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Pheasant & Quail Hunting

Sizzling Winter & Spring Bird Hunter’s Special
2/11/2013
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Sizzling Spring Bird Hunter’s Special 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:... Read the full story
European Driven Pheasant Shoot
1/28/2014
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European Peasant Shoot MARCH 15th 2014 We have been getting request for a European shoot so I have set a date for March 15th 2014 for a shoot . This shoot is open to anyone that would l... Read the full story
Upland Hunting in The Mid-West and at Heartland Lodge
7/11/2013
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Upland Hunting in the Mid-West and at Heartland Lodge - some questions and answers to help you in deciding when to come and hunt with us, what to bring and how to prepare for your hunt. Here we are once again thinking about the up and coming Upland Bird... Read the full story
Dog Training Lessons Learned from the Legend Dick Shear
7/11/2013
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“What I remember most about my father and how he was able to become a master trainer, was his incredible dedication to the dogs and his uncanny ability to seemingly know each dog’s thoughts.”- Rich Shear Knowing what your dog is thinking, knowing how it... Read the full story
Tips For Opening Day Pheasant Hunting
7/11/2013
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Tips For Opening Day Pheasant Hunting 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... Read the full story
2012-2013 Pheasant & Quail Hunting Season Summary
4/23/2013
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2012-2013 Pheasant & Quil Hunting Season Summary April 2013 and another Upland Bird Season at Heartland Lodge has come and gone. We had many great hunts over the 2012-2013 period and we met and made friends with a number of folks both young and older. A number of father and son groups hunted with us a... Read the full story
Pheasant and Quail Hunting Homecoming
3/3/2013
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Pheasant and Quail Hunting Homecoming HOMECOMING TO HARPOLE’S HEARTLAND LODGE Quincy, an elegant and stylish English pointer, came to a halt as suddenly as if he had run into a brick wall. His tail pointed straight up, and his whole body quivered as if 10,000 volts of electric... Read the full story
Shooting Tips For Pheasant Hunters
2/11/2013
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Shooting Tips For Pheasant Hunters Shooting Tips For Pheasant Hunters by Chris Larsen Ask just about any guide what the best way to fill a limit of pheasants is and he'll likely tell you good shooting. If you kill 75% of the roosters flushed, it only takes 4 flushes to fill a limit.... Read the full story
Is Your Dog Gun Shy????
2/7/2013
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Is Your Dog Gun Shy???? My past dog training experiences have proved that most dog problems are manmade. Gun shyness is one of them. In fact I have seen and heard of several such instances on how to break a dog of gun shyness. But I have been tough the best way to introduce gunf... Read the full story
What Size Shot do I Need.
2/7/2013
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What Size Shot do I Need. I am often asked what size shot hunters need when hunting quail and pheasants. The first thing I need to know is what gauge of shotgun you are using.  If you are using a 12 gauge or 20 gauge I would use 7 ½ shot.... Read the full story
Late Season Pheasant Hunting
1/2/2013
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Late Season Pheasant Hunting Late Season Pheasant Hunting Hunting late season pheasants is a completely different experience than opening day pursuits. Weather is generally colder, cover has changed drastically, and pheasants are wise to the tactics of the av... Read the full story
Pheasant Hunting Etiquette
1/2/2013
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Pheasant Hunting Etiquette Pheasant Hunting Etiquette By Chris Larsen It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about baseball, poker, hunting or really any other activity groups of people engage in together, there are often several unwritten rules. These are things that don’t u... Read the full story
Four Pheasant Hunting Tips For More Successful Hunts
12/15/2012
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Four Pheasant Hunting Tips For More Successful Hunts By Chris Larsen I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with a handful of championship caliber tournament anglers. What does that have to do with pheasant hunting? One thing I’ve noticed about these fisherman compared to the average angler is attention to... Read the full story
Hunting Gift Certificates for Christmas
11/27/2012
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Hunting Gift Certificates for Christmas 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... Read the full story
Reserve Your Winter/Spring Dates
11/27/2012
Reserve Your 2012 Winter/Spring Dates 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.... Read the full story
Gearing Up For Pheasant Hunting
10/28/2012
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Gearing Up For Pheasant Hunting by Chris Larsen One of the best parts of pheasant hunting is it's simplicity. There are no decoys or calling. Pheasant hunting is all about the hunter and his or her quarry matching wits. Sometimes the hunter is successful, sometimes the birds win.... Read the full story
Five Pheasant Hunting Tips For Beginners
10/23/2012
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Five Pheasant Hunting Tips For Beginners By Chris Larsen Pheasant hunting is a great way to get introduced to bird hunting. You don’t need a lot of equipment and although the finer points may take years to learn, it doesn’t take much to grasp a basic understanding of how to hunt pheasants.... Read the full story
Pick Your Wing-Shooting Shots Carefully
8/27/2012
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PICK YOUR SHOTS CAREFULLY A big part of shooting well is picking your shots, which is to say, taking only the good shots and passing up the bad shots. What constitutes a good shot and what constitutes a bad shot? At the risk of being somewhat arbitrary, I will say that a good... Read the full story
Win a Three Night - Two Day Upland Hunt
8/2/2012
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Win a Three Night - Two Day Upland Hunt Enter to win a three night, two day upland hunt this fall! You will enjoy three nights in our lodge, all you meals, and an incredble guided hunt!... Read the full story
Upland Bird Hunting? Let’s Get Ready, Now is the Time!
7/14/2012
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Upland Bird Hunting?  Let’s Get Ready, Now is the Time! Another bird hunting season has come and gone. We are in hot and dry mode here in the Midwest and are really in need of several good soaking rains. Will we get moisture? Only Mother Nature knows. None-the-less now is the time to begin getting ready fo... Read the full story
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