Turkey Hunting in Illinois

March 13, 2019- Eastern Turkey Hunting Outfitter Report- Just over the last few weeks, the turkeys have began gobbling on the cold, still mornings. They are all still flocked together and in their winter feeding patterns. Flocks of 20-30 turkeys have been seen with several nice toms. We expect to have a phenomenal 2019 spring turkey season and are counting down the days until the youth turkey season opener here in a few weeks!

Eastern Turkey Hunting OutfittersBest Eastern Turkey Hunting Outfitters

Heartland Lodge was designed with you, the hunter, in mind. Enjoy hunting big Eastern turkeys in beautiful Pike and Calhoun County, Illinois. An abundance of CRP fields mixed with mature hardwoods and food plots of milo and clover produces some of the best habitat ideal for turkey hunting.

Turkey hunting at Heartland is a favorite among hunters visiting the lodge. This area has a long tradition of turkey hunting. You will enjoy this turkey hunting lodge with three hearty home-cooked meals every day. After the hunt, relax next to the large stone fireplace in our Great Room or enjoy a game of pool in our recreation room. The relaxing atmosphere of the lodge is something you will look forward to after each full day of hunting. We are considered one of the best turkey hunting outfitters because of our luxury accommodations, a healthy Eastern turkey population, professional and compassionate turkey guides, and gourmet home-cooked meals.

A Turkey Hunting Tradition at the Lodge

Your stay with us is more than a turkey 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.

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