2345 St. Paul's Church Road« Return to Listings
Arenzville, IL 62611
One of Illinois' best kept secrets, The Strut & Rut Hunting Lodge offers trophy white-tail deer and turkey hunting in Western Illinois. Low hunting pressure in Morgan, Scott and Cass Counties will provide hunters with an excellent hunting experience. Strut Rut is located across the river from Pike County. Just over 2 hours north of St. Louis, Missouri and mid-way between Springfield & Quincy, Illinois, we are easily accessible, yet wonderfully secluded on almost 5,000 private acres. Farmland of corn, beans, clover and alfalfa interspersed with woodland creates abundant cover. Shrubbery, consisting of choke berry, hazelnut and American plum, have been planted on the edges of the fields. These shrubs produce nuts which supplement the diet of the deer. They also provide a thicket for the wildlife. A portion of the Strut & Rut property is enrolled in the Timber Stand Improvement Program through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) which results in a greater production of nut-bearing trees thus enhancing the development of trophy white-tail deer and wild turkey. The Strut & Rut manages prime white-tail deer and turkey habitat for trophy hunting on approximately 4000 acres of our privately owned hunting ground. We only harvest does and trophy bucks on our properties. A majority of the land is reserved for archery hunting only, thus allowing excellent opportunity for late season hunters. All of the Strut & Rut ground is pre-scouted. We have several stands in place, however, hunters are also welcome to bring their own. It should also be noted that there are no poisonous snakes on our properties.