Are You Yearning For A Great Adventure?
We no longer offer guided hunts. Retirement beckoned and we took the opportunity to slow down. We would be happy to provide you with a wonderful place to stay. Let Coen Expeditions be your home-away-from-home as you hunt on the thousands of acres in the Shawnee National Forest.
Imagine float-fishing on the picturesque Big Grande Pierre Creek, having a once-in-a-lifetime chance at a record Illinois whitetail buck, or going on a spring wild turkey hunt in breathtaking Southern Illinois in the very Heart of the Shawnee National Forest. COEN EXPEDITIONS is a family-owned business with one simple goal in mind:
To give you a base for the very best time you can have!
Shooting Range (to sight-in your bow or gun)
Field Dressing and Game Skinning (assistance)
Coen Expeditions is located approximately ten (10) miles northeast of Golconda, Illinois, in Pope County's prime white-tailed deer and wild turkey habitat and smack in the middle of the Shawnee National Forest. The Lodge grounds are located at the confluence of the Big Grand Pierre Creek and Hobbs Creek, just eight (8) miles upstream from the Ohio River. A 4,000 square-foot Lodge offers a full range of amenities, unmatched in the area.
Coen Expeditions is Pope County's finest privately-owned Hunting Lodge. We're dedicated to discriminating sportsmen who are looking for a quality outdoor adventure. We offer deer and turkey hunting and fishing expeditions in a relaxed setting that allows the outdoorsman to concentrate on getting the game. A warm dry bed, hot showers, and home-cooked food make for a memorable outdoor experience that is once again an integral part of our Illinois heritage.
Coen Expeditions is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, a sanctuary for wildlife that boasts some of the State's highest populations of whitetail deer and eastern wild turkey. The varied topography of the Forest features heavily wooded oak/hickory hillsides, soft woods riparian habitats and grassy glades.
Special attention is given to each outdoor experience, whether it is for you as an individual, or for your group. We highly recommend “catch and release” for all your fishing adventures