General Hunting Blog

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

What To Look For When Buying Illinois Deer Hunting Land There are hundreds of farms for sale right now in Illinois being marketed as Illinois deer hunting land. How do you choose one from another when the ads all say something like- “big buck factory, whitetail paradise, dream deer hunting farm, the perfect deer hunting

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL SCOUTING PHOTOS!  The bucks are looking great here in Pike County, Illinois as we are just days away from opening day of deer season! We’ve had an optimal growing season this summer and the bucks are looking great! Sign up to win a FREE WHITETAIL HUNT!! All you have to

Heartland Lodge is once again offering a Sizzling Winter & Spring Bird Hunter’s Special from February 1st- March 31st! Based on availability, you can get into some excellent upland wing-shooting. Our special package will include the following:

A deer hunting at Heartland Lodge Outfitters

Hunting Outfitters in Illinois Harpole’s Heartland Lodge prides itself on being the premier hunting outfitter in the nation! Located in West-Central Illinois, we are a full-time dedicated deer, upland, waterfowl and turkey hunting outfitter. Heartland Lodge Outfitters continually strives to provide the best hunting experience possible that a hunting outfitter can offer. Illinois Hunting Outfitter

Wild pheasants crossing the road in Pike County, Illinois

Resorts for Hunting Pheasants At Heartland Lodge we are a specialized pheasant hunting resort that is known to be one of the nations premier pheasant hunting destinations. Heartland Lodge is the only Orvis endorsed pheasant hunting resort in Illinois and provides 5 star lodging, home-cooked meals and exceptionally trained pheasant hunting bird dogs. At our

A deer hunting at Heartland Lodge Outfitters

Bowhunting Illinois Outfitters – Pike County, IL Heartland Lodge is a specialized bowhunting outfitter located in Pike County, Illinois. We take bowhunting very seriously at the lodge. All of our guides are accomplished bowhunters and know how to put you in a position to have a great bowhunting experience. Bowhunting without a doubt is an

Illinois Firearm Season Buck

Best Whitetail Outfitters and Hunts Heartland Lodge Whitetail Outfitters is regarded as one of the best deer hunts available throughout the nation. What’s it take to be ranked among the best whitetail hunting outfitters? We’re located in famed Pike County, Illinois- Historically one of the highest producing counties for trophy whitetails. You can’t harvest big

Upland Hunting Habitat improvements

Now it is late summer and it seems like a long time until the fall chill moves in drawing our thoughts to hunting. However, in a few short months it will be time to hunt. At Heartland Lodge we are well aware of what our mission is during this short time

We are very proud of our awesome team for being recognized as the Pike County Business of the Year! Heartland Lodge was among three finalists. The other two finalists are both excellent businesses and are both leaders in our community. We were blessed to be chosen as this year’s winner! The award was presented at

The cold, snow and windy days has made the youth turkey seasons challenging for Illinois hunters this year. Gobbling has been minimal after fly down and the birds have remained flock together making for tough hunts. As we look ahead to opening week of the season, conditions are looking to improve here in West-Central Illinois