Premier Whitetail Outfitter In Pike County Illinois

Premier whitetail hunting outfitter retreatOctober 8, 2019 – Pike County, IL Outfitter Report –  “The 2019 Illinois whitetail season is underway and our hunters have already experienced some once in a lifetime hunts! One of our hunters harvested an 176″ buck opening week of the archery season! As we look to the weeks ahead, we are excited to see what other bucks will show up on our farms as we inch closer to pre-rut phase and continue to put clients on big deer!” 

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 – 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 whitetail hunting retreat
  • 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 WHITAILL 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 there trophy pictures.
  • 23+ YEARS – Many outfitters come and go, Heartland Lodge has been a whitetail outfitter in Pike County IL for over 23+ years!