Chances are that if you're like me, you can't afford thousands of acres of hunting leases in each State. So, if you want to deer hunt in a state that you don't live in, you're either going to have to fork over a lot of money for a guide or you're going to have to find some public land hunting. This is especially true if you want to hunt a popular deer hunting state like Illinois. Illinois has quite a bit of public land hunting, but as with any State that is as heavily populated as Illinois is, you're going to have to work hard to avoid the crowds. One Illinois public hunting land you might want to check out is Cedar Glen State Natural Area.