Luke and Dell
October 2016 – Southern ILL
Accommodations: I have done a lot of traveling and stayed many places. The lodge is one of the top 3 nicest places I have ever stayed. Beds and furniture were very comfortable. Beautiful views in all directions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all fantastic. We had several choices and were asked if we wanted anything in particular. This was not necessary as Dad and I can eat or drink anything. But seriously no complaints with the food or drink, real good home cooking.
Hunting: There are several locations some just up the road and some a bit farther away. We went to two of them during our hunt. Both were excellent locations with more P-dogs than one could hope for. Most offering were 150 to 500 yards. Winds averaged 14 mph, little less wind in the morning and in the evening. We gained a lot of practical shooting experience and had one heck of a great time. The recommendation of 200 rounds per person per day was close. We had extra on hand just in case. You could easily shoot at more than that depending on you skill and pace. They offer other hunts as well and can only imagine they are also fantastic.
Overall: Dad and I had a fantastic time all-round. This exceeded our expectations in every category. I would truly recommend this to anyone that wants a trouble worry free hunt of this type. All you need is your vehicle, firearm, and ammo. (I am sure if you let them know ahead of time they would accommodate any reasonable request.) It had been a while since Dad and I got to spend some time just him and I. This will be one of those trips of a life time that we will both cherish forever and could easily become an annual event if time allows. Tim and his wife are great company and made us feel like we were visiting relatives “we like”. We can’t thank them enough and can’t think of one thing we would have changed or done differently. There are a few secret gems they have also that I will not mention as I don’t want to spoil the surprise when you go.