Family Holiday Upland Hunting Package

Inside the Original Lodge Great Room during the Holidays

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 can always remember growing up as a kid, my grandpa insisted we needed to harvest a goose for Christmas dinner!

Now you can step back in time and give your kids the experience you might have had growing up around the holidays. Spending a day in the field like it was done when you were a child will give them and you memories that will last a lifetime. You can start your own annual family hunting tradition and watch it continue with your grandchildren. You can bring the entire family and start an annual tradition! Holidays at the lodge!

Upland Hunting with family and friends over the holidays!

In this Holiday Hunting Package, you will be able to experience a wide variety of wingshooting. Upland hunt half of the day with the finest bird dogs in the country and the other half of your day will be spent in the waterfowl blind (or boat) along the legendary Mississippi Flyway hunting for Canadian/Specklebelly geese or an array of ducks with world-champion waterfowl callers!

After a long day afield, relive the hunt and relax in one of our luxury lodges or cabins next to the fireside! -You can even roast some chestnuts by the fire 😉 Our luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, and professional-friendly guides and staff create a one-of-a-kind holiday hunting retreat that will be remembered for many years to come!

**Looking for a Thanksgiving or Christmas Gift idea for the Outdoorsman in your Life? We have you covered! Purchase a Harpole’s Heartland Lodge Hunting Gift Certificate Online Here >>

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view our rates and package options. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 217-734-2526 or E-Mail for more information!

The hunt was perfect for a quick Father/Son getaway! Super accommodations. Expert guide in the field. Our guide (Rod) was very knowledgeable and produced ample opportunities for us to get a coat full of birds. If you are looking for a top-notch upland bird hunt…look no further…Heartland Lodge is the place!” -Jimmy Blunt

Read More Wingshooting Testimonials Here >>

Waterfowl Hunting Pictures >>

Upland Hunting Pictures >>

Pictures of Inside the Lodges around Christmas Time >>


Lodging Options for your next Family Holiday Hunt!

Private Luxury Cabins -With Fireplace and Hot Tub!

Information about our private luxury cabins accommodations

Private Luxury Cabins Enjoy a private luxury cabin, each decorated with it’s own theme. All cabins are carefully crafted with knotty pine and cedar walls, fifteen-foot vaulted ceilings, hand-carved Old Hickory furniture, fixtures and appliances. Each cabin with hot tub and fireplace also features an ultra-comfy, king-size bed, large 4K HD television with 4K Blu-ray player, relaxing private deck with barbeque grill, kitchen, and private fire pit to roast marshmallows or to make your own s’mores. We have 4 private luxury cabins available for our hunters!
More information on Private Luxury Cabins

Sunset Valley Lodge- The Perfect Holiday Retreat Lodge!

Sunset Valley Lodge outside view

Sunset Valley. The name of this lodge says it all. The view from the expansive rear deck as the sun sets over the horizon of the Mississippi River bluffs will take your breath away. This 10,180 square foot luxury lodge features seven suites and rooms. Located less than one mile from our other two lodges, Sunset Valley sits on its own 52 private acres and provides an outdoor entertaining environment you would expect with a lodge rental. This lodge sets up great for a “smaller” family holiday getaway!

More information on Sunset Valley Lodge

Prairie Ridge Lodge – Luxury Suites with Hot Tubs and Fireplaces!

Prairie Ridge Lodge luxury suites

Prairie Ridge Lodge, named after the prairie grasses that surround the resort, is also known as our luxury Lodge. This Lodge has over 10,000 square feet and features seven luxury suites, making it one of the most romantic lodges in Illinois. All luxury suites, each decorated to its own theme, feature an ultra-comfy, king-size, triple-sheeted canopy bed, private bath with Whirlpool, fireplace, daybed, comfy sitting area, mini-refrigerator and direct access to the expansive wrap-around decks. A Recreation Room, Banquet Hall/Conference Room and a Dining Hall make this luxury lodge perfect for your next holiday hunting retreat!

More information on Prairie Ridge Lodge

The Original Lodge- Large Group of Family and Friends? No problem!

The Original Lodge

The Original Lodge is full of tradition and memories! This cozy lodge was the first lodge built at Heartland Lodge and has become one of the favorites among guests who visit each year. At 9,500 square feet, it features eleven regular rooms, the Angler Room and the Whitetail Suite for thirteen total rooms. An incredible Great Room (where many of our spectacular photos are taken), Recreation Room, and front and back decks provide the perfect lodge for a cozy holiday stay with friends and family!

More information on The Original Lodge

IL goose hunts View our rates below. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding our Holiday Hunt Packages! To inquire E-mail or call 217-734-2526.

Waterfowl / Upland Combo (End of Oct - End of Dec. Call for dates.)
Four night, three day hunt$4,065
Three night, two day hunt$2,750
Add $50/Day for Premium Upland Hunt or $100/Day for Double Premium Upland Hunt
*Gun rentals available $95 per day. Must reserve ahead of time.
* Includes guides, dogs, meals, accommodations, game cleaning, & packaging

Canada Goose / Upland Combo (End of Dec. - Jan 31 )
Two Hunters Minimum: Four night, three day hunt$2,980/each
Two Hunters Minimum: Three night, two day hunt$2,020/each
Two Hunters Minimum: Two night, one day hunt $1,070/each
Two Hunters Minimum: One night, one day hunt $955/each
Gun Rentals Available $95 per day. Must reserve ahead of time.
Add $50/Day for Premium Upland Hunt or $100/Day for Double Premium Upland Hunt
* Includes guides, dogs, meals, accommodations, game cleaning, & packaging

Upland Hunting Main Page >>

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Upland/ Waterfowl Combo Hunts Page >>






Last Updated: September 8th, 2023

10 thoughts on “Family Holiday Upland Hunting Package

  1. I would like to bring my son on the waterfowl and upland game combo after Christmas. Please let me know what I need to do to book it. Thx

    1. Hi Thomas!! Thanks for reaching out! Give me a call at 217-734-2526 to reserve your hunt dates! I’m looking forward to talking with you! Thanks!

    1. Hi Dave! Thanks for reaching out! The prices shown below are per hunter. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Thank you! 217-734-2526

  2. I have two grandchildren 10 and 16. My son is 38. Do they need to have hunter safety certificate?
    We live in Tennessee and they have never seen wild quail. Maybe would love to see how l used to hunt quail. What would you suggest.

  3. I’m 62 live Orleans Co in Gaines grew up hunting upland birds but now there is none due too farmer greed on lands for pheasants. No place too hunt unless on preserve at $20.00 a bird. But your program looks great hoping one day before I die too hunt birds again and retiring end of the month from NY state Dot

  4. Hi I was wondering about thanksgiving hunt, what’s it like? Do we get a cabin to ourselves? Also, anyway we can bring 2 dogs, not hunting, just pet havanese. Thanks

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