Boneyard Outfitters

Welcome to the Boneyard, Southern Illinois premiere hunting guide service. We offer quality guided hunts for monster Illinois bucks and giant Eastern Wild Turkeys. We have hunters come from all over the country to get a crack at one of our trophy, free-range Illinois bucks. Our deer in Southern Illinois are all corn and grain-fed, which means they have big bodies and big racks. If you're looking for a quality Illinois guided deer hunt, come to the Boneyard!

About this trip



We had another great deer hunting season in Southern Illinois where our clients harvested some dandy big bucks!


We put a break between our 5-day archery hunts to give our hunting areas a chance to "cool down" between groups. When you arrive at your Boneyard hunting stand, you'll know that someone hasn't been sitting in your stand for the last several days. Simply put – reducing hunting pressure increases deer activity on our properties. We have limited dates and number of hunters we take per week. If you would like a date reserved, contact us asap to reserve your spot now. We still have great pre-rut guided bow hunts available in October, and a few firearm deer hunts in November & December. Call us today before we book up!

We have a few spots still open, call Jason for dates and rates.Ask about group discounts.


• October 2019 –– $1,700 (any available days)

(price is per person. includes meals & lodging)

• November RUT 2019 –– $1,950 (for last remaining hunts)

(price is per person. includes meals & lodging)

• December 2019 –– $1,700

(price is per person. includes meals & lodging)

2019 Gun Hunts: Shotgun & Muzzleloader Rates

Oct. Youth Hunt

Nov. Rut

3-day gun hunt

3-day gun hunt



Nov. Dec. Rut Hunt 4-day gun hunt $1,900

Dec. Muzzleloader 3-day muzzleloader $1,350

All food and lodging is included in the cost of gun hunts.. Additional nights food and lodging is $50 per night.

For Late Season or Youth hunts, call for dates and prices 618-927-3432. Youth Hunt dates are not available yet but are usually Columbus Day weekend in October and run Saturday, Sunday and Monday (kids are off school on Monday!).

What's Included:

Guided hunts are mostly all-inclusive except travel costs, airline tickets, tips, extra processing, taxidermy and liquor. Night before your hunt starts and night after your hunt ends are also included.

License and Permit Requirements:

Out of state Deer permits:

Archery - $400

Gun - $315

Out of state hunting license $40

Illinois residents- apply for Franklin County

What to Expect:

Arrive in camp the night before your hunt, and your guide will get you checked in. The morning of your hunt, you will meet at the lodge for a cup of coffee and a skull session with the guides to assign stand sites. Then it’s off to the woods. You will be taken to one of our prime hunting stands. We use lock-ons and ladder stands that have been strategically located over prime feeding areas and trails.

Your guide will leave you at your stand for the morning hunt. If you prefer to sit all day, that’s not a problem. Most Boone and Crockett bucks are shot between 10 and 2, so if you have the patience you may get a shot at one. If you choose to move, your guide will set you up in a new stand site for the afternoon hunt.

After the hunt, enjoy a hot gourmet meal at the lodge and share the days events with fellow hunters.

Lodging and meals are provided. But you will be responsible for bringing your own gear including gun, bow/arrows, camo, licenses etc. Gun hunters can only use a shotgun OR muzzleloader (rifles are not legal to hunt deer in Illinois). You CAN use a muzzleloader for shotgun season but CANNOT use shotgun for the muzzleloader season. Hunters must also wear blaze orange during gun season (at least 400 cubic inches AND a blaze orange hat).

A couple tips:

Practice with your weapon before you show up for the hunt. Our guides will get you an opportunity to shoot. The rest is up to you.

Let us know if you have any physical conditions that might hinder your hunting. We can also accommodate you with ground blinds if necessary. Lastly, be sure to tip your guides, they work hard to get you on deer.

Travel Specifics:

Fly to St. Louis, Missouri or Evansville, Indiana airport where you'll be a 2 hour drive to the Boneyard Lodge. If you prefer to drive, we can provide

Other Trips We Provide
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
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Target game:
Whitetail Deer
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