As the owner of FDH, my goal is to provide every client with a memorable Western Illinois whitetail hunting experience. This means keeping our camp small, personal and always quality driven. With 11 years of guiding experience, I look back at all the memories made and great bucks harvested over the years and it really puts everything into perspective as to what this business is really all about. It’s about providing every hunter an equal opportunity and an honest chance to harvest a mature whitetail. FDH is my full time job, not just something I do on the side.
Full Draw Hunt Company is extremely fortunate to have Briana Yilk as part of the team. Since 2012, Bri has played a huge role at FDH when it comes to ensuring all hunters are well fed and have everything they need while in camp and around the lodge. Hunting season is definitely a team effort and having someone who takes care of all of the little things so we can focus on the whitetail side is key. I couldn’t be more proud of my fiancé and all of her contributions to FDH over the years. It definitely wouldn’t be what it is today without her hard work and dedication to all of our clients.
Rodney Cook has spent his entire life in Adams county and has been a guide for 20+ years leading to countless client harvest’s and success stories. To call him an asset would be a huge understatement as he is a very well respected member of the FDH staff. His drive, motivation and passion for helping hunters reach their goals are what sets him apart. I’d like to personally thank Rodney for all of his help and dedication to FDH. Without him none of this would be possible.
New for 2015, all Full Draw clients will stay in the brand new FDH Lodge located 10 minutes east of Mendon, Illinois. FDH prides itself on being the premier small & quality based operation in the midwest and our new lodge further cements this reputation. The FDH Lodge is centrally located to all of the Full Draw farms and you will find all of the comforts of home including HD TV and WiFi. With more space and privacy, this will greatly benefit each and every FDH hunter while providing an even more enjoyable Illinois hunting experience. FDH also offers a fully operational Archery Pro Shop and a 3D archery range so all clients can check their equipment upon arrival or make any necessary adjustments.
The season at FDH does not start until the last week of October each fall and this gives us a huge advantage when it comes to killing mature whitetails. The majority of our entire season comes down to 5 weeks from late October through Thanksgiving. FDH is a 100% Archery Only operation ensuring higher opportunity rates at a true trophy class Illinois whitetail.
Full Draw even offers annual and long term whitetail hunting leases if you’re looking to lock up your own farm in one of our strictly managed areas of western Illinois. Our fully guided whitetail hunting packages include lodging in our rustic, remote and brand new lodge, home cooked dinners and a strategically planned Illinois hunting experience on our strictly managed and 100% Fair Chase whitetail properties.
The fact is we do this full time year around and take a lot of pride in what we do. Our focus is on preparing for the whitetail season all year long and giving you a quality opportunity at the trophy you are looking for. This is not a hobby or something we just do on the side.