Glassing Summer Whitetails At Heartland Lodge

If you enjoy watching monster, velvet toting bucks in the summertime, Pike County, Illinois might just be the top destination throughout the Midwest! Heartland Lodge is located in the heart of prime whitetail country that supports some of the biggest deer in the nation. The fertile farmlands that surround the lodge help to supplement growing big racks that bring hunters from across the world to come and stay and hunt at our lodge. Glassing for summer whitetails in the midwest If you are just coming in to stay for a few nights this summer and want to do some sightseeing, the last hour of light in the evening will be your best bet to spotting some of these beautiful bucks! Take any backroad around the lodge and you’ll more than likely run across several deer feeding in the soybean or alfalfa fields close to the lodge. Don’t forget your favorite beverage and camera!

-Zach Jumps


If you are interested in a deer hunt with us this fall, send me an email

Taken on 6/20/16 in Pike County, Illinois


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2016 Summer Scouting Photo

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Last Updated: August 9th, 2022

22 thoughts on “Glassing Summer Whitetails At Heartland Lodge

  1. Gary
    I hunted with you guys a few years back and was interested in returning this fall with my wife and another couple. Could you get back to me with availability and rates?


    1. Hi Mike,

      Great to hear from you! Sure, I will send you an email. Looking forward to having you hunt with us again.



  2. Hi Gary and matt.I’m pretty sure my 6 year old is in those pictures. Only 16 months to go.I’m writing down questions and I’ll be calling soon.Thanks for keeping me in the loop.Jim Spain.

  3. Would like to get some information on your hunts for bow hunts thank u hope to hear from u thank u

  4. Hey guys, just a good ole country boy here, interested in your hunts , got some hand disability so am using crossbow instead of bow . I was an avid bow hunter before injury. Would like t get a shot at nice buck. What is your rates and openings in your bow season ? Could be a cancellation candidate here, especially for discounts. Thanks Kevin

    1. Hi Kevin, Thanks for your interest in huntign with us. I will send you an email with more information. Gary

  5. I am getting back I into hunting I have recently retire from the military but for now I am interested in a look


  6. Hi, I have am interested in coming there to hunt.Could you send me some information please. I have a crossbow is that allowed?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Susan. I will email you some information. Crossbows are allowed if you have a doctor’s release that you need to use one.

  7. Have hunted for years. Very interested in your hunts. Like availability , your dates for hunts, lodging , and of course the cost.
    So if you could email some info it would be greatly appreciated.
    Very interested

    1. Hi Donald, I will email you some information on our deer hunts. I would enjoy having you hunt with us.

  8. So do I just bring a note from my surgeon that explains that I can no long draw a compound bow and I need to use crossbows during bow season?

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