General Hunting Blog

With an increasing number of individuals rediscovering the satisfaction of a self sufficient lifestyle, the number of archers continues to rise. Within the archery community itself, an interest in returning to the literal essence of the stick and the st

Pheasant hunting in March in Illinois

“What I remember most about my father and how he was able to become a master trainer, was his incredible dedication to the dogs and his uncanny ability to seemingly know each dog’s thoughts.”- Rich Shear
Knowing what your dog is thinking, knowing how it

No larger than a loaf of bread, both children and adults alike are captured under the spell of bringing a new puppy home. While many enjoy the playful antics of puppies such as, tug-of-war, jumping, and running away from you with a toy, many owners are

Tips For Opening Day Pheasant Hunting
By Chris Larsen

Opening day of pheasant season is a lot like the first day of school. Everyone is wearing their fancy new clothes, people are wandering around aimlessly, and lessons are about to be learned. Hun

As I am flying in the Supper Cub from Tok Alaska into the wilderness of Alaska, I looked down below me and it was if I was traveling in a time capsule. Taking me back hundreds of years before tv’s, the internet and Facebook was created. Alaska calls its

Going on point!

HOMECOMING TO HARPOLE’S HEARTLAND LODGE
Quincy, an elegant and stylish English pointer, came to a halt as suddenly as if he had run into a brick wall. His tail pointed straight up, and his whole body quivered as if 10,000 volts of electric

By Chris Larsen

I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with a handful of championship caliber tournament anglers. What does that have to do with pheasant hunting? One thing I’ve noticed about these fisherman compared to the average angler is attention to

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

Chandler Entrekin (16yrs old) took this impressive 147″ Illinois whitetail on the last day of his archery deer hunt.

Our long time friend Rick Stavola took this mature main frame 8 pointer. Notice the unusual drop tine in front of his right eye. This deer scored 148” and was a great deer to harvest as he was an older buck. Rick is a perfect example of what persistence