Paving the way for a bright future

Attention ILDFA Members

Looking for members to send in a weekly picture of their bucks growing.
Please check out the Stepping Stone
(Blood Pumping, Bone Pushing) Page.
Anyone wanting to display their bucks growth can send a weekly
pic with date, preferably on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays
to Candy Parrish at
Look what is NEW to the ILDFA Website
Spotlight Farms
 Breeder Buck Profile Page
 Fun & Cute Whitetail Page
ILDFA Buck Showcase
 Stepping Stones Page
Yearlings Page 
Anyone wanting to display their deer on one of
the ILDFA website pages needs to email
 Matt Harmon
with the information and pictures. Please
put Attn. ILDFA in the subject line of the email.
All members are welcome to submit photos.

ILDFA provides educational opportunities for our members through the

sharing of informative information and experience to educate the general 

public and others about the growing cervid industry. Also, through our

lobbyist at our state capital in Springfield, we have a collective voice in

 the issues that may affect our cervid industry. The ILDFA always puts forth

 the promotion of the highest ethical standards in the care, handling, and harvesting of Illinois’s cervids.  We insist that our members operate legal,

 honest, and forthright operations in conjunction with state and federal laws, fellow members, cervid producers and the general public.The ILDFA will

continue to work diligently to improve our great cervid industry within our

state and beyond. We will do our best to expand opportunities’ for our members to prosper in the future for a bigger and better industry . Pass the word on that the ILDFA is not just a great association to be a member of but is a extended family of friends with one important thing in common - cervid. Don't waste a single minute, come join our family today and become a member of the ILDFA today.

Help Support Your Illinois
Deer Farmers & Illinois Hunting Preserves

Dr. Holly Brophy, DVM

Bel Aire Pet Clinic

1215 N St. Hwy 121

Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549

217-864-2612 or 815-278-0176

Now Offering Cervid Care

Artificial Insemination, Health Certificates,

Semen Collection, Examinations,

Vaccinations, TB Testing

(Rusty Karr of Dominate Genetics supports Holly's work in the Cervid Industry)

Sampson's Ridge

1385 Grinnell Road  Karnak, IL 62956


Sam Castleman, Owner   Phone: (270) 816-3766


Below is a picture of Sam's buck Nuclear

Special Thanks to Rusty Karr for all his generous donations to the ILDFA!
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