Pheasant & Quail Hunting

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

Well it’s getting to be that time of the year once again when we begin to think about the upcoming hunting seasons. Whether you enjoy Upland Bird Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting or Deer Hunting our lodge offers just about the best that you will find. Three b

Wild pheasants crossing the road in Pike County, Illinois

By Chris Larsen

Pheasant hunting is a great way to get introduced to bird hunting. You don’t need a lot of equipment and although the finer points may take years to learn, it doesn’t take much to grasp a basic understanding of how to hunt pheasants.

pheasant hunting tactics

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 going on a guided bird hunt? The Guided Bird Hunt Experience Too often people think that as they don’t have a

bringing your own dog to an orvis lodge

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,

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

Upland Hunting Habitat improvements

Now it is late summer and it seems like a long time until the fall chill moves in drawing our thoughts to hunting. However, in a few short months it will be time to hunt. At Heartland Lodge we are well aware of what our mission is during this short time

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

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