Month: April 2013

Mother’s Day

Posted on: April 30th, 2013

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

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


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


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


The Family Vacation – All Grown Up

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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


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!!

Fearless Employees are Better Employees

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

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


Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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


Turkey Season Kicks Off

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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


Want More Turkeys?

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

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

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