General Hunting Blog

Opening week archery hunting

Book your 2022 or 2023 whitetail hunt today! Most all of our peak dates sell out so don’t wait to reserve your whitetail hunt! We are celebrating our 27th anniversary in 2022 and we would enjoy having you celebrate with us on a hunt of a lifetime. The Illinois whitetail season is about to begin!

early season bowhunting whitetail hunting in illinois

There’s something magical about bowhunting October in Pike County, Illinois. The leaves are a brilliant array of different colors, overall deer movement is generally very good, and mature buck daytime movement is starting to increase. At the lodge, after several months of trail camera scouting, food plot preparation, and fine tuning our treestand set ups,

hunting honeymoon

Still have to play Santa and need a good idea for the hunter in your family? A gift certificate for a whitetail 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 fo

Win a 5-night, 4-day November whitetail hunt for two hunters! A $5,000 value! To register all you have to do is enter your e-mail on the Whitetail Hunt Giveaway (Click link to enter email & giveaway) option, and that’s it!!! Be sure to Like or Follow us on our Heartland Lodge Hunting Facebook Page or

Deer hunting over white oak acorns in October can yield success!

If you’re like me and you’re not too fond of this end of summer heat… your mind starts to wonder to those frost ridden mornings of October and November. Counting down the days until the bow opener and you begin to finalize a game plan for the beginning of the 2022 season. Maybe you already

Opening Weekend Of Duck Season

August 31st, 2022- “Book Your Opening Weekend Hunt Today! These spots will not last! Special lodge buyout available for opening weekend at no additional cost! Have a private lodge exclusive for your hunting party! For more details call 217-734-2526 or E-Mail Gary@HeartlandLodge.com for this special offer. Hunt package rates below.” The anticipation of opening day

pheasant and dog shot sizes

In this State-to-State pheasant hunting comparison, we take an in-depth look at the different hunting style, habitat features and pros/cons for pheasant hunting in each state. South Dakota Pheasant Hunting South Dakota is well known for its pheasant hunting and for good reason. Thousands of acres of flat fields filled with pheasants makes hunting South

Christmas time at heartland lodge

Start your next family holiday tradition this season at Heartland Lodge! This year we are offering our “Family Holiday Upland/ Waterfowl Combo Hunt Package”! There’s no better way to experience a Midwestern Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s than at the lodge! Bring home delicious upland game and waterfowl to your next family holiday get-together. I

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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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!