Woodford County Illinois whitetail deer hunting & lodging packages with Acorn Ridge Hunts.  Whitetail deer hunts, archery & gun hunting in Illinois.  We are located near the Mackinaw River in Woodford County, Illinois, Acorn Ridge is the home to corn fed and mineral springs nourished bucks. Alfalfa fields are a grazing ground for numerous whitetails each twilight. Add to that a strongly enforced buck management program for the last eight years, and our bucks are fine trophies. Our goal is to provide an excellent hunt to a limited number of hunters.  Groups of 3 or more enjoy exclusive use of Acorn Ridge!





Acorn Ridge Hunts
Lee Ruegsegger
2048 US Hwy 150
Carlock, IL 61725
Phone: (309) 303-2860


  • Arrive prior to your hunt and tour the property.
  • Select a tree for your stand,
    or choose one of ours.
  • Dine at one of many area restaurants.
  • Spend the night in our rustic cabin. Listen for the coyotes!
  • Hunter brings own sleeping bag and pillow, other linens are provided.
  • Rise to the fragrance of coffee and breakfast cooking compliments of your camp chef.
  • Watch for monster bucks. Enjoy a day in the deer stand!
  • This hunt is not guaranteed.
  • Acorn Ridge is a smoke free environment.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • Bucks must be 8 points or larger (unless they score 130 or better Pope & Young class).
  • Hunters must obtain their own tags and licenses. Contact the DNR at 217-782-7305 or online at the Illinois State DNR website.
  • Stand hunting only, no stalking or walking hunts - hunters must stay in their tree stand.
This shed was found within 1/2 mile of Acorn Ridge.
  • Hunters must bring and wear safety belt at all times in their own stand or ours.
  • Hunters will sign a hold harmless agreement upon arrival for the safety belt and other rules.
  • Approximately 300 acres private land.

Season Prices
These prices include lodging in our rustic cabin and home cooked breakfast:


Archery Hunts

  • 3 days-$975
  • 5 days-$1500
  • Per day archery hunts-$250 excluding lodging and breakfast

Gun Hunts

  • 1st Season Shotgun-$2000 3 days
  • 2nd Season Shotgun-$2000 4 days
  • Muzzleloader-$2000 3 days

A 50% deposit is required to book any hunt.
The balance is due upon arrival.