Youth Turkey Hunts

November 23, 2018- Illinois Youth Turkey Hunting Report- We had a great youth turkey season this year in Illinois and the spring season of 2019 is looking to be an even better one. We saw several jakes this past spring season and have been spotting several healthy hatches of poults this summer. The 2019 youth turkey season is looking to be one to remember! Now is the time to book your 2019 youth spring turkey hunt before spots get booked! Brothers youth turkey hunt

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 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.a big tom gobbler harvested in west central illinois at heartland lodge outfitters

A 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.