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Hadley Creek Outfitters... Ut Oh!
Lots of bad press here.. few. the greed out there... saw this in twitter..
“Renown whitetail outfitter in IL, Hadley Creek, was issued more than 50 citations for illegal deer hunting including illegal baiting. Many other violations given to managers, guides and hunters for falsifying residence, non-tagged deer, not reporting harvest and more.”
This is very disappointing, but not totally shocking. They have a lot of pressure to produce.
Every time I think hunting as a business would be fun things like this remind me why hunting is best as a hobby. I enjoy my time in the woods and can't imagine the stress of this kind of business would produce. Bad day in the deer stand is better than a good day at work.
Never heard anything good about this place.
I was going to say that too, SteveB...seems I've been hearing nothing good for close to over 20 years now. Surprised anyone books a hunt there really..
I had one of their guides try to kick me off of our farm a few years back. He "caught" me walking through one of "their" leases by seeing me on a live scouting camera and was waiting for me on the road.
In fairness, I do think it was an honest mix-up and he couldn't have been more polite or professional. We shared some scouting intel with each other and he later called my father to apologize personally for the misunderstanding.
Seen a ton of footage over the years on different hunting shows from there. Lots of 120" bucks running around. Seems like the moment a deer hits 130" there it is killed.
They run so many people thru there, it’s a wonder there are any deer left at all. I’m with Steve B and South Farm, I have never heard a good thing about the place.