Backwoods Outfitters

Illinois Backwoods Outfitters is the premier destination for hunters looking to harvest the trophy whitetail deer of their dreams. We offer quality Illinois deer hunting, experienced guides, and a great lodge. We are dedicated to becoming the top outfitter in Illinois for bow, shotgun, and muzzleloader deer hunts and want you to return year after year.

Illinois Backwoods Outfitters, Inc. | 20136 East 1800th Road | Chrisman, IL 61924 | (731) 616-1470

About this trip

The Hunt

Illinois Backwoods Outfitters was formed out of a desire to provide clients with the highest quality hunting experience. Our lodge sits on nearly 10,000 acres of trophy-managed property in a remote area of Clark and Edgar County Illinois, a top location for harvesting trophy-class whitetail deer in North America.

Why We’re Different

To maintain a high quality hunting experience, Illinois Backwoods Outfitters has committed to managing our land for the long term. We believe in the quality of the hunt, not quantity of hunters, and our dedication to proper land management has led to low pressure hunting, a fertile habitat with high deer density and consistently high success rates for our clients. We have more than an 80 percent retention rate on customer returning to our Outfitters, and our testimonials and photos of our clients harvesting trophy bucks are always available and updated to demonstrate our clients’ successes.

Bowhunting Whitetails

Illinois Backwoods Outfitters specializes in archery hunting for all skill levels. All Backwoods guides are experienced bowhunters who understand the land and share equal passion for the sport. Whether early season, rut, or late season, our archery hunts provide ample opportunities to shoot your buck of a lifetime. Our archery hunts are 5 days, and include meals and lodging.


Illinois Backwoods Outfitters also provides a limited number of guided black powder and shotgun hunts. Gun hunts take place at the end of the rut or late season over various food plots. Our gun hunts typically have a very high success rate. These popular hunts primarily utilize ladder stands and ground blinds. Three- and four-day packages are available, and lodging and meals are included with these hunts.

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