Grigsby Family Farms has a number of acres devoted to native prairie grass. As the farm is located in West Central Illinois, this places it in the region of the country known nationally for large whitetail deer. The Jim Edgar Fish and Wildlife Area, a 15,500 acre state park adjoins The Grigsby on our western property line. As the state park actively manages their wildlife, specifically whitetail deer, we have followed their efforts by managing our wildlife and habitat resources in a similar manner. Between the state park and our own land holdings, there are 30,000 contiguous acres for trophy white tail to mature. The Menard/Cass Hunt Club began the management in the 1990’s and into the 2000’s. The result today is the creation of Grigsby Outdoors, LLC. Numerous articles and outdoor shows have been filmed on the property giving The Grigsby national visibility as one of the premier whitetail destinations in the United States.
Grigsby Outdoors partners with Mossy Oak, a company dedicated to the love of the outdoors, where everything they do goes back to hunting, land stewardship, conservation, and their outdoor heritage. They work to support programs and organizations committed to the outdoors, as well as to build relationships that complement the Mossy Oak brand lifestyle.
We also partner with Savage Outdoors TV. Mike Stroff and his team have an extensive background in outfitting, with outfitting businesses in Texas and South Dakota. They run one of the largest outfitting businesses in the country (SOE HUNTS) Mike also host two television programs, "Savage Outdoors TV" on the Sportsman Channel and "The One" on the Outdoor Channel. The Savage Outdoors crew is committed to building on the Grigsby’s conservation and stewardship techniques to establish a world class white tail herd. With the more than 80k acres they manage for trophy whitetails, they bring a wealth of knowledge to help round out a very committed program to the management of all the wildlife on the Grigsby Farm.