Month: September 2013

A couple of years ago I saw a Facebook ad pointing me to Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.  I asked my Central Illinois friends if they had ever visited the lodge and none had.  But, several of their husbands and significant others had…and apparently they had


Late Season Whitetail Hunting – Look For Red Oaks

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013

Immense trunks covered in tough armor like bark stretching upwards into powerful limbs, oak trees are a symbol of strength and dignity within the whitetail woods. While it is no secret acorns are a favorite delicacy among whitetail pallets, we also unde


Anyone archer knows even slightly flinching or tilting your bow can throw an arrow inches or feet off the desired target. While there will always be variability in archery, making a small adjustment to the way you grip your bow can increase stability.


The worst text message I woke up to last fall came from my dad.

Big ten just slipped by at 26 yards, one limb in way.

By far the best text message I woke up to last fall came from my little brother Ben. Around 7:30 am on the second to last day o


With the sun slipping into the western horizon, the fragmented parts of its rays glared through the mature stand of oaks I was silently scanning. Perched on a decaying log sat a gray squirrel, tail softly twitching. My range finder read 21 yards and jud


Shop and Dine in an Illinois Main Street Town!!

Posted on: September 6th, 2013

If you’ve taken my advice and scheduled yourself for a little R&R at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, then good for you!  Maybe your R&R getaway isn’t all about the rest and relaxation – you may want to hit the ATV trails or go horseback riding.  You may even want to try your hand at the sporting


Schedule Some Time for Some R&R!!

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

That’s right! It’s already September 2nd and if you’re like me, you’re asking yourself, “Where has the year gone?” The summer is on its way to being a memory of yesterday, the kids are all back in school and the holidays are just around the corner. The