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  • 12/10/2014
    Gift Certificates - The Perfect Deer Hunter Gift
    Posted by admin
    Still have to play Santa and need a good idea for the hunter in your family? A gift certificate for a whitetail hunt at Heartland Lodge is a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone on your list! This unique gift will be one that they will never fo
  • Book Your 2015 Whitetail Hunt Now!
    12/9/2014
    Book Your 2015 Whitetail Hunt Now!
    Posted by admin
    Now is the time to reserve your 2015 whitetail deer hunting dates, especially if you want to come during a prime time!! We have some great hunting dates available, but they won't last long! The 2015 season should be one of the best in many years. If yo
  • Two Awesome Bucks Out of The Same Treestand!
    11/4/2013
    Two Awesome Bucks Out of The Same Treestand!
    Posted by admin
    For the past two years John Brewer has spent the first week of November at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. Many of our hunters have a favorite week, and they return to camp at that time every year. The reason for creating this habit may be based on previous
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Tips from our Experts

  • Here Comes the Fall...
    8/27/2014
    Here Comes the Fall...
    Posted by admin
    This time of the year is an exciting time for whitetail hunters. September marks the start of many states deer hunting season and for others it is the final month countdown to go time. With all of this anticipation there is usually a flurry of activity
  • The Quiet Gobbler
    5/23/2014
    The Quiet Gobbler
    Posted by admin
    Well as sad as it is for me to say this; my turkey season has now come to a close. The 2014 Turkey Season was a successful one and added many new stories that I will treasure for years to come. From successful youth hunts, some first time gobblers, and s
  • Deer Herd Health in the Midwest
    1/15/2014
    Deer Herd Health in the Midwest
    Posted by admin
    I guess one could say that I stay in tune with the whitetail deer hunting world all year long. I visit hunting forums, social media, websites, read magazines, and subscribe to various blogs and e-articles. I don’t have outdoor television programming at
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Recent Blogs

  • Sizzling Spring Bird Hunter’s Special
    2/11/2013
    Sizzling Winter & Spring Bird Hunter’s Special
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is once again offering a Sizzling Winter & Spring Bird Hunter’s Special from February 1st- March 31st! Based on availability, you can get into some excellent upland wing-shooting. Our special package will include the following:
  • Hunting Gift Certificates for Christmas
    11/27/2012
    Hunting Gift Certificates for Christmas
    Posted by admin
    Still have to play Santa and need a good idea? A gift certificate for a hunt at Heartland Lodge is a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone on your list! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used. We ha
  • Reserve Your 2012 Winter/Spring Dates
    11/27/2012
    Reserve Your Winter/Spring Dates
    Posted by admin
    Now is the time to reserve your winter/spring upland hunt! Dates are starting to fill up a littler earlier this year. Call now to make sure you receive your choice dates. Enjoy our great guides, awesome dog work, wonderful lodging and incredible meals.
  • Tips For Opening Day Pheasant Hunting
    7/11/2013
    Tips For Opening Day Pheasant Hunting
    Posted by admin
    Tips For Opening Day Pheasant Hunting By Chris Larsen Opening day of pheasant season is a lot like the first day of school. Everyone is wearing their fancy new clothes, people are wandering around aimlessly, and lessons are about to be learned. Hun
  • A Hunting Honeymoon = The Perfect Honeymoon
    1/14/2015
    A Hunting Honeymoon = The Perfect Honeymoon
    Posted by admin
    In just a few days, some friends of ours will celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary and of course, seeing their anniversary on the calendar reminded me of their wedding back in 2008. The groom is an avid hunter…and the bride was (and still is) his perfe
  • Are Deer Drives a Thing of The Past?
    1/13/2015
    Are Deer Drives a Thing of The Past?
    Posted by admin
    “Loop around this wooded funnel in the corn field and walk through, push something to me.” My father had just given a near holy task to me as a 12 year old boy, push a deer to him. As a young boy, spending a morning freezing with my dad was darn special
  • Building Your Waterfowl Blind Bag
    1/13/2015
    Building Your Waterfowl Blind Bag
    Posted by admin
    Building Your Blind Bag Wind howling, my brother and I looked at each other and traded our gear out quickly. Taking the bows out of the truck, we loaded our duck decoys, shotguns, boats and headed for the swamps. Mallards flew high, teal whistled b
  • Deer Hunting with a Climber Tree Stand
    1/13/2015
    Deer Hunting with a Climber Tree Stand
    Posted by admin
    Breaking from traditional stands and venturing to new areas offers hunters the chance to discover un-pressured animals and territory. Often times your traditional spots go cold part way through the season leaving you frustrated and discouraged. Don't
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Hunting

Whitetail Deer Hunting Lodge Whitetail Deer Hunting
Harpole's Heartland Lodge is known as one of the best whitetail deer hunting lodges and outfitters in the country. Pike County, Illinois deer hunting is known for its abundance, and Heartland Lodge is located between the Mississippi and Illinois River drainages - the perfect habitat for large whitetail bucks.
Upland Bird Hunting Upland Bird Hunting
Experience some of the best wild quail hunting and pheasant hunting in Illinois! Hunt for native bobwhite quail and pheasant behind some of the best German Shorthair Pointers and English Pointers in the country. This Orvis endorsed wing shooting operation is one of the finest in the country.
Waterfowl Hunting Lodge Waterfowl Hunting
Heartland waterfowl is unsurpassed in quality and can not be compared to any other area in the United States. Hunting is along the Mississippi River Valley, providing a unique atmosphere that every dedicated waterfowl hunter should experience.
Turkey Hunting Turkey Hunting
Turkey hunting at Heartland is a favorite among hunters visiting the lodge. We have designed Heartland Lodge with you, the hunter, in mind. Enjoy hunting native turkey in natural habitat. An abundance of CRP fields mixed with fields of milo and hardwoods present habitat ideal for turkey hunting.
Sporting Clays Shooting Course Sporting Clays Course
Heartland's 15-station sporting clays course is one of the finest in the Midwest. Located on 15 acres around the beautiful Heartland Lodge, this course is one that you will want to shoot again and again. Each shooting station simulates different hunting settings, like racing rabbits, overhead Mallard, springing teal, and more.
Illinois Vacation Packages Illinois Vacation – Spend Your Next IL Vacation With Us!
If you are looking for an Illinois vacation, there is no need to look any further. Heartland has vacation packages for everyone. Our Illinois resort is a unique and fun vacation spot. You can relax and enjoy all the activities our vacation resort has to offer, or you can venture out to the many area attractions.