Hadley Creek and the Golden Triangle Illinois Whitetails

Hadley Creek and the Golden Triangle Illinois Whitetails

Illinois deer hunters are all too familiar with the area known as the golden triangle. The area consists of Pike, Brown and Adams Counties and consistently produces some of the largest bucks in the state. In fact the area tends to dominate the state record books. In part this is due to cooperative management plans and limited access. Much of the region is locked in leases and private land ownership.

Golden Triangle Deer HuntHadley Creek is conveniently headquartered in Pike County, with properties also managed in Adams County and the surrounding area. The properties are prime whitetail habitat and the program continues to expand through strategic investment partnerships and multi-use land management programs. The ever growing number of properties and the current ability to rotate and hunt through new properties everyday makes it an incredible opportunity for hunters seeking trophy deer in Illinois.

Brown County has the lowest human population base in the Golden Triangle but Pike County has nearly three times the land mass. Adams County is close in size to Pike but has fifty thousand more people. That makes Pike a sweet spot for low human traffic and open space. The farmland and space give deer opportunities to feed liberally and reach maturity.

Hadley Creek strategically places stands and blinds on food, water and travel corridors that are frequented by mature animals. A variety of stand types are used and positioned according to wind patterns and travel routes. The properties average 65% timber and 35% agricultural land with diverse food plots like soybeans, clover, corn, turnips, buck forage oats, frigid forage and biologic. The guides religiously monitor and scout every location to ensure you are placed on a prime spot each day of the hunt. Hunting Hadley Creek is the ticket to experience the best of Pike County and the Golden Triangle of Illinois whitetail hunting.

Zach Lazzari
Zach Lazzari
Zach Lazzari is a fly fishing guide and freelance writer based in Montana. Zach has fished and guided in Alaska, Colorado and Patagonia. When he's not fishing, Zach is chasing big game, upland birds and waterfowl.