General Hunting Blog

February is set to be a busy month for the Heartland crew. We’ll start the month off at SCI in Las Vegas. For those of you in the western part of the country, we’d love to see you there! We will be heading to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the Eastern Sp

The 2011-2012 season is in the books. We had a great season here at Heartland Lodge, filled with memories that will last a lifetime. Late season doe reduction is always the final leg of our deer season. It’s a great time to enjoy the hunt without all t

The winter and spring calendar is starting to fill in nicely. The weather has been perfect for pheasant and quail hunting and our fields are looking great! Our Milo food plots still have nice heads on them, providing a great food source for all wildlife a

Whitetail deer seasons around the country are reaching their ends, and hunters everywhere are gearing up for spring turkey. Application deadlines are closing in quickly, but the turkey season is still a few months away. You’ve applied for your tag, booked

Another Outstanding Year

January 7th, 2012

As the calendar roles around to another year and with the hunting season only having a few short days left we need to take the time to reflect on the year we had. Whether you hunted with us here at Heartland Lodge or on your own property it’s time to take

Shed Hunters

January 7th, 2012

As the deer season is coming to an end we are starting to notice more and more big bucks missing sides. If you are one of those enthusiast that walks miles and miles through the woods looking for a deer horn don’t worry you will fit right in here. Heartla

Our great friend Steve Thorpe hunted with us in mid October with his bow. He returned again in mid December and took this nice 10pt. Steve’s persistance paid off. Congratulations Steve!

Our old and good friend Floyd Simone took this mature whitetail on the opening day of Illinois second gun season. Floyd had an incredible deer hunt, seeing 4 shooters! This buck is at least 7 years old and was in a brutal fight with another buck sometime

Our new friend Kevin Kieth took this awesome buck on the last day of his hunt. He and his guide Kris Strickland did an amazing job in the final hours of his hunt. Great job Kevin and Kris!! (There is no video as it was to dark)

Tony took this very wide 135″ 9pt on the second day of his hunt. Tony passed up two shooters on the first day. Tony was impressed with the wide rack this buck had. Congratulations Tony!!