Pheasant & Quail Hunting

March 2, 2022 – Illinois Pheasant and Quail Hunting Report –   ” SEE OUR  UPLAND HUNTING PROMOTIONS BELOW.  Book your March through April 15th upland hunt now! Hunt dates are filling up quickly for this spring! Enjoying the outdoors with an pheasant and quail hunt is the perfect social distancing activity! Our winter upland hunting

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

Orvis endorsed upland hunting at heartland lodge

One of the biggest differences from Harpole’s Heartland Lodge and other upland hunting outfitters & lodges is our luxury accommodations 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

Quail hunting shot sizes

The deep south offers many great foods, but I was turned on to Buffalo Fried Quail many years ago at a dinner after a field trial in Lumpkin, GA.  The trial was run on a long pine plantation that looked like it had been transplanted from a famous panting. When the trial was over, and

Guided Bird Hunts at Heartland Lodge

It’s that time of the year again when the days in the field turn to memories of last year’s hunts.  But it is also the most important time of the year, time to start preparing for a good breeding season and making the changes in habitat to better service your bird population.  Be sure to

Gearing Up For Pheasant Hunting

One of the best parts of pheasant hunting is it’s simplicity. There are no decoys or calling. Pheasant hunting is all about the hunter and his or her quarry matching wits. Sometimes the hunter is successful, sometimes the birds win.

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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

Premier Pheasant hunting outfitter in illinois

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

Pheasant hunting in March in Illinois

What weather we are having. This has been one of the mildest winters that I can recall. Most folks agree that we have really been spoiled by Mother Nature this year. Our Upland Hunting at Heartland continues to be very productive and we will continue w

bringing your own dog to an orvis lodge

Wingshooting is one of the most time-honored traditions, linking like-minded people from coast to coast together by fine pointing dogs and fine guns. Since the birth of the United States, the chase of upland game was done for necessity, sport, and excitement. Hunting preserves, like the Orvis, endorsed Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, seek to keep these

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