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  • Heartland Lodge is always my favorite place to come and hunt.  The food is exceptional and the employees are helpful and friendly.  This was my fourth visit and won't be the last.
    - James Clark-Brentwood, TN
  • Don't change a thing! I have been a lot of places and this tops them all! Everything from Matt making us laugh on the sporting clay range to Brad and his team of dogs that blew my mind in the field. These guides are so fun and friendly. Then top it off with the amazing lodge, service, and food. I haven't stopped smiling since I arrived at Heartland and I'm sure I will drive everyone back home crazy talking about this trip for months. Thank you so much for an unbelievable trip!
    - Sam Mette-Teutopolis, Illinois
  • Didn't want to leave! We did not receive a survey upon departure, but I felt I HAD to brag on you guys! The past 11 years I listened to my husband talk about hunting trips-FINALLY-this past week I got to go on my FIRST hunting trip. I am SO GLAD my first trip was at your lodge with Terry & his dogs. I could not have asked for a better trip. The lodge, THE FOOD, the land, the people-*Terry*, "Yankee", Resa, Melissa, & Shannon... everything & everybody was awesome. And Terry's dogs--loved every, single one of them--so smart! I can't thank Terry enough for being such a great guide! Patient, hard-working, hilarious, self-esteem booster, great teacher...ETC.! Thank you ALL for the hospitality. I hope to be back next year. AND if you ever decide to share your recipes, please put me at the top of your list to receive them! :)
    - Brooke Sturgill
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Sporting Clays

Sporting Clay Shooting WomenHeartland's fifteen-station sporting clays course is one of the finest shooting courses in the Mid-West. This Illinois sporting clays course is located on 25 acres that surround the beautiful Heartland Lodge. This clays course will be one that you will want to shoot again and again. Heartland's Sporting Clays course was featured on the Outdoor Life Network show Pull.

Each shooting station will simulate different hunting situations. You will enjoy shooting an overhead Mallard flight, double rabbits racing across the field, springing teal, and many other exciting challenges!

No matter if you are a beginner or experienced shooter you will enjoy your time on this scenic clays course. Heartland Lodge has gun rental and shells available in the pro shop. The course is easily accessible if you want to bring a golf cart or another utility vehicle to drive to each station. It is also easy to walk though as well. Your own personal and friendly trapper will escort you through the sporting clays course and will answer any questions you may have along with giving you some history of the area.  

Corporate Shoots

Corporate entertainment packages are available for any size of group. Our sporting clay course is an ideal way to reward employees, customers, create team-building experiences, and sharpen your shooting skills. A complete conference facility is also available. Our sporting clays course is a perfect place for your next outing.

Fundraiser Shoots

Illinois Sporting Clays MenMany nonprofit organizations raise money by hosting a sporting clays "fun" shoot. A dinner, auction and other activities can be added to the event.

The Boy Scouts have successfully hosted a clays shoot at Heartland Lodge for the past 16 years. They raise over $20,000 each year at their sporting clays event.

Please call or e-mail us for more information on hosting a fundraiser at Heartland Lodge.



Stay & Clays Package

Combining an overnight package along with a couple rounds of clays is a perfect get-away. We are offering a "Heartland Stay & Clays Package". The package includes: Two Night Stay - 200 Targets - One Dinner for two - One Brunch for two - Call or e-mail for pricing.

(Package also include scenic hayride, soda, bon fire, and hundreds of acres to enjoy!)

Please call in advance to make reservations for shooting our walk-through or traveling course. You will be glad that you did!