General Hunting Blog

Orvis endorsed upland hunting at heartland lodge

One of the biggest differences from Heartland Lodge and other upland hunting outfitters & lodges is our luxury accommodation options and amazing home-cooked meals! There are many upland hunting preserves and upland hunting outfitters. Some of them have good birds and dog work. But how many have the option for 5 Star Accommodations and a

bringing your own dog to an orvis lodge

Sometimes the last time we headed out across the prairie behind the dogs in the early morning sunlight in search for coveyed-up quail or cock pheasant on the edge of the field has been just too long ago. Maybe it was last weekend, last month, or even many seasons ago. No matter the time frame,

Hunting October whitetails in illinois is always a great time

Now is the time to book for the 2021 season! Most of our prime spots sell out quickly, give me a call or E-mail today for more information! I look forward to talking with you! Call or E-mail Today for 2021 Dates and Pricing Call (217-734-2526) or E-Mail me today at for last minute

orvis endorsed pheasant hunting lodge

The best pheasant hunting lodges take great steps to blur the line between shooting pheasants and giving the upland hunter the best hunting experience, they could expect anywhere. When the discriminating wingshooter follows their dog into the lush upland field carrying their vintage side by side, they know the difference between pheasant shooting and a

Click any title below to expand property details! 76 Acre Winding Ridge Farm (SOLD)! Phenomenal  deer hunting tract in Southern Pike County, Illinois AMISH BUILT BARN BUCK BRANCH CREEK RUNNING THROUGH PROPERTY MATURE WHITE OAK TIMBER GOOD INCOME FROM CRP & TILLABLE INCREDIBLE BUILDING SITE I LOVE THIS FARM! This 76 acres is located in

Finding land in a highly managed deer hunting area can lead to consistent success!

Looking for hunting guide jobs for deer or turkey hunting? Heartland Lodge is always searching for hunters interested in becoming a professional hunting guide. We are known across the country as one of the premier deer and turkey hunting outfitters with compassionate, knowledgeable and professional hunting guides. We’re located in West-Central Illinois in prime deer

deer hunting in early october

If you’re like me and you’re not too fond of this end of summer heat.. your mind starts to wonder to the frost ridden mornings of October and November. You count the days and weeks left until the bow opener and you start coming up with a finalized game plan for the upcoming 2019 deer

We had a great opening week here in Pike County, Illinois deer hunting last season. Opening day was met with cool temperatures and high pressure, the hunters in camp experienced great deer movement during both morning and evening hunts. We had several opportunities at bucks, one in the morning believed to be a 170″+, the

Crossbow Deer Hunting in Illinois Laws 2021 Crossbow whitetail hunting in Illinois is legal throughout the entire archery season regardless of age or physical ability. What affect will this have on the deer population and hunting in the state? We’ll touch on that in a moment but for now lets look at the pros and

Tree stand safety and maintenance is one of the most important and overlooked procedures on getting ready for the hunting season. Like getting your bow properly tuned and sighted in to getting clothing scent free and ready for season tree stands need to b