Our hunts are all fully guided including lodging and meals. We will provide field dressing and transportation of harvest. All taxidermy, processing, and shipping cost are the responsibility of the hunter. We have a great processor and taxidermist that we can refer you to.
Early Season Hunts
Our Early Season Hunts can be highly productive. The weather is very comfortable and most hunters like having the first crack at our mature bucks. At this time of year, our bucks can be patterned quite well. With the harvest taking place, there are plenty of fresh crops on the ground and acorns. These hunts typically involve multiple stands placed on edges or just slightly in security cover leading to and from bedding areas near food. As the year progresses, we will move deeper into the timber as movement permits. We only run 1 group the first week of the season. This allows us to keep pressure low and really be able to pattern these mature bucks. Depending on the movement sometimes morning hunting is discouraged as we do not want to run the risk of spooking deer out of the Ag fields.
Archery Pre-Rut/Rut Hunts
Our Archery Pre-Rut/Rut Hunts are unmatched at Hero Shot Outfitters. Our archery hunts are 5 days, depending on time of year. With large contiguous timber, creek bottoms, ridge tops, bottle necks, fence lines, high deer density, mature bucks, and low pressure is the recipe for success. The woods are literally on fire this time of year. If you have never experienced the rut in the Midwest it is like no other. This is the time of year you want to be on stand as much as possible as you never know what and when that next booner could step out.
Firearm/Shotgun/Muzzle Loader Hunts
Our Firearm/Shotgun/Muzzle Loader Hunts are highly productive and are almost filled for this year. The hunter on these hunts can bring a weapon of choice; muzzle loader, shotgun (slug only) or pistol. These weapons can be equipped with a scope. The hunters on these hunts will hunt from tree stands, ladders, ground blinds and elevated shooting houses. Also, ask about our combination hunts! This allows a hunter the opportunity at 2 bucks(1 with a bow and 1 with a gun).
Muzzle Loader Only Hunts
Our Muzzle Loader Hunt is a three-day hunt, typically in mid-December. It is with the use of a Muzzle Loader only. This hunt involves tree stands, ground blinds, ladders and elevated houses. We will concentrate primarily on stands around food sources. This is the time of year when the stomach of a deer is his worst enemy.
Youth Firearm Hunt
Our Youth Firearm Hunt is Hero Shots favorite hunt. This is a 3 day hunt(Saturday-Monday) normally this hunt falls on Columbus Day weekend. This is a very productive hunt at an affordable price. This is a family-oriented environment where it is about introducing children to the outdoors. We are currently over 100% Success Rates on our Youth Hunts. The chance for a trophy whitetail is very high on this hunt. There are NO TROPHY FEES on youth hunts!