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Quail Hunting in IL

SPECIAL: Book between March 25 – April 7th for one of our promotional hunts below, and receive an additional 5% off the already discounted rate! Also receive 1 hour FREE Polaris Side by Side rental during your visit (September Only) and a FREE private regular room upgrade ($125/night value)! (PLEASE for new reservations only. This

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

Whether you’ve been hunting the same farm for multiple years or it’s your first go around on the property, now is a great time to fine tune multiple ambush set ups for the upcoming turkey season. The goal is to have several pre-determined set up locations where you have a good vantage point for yourself

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An upland/ turkey combo hunt is the perfect way to spend a spring day at Heartland Lodge! In the mornings enjoy hunting wild Eastern turkeys in the beautiful rolling hardwoods of Southern Pike and Northern Calhoun Counties where an abundance of turkeys can be hunted. After a hearty, home-cooked lunch prepared by our chef, head

Trail cameras are a great aid for scouting your next turkey hunt.  Here’s a few ideas for fine tuning your trail camera set up for turkeys. Camera placement for turkeys should focus on a few different places.. Strut Zones Roosting Areas Food Sources Fence Crossings Trail Camera Placement for Turkeys #1-   Strut Zone Strut

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The deep south offers many great foods, but I was turned on to Buffalo Fried Quail many years ago at a dinner after a field trial in Lumpkin, GA.  The trial was run on a long pine plantation that looked like it had been transplanted from a famous panting. When the trial was over, and

Now is the time to reserve your 2020 whitetail hunt. Most all of our peak dates sell out so don’t wait to reserve your whitetail hunt! We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2020 and we would enjoy having you celebrate with us on a hunt of a lifetime. If you are looking for

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Now is the time to reserve your 2020 whitetail hunt. Most all of our peak dates sell out so don’t wait to reserve your Pike County, Illinois whitetail hunt! We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2020 and we would enjoy having you celebrate with us on a hunt of a lifetime. If you

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

Take advantage of some incredible upland hunting this winter at a limited time promotional price! Everything is the same; great guides, awesome dog work, luxury lodging and home cooked meals. Experience our Orvis & Shooting Sportsman endorsed wingshooting lodge this winter!  CLICK TO CALL  RESERVE NOW   December Dates & Promotional Rates: (Dec 15-19, 22,23,