Month: June 2012


All I can say is WOW!!! My mom and I spent a very enjoyable afternoon together last Friday – first by having lunch at Magpie’s, one of my favorite little restaurants in St. Charles, MO. We then headed down to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis t


Sitka Whitetail Hunt Week

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

For the third year in a row, Sitka pro-staff member Jeff Sposito will be joining the Heartland Lodge Crew for a trophy whitetail hunt October 11th-15th. Last year was an incredible week for Jeff and all the hunters who hunted during the Stika week. Jeff t


Join Cheyenne Bardwell – Ax Men this fall for a whitetail hunt! Cheyenne will be hunting with us December 7-12! There is a hunt and price for everyone so call us and reserve your spot:

Archery/Muzzleloader Combo (Dec 7-12) $3150
Muzzleloader Only (Dec


Hit the ATV Riding Trails This Summer!

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

“Some Like It Easy…Some Like It Rough” is the new motto for ATV riders at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. Now I have to be honest – in all the years that Dan and I have been going to the lodge, we have never ridden ATV’s. We always go horseback riding but we

The 28 Gauge: Serious Gun or Toy?

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

Let me say at the outset that for the most part I am no devotee of the 28 gauge. Most 28 gauge guns are far too light for serious shooting. The Benelli Legacy, for example, weighs a puny 4.9 pounds, and most other 28’s weigh about 5 ½ pounds. When you s


With turkey season over and deer hunting season still months away I begin to dust off my trail cameras. After clearing up my SD cards and loading up on fresh batteries I start to get anxious to put my cameras in the woods. However, I prefer to approach


Posted on: June 11th, 2012

Several years ago a U.S. maker of very fine bolt-action and single-shot rifles decided it wanted to get into the shotgun manufacturing business. The founder and president of the company was a devotee of light side-by-side game guns, with straight English


Romantic Carriage Rides

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

All guests who are staying with us July 7th and 20th will enjoy a romantic carriage ride! There will be no extra charge for the carriage ride. This is something new we are trying so please click “like” if you think this is a good idea or give me your thou

For all hunters hunting in the state of Illinois it’s time to get your archery and gun tags. The tag application deadline for both archery and gun is June 30th. To apply for your tag you can go to the Illinois DNR website located at http://www.dnr.illino


We took the whole family to the indoor national championships sponsored by the NFAA on March 31st & April 1st. This tournament brings in the best shooters throughout the entire United States and beyond.

Brooke shot in the female CUB freestyle divisio