Pike County Illinois Hunting
If you are a serious hunter, Pike County Illinois will probably be familiar to you as one of the best places in North America to hunt. Located in-between the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers this area offers fertile grounds and ideal habitat for wildlife to maximize their full potential. Pike County is one of the leading counties in the country each year with record book bucks. This area has a long tradition of excellent upland hunting as well.
The owner, Gary Harpole grew up deer and upland hunting in some of the same woods and fields our hunters enjoy today. Located on the Mississippi and Illinois flyways provides some of the best waterfowl hunting in the country. One the favorite among the guides is spring turkey hunting. Plenty of large vocal Eastern turkeys provides for action all spring.
Your stay with us is more than a hunt. It’s part of a strong hunting tradition that started back when Heartland’s owner Gary Harpole was a child. Each year new traditions are being created by our guests. It’s our hope that you create your own memories at Heartland with your family or friends and carry on a tradition that started many years ago.
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is known as one of the best whitetail deer hunting lodges and outfitters in the country. Pike County, Illinois deer hunting is known for its abundance, and Heartland Lodge is located between the Mississippi and Illinois River drainages – the perfect habitat for large whitetail bucks.
Experience some of the best wild quail hunting and pheasant hunting in Illinois! Hunt for native bobwhite quail and pheasant behind some of the best German Shorthair Pointers and English Pointers in the country. This Orvis-endorsed wing shooting operation is one of the finest in the country.
Heartland waterfowl is unsurpassed in quality and can not be compared to any other area in the United States. Hunting is along the Mississippi River Valley, providing a unique atmosphere that every dedicated waterfowl hunter should experience.
Turkey hunting at Heartland is a favorite among hunters visiting the lodge. We have designed Heartland Lodge with you, the hunter, in mind. Enjoy hunting native turkey in natural habitat. An abundance of CRP fields mixed with fields of milo and hardwoods present habitat ideal for turkey hunting.
Heartland’s 15-station sporting clays course is one of the finest in the Midwest. Located on 15 acres around the beautiful Heartland Lodge, this course is one that you will want to shoot again and again. Each shooting station simulates different hunting settings, like racing rabbits, overhead Mallard, springing teal, and more.
Get away to Illinois! If you are looking for an Illinois vacation, there is no need to look any further. Heartland has vacation packages for everyone. Our Illinois resort is a unique and fun vacation spot. You can relax and enjoy all the activities our vacation resort has to offer, or you can venture out to the many area attractions.
Fish the majestic Mississippi with Captain Catfish! Enjoy a full or half day fishing on the same river Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn explored. The Mississippi River is known to produce some of the best catfishing in the world! We also offer 4 fishing ponds on the resort that can be accessed via UTV/ATV. Rental UTV’s available!