This was the second time hunting with Rick. As always Rick and his staff were on their game. Although I did not arrow a Illinois giant I saw plenty of them. Rick put me on great deer but deer do have minds of their own. Ricks experience and knowledge of not only of the elusive white tail but of his land was astounding. I arrowed a doe my last day after a week of chasing 2 of his giants. I passed on what would be considered trophy bucks here in Pennsylvania to pursue some monster bucks. I look forward to hunting with Rick, Kim and their staff again this fall. At Midwest Buck you are treated like part of the family not just a paying customer.
Thanks to everyone there.
I have hunted with Midwest Bucks for two years in a row, and have made it my annual hunting heaven. The hospitality at Midwest Bucks is impeccable. To be quite honest it is as if you are family! If you look at the photo it is evident that the buck to doe ratio is in balance. The whole right side of the main beam was busted off. There were several tags filled while I was there, many had the same evidence of competition over the ladies! To sum it up. I have hunted in many places throughout my years and can say that none will pale in comparison to MIDWEST BUCKS!! I truly believe that this place in Clark County Illinois is one of Midwest’s best kept secrets. SHHHHH!
This was my fourth year hunting in Illinois at Midwest Bucks outfitter. I have harvested 3 trophy bucks and a big doe on their properties so far. Rick Davidson (owner) does an incredible job maintaining his properties and places food plots strategically around large crop fields. Rick and his staff are professional, fun and have become great friends. I look forward to continuing my annual trip out to hunt these magnificent animals.
Thanks Rick for making this happen.
Mars and Rick,
Thanks for everything, the flowers were beautiful. Thanks for helping make his dreams come true and helping Him, and the both of us, tag out with 3 great bucks. Dad will always remember how well He was treated by the both of you! Driving the head mounts out last spring after Ron finished up the great work so dad could see them in our trophy room before He passed was Great.. Best wishes from the Vermont Clark Clan!
Dear Rick and Mars,
Your hunting operation is 2nd to none. I have hunted whitetail Deer everywhere, and when I found your operation in 2005, I knew I had finally found the Place. That year, I missed the 200″ Huge Buck in Indiana with my Muzzleloader in mid-December; tough luck again in 2006 with a narrow miss. Each season the hunting and food plots have increased so readily that the week I hunted in 2007 all 10 of us in camp got shots with the bow. There were 8 bucks recovered with your average score over 150″ and I connected on a buck you guys new well-“Old Forky” which scored over 160″ Pope and Young. The 8 point 163″ Boone and Crockett I harvested in Indiana this fall is a dream Buck and I also Bow Hunted Illinois and Hit a Giant 160″ plus buck in the shoulder with an unsuccessful recovery. That’s hunting! We searched for 2 days and you guys did your best. Thanks for helping me take a world class 8 point which has always been a Dream- now a dream come true. Travis is an outstanding worker and guide and his knowledge of bow hunting is top notch! Thanks guys for planting all the Massive and beautiful food plots. That helps make your operation the best! Rick your scouting and ability to get quality photos of the bucks we harvest and talk about them on the properties is unheard of in this industry. Thanks again for all you do!
See you this fall
Syracuse, New York
What a fabulous Outfit, organization, and team you have! The size and number of your food plots are amazing! Thanks so much for allowing me to hunt with the BEST whitetail outfitter in North America! The last 3 years on your Indiana properties I have harvested three 10 pointers all scoring over 155″. This fall my Buck is going to Net Booner after the 90 day drying period. Just wanted to thank-you again for everything as well as Mars for all his hard work and dedication! Each season your bucks get bigger and Better so it wont be out of the question to aim for a 200″ in 2010! See U around Thanksgiving 2010…
Midwest Bucks has been my only whitetail destination over the past 10 years! I hunt with the Davidson’s every other year and have harvested 4 huge Pope and Young Bucks and 1 mature doe each of the 5 years – I like helping to manage the herd! I decided after hunting in January 2010 I will never hunt the rut again! I always had great luck hunting the rut however I saw over 30 shooter bucks in 5 days and passed many 130-140 class deer. Each season it gets better and the quality management you guys have blows the other Midwestern outfits away. With all the standing corn, Power plant, and winter wheat the Monster Bucks were everywhere in January. Thanks again for allowing me the opportunity to hunt such prime ground and truly caring about my success!!!
