Month: July 2011

Hot Summer Whitetails

Posted on: July 29th, 2011

It sure has been hot here in Illinois lately! I really enjoy watching whitetails during the summer. Just the other night I spent the evening driving around Harpole’s Heartland Lodge and the surrounding Pike County area spotting whitetails with my son. We


Upland Food Plots and Prairie Grasses

Posted on: July 29th, 2011

Thinking I would get a head start on food plots this year I worked the ground in mid May. I think as soon as I got the food plots worked it was a sign for Mother Nature to take over and rain, rain, rain.


Your Wing-Shooting Experience

Posted on: July 29th, 2011

Now it is late summer and it seems like a long time until the fall chill moves in drawing our thoughts to hunting. However, in a few short months it will be time to hunt. At Heartland Lodge we are well aware of what our mission is during this short time

Heartland Featured in QU Magazine

Posted on: July 25th, 2011

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge was featured the past fall in Quail Unlimited Magazine.


Upland Bird Hunting at Heartland Lodge

Posted on: July 14th, 2011

Here it is the middle of July; temperatures are in the 90’s and 100’s over much of the country. Most folks are not thinking about a crisp fall day out in the field hunting pheasants and quail behind really great bird dogs. I think about this year round


Posted on: July 6th, 2011

I am ready to do some whitetail hunting here at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge! I took advantage of the holiday weekend to see how the deer herd was doing, and let me tell you, it’s doing very well. I spent a lot of time in the truck and on the 4 wheeler scout

It Show Time-Allen’s July Blog

Posted on: July 2nd, 2011

Independence Day is almost here, and there is no better place to celebrate than Heartland Lodge. From atop P Ridge one can see three separate towns’ firework shows. Aside from celebrating freedom on the fourth, July will have our whitetail division on t