Clubhouse is the focal point of activity
at NILO. Originally a small farmhouse, the building now serves as
a warm and friendly place for guests to prepare for the upcoming hunt,
gather for meals and relax and talk after a day in the field with
gun and dog.
When guests first arrive at NILO, they're helped with their gear and
escorted to the locker and gun storage area to change. Each hunter
is issued an orange hunting vest and cap and is given a chance to
size up and select his guns for the day. Guests may bring their own
guns - but NILO offers a superb selection of Winchester and Browning
over-and-under and automatic shotguns.
After changing, the guests assemble in the clubroom upstairs for issuance
of an Illinois hunting license. They also use this time
to get to know their guides and the members of their hunting party
over a steaming hot cup of coffee.
or after the hunt, a casual inspection of the Clubroom and adjoining
veranda will reveal much about the decades of success and popularity
of Nilo. Every foot of available wall space is adorned with awards,
mementos and photographs of the people, dogs and events that help
to create the NILO heritage.
to be forgotten is the famous family-style fare served up at the
Clubhouse table. NILO's full-time cook always keeps the guests happy
with such hearty delights as pheasant pot-pie or country fried chicken
served with all the fixin's.
leaving NILO, every guest is presented with a variety box of frozen,
dressed and packaged birds and a copy of favorite NILO game bird
recipes. We feel that's the best way to end a day at NILO FARMS:
with enough game for a week and memories to last a lifetime.