Whitetail Deer Hunting

Win a 5 night, 4 day October whitetail hunt for two hunters! A $5,000 value! To register all you have to do is enter your e-mail on the Whitetail Hunt Giveaway (Click link to enter email & giveaway) option, and that’s it!!! We giveaway a free whitetail hunt every year! A hunter will be drawn

Whitetail Hunt Giveaway in Pike County Illinois

Now is the time to reserve your 2019 whitetail hunt. Most all of our peak dates sell out so don’t wait to reserve your whitetail hunt.  If you are looking for a free range whitetail deer hunting trip with a Pike County Illinois outfitter we want you to hunt with us. We specialize in archery deer

Several great treestand locations

Click any title below to expand property details! 162 Prime Deer Hunting Acres Close to the Lodge! Prime Deer Hunting Farm Located in Pike County, Illinois: 162 Acres- $646,380 Well balanced timber/tillable deer hunting property: 162 Total Acres: 40 Tillable/119 Timber/3 Other Farm is located in a highly managed whitetail area Located just a few

Shed Hunting

  Compared to last year’s extremely mild winter with several days of above average temperatures and hardly any snow in West Central Illinois, so far, this year has been a little different. Several days of below freezing temperatures, and several days of temperatures struggling to even hit double digits, along with accumulative snowfall, will set

Deer hunting october tips over food plots and ag fields

It was day 5, and after a long week of hunting hard, Dennis was making his long, uphill trek to a secluded beanfield where he had already made three long sits without any sighting of the buck he was after. A mature, main frame eight point nicknamed “Hank”. Hank was consistently popping up on trail

shed hunting tips and tactics, where to look

The 2019 shed hunting season is here in Illinois and several thousand antlers will be hitting the ground soon! Unfortunately, with the snow and ice storms we’ve received here recently in West-Central Illinois, the majority of the woods was snow covered for an extended period of time making shed hunters anxiously wait for warmer temperatures.

Still have to play Santa and need a good idea for the hunter in your family? A gift certificate for a whitetail 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 fo

calling during the pre rut phase can get a bully buck like this one fired up!

Pre Rut Whitetail Hunting Using Calls & Deer Decoys Hunting whitetails during the pre rut can be a great time to get a shot at a mature deer. Couple the right weather conditions, a little scrape monitoring, a good food source, and you can have a successful pre rut hunt. Pre-rut activity is already picking

Glassing for summer whitetails in the midwest

Food plots have taken all the luster of todays whitetail hunting era. Food plots undoubtedly help in attracting and holding deer, but few people realize the potential a small thicket can create for a great treestand location. The cover and food that a thicket creates will hold and attract mature whitetails season after season. The

The weather forecast for the last week of October and into the first of November is looking like great deer hunting conditions here in Pike County, Illinois. With the highs hovering around the mid 50’s and lows in the 30’s, deer movement should be great. Rub and scrape activity will be reaching peak levels within