Pheasant & Quail Hunting

January 30th, 2023 – Illinois Pheasant and Quail Hunting Report –   “Book your winter or spring upland hunt today! Hunt dates are filling up quickly! Our winter 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

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

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

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

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

Great Day Pheasant Hunting!

Late Season Pheasant Hunting

Hunting late season pheasants is a completely different experience than opening day pursuits. Weather is generally colder, cover has changed drastically, and pheasants are wise to the tactics of the av

Christmas time at heartland lodge

Start your next family holiday tradition this season at Heartland Lodge! This year we are offering our “Family Holiday Upland/ Waterfowl Combo Hunt Package”! There’s no better way to experience a Midwestern Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s than at the lodge! Bring home delicious upland game and waterfowl to your next family holiday get-together. I

Still have to play Santa and need a good idea? A gift certificate for a hunt at Heartland Lodge is a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone on your list! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used.

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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!!! We give away a free Upland Hunt every year!

I am often asked what size shot hunters need when hunting quail and pheasants.
The first thing I need to know is what gauge of shotgun you are using. 
If you are using a 12 gauge or 20 gauge I would use 7 ½ shot.

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