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Win a 3-night, 2-day Upland Hunt for two hunters! A $4,000 value! To register, all you have to do is enter your name and e-mail on the Upland Hunt Giveaway Link option (Click the link to enter your name & email the Giveaway), and that’s it!!! We give away a free Upland Hunt every year!

early season wingshooting outfitter

September is an incredible time to experience the phenomenal wingshooting opportunities that Harpole’s Heartland Lodge has to offer. The first signs of fall tout its arrival as the gently rolling farmland around the lodge turns into a mosaic of beautiful yellows, oranges and reds. Our guides and dogs have conditioned and trained all summer for

Pheasant hunting in March in Illinois

What weather we are having. This has been one of the mildest winters that I can recall. Most folks agree that we have really been spoiled by Mother Nature this year. Our Upland Hunting at Heartland continues to be very productive and we will continue w

February 23, 2021 – Illinois Pheasant and Quail Hunting Report –  The next few months are a perfect time to enjoy a pheasant and quail hunt at the lodge!  SEE OUR  UPLAND HUNTING PROMOTIONS BELOW.  Enjoying the outdoors with an pheasant and quail hunt is the perfect social distancing activity! We have limited availability, give

Snow goose hunting in illinois with outfitter

February 23rd, 2021- Illinois Snow Goose and Upland Hunting Report- Brand new snow goose pits are in! 28ft of comfort and plenty of room for each snow goose hunter! It looks to be a great snow goose season in 2021. Spring hatches were good and numbers are up! Our upland season is the best we

I am often asked what size shot hunters need when hunting quail and pheasants.
The first thing I need to know is what gauge of shotgun you are using. 
If you are using a 12 gauge or 20 gauge I would use 7 ½ shot.

Guided Bird Hunts at Heartland Lodge

It’s that time of the year again when the days in the field turn to memories of last year’s hunts.  But it is also the most important time of the year, time to start preparing for a good breeding season and making the changes in habitat to better service your bird population.  Be sure to

Snow goose hunting outfitters

Win a 3-night, 2-day Snow Goose/ Upland Combo Hunt for two hunters! A $4,000 value! To register, all you have to do is enter your name and e-mail on the Combo Hunt Giveaway Link option (Click the link to enter your name & email the Giveaway), and that’s it!!! You’ll enjoy 5-Star Lodging and home-cooked

Still have to play Santa and need a good idea? A gift certificate for a hunt at Heartland Lodge is a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone on your list! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used.

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Gearing Up For Pheasant Hunting

One of the best parts of pheasant hunting is it’s simplicity. There are no decoys or calling. Pheasant hunting is all about the hunter and his or her quarry matching wits. Sometimes the hunter is successful, sometimes the birds win.