Over the years We have come to love and respect the art of whitetail
management. We enjoy the serenity and beauty of Pike County, Illinois,
especially during the whitetail season. The fall colors on a frosty
morning can be breath taking as the sounds of the rutting bucks echo
through the still morning air.
We have each experienced the tremendous thrill
in the taking of trophy whitetails. Several of Our trophies
have received 1st. place honors in the 2nd. annual Pike County
Illinois deer camp. The Pike County Deer Camp was
established to display and score trophy animals. The deer camp goes
further than the judging, it is a place where sportsmen and women share
their hunting adventures, and is also a place to get a few pointers as the
hunting season approaches. It also serves as a median to bring in
not only the hunter, but the none hunter alike as a way to promote the art
of whitetail hunting.
Thank You for Your interest in bow hunting the big whitetails in Pike
County, Illinois. The Land of Legends Outfitters spans
more than 1100 acres of some of the best whitetail hunting in the country.
We have 346 acres of CRP, 151 acres in corn, soybeans and wheat. The
remaining acres are woodlands with several creeks, springs, and ponds.
There are also many food plots throughout the farm.
Ten years ago, along with our neighbors, we
started a management program to give our young bucks a chance to mature.
Our efforts paid off. Now with each passing year the number of big
mature bucks has steadily increased.
Our hunts are guided or semi guided. We
will help You any way We can. We will scout the farms for scrape
lines or areas where the deer are using and try to place You in a hot
spot. We will have stands hung or You may bring Your own stand or
You may hunt in ground blind. I do not allow driving deer.
Only stand hunting will be allowed. Bucks taken must be mature
animals of 140 or better. You will need to bring all the necessary gear,
including rubber boots. These are fair chase wild game hunts that
require crafty archers with ethical and sportsman like behavior. All
State and Federal hunting regulations apply.
LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS:
The Land of Legends Outfitters is located 1.7 miles north of
Kinderhook, IL on county route 2018 north. From the junction of Illinois
Rt.106 & Illinois Rt. 96 in downtown Kinderhook proceed east on Rt.106
1/4 mile to the eastern boundary of town where You will make a left
turn off 106 onto county route 2018 north 'also named Chaney Street' which
runs adjacent to the West Pike High School. We are located at the
only home on the east side of the road. If by chance You become lost
along the way, You'll find a friendly atmosphere among the locals here
that are more than willing to point You into the right direction.
The Land of Legends Outfitters is located in
one of the most serene and prime whitetail regions of legendary Pike
County Illinois, yet only minutes away from most any form of
accommodation You may desire..
Our being located only 20 minutes from
Hannibal, Missouri and 35 minutes from Quincy, Illinois You will
find lodging, food, entertainment, and hunting supplies as well as such
services as local commercial flights into and out of Quincy from such
locations as St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois.
Transportation rental is available in Quincy directly at the airport if
You care to fly in and rent local transportation.
Food and lodging accommodations can be found
in Hannibal, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois. Several motels in
Hannibal offer discounts exclusively to individuals that mention they are
guests of The Land of Legends Outfitters. Also available on a local
basis, The Railsplitter Inn in the community of Hull, Ill just 3 miles
west of Kinderhook on Illinois route 106 offers room discounts to
individuals that are guests of The Land of Legends Outfitters. Food
is also available on a local basis with restaurants in both Kinderhook and
THE LAND OF THE
Clyde E. Dunker, Jr.
R. R. #1 Box 61
Kinderhook, IL 62345