the electronic state waterfowl stamp and the federal waterfowl stamp.

Species-specific permits or other registrations may be required.

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