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"Buy it Now" - Special Offer
Buy it Now – Special Offer Many hunters who enter our Ultimate Hunt Giveaway can’t wait until the winner is announced and would like the option to “Buy it Now”. For a limited only during the promotion we are offering our hunts at a very specia... Read the full story
Muzzleloader Deer Hunt Special
Muzzleloader Deer Hunt Special We are offering our 2014 Muzzleloader only hunt at a special rate for a limited time. This hunt is normally $2,450 and we are offering it for $1,950. There are limited spots and are available to the first hunters who call in. If you are reading this post... Read the full story
Book Your 2014 Whitetail Hunt Now!
Now is the time to reserve your 2013 deer hunting dates, especially if you want to come during a prime time. We have some great whitetail hunting dates available, but they won't last long. Most of our prime dates fill up early. We had a good 2012 white... Read the full story
Two Awesome Bucks Out of The Same Treestand!
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Two Awesome Bucks Out of The Same Treestand! 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... Read the full story
Kelly Locklear's 132" 8pt
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Kelly Locklear's 132" 8pt Kelly Locklear's I32" 8pt from Harpole's Heartland Lodge on Vimeo.... Read the full story
Russ Mathews' 142" 10pt
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Russ Mathews' 142" 10pt Our good friend Russ Mathews... Read the full story
2013 Whitetail Hunts Available
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2013 Whitetail Hunts Available Now is the time to reserve your 2013 whitetail hunting dates. We have some great deer hunting dates available but they won't last long. Most of our prime dates are filling up early. We had a good 2012 whitetail season with the majority of our hunters... Read the full story
Purchase a Gift Certificate for Your Deer Hunter
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Gift Certificates for Your Deer Hunter 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... Read the full story
Illinois First Gun Season
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Illinois First Gun Season The Illinois first gun season was a very successful one for us. We had 91% of our hunters see shooter bucks and 75% had shot opportunities at shooters. Many of our hunters passed 130”-140” deer looking for something bigger. Our numbers reflect the same... Read the full story
Father and Son Team Up on Two Whitetails!!
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Father and Son Team on Two Whitetails!! Father and son David Maxwell II and III made a memory that they both will remember for the rest of their lives. They were hunting with us during the Illinois archery season and both took nice bucks with their bows. David II’s buck scored 145” and David II... Read the full story
Chandler Entrekin's First Buck with a Bow!
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Chandler Entrekins First Buck with a Bow Chandler Entrekin (16yrs old) took this impressive 147" Illinois whitetail on the last day of his archery deer hunt.... Read the full story
Rick Stavola's Mature 150" 8 pt!
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Rick Stavola's Mature 150" 8 pt! Our long time friend Rick Stavola took this mature main frame 8 pointer. Notice the unusual drop tine in front of his right eye. This deer scored 148” and was a great deer to harvest as he was an older buck. Rick is a perfect example of what persistence... Read the full story
John Brewer's 173" Monster Whitetail!
John Brewer's 173" Whitetail Our friend John Brewer from Florida took this incredible whitetail at 5:00pm on the last day of his deer hunt in Pike County, Illinois. John stayed optimistic throughout his entire hunt. He would always have a smile on his face and say “It was a great d... Read the full story
Opening Week - Archery Illinois
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Opening Week - Archery Illinois As the first week of archery deer season here in Pike County, Illinois comes to an end, our hunters here at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge had a successful week. With the weather warm for the first few days action in the woods was a little slow but a few of ou... Read the full story
Hunt with Cheyenne Bardwell From The Hit Show Ax Men
Hunt with Cheyenne Bardwell From The Hit Show Ax Men Join Cheyenne Bardwell - Ax Men this fall for a whitetail hunt! Cheyenne will be hunting with us December 7-12! There is a hunt and price for everyone so call us and reserve your spot: Archery/Muzzleloader Combo (Dec 7-12) $3150 Muzzleloader Only (Dec... Read the full story
Sitka Whitetail Hunt Week
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Sitka Whitetail Hunt Week For the third year in a row, Sitka pro-staff member Jeff Sposito will be joining the Heartland Lodge Crew for a trophy whitetail hunt October 11th-15th. Last year was an incredible week for Jeff and all the hunters who hunted during the Stika week. Jeff t... Read the full story
Time to Apply for your Illinois Gun and Archery Permit
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For all hunters hunting in the state of Illinois it’s time to get your archery and gun tags. The tag application deadline for both archery and gun is June 30th. To apply for your tag you can go to the Illinois DNR website located at http://www.dnr.illino... Read the full story
Its Time to Purchase your 2012 Illinois Archery Permits
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It’s time to apply for your non-resident archery tag. The application period for the non-resident lottery is June 1 – June 30, 2012. Hunters will be able to start the application process on June 1st at 12:01 am. If you are a group leader please inform e... Read the full story
Mark Mizon Scores on a Late Season Whitetail Hunt!
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Mark Mizon Scores on a Late Season Whitetail Hunt! Our great friend Mark Mizon from MI took this nice buck on his late season hunt! Mark understands what deer hunting is all about and never gets discouraged. This is Mark's second buck... Read the full story
Steve Thorpe's Late Season Success!
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Steve Thorpe's Late Season Success! Our great friend Steve Thorpe hunted with us in mid October with his bow. He returned again in mid December and took this nice 10pt. Steve's persistance paid off. Congratulations Steve!... Read the full story
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