Hunting Dates _ Rates

While we are NOT the cheapest... dollar for dollar, we provide THE BEST percentage of shot opportunity to harvest a trophy mid-west giant whitetail! Our average shot opportunity of 77% inclusive of 130” and 140” minimum farms is unheard of and is what attracts and retains successful hunters, year after year!

Our fully-guided hunts include upscale meals, clean comfortable on-site lodging (rooms, towels and bathrooms cleaned daily), professional experienced guides, transport to and from stands, trophy pictures, capping and storage.

Our bow hunts are five full days of hunting on our trophy managed properties with a half day before and after, to come and go. We have professional, informative orientation and discuss how to correctly “rough score” our Giant whitetails as they approach your stand, to insure you harvest the buck you desire and one that meets each farms minimums.

Once you book with CIO, you own your coveted spot as long as you rebook by the annual December 15th deadline. After this date we will book available spots starting with our waiting list of anxious hunters who have held a position with a $1,000 deposit.

A deposit of 50% of the hunt fee, plus estimated license and permit fees are required as a deposit. We do ALL the work to attain your license and permit and have had 100% success for archery and 100% success for gun in the counties that CIO currently outfits.

All CIO farms have had an archery minimum of 130” gross Pope _ Young/ Boone _ Crockett and the Grigsby and McCormick farms have raised the minimums in 2007 and beyond to 140”.

All muzzleloader hunts are a 140” gross minimum with some elite gun hunts available at a 160” gross minimum on premium properties to be announced when available.

We run the least amount of hunters per acre than any other Outfitter in the State of Illinois!

Dates reflect actual hunting days.

Add one half day prior and one half day following for arrival and departure date.

2008 Archery Pre-Rut Phases

Availability Dates Cost * Days
call 1-877-246-2255 Oct. 1 – Oct. 5 $3,000.00 5 days
call 1-877-246-2255 Oct. 19 – Oct. 23 $3,250.00 5 days
call 1-877-246-2255 Oct. 26 – Oct. 30 $3,500.00 5 days
* Grigsby _ McCormick $3,500

2008 Archery All Rut Phases

Availability Dates Cost * Days
call 1-877-246-2255 Nov. 02 – Nov. 06 $3,750.00 5 days
call 1-877-246-2255 Nov. 09 – Nov. 13 $3,750.00 5 days
call 1-877-246-2255 Nov. 15 – Nov. 19 $3,750.00 5 days
call 1-877-246-2255 Nov. 25 – Nov. 29 $3,250.00 5 days
* Grigsby _ McCormick $4,000

2008 Firearms

Availability Dates Cost Days
call 1-877-246-2255 Nov. 21 – Nov. 23 $4,500.00 3 days
call 1-877-246-2255 Dec. 04 – -Dec. 07 $4,500.00 4 days
call 1-877-246-2255 Dec 12 – Dec 14
(Muzzleloader)
$4,000.00 3 days

2008 Combo Hunt

Availability Dates Cost Days
call 1-877-246-2255 Nov. 29 – Dec 3 Archery;
December 4 – 7 Gun
$6,700.00 9 days

2008-2009 Late Season Hunt

Availability Dates Cost Days
call 1-877-246-2255 Jan. 5 - 9, 2009 $2,250.00 5 days

REFUNDS: Refunds will ONLY be given if WE CANNOT accommodate your hunt. If we can accommodate your hunt and you choose not to hunt with us your deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE!