Blog Results for April 2013

Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!! Let’s face it. Life just gets crazy sometimes and we all need to unwind. Between work schedules, kids’ activities, and social commitments, our daily lives can be extremely hectic. And whether you are a young couple with children, empty nesters or retir... Read the full story
Win Cardinal Tickets and an Overnight Stay in our Luxury Suite
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Win Cardinal Tickets and an Overnight Stay in our Luxury Suite Win 2 tickets, behind home plate, to a Cardinal baseball game in St Louis and an overnight stay at Heartland Lodge in a luxury suite!!... Read the full story
Mother's Day
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Remember when your mother stayed up with you because you saw a scary movie?  Remember when she taught you to ride a bicycle or picked you up from school because you were sick?  Remember when she helped you pick out your prom dress or made sure you got th... Read the full story
Turn your First Time Attendees into Repeat Attendees
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Do you remember the first time you attended a conference or major professional event?  I do.  I was 16 and was nominated to attend a conference in the State Capital.  Only four kids from each high school were selected.  We would get to stay in a hotel, we... Read the full story
2012-2013 Pheasant & Quail Hunting Season Summary
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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
Google's Inactive Account Manager and your Digital Heir
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Google's Inactive Account Manager and your Digital Heir Google is involved in every part of our online lives.  We use Google as a search engine.  We use it for directions.  We use it for e-mail.  We use it is for blogging.  If you are reading this, odds are you use Google to get here.  Google has become such a... Read the full story
The Family Vacation - All Grown Up
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The Family Vacation - All Grown Up It seemed so easy when I was a kid.  My parents just packed some bags, possibly invited some friends along and piled us in the backseat for a big family vacation.  Sometimes we had some coloring books or puzzle games.  Other times my sister and I drove ou... Read the full story
Turkey Season Kicks Off
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Turkey Season Kicks Off Here at the lodge we try to help people of all ages get into hunting as well as gun and bow safety. Of course some of our favorite times are working with the youth. The youth turkey season was on April 6th-7th and you could say it started with a... Read the full story
Fearless Employees are Better Employees
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Be fearless.  Be brave.  Be remarkable.  Read any cool tech magazine or visit a future-minded website and this is what you’ll hear.  I work in an office that receives a lot of publications and e-mails talking about things like company culture, passion, le... Read the full story
Want More Turkeys?
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Want More Turkeys? Years ago when I started guiding in West Central Illinois I decided that the status quo of the properties that I hunted was not good enough for my hunts. I wanted to not only keep more turkeys on the grounds that I guided, but I also wanted more places t... Read the full story
The Way of the Turkey Gun...
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The Way of the Turkey Gun... I once had a professional upland guide and very accomplished clay shooter debate with me the topic of pointing his turkey gun instead of aiming it because it was a shotgun. He claimed that the only proper way to shoot a shotgun was to "point it". I will... Read the full story