General Hunting Blog

Opening Weekend Of Duck Season

Book Your Opening Weekend Hunt Now! 2022 OPENING WEEKEND SPOTS REMAINING:    5  To book a hunt, please give us a call at 217-734-2526. or E-Mail Gary@HeartlandLodge for more details! The anticipation of opening day of Illinois’ duck season has our guides, staff and hunters anxiously counting down the days! We have had a long-standing tradition of waterfowl

wil Quail hunting lodge orvis endorsed

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!

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

Guided Catfish Trips

New for 2022 is our Cast and Blast Package! Experience the ultimate day outdoors with this upland/ fishing combo package! Enjoy our Orvis and Shooting Sportsman Endorsed upland hunting where you will hunt behind the finest bird dogs and guides in the country! After a gourmet lunch, you’ll head to the majestic Mississippi River in

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

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 or Christmas than at the lodge! Bring home delicious upland game and waterfowl to your next family holiday get-together. I can always

Shot sizes & loads for pheasants and quail

An In Depth Look at Shot Sizes, Loads & Chokes for Pheasant & Quail Hunting A good deal of my experience comes from 55+ years of hunting quail and pheasants, mostly in Illinois, but more recently in other states and involving other species. Reloading experience comes from shooting skeet since 1985 and loading many 100’s

Champion Bird Dogs

That time of the year has come when many folks think that the hunting season is over.  While this may be true for deer and duck hunters, it is not the case for Upland Bird Hunting at Heartland Lodge.  We had a busy fall and early winter season, and our hunting season will continue through

Opening week archery hunting

Now is the time to reserve your 2022 whitetail hunt. 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. E-mail Zach@HeartlandLodge.com or call 217-982-4039 for special pricing!!

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!!! We giveaway a free whitetail hunt every year! A hunter will be drawn