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


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


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


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


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


The Way of the Turkey Gun…

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013

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