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  • The Quiet Gobbler
    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
    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
  • Winter Whitetails…Where to find them
    Winter Whitetails…Where to find them
    Posted by admin
    Winter Whitetails…Where to find them With the holiday season rapidly approaching most hunters are probably thinking more about egg nog and Santa Claus than they are about whitetail hunting. There is a select few hunters that love this time of year for d
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  • Always love coming to Heartland.  The staff makes you feel like family.......Like coming home.
    - Geoff Duncan
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Whitetail Deer Videos

We are avid whitetail hunters and love watching whitetails 365 days a year. The following are whitetail vidoes that we took during our summer scouting along with deer taken during the season. Keep checking back as we will update this page with deer videos as we take them. All of these deer are in Pike and Calhoun Counties, in Illinois.  Also check out our trail cam photos along with our successful hunter photos.



Steve Thorpe's Late Season 130" 10pt

Mark Mizon's 135" Late Season Buck

Floyd Simone's 150 Stud!

David Ward's heavy 140" split brow 11pt

Emotional Vincent McPillips' 150" Stud 

Tony Childers' 135" 8pt

John Mongello Jr 130" 9pt

Matthew McPillips Opening Morning 135" 9pt


Ron Way's 192" Monster!!!
Read more about Ron's Massive Buck Here>>>

November Chase

Dennis Desilva's "Extra Tine" November Buck

John Morris and his 140" November 10pt

Bobby Bufford 145" November 9pt

Bart Leswick 140" November 9pt


Dwayne Martin's 146" October 10pt

130" 8pt

Rich Peace's 130" October 10pt


Ed Taylor's October 143" 15pt!!

Giant October Whitetail! 280lbs -157" Mature 9pt!!

Aug 30, (Monster 11pt)

 Aug 29, 2011 (Big 10)

Aug 29, 2011 (Shooter Next Year)

 Aug 28 2011 (two ten points)

 Aug 27th, 2011

Aug 18th, 2011 (Tall Tine 8)

Aug 18th, 2011 (Part 2-Monster 16pt)

Aug 18th, 2011, (Part 3, Bucks in the field)

Aug 16th, 2011 (9 pt)

Heartland Hunt, Successful Hunters, and Scouting Footage