Savanna, IL is a hunter’s dream because of the immense accessible hunting areas and plentiful game, ranging from deer to turkey to waterfowl to coyotes and many more. The town is also home to some exciting possibilities for fishing adventures with it perched on the largest river in the U.S.: the Mississippi River. While renting with us, don't hesitate to seek answers and check out some hunting and fishing opportunities in and around Savanna.

What a Rack!!

Northwest Illinois is home to some of the largest bucks in the U.S. As Bergmann's Rule states, “the areas furthest from the equator of their native region account for the larger bodied, and larger antlered deer.” With only roughly 10% of the region being north of Savanna, you will highly likely see some big racks! 

Pictures on the left have been taken over the years from land in and around:

- The Mississippi Palisades Public Hunt Area

- The Hanover Bluff Hunt Area

- The French Bluff Natural Area

Turkeys are smart. In fact, they are so smart that hunters usually scare them off before getting an opportunity to see or fire at them. Often sleeping motionless in trees, turkeys can pinpoint a sound within a mile and have a 360-degree keen eyesight with a flick of the head. If running can't escape danger, turkeys can escape to the sky at speeds up to 55mph. With feathers that can stop most shotgun pellets, getting a trophy bird undoubtedly requires a skillful and patient hunter. But when you're having dialogue in turkey language with a Tom Turkey at 500 yards and closing, it's the rush of adrenaline that justifies the patience.

See how in depth that turkey language is HERE

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Waterfowl and Upland Game

Waterfowl and Upland Game

As you might guess, fishing is vastly popular in and near Savanna due to the Mississippi River. Fishing happens year-round—ice fishing in the winter and shore and boat fishing in the summer. Savanna has three launch facilities to take your boat or canoe out on the river.

The Upper Mississippi River is home to over 119 species of fish, which includes walleye, large and small mouth bass, sauger, white bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and carp.

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