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  • Loved our first father/son hunt.  Luke is asking to go again already.  I think we will make it a tradition.  Truly a family feel for the lodge.  I would recommend it to anyone in the St. Louis area who would like to experience outdoors/hunting. 
    - Steve Granberg, St. Louis, MO
  • The Heartland Lodge and experience EXCEEDED my expectations!  From the moment we arrived at the lodge we were treated like kings!  From Miss Wanda to the staff (Chefs and Servers) to the awesome guides (Derek and Roger) all were focused on first rate customer service to ensure our experience!  Terry was an excellent manager and top notch communicator.  Keep up the amazing work.  You should be extremely proud of the great product you have created!
    - Ronald Winiarski, Naperville, IL
  • First Experience at Heartland Lodge and we had an awesome time!  Five of us did a One Day Premium Upland Hunt.  Accommodations, food, service and personnel were second to none.  Hopefully this will be an annual trip for the men in our family!
    - Kent Gotefendt, Chattanooga, TN
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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!