Month: August 2011

Long bearded thunder chickens

Posted on: August 28th, 2011

Even though whitetail season is just around the corner, trail camera pictures of giant long beards in food plots and scratching old acorns in the timber remind us of the great 2011 spring season. The idea of busting a good one in the spring of 2012 linger

One more change of the calendar

Posted on: August 28th, 2011

The season is getting closer and you now realize that with only one more flip of the page the calendar will reveal the opening day of Illinois deer season. Some of you are wondering where you are going to be sitting on opening day, and some already know.

For the second year in a row, Sitka pro-staff member Jeff Sposito will be joining the Heartland Lodge Crew for a whitetail hunt October 7th-11th. Also joining the Heartland Lodge Crew this year on the same week will be Rhett Hardin pro-staff member of Rhi

Extend your archery comfort range

Posted on: August 28th, 2011

The common archery hunter practices three to four nights a week shooting 20 and 30 yard distances. Practicing these ranges night after night can make you feel comfortable in making a good clean shot at 30yrds. However, have you ever had a big shooter buc

What’s Your Stand On Stands?

Posted on: August 25th, 2011


Hanging stands, climbing stands, ladder stands, homemade stands, shooting towers, ground blinds, or just an old bucket against a mighty oak? With so many options, what’s a hunter to do? This is the time of year we need to f


Will Your Grandchildren hunt?

Posted on: August 21st, 2011

Will your grandchildren hunt?
This is not only a question for the grandparents of today but for the next 2 generations that will be grandparents in say, 40 years. Think back to when our forefathers came to this part of the country and to what it must h

Overnight Stay – Includes: Dinner, Hayride, Bonfire, Smores, Overnight Stay, Brunch, Sodas and ATV Day Pass (Using your own ATV) for two people in a Luxury Suite. These suites have King size, triple sheeted canopy beds, private Jacuzzi, fireplace, day

Activities Update From the Field

Posted on: August 7th, 2011

It’s no secret that the summer is a great time to get out and enjoy nature. Here at the lodge we have been blessed with an awesome season for activities. In recent weeks wildlife sightings have drastically increased. I expect this trend to continue as

August and Septmber Dates Available

Posted on: August 7th, 2011

August and September are our last months for resort guest to enjoy the lodge until after the hunting season (December 25th). So make your reservations before the summer slips away. Below is what we have available as of August 7th, 2011. Please call to che

August and September are perfect months to enjoy Heartland Lodge. With cool weather ahead guests will be taking advantage of all the outdoor activities around the lodge. It’s a perfect time to put on a sweatshirt as the sun goes down and take advantage of

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