Pheasant & Quail Hunting

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

My past dog training experiences have proved that most dog problems are manmade. Gun shyness is one of them. In fact I have seen and heard of several such instances on how to break a dog of gun shyness. But I have been tough the best way to introduce gunf

Snow goose hunting in illinois with outfitter

Once again Punxsutawney Phil has gazed upon his own shadow and cursed us with 6 more weeks of winter. And in the Midwest, it is evident that this is very true. The extended forecast shows a wintery mixture of snow, ice and cold, cold, cold! All this of course…Is not what a snow goose hunter

BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES! MAJOR COLD FRONT COMING Hunters get ready! That cold we have been waiting on is coming all at once! A winter storm system is sweeping out of the northwest and is headed towards our neck of the woods. A plunge of at least 30 degrees is supposed to happen overnight. From

The 2017 Waterfowl season is in full swing and so is the weather! A huge cold front pushed down right at the beginning of season bringing new birds in with it, filling up the local refuges. Swan Lake, a refuge just a few miles south of our fields, was holding a record number of 370,000

There’s something magical about the ending of summer and beginning of fall. A feeling of cooler temps, a smell in the air and the showing of autumn color in the trees all puts our mind to different activities. Long forgotten are the beaches and pool side activities when the leaves begin to fall. Our mind

We are offering a limited time promotion for those who book their fall and winter pheasant, quail, duck, goose or combo hunt now. Enjoy our Orvis & Shooting Sportsman endorsed wing-shooting lodge this fall or winter and experience plenty of shooting, great dog work, friendly guides, five star lodging and incredible home-made meals! We also

European Driven Pheasant Shoot

January 28th, 2014

European Peasant Shoot MARCH 15th 2014 We have been getting request for a European shoot so I have set a date for March 15th 2014 for a shoot . This shoot is open to anyone that would l

pheasant hunting tactics

Upland Hunting in the Mid-West and at Heartland Lodge – some questions and answers to help you in deciding when to come and hunt with us, what to bring and how to prepare for your hunt.
Here we are once again thinking about the up and coming Upland Bird

“What I remember most about my father and how he was able to become a master trainer, was his incredible dedication to the dogs and his uncanny ability to seemingly know each dog’s thoughts.”- Rich Shear
Knowing what your dog is thinking, knowing how it

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