More Info About Hunting Season
Basic InfoIllinois archery season for deer opens October 1st and runs through the middle of January. During the deer hunting season, all other activities at Hillcrest Event Center will pause and only return in the middle of January, after the end of hunting season.
If you plan on visiting during the non-hunting season, our resort season provides many entertainment opportunities for the entire family. We recommend that you visit in May or August, your schedule permitting. Many large bucks are out in the fields during this time of year.
At Hillcrest Event Center, we encourage the harvesting of does. This helps us have a healthy deer herd. If you do not want the meat we donate it to local families.
Ground blinds are not provided by Hillcrest Event Center, however you are encouraged to bring your own.
Gun hunting is not allowed on the property
Opportunity RateOur opportunity rate at Hillcrest Event Center is 60-65%, though some weeks have a 100% rate.
Both RV and Tent site are available, no meals, no services, dump station is available.