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Call us at 217-919-7191 and we can help you book your hunt!

License Information

If you have never hunted Illinois please check out the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website for rules and regulations. Each state’s regulations are different and we want to make sure all of our hunters are properly informed and there are no surprises.

Permits and Licenses can be purchased online. You will need an Archery or Shotgun/Muzzleloader Permit (depending on the season you are hunting), hunting license, and a habitat stamp. You must apply for the Permit. For any questions regarding the process of obtaining a license please do not hesitate to contact us at 217-919-7191.

Deposit Policy

A deposit of 50% of the hunt cost is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due upon the first day of arrival for your hunt. Deposits are non-refundable. In the event that a cancellation is necessary, deposits can be transferred to another hunt if made within 60 days of the scheduled hunt.

Deer Management Policy

At Hero Shot we believe in the let them go and let them grow policy. We operate on a 130 inch or 3.5 year old minimum. This allows us to manage our herd and allow the bucks to fully mature. With that being said anything harvested under 130 inches is subject to a $1,000 fine. The exception is cull bucks, youth hunters, and hunters over the age of 62 as there are no antler restrictions for these hunters. However, all fines are based on a case by case situation. Sometimes you only have a second to make that decision whether to shoot. We are not looking to fine people as we want you to harvest the deer of a lifetime.

Wound Policy

I am often asked “if I wound a deer can I keep hunting?” Hero Shot will make every effort to retrieve any animal that you hit. If an animal isn’t retrieved then it is at the sole discretion of Hero Shot weather to allow you to keep hunting or consider it a kill. My advice is to practice as much as possible and take ethical high percentage shots and the kill will take care of itself.

Pay for your hunt

For your 50% deposit we accept cash, check, money order, or cashier’s check. For the remaining balance of your hunt we accept cash, cashier’s check, and money order. If you wish to pay by credit card please contact us. There is a 3% processing fee for credit cards. If other payment arrangements or payment plans need to be arranged, please do not hesitate to contact us.


All Active Duty, Veterans, and First Responders receive a 20% discount on their hunt. If you pay your balance at the time of booking, we offer a 10% discount. Only one discount can be applied per person.