General Hunting Blog

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

Opening Weekend Of Duck Season

March 17, 2023- “Book Your 2023 Opening Weekend Hunt Today! These spots will not last! For more details call 217-734-2526 or E-Mail Hunt package rates below.” 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

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

Snow goose hunting outfitters

Win a FREE 3-night, 2-day Snow Goose/ Upland Combo Hunt for TWO hunters! A $4,000 value! To register, all you have to do is enter your name and e-mail on the Combo Hunt Giveaway Link option (Click the link to enter your name & email the Giveaway), and that’s it!!! You’ll enjoy 5-Star Lodging and

Guided Catfishing Trips Available as well!

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 search for trophy catfish with “Captain Catfish”! You might

pheasant and dog shot sizes

Heartland Lodge offers the best all-inclusive pheasant hunting vacation packages available throughout the Midwest. We offer guided pheasant hunts that includes everything a hunter needs to make a great upland hunting trip. Our pheasant hunting vacation packages include all the meals, 5-star lodging, guides, dogs and transportation to and from the field. Coming to Heartland

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 of

March 13th, 2023 – Illinois Pheasant and Quail Hunting Report –   “Book your spring upland hunt today! Hunt dates are filling up quickly! Our spring upland hunting offers the perfect cure for cabin fever! We have limited availability, give us a call today for more information at 217-734-2526. Don’t miss out on a once in

Snow goose blind set up

Enjoy some fast action wingshooting on a snow goose/ upland combo hunt!  There are NO LIMITS, NO PLUGS, massive decoy spreads, comfortable blinds, hot breakfast and professional guides. You will enjoy hunting over thousands of decoys in the Mississippi Flyway. Number are looking great for this upcoming snow goose season! The best time to hunt

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In this State-to-State duck hunting comparison, we take an in-depth look at the different hunting style, habitat features and pros/cons of duck hunting in each renowned duck hunting state. Arkansas Duck Hunting Arkansas is well known for its duck hunting and for good reason. Thousands of acres of fertile river bottoms, marshes and swells, flooded