Guided Youth Turkey Hunts

Guided Youth Turkey Hunts November 3rd, 2023, Youth Turkey Hunting Lodge Update– “Congrats to our young youth hunter, Mason, on his second gobbler! (pictured on the right) We had another great year of guided youth turkey hunts this past spring. We take a limited amount of youth hunts to ensure a high quality and memorable hunt! If you are interested in an all-inclusive guided youth hunt for the 2024 youth season, please give us a call today at 217-734-2526!”

Youth turkey hunts are a favorite among all the turkey guides and the entire staff at Heartland Lodge. Seeing the next generation get involved in turkey hunting is something we all enjoy.  The smile on their faces tells the entire story. Our spring youth turkey hunts are normally very successful and a great way to get youth hunters involved in hunting.

A good way to start out a youth turkey hunting, is with an experienced guide. Most guides gain more knowledge in one year of guiding turkey hunts than a hunter will achieve in five years on his own.  All of our turkey guides enjoy teaching others how to become a better turkey hunter. Using a guide your first year or two will save you many years of mistakes and possible frustration.

When taking youth hunters out for the first time, we like to have them hunt out of ground blinds.  This gives the youth hunter, parent, and guide plenty of room.  It also allows the youth hunter a little more movement when waiting for that gobbler.

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A Youth Turkey Hunting Tradition

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 with your family at Heartland and carry on a tradition that began many years ago.