Q: Where is Twin
A: We are located 7
miles north of Mt Sterling Illinois on Rt 99. Mt Sterling is located
in Brown County, which is 100 miles north of St Louis Missouri, 90
miles west of Springfield Illinois, and 40 miles east of Quincy
Illinois. Also referred to as “Gods Country”
Q: How long have you
been in the Outfitting business?
A: We have been
hunting for over 40 years and have been managing this property for trophys since 1997.
Q: How many hunters
are in camp at one time?
A: From 1-10. No more
Q: How many hunters
per bedroom and bathroom?
A: A maximum of 2
hunters per bedroom and bathroom.
Q: What is your
A: 33% on
trophy Whitetails and 75% on turkeys.
Q: What are some of
A: We try not to have
a lot, and prefer to have guests that are sportsman, gentleman, and
use good judgment. However, a few of the basics are:
- No bucks under
15 inch spread
safety belt must be worn in all stands at all times
litering. Take everything out with you.
alcohol in the hunting area.
smoking or chewing tobacco in the woods or the lodge. You can smoke on
Q: What kind of stands
do you use?
A: Lots of different
stands to fit the needs and preferences of our customers. We use
ladder stands, lock ons, climbers, permanent , and ground blinds.The
hunter is encouraged to bring their own stands to move where needed.
Q: Where will we store
A: We have a 30 x 30
gear storage room complete with washer and dryer. All hunters have a 4
x 2 x 5 locker for their use during your stay.
Q: What do I do after
I shoot a deer?
A: It’s best to come
and get a guide to help track the deer.
The guide is there to retrieve
and dress your deer. We have a walk in cooler where your deer can be
stored until your trip home.
Also, we can arrange to have
your venison processed, frozen, and shipped to you. We routinely
arrange for a taxidermists and shipping the finished mount to you.
Once again, all you have to do
us tell us what you want, and we’ll get it done.
Q: How many deer can I
expect to see in a day?
A: It’s fair chase
hunting, so there are no guarantees. However, an average day would
be seeing ˝ shooter buck, 3 non shooter bucks, 6 does, 15 turkeys,
and 1 coyote.
Q: Do you allow the
use of scents, rattles, calls, and decoys?
A: Yes to all. All of
these work to some extent in certain days.
How far in advance do I need to plan?
Non-resident deer hunters need to
book no later than May 31 of the year they wish to hunt. Earlier
is better, but this is the deadline for securing the permits and
license you will need. Turkey hunters need to book no
later than November 30 prior to a spring hunt in order to get the
permits you need. Upland hunters have a lot of
flexibility as all the permits that are needed can be purchased at
Twin Hollows. Lodge Rental is based on a first come,
first served basis, so advance planning can help secure your specific
date. Dates like New Years, Super Bowl, Valentine's day, final 4
weekend, Memorial day, July 4th and Labor day go quickly.
(Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter are booked years in advance).