Whitetail Deer Hunting

Opening week archery hunting

Book your 2022 or 2023 whitetail hunt today! Most all of our peak dates sell out so don’t wait to reserve your whitetail hunt! We are celebrating our 27th anniversary in 2022 and we would enjoy having you celebrate with us on a hunt of a lifetime. The Illinois whitetail season is about to begin!

early season bowhunting whitetail hunting in illinois

There’s something magical about bowhunting October in Pike County, Illinois. The leaves are a brilliant array of different colors, overall deer movement is generally very good, and mature buck daytime movement is starting to increase. At the lodge, after several months of trail camera scouting, food plot preparation, and fine tuning our treestand set ups,

hunting honeymoon

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

Win a 5-night, 4-day November 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!!! Be sure to Like or Follow us on our Heartland Lodge Hunting Facebook Page or

Deer hunting over white oak acorns in October can yield success!

If you’re like me and you’re not too fond of this end of summer heat… your mind starts to wonder to those frost ridden mornings of October and November. Counting down the days until the bow opener and you begin to finalize a game plan for the beginning of the 2022 season. Maybe you already

deer hunting vacation

Deer Hunting All Inclusive Vacation Packages Heartland Lodge offers the best all-inclusive deer hunting vacation packages available throughout the Midwest. We offer 100% free range deer hunts that includes everything a hunter needs to make a great deer hunting trip. Our deer hunting vacation packages include all the meals, 5-star lodging, and transportation to and

gun hunting the post rut

Hunting the peak of the rut in Pike County, Illinois is at the top of most die-hard bowhunters wish-list! With a high deer density, good buck to doe ratio and sheer number of trophy whitetails in throughout the region, you never know what size of buck could be following a hot doe! It’s not unusual

Hunting trophy whitetails is one of the most challenging hunts in the world. You have heard a lot about Pike & Calhoun Counties being the premier spot to hunt these illusive animals. It’s our goal at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge to make sure your trip is everything you expect it to be. The following will make

shed hunting tips and tactics, where to look

The 2022 shed hunting season is just around the corner! Typically, in West-Central Illinois buck will begin shedding in Mid-January. Every once in a while, we’ll get a handful of bucks that shed earlier, even in Late-December. That’s usually the result of an injury from the rut, hunting wound or malnourishment when they shed really

Illinois Firearm Season Buck

Things To Know You must purchase your deer permit and licenses in advance. You need the following: Deer Tags (Firearm Hunters, please send a copy of your deer tags to Mattb@HeartlandLodge.com if you have not done so already!) 5-Day Hunting License (You will need the full season hunting license if you are here for more

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