"In 2016, I had the good fortune of trophy deer hunting in West Central Illinois…. not once but twice with the folks at HOLY PURSUIT OUTFITTERS. My first hunt started on opening day of their Archery Deer Hunt.. At sunrise I found myself perched on a well placed tree stand overlooking what appeared to be a network of deer trails. Soon after I encountered an Illinois busier. My second hunting adventure was during their Late Muzzleloader Hunt. As the sun was setting on the last day of the hunt I was glassing two prospective candidates from an elevated box blind overlooking a frequently attended corn field. Confronted with the decision of whether to shoot or pass, I decided to give them another year to grow. The entire hunting experience was unprecedented!
As a guest of Kevin, Shiloh and Hannah, I felt as though I was getting the VIP Treatment. But then I realized everyone else at the lodge felt the same. Although the hunting is impressive and worthy of boasting about, what impressed me the most about this extraordinary outfitting operation was the enthusiasm each of the proprietors displayed….. not only on the first day of the hunt but on the last. From start to finish they remained sincerely devoted to details, while ever committed to providing you every opportunity to become a Successful Trophy Class Hunter.”
Although I did not harvest a buck,( by choice) I set my sights on several respectable 130 to 140 class ones during both of my hunts. If you’re looking for 5 Star Accommodations…. .Great Host, and the ever present potential of Harvesting a WORLD CLASS TROPHY WHITETAIL I suggest you look no further …" - ED BOLL, Author of BIG BUCK DOWN
"Motivated, driven, eager new owner looking to make sure his clients have the best experience possible while hunting this big Midwestern whitetails. The farms managed by HPO hold true giants, and the guides working for HPO main goal is to make sure that you have an enjoyable experience while attempting to harvest one of these mature bruisers, and the hospitality and genuine desire for your success which will keep you coming back for years to come! I'll be bringing a crew of guys from WNY again this coming fall." - Scott Roberts, Review from Facebook
"Just returned from a successful hunt with some very special people. Took the heaviest Whitetail of my life, met great people, great food, and hope to hunt with them for as long as I can climb a ladder stand." - Craig Hartzell, Review from Facebook
"They have much to be proud of."
"If you're looking for a great place to hunt look no more. Give the good folks at HPO a call and book your dream hunt now!!!! I had a great time this past year and was fortunate enough to bring home a great buck that scored 152 2/8". I'll definitely be going back." - Jeremy D. Music, Review from Facebook
"Had a great hunt last year. They go above and beyond to try to get you in the location to harvest a buck of your dreams, had a couple of opportunities at some quality deer last year but the deer did not cooperate. Headed back this year to hopefully harvest a giant Illinois whitetail, I highly recommend Holy Pursuit Outfitters." - Steve Diffenderfer, Review from Facebook
"It's so nice to see people stand up for Jesus and to show He is the way in the Hunting shows." - Minerd Bell, Review from Facebook
"My experience with Holy Pursuit Outfitters was nothing short of outstanding. Incredible accommodations, great food, and awesome hunting ground, complete with the most comfortable tree stands I’ve ever hunted from. The staff are all wonderful people with a ton of knowledge and experience. They will work hard to get you your best shot at taking an Illinois giant. I had encounters with bucks almost everyday, including 1 shooter that was out of range and 1 that was a boarder line 10pt. that I passed before I got a shot at a 150” buck on the last day. When the moment of truth arrived, I found myself focused, well rested and ready to get the job done. “Stickers” will now have a new home on my wall and I have great memories that will last a lifetime Thanks to Holy Pursuit Outfitters. I’m headed back again in 2016, and I can’t wait!" - Don Ciancarelli, Review from Facebook
"Had an absolutely amazing time this past weekend for the youth hunt on your farm. Mother Nature didn't cooperate but that's one thing we cannot control. Seen an abundance of wildlife and memories were made that myself or hailee will never forget. Special thanks to Hannah,Shiloh,Kevin and Bob for going above and beyond to try and put us in the best places possible to harvest a trophy whitetail. Even with hunting legend Eddie Salter coming into camp to hunt you all still put us in the best spots on the best farms. Definitely goes to show that every hunter who comes on your property whether it's a 11 year old kid or a nationally recognized hunter everyone is treated equally and that is definitely not something that you see anymore. Your integrity and beliefs are deeply rooted and it shows in everything you do. The lodge is immaculate first class all the way. And if anyone leaves there hungry it's there own fault. Can't say enough about Rick and Misty in the kitchen. Up as early as the hunters and ready to make you whatever you for breakfast, pack u a lunch with all kinds of snacks and then cook an amazing dinner. I really appreciate everyone making us feel at home there was never a time we felt out of place. From everything I've seen you have a solid foundation that I hope continues to allow you to have success for many years to come. I know I will definitely be back and I encourage anyone looking for an awesome experience in Illinois to look you up and book a hunt. There's no guarantees in hunting but I assure everyone these folks will not stop trying to give a hunt of a lifetime." - Steve & Hailee Poling, Review from Facebook
"Youth Hunt 2015 @ Holy Pursuit Outfitters - "Awesome" The deer hunting exceeded expectations Hannah and Shiloh have something special here...We had our chances...just could not close the deal. Saw several deer every time out including two shooters in one evening hunt. Big thanks to Shiloh for all the help and putting us on a super farm. The Lodge was immaculate, decor legendary, and with Direct TV we did not miss our hometown college or professional football game. The real surprise was the first class, all we could eat, food provided and cooked in house, Rick the master chef put the trip over the top. Thanks to Kevin also, always made us feel right at home, like family. Thanks again, looking forward to Next Year...we will work on our accuracy!" - Nick Haines, Review from Facebook
"Great people great atmosphere big bucks couldn't ask for anything more I will see them again this year." - Gerry Deithorn, Review from Facebook
"First time hunting Illinois with an outfitter this season an I couldn't expect anything more! Pulled up to the brand new lodge and when entering the door I was greeted with smiles and massive racks hanging on the walls.. The lodge is magnificent , and spacious and with the hunters in camp I didn't bump into a person once. The people at holy pursuit are as honest as they get and work hard to put you on deer along with cooking great meals, top notch.. Tree stands are very comfortable and locations are on the money .. The farms have very low pressure on them , I was able to see deer every time I sat including shooter bucks.. Tell you the truth by day three the guides asked all the hunters if they saw shooters and everybody said yes sir.. If you are looking to do it right in Illinois and have a memorial trip don't look any further.. Holy Pursuit is it... See you soon cause I'm booked up.." - Gene Duffner, Review from Facebook
"Absolutely the nicest, down to earth people you would ever meet. The lodge is first class and the food as well. When your here you are part of the family. Oh yea some really nice bucks too! Thank you Hannah, Shiloh and Kevin." - Debra Gray, Review from Facebook
"Great people and a great business! Go get eh big buck you've always wanted!" - Joshua Sonoga, Review from Facebook