Blog Results for November 2012

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
2013 Whitetail Hunts Available
11/28/2012
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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
John Brewer's 173" Monster Whitetail!
11/4/2012
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
Purchase a Gift Certificate for Your Deer Hunter
11/28/2012
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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
Free Yankee Candle - With Gift Certificates!!
11/7/2012
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Free Yankee Candle - With Gift Certificates!! It’s time to start thinking about Christmas gift ideas! The Holidays always sneak up on us and we are scrambling at the last minute to purchase gifts. A gift certificate to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is a unique and perfect gift idea! As a bonus gift for... Read the full story
Pinterest for your Business! Give it a Try!
11/27/2012
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Pinterest for your Business!  Give it a Try! Does your organization use Pinterest? If so, there are some recent changes you should defiantly consider.  If not, well…it’s time to start. Two weeks ago Pinterest announced some changes in their Terms of Service.  The most significant of these changes i... Read the full story
Let’s Talk. Topic Tables to Facilitate Discussion.
11/29/2012
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I consider myself a fairly social person.  I like meeting new people and making new friends.  However, when I go to a conference as an attendee, I’m just about the most uncomfortable person in the world.  There is something about that environment that lea... Read the full story
Rick Stavola's Mature 150" 8 pt!
11/9/2012
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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
Chandler Entrekin's First Buck with a Bow!
11/11/2012
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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
Father and Son Team Up on Two Whitetails!!
11/13/2012
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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
Illinois First Gun Season
11/26/2012
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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
Bowling Alone? Not us.
11/25/2012
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Bowling Alone?  Not us. In his book “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” Robert Putnam wrote about the decline of American social participation since the 1950’s. As his title indicates, Putnam points to bowling as an example of this decline. The nu... Read the full story
The Importance of a Good Meal
11/25/2012
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The Importance of a Good Meal One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf Food is a vital part of the human experience, and as such it is a vital part of the conference experience. Maybe it shouldn’t be. Maybe all of the emphasis shou... Read the full story
Thanksgiving Blessings!!
11/21/2012
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Thanksgiving Blessings!! Merriam-Webster defines Thanksgiving as “the act of giving thanks” while The Random House College Dictionary takes it one step further and defines Thanksgiving as “the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment or benefits or favors, esp. to God.” So... Read the full story
Enjoy a Day Trip to Springfield Illinois
11/19/2012
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Looking for a great day trip that will be memorable without breaking the bank? If you're anywhere near the Central Illinois area, there's a place you should consider that you probably haven't thought about visiting since your 6th grade field trip. Sprin... Read the full story
Opening Day of Illinois Gun Season
11/19/2012
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Opening day of Illinois gun season here at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in Pike County, our hunters arrived yesterday afternoon ready and excited for opening morning. Most of the afternoon yesterday, hunters were sighting in their guns and preparing for this... Read the full story
Connect to Millennials. Connect your Conference.
11/19/2012
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A lot of hay has been made over millennial habits. As the single largest American generation since the Baby Boomers, Millennials (or Generation Y) are marked by increased familiarity with and use of digital technology and social media. A recent study of... Read the full story
Late November...Something to be Thankful for...
11/19/2012
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Late November…Something to be Thankful for… Well here we are… mid-November. Like many of you I have been chasing the whitetails pretty hard over the last few weeks trying to capitalize on the splendor of the rut. I have had several unbelievable days along with some extremely slow days. The one t... Read the full story
Enjoy the Season with Your Family
11/5/2012
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Enjoy the Season with Your Family Autumn in Illinois is a true treasure. I know that the Land of Lincoln is mostly known for its icy winters, humid summers and crooked politics, but once a year we touch on something wonderful in our lovely fall season. Briskness fills the air. The tree... Read the full story
Unconventional Team Building
11/5/2012
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Unconventional Team Building Corporate teambuilding activities can sometimes leave a bad taste in people’s mouths, especially if those teambuilding events were accompanied by a plain, overcooked chicken breast served in a hotel meeting room. We have all been there – whether starting... Read the full story