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Tired of hunting lands that the best you can hope for is a 100 inch 8 point? Are you ready to up your game? Are you wanting to hunt where they grow the big boys? Hunt Illinois! Ever shot a turkey with a bow? Hunt Illinois!

This buck is a Boone and Crockett 177 inches with a 25" inside spread now in the books. I shot him in Illinois four years ago on my first trip there. I have been ruined ever since! After shooting the buck Ibegan booking and outfitting hunts in IL. Since 2004, I have killed two 140 inch bucks, two of my guys have killed 150 inch bucks and we have other kills in the 120-130 inch range.

My name is John Steele, I live in Milton, FL. I have a full time job but I alsooutfitand book trophy whitetail/turkey huntsin Illinois and gator hunts here locally.In Illinois, I leaseprivate farms that I outfit low cost, self or semi guided hunts on.I also book hunts for two outfitters inIL. My goal is simple. Ioffer low cost hunts without the overhead. I secure great private farms atlow cost, to provide low costhunts for the chance to kill a trophyof a lifetime. Success rate at trophy animals has beengood, bow shots I think we average around 65% success, firearm hunts are close to 100% on shots.

I also outfit/book gator hunts. We have taken several gators ove 10-11 feet. You've never felt the rush until you are on open water with a 500lb gator on our line!

Mycell number is 850.554.1739,my email address is [email protected].. Book a hunt with me and experience the best hunting in Illinois or trophy gator hunting without the markup of a big outfitter! I can also send more pictures if you are interested.

John Steele

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Glad ta have you on here John....Welcome brother
 

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John,

I grew up in Illinois and hunted Wisconsin mostly.

Those deer are why I don't hunt much -- if at all -- down here. It's fun and all but you nailed when you said you were spoiled.
 

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sounds like a great opportunity. my wife saw the picture and asked me why i dont bring home horns like that... so explained to her because i need to go to illinois to get them. i emailed you for some info. thanks, and WELCOME to the forum
 

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<SPAN id=_ctl1_ctlTopic_ctlPanelBar_ctlTopicsRepeater__ctl9_lblFullMessage>early and late season bowhunt 3 days for $1000; up to6 day rut hunt bow/firearm combo $2500.. can break up anyway we need to, we have a lot of flexibility if we book early.. we dont take a lot of guys, we arent a commercial operation..
 

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Nice buck John. Email me any info you can on your trips up there. I have a 14 year old I would like to take up there. He killed his first buck this year and I would like him to have the expieriance of hunting the big boys. I feel more comfortable booking with a local person that you get to know before the trip. My email is [email protected]
 

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 36pt">Oak Creek Outfitters 2008<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>[/B]<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p>[/B]<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">John Steele<o:p></o:p>[/B]<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">5930 Gillum Rd, Milton, FL<o:p></o:p>[/B]<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">850.554.1739<o:p></o:p>[/B]<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p>[/B]<UL style="MARGIN-TOP: 0in" type=disc><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Non commercial operation; private farms, acreage/location varies; approx 2000 acres in Brown, Schuyler, McDonough, Knox Counties <o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Semi/non guided hunts, guided available on request for additional fee<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Early or late season archery hunt 3 day $1000 (Oct 1-19 to Dec 1-Jan 15)<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Early or late season archery hunt 6 day $1750 (Oct 1-19 to Dec 1-Jan 15)<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Rut 6 day archery hunt $2250 (Oct 20-Nov 30)<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Rut 3 day firearm hunt 1<SUP>st</SUP> season (Nov 21-23) $2000<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Post Rut 4 day gun hunt 2<SUP>nd</SUP> season (Dec 4-7 ) $1750<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">5-6 day archery/firearm combo hunt (Nov 18/19 - Nov 23) $2500<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">***Prices subject to change based on lease cost or outfitter fees etc.<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">License / permit not included<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><UL style="MARGIN-TOP: 0in" type=circle><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1; tab-stops: list 1.0in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Archery permit $365<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1; tab-stops: list 1.0in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Firearm permit $265<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1; tab-stops: list 1.0in">In addition to a valid deer hunting permit hunters are required to purchase either a 5-Day ($28.75) OR Annual ($50.75) Hunting License AND a Habitat Stamp ($5.50)<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1; tab-stops: list 1.0in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">IL DNR License/Season Link: http://www.dnr.state.il.us/admin/systems/07/07deerseasondates.htm<o:p></o:p>[/B]</LI>[/list][/list]<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p>[/B]<UL style="MARGIN-TOP: 0in" type=disc><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; 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