I went to Pike County, Illinois for the first time ever out of the state of Alabama last year. Costed me $400.00 for either sex tags and 50.00 dollar hunting license and 5.00 dollar habitat stamp. I booked a hotel months in advanced and hunted on wildlife management area on the Illinois river for one week. I hunted on November 1. Did not kill a deer, but I learned, I will be back there next year and I do now where to go to kill a trophy buck. So be prepared to spend one year learning where to hunt. Hunting on management area land that is.