Pheasant & Quail Hunting

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Win a 3-night, 2-day Upland Hunt for two hunters! A $4,000 value! To register, all you have to do is enter your name and e-mail on the Upland Hunt Giveaway Link option (Click the link to enter your name & email the Giveaway), and that’s it!!! Pheasant Fest – For those attending the National Pheasant

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An upland/ turkey combo hunt is the perfect way to spend a spring day at Heartland Lodge! In the mornings enjoy hunting wild Eastern turkeys in the beautiful rolling hardwoods of Southern Pike and Northern Calhoun Counties where an abundance of turkeys can be hunted. After a hearty, home-cooked lunch prepared by our chef, head

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

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You hear the phrase “Premier Pheasant Hunting Outfitter”, but really what does that mean? More importantly, what makes a Lodge a Premier Pheasant Hunting Outfitter? Premier Pheasant Hunting Outfitter- What it Takes The first thing has to be pheasants. Sounds so simple, but it is a little more complex than it would seem at first

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Enjoy some fast action on a snow goose and upland combo hunt!  There are NO LIMITS, NO PLUGS, massive decoy spreads, comfortable blinds, hot breakfast and professional guides. You will enjoy hunting over agriculture fields that are looking great for this snow goose season! The best time to hunt snow geese is late February to early

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Do you have fond memories of hunting birds when you were younger or you would like to try bird hunting but don’t have a bird dog? What to do? Have you ever thought of guided bird hunts? The Guided Bird Hunt Experience Too often people think that as they don’t have a bird dog, that

Take advantage of some incredible upland hunting at a great price! Experience the same hunt as our fall hunts at a much lower price.  Everything is the same; great guides, awesome dog work, wonderful lodging and incredible meals. Come experience our Orvis & Shooting Sportsman endorsed wingshooting lodge this spring! Regular Hunts Fall Price Spring

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A French Revolution is occurring at Harpole`s Heartland Lodge with the addition of Epagneul Breton’s, French Brittany’s, to the lineup of our guide dogs. These dogs are hard chargers in the field and leave no bush or blade of grass uncovered in their continuous quest to find birds. Don’t let their small size fool you,

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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

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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,