Premier Whitetail Outfitter In Pike County Illinois

Illinois Whitetail Trail Camera PictureJune 1st, 2023 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report – “If you are interested in booking a high-quality firearm or archery hunt this fall, now is the time to do so before we completely sell out! We are entering our 28th season at Heartland Lodge! If you are looking to book a firearm hunt for this fall, you still have time to reserve your hunt! The lottery ends June 30th. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in booking a gun hunt for this fall.  Call 217-982-4039 or E-Mail to inquire about our all-inclusive whitetail hunts today!”

There are many whitetail outfitters in Illinois to choose from. Making the right choice is not always an easy one. Every year there are new Pike County, Illinois outfitters popping up and old ones trying new “tricks” to get your business. There are many reasons why Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is known as the premier Illinois whitetail outfitter retreat.

  • PIKE COUNTY, IL – We’re located in famed Pike County, Illinois- Historically one of the highest producing counties for trophy whitetails. You can’t harvest big bucks if there not there!
  • LOW PRESSURE – Low pressure farms and small camps produce quality, personable hunts.
  • QUALITY DEER MANAGEMENT – Long-term deer herd management for growing mature whitetails. We have a 140″ minimum on all of our farms.
  • YEAR-ROUND SCOUTING – Year-round deer scouting and trail camera monitoring. As soon as the season ends in January, we begin preparing for the next one. Controlled burns for improved quality habitat and herd health, shed hunting to dial in our treestand locations and to see what bucks are going to be at the top of our hit list for the upcoming season. Throughout the summer we spend hours glassing and setting up trail cameras, clearing shooting lanes and maintaining our clover food plots. As fall nears, we make our finishing touches on our treestand locations, plant fall food plots and get dialed in our hit-lister bucks.Illinois Trophy Whitetails
  • 5 STAR LODGING & MEALS – Once you get done hunting, enjoy our amazing home-style cooked meals, luxurious lodging and accommodations. All of which is included in your whitetail hunt package.
  • FULL TIME WHITETAIL GUIDES – Year-round whitetail guides and supporting staff. Most outfitters are only part time operations. At Heartland Lodge, we are a full-time whitetail outfitter that starts preparing for our next hunt the day after deer season ends.
  • 100% HONEST – Every deer that is on our website is taken off of our properties. Many outfitters put their family members and friends trying to beef up their trophy pictures.
  • 25+ YEARS – Many outfitters come and go; Heartland Lodge has been a whitetail outfitter in Pike County IL for over 25+ years!