Whitetail Deer Hunting

shed hunting tips and tactics, where to look

The 2020 shed hunting season is here in Illinois and thousands of antlers have hit the ground! Although we have had a half-hearted winter so far here in West-Central Illinois, it seems we have experienced an earlier shedding than typical in our area. The majority of bucks in our area have shed both sides of

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

Finding land in a highly managed deer hunting area can lead to consistent success!

What to Look for Before Buying Illinois Deer Hunting Land There are hundreds of farms for sale right now in Illinois being marketed as Illinois deer hunting land. How do you choose one from another when the ads all say something like- “big buck factory, whitetail paradise, dream deer hunting farm, the perfect deer hunting

Bowhunting mature whitetails Mid-October can be challenging, yet very rewarding when the weather conditions cooperate. Deer movement can seem to be idle at best during the “Indian summers” the Midwest typically experiences sometime during the first 2-3 weeks of October. Many whitetail hunters refer to this time of year as the “October Lull”. However, if

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL SCOUTING PHOTOS!  The bucks are looking great here in Pike County, Illinois as we are just days away from opening day of deer season! We’ve had an optimal growing season this summer and the bucks are looking great! Sign up to win a FREE WHITETAIL HUNT!! All you have to

A deer hunting at Heartland Lodge Outfitters

Bowhunting Illinois Outfitters – Pike County, IL Heartland Lodge is a specialized bowhunting outfitter located in Pike County, Illinois. We take bowhunting very seriously at the lodge. All of our guides are accomplished bowhunters and know how to put you in a position to have a great bowhunting experience. Bowhunting without a doubt is an

Regulations on deer hunting firearms in Illinois

Best Whitetail Outfitters and Hunts Heartland Lodge Whitetail Outfitters is regarded as one of the best deer hunts available throughout the nation. What’s it take to be ranked among the best whitetail hunting outfitters? We’re located in famed Pike County, Illinois- Historically one of the highest producing counties for trophy whitetails. You can’t harvest big

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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

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

Finding Match Sets of Shed Deer Antlers

Numerous factors lead to when a buck sheds its antlers. Stress related to weather is one of them. This year, here in West-Central Illinois, we’ve hardly had any snow, and other than a few short days of extreme cold, this winter has been pretty mild. We had a cold snap the beginning of January, and

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