How To Book Your Hunting Trip

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Rates and Dates

Most clients are unfamiliar with how the booking and payment process play an integral roll in an outfitter’s day-to-day operations. Hollow Ground operates throughout the year, based upon the installments from its clients.

February 1st

The first installment is due. This allows us to secure our first installment to our landowners. This will allow us to maintain and obtain the best property in the area.

June 1st

The second installment is due. This time frame is when permit applications become available.  The cost of the permits and license is the clients full responsibility.  We will be glad to assist throughout the entire process to help you obtain your permits.   This makes the entire booking process simple and hands free, an incentive for our clients.

September 1st  

The third and final installment is due. This ensures our leases are paid to our landowners before the season begins. If you need to make other arrangements, we will be more than willing to work with you.

You can book your hunt with us by contacting us directly (217-440-0319) or by filling out our online booking form and submitting it by email or fax. Your hunt is not considered “booked” until your deposit of $500 has been received. This is a non-refundable deposit. Please see the cancellation policy for further information.

Hollow Ground Booking Contract

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There will be a 3% Convenience fee added to all credit card transactions

Cancellation Policy

The Hollow Ground cancellation policy is simple, yet fair to both the client and the operation. If you cancel your hunt prior to June 1st, all monies received less the $500 non-refundable deposit will be returned within 60 days of the cancellation. Clients that cancel after June 1st but before September 15th will be able to roll their entire payment over for the next hunting season. HGGS will roll your deposit one time, for the following year. Any hunts canceled after September 1st will forfeit all monies paid. We will do our best to work with your circumstance and fit you into our schedule. This policy ensures commitment from our clients and ensures our ability to fulfill our commitments to our land owners.

BOOK YOUR HUNT TODAY

BOOK YOUR HUNT TODAY

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CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

All major credit cards are accepted. Call anytime 7 days a week to reserve your hunt

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Rates and Dates

2022 Rates and Dates

Youth Firearm 10/08 – 10/10, 3-day hunt ……………..$2,000
Pre-Rut 10/19 – 10/21, 3-day hunt ………………………..$2,500
Pre-Rut 10/23 – 10/28, 6-day hunt ……………………….$4,000
Rut 10/30 – 11/04, 6-day hunt ……………………………..$5,000
Rut 11/08 – 11/11, 6-day hunt ……………………………….$5,000
Rut 11/13 – 11/16, 4-day hunt ……………………………….$3,500
Archery Hunt 11/27 – 11/30, 4-day hunt…………………$3000
Gun 1 – 11/18 – 11/20, 3-day hunt …………………………$4,000
Gun 2 – 12/1 – 12/04, 4-day hunt ……………………….$3,500
Muzzleloader – 12/09 – 12/11, 3-day hunt ……………..$2,500
Combo Hunt 1 Archery/Gun – 11/13 – 11/20, 8-day hunt ……………………………$7,000
Combo Hunt 2 Archery/Gun – 12/01 – 12/11, 11-day hunt …………………………..$6,000
Full Season Hunt Archery/Gun – 10/19 – 11/04, 11/13 – 11/16, 12/02 – 12/12, 31 total days ……………………..$8,000
Late Season – TBD, 4-day hunt …………………………….$2,500
All Permits and Licenses are included in the cost of the hunt!

2023 Rates and Dates

Youth Firearm 10/07 – 10/9, 3-day hunt ……………..$2,000
Pre-Rut 10/18 – 10/20, 3-day hunt ………………………..$2,500
Pre-Rut 10/22 – 10/27, 6-day hunt ……………………….$4,000
Rut 10/29 – 11/03, 6-day hunt ……………………………..$5,000
Rut 11/07 – 11/10, 6-day hunt ……………………………….$5,000
Rut 11/12 – 11/15, 4-day hunt ……………………………….$3,500
Archery Hunt 11/25 – 11/28, 4-day hunt…………………$3000
Gun 1 – 11/17 – 11/19, 3-day hunt …………………………$4,000
Gun 2 – 11/30 – 12/03, 4-day hunt ……………………….$3,500
Muzzleloader – 12/08 – 12/10, 3-day hunt ……………..$2,500
Combo Hunt 1 Archery/Gun – 11/12 – 11/19, 8-day hunt ……………………………$7,000
Combo Hunt 2 Archery/Gun – 11/30 – 12/10, 11-day hunt …………………………..$6,000
Full Season Hunt Archery/Gun – 10/18 – 11/03, 11/12 – 11/15, 12/01 – 12/11, 31 total days ……………………..$8,000
Late Season – TBD, 4-day hunt …………………………….$2,500
All Permits and Licenses are included in the cost of the hunt!

Hollow Ground Booking Contract

Our Customers

“Outstanding”

5 / 5

By far the best outfitter hands down. If you want a true deer camp experience this is it. I cannot say enough about their dedication to the client and the hunt. These guys are just awesome. You’ll never go hungry in camp with the absolute best home-cooked meals in western Illinois. Sure there’s a bunch of outfitters you can choose from but if you want a truly memorable hunt experience look no further. This IS it!!! From the minute you arrive, until the minute you leave, you are treated as family. It’s not only about the animals but more about the people. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed!!

Greg Mancilla

“Superb”

5 / 5

Wouldn’t even consider hunting anywhere else in southern Illinois. These guys know what they are doing and most importantly are passionate about it. If I could give them 6 stars I would.

Andy Borders

“Highly Recommend”

5 / 5

Antonacci Outdoors has hunted with Harrison Lane @ Hollow Ground for 7 seasons. Knows his land, his deer patterns, and his positioning of stands for various wind conditions. Highly recommend!!!

Joe Antonacci