My late season hunt to Midwest Bucks was more than I could of ever expected I saw shooter Bucks every day and harvested my 1st Pope and young whitetail buck!
If you hunted in the “Golden Triangle” of Illinois then you know its over-hunted and over-rated.
I chose Midwest Bucks because the absence of over crowded Lodges and that made a big difference in the Quality and Quantity of Trophy Bucks.
I’ve hunted South- West Central -North West Illinois and have now found a new place to hang my Camo Cap! I am very happy with my Illinois and Indiana Bow and Gun Buck I got in 2006 with Midwest……
Steve Davis, MA
Rick and John, thanks for the great memories hunting your farms. The Bucks I have seen on your farms are awesome! Three different BUCKS over 200” Wow….Your Late season hunting is great with your food plots and the brassica seems to really draw them in! Keep up the great work.
Craig Kittle, Havertown PA
Great people, Great hunting, Great Bucks!
Dr. John Maroulis, Morgantown WV
Being an attorney and hunting guide in Alaska has allowed me to see it all, but I have never seen quality whitetails like you have in Illinois at Midwest Bucks. My 14 pointer is my Best bow buck and I hope that many more are soon to follow.
Jesse Ryder, Syracuse NY
Two years and two Bucks. Thanks for the quality hunts. Travis is a Super Guide. I have hunted Canada and will continue the quality up North is great, but I saw the biggest Buck I have seen on your farm. Over 200” and a true walking giant whitetail. See you this fall
Scott Morgan Orlando, FL
The crew at Midwest,
Thanks for setting me up on my 130” 6 point with 7” Bases, it will always be a special Buck to me. Also my sons first Big Buck at age 15 scoring on the 140” 10 points. You Were right about the late season hunting it is very good. The two bucks and does Harvested this year are also the best tasting deer we have eaten.
Dave Centi, W-B PA
I will close the deal on a huge buck this year. Two years no bucks but a missed Monster and many, many, big buck sightings.
Sonny Michaels Cyrus, NY
Indiana is better than we expected. Thanks Rick for the awesome hunt. Charlie and I will come back year after year after year. The 160” 12 point buck I harvested was great but getting him the first morning seemed almost too easy. Charlie’s 8 pt. had the longest tines of any buck; that all of us back home had ever seen. Thank-you
Kevin Bador, VT
If you wish to hunt with the BEST operation in the Midwest look no further! Thanks Midwest Bucks your bucks are second to none and I mean “steps aside Canada”!
Kris Powers, Sheridan WY
What an awesome experience. Even though I didn’t harvest Buck in 2005 or 2006 the experience was great. See you for another try in 2007! Awesome guides and accommodations and the hunting is the best whitetail hunting in the country!
Bill Krivyanik, Vestal, NY
I have harvested six pope and young Bucks hunting with the great crew at Midwest Bucks. 2 Bucks score over 170” p & y! Midwest has the best ground in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. I have hunted with numerous outfitters with none having the quality hunting ground like Midwest. I can’t wait till the 2007 season to hunt another pope and young Monster!
-John Yeager, Chambersburg, PA
Thanks for helping with the Monster 10 pointer I got! What a Buck and that non-typical I’ll be back for in 2007 is awesome. Travis what a Guide- I am going to try and top you this year shed hunting’—You guys are the best whitetail outfitters in North America..
Danny Demers, Columbia NJ
Being my first hunting trip I didn’t know what to expect, but you blew those expectations away. What a first class operation from the lodges to the meals everything was wonderful. The huge food plots are a real key to the early season hunt in which I was on. Beautiful ground and large grocery store food plots. Scot was a very worthy guide and even better person. The 11 pt. Pope and young 146” buck I harvested was icing on the Cake! THANKS Midwest Bucks.
-Joe Greco, Syracuse, NY
My Buck in 2005 was a nice 12 pointer but the buck that got away this year even topped him. I enjoy your operation and I think about the buck I wounded this year often, but like you guys said that happens when hunting in the real WORLD!
Greg Ritchings, NJ