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Heartland Lodge

Hunting lodge and resort in Illinois! Heartland Lodge offers the finest vacation packages for anyone looking for a full service, "six star" resort. From hunting whitetail deer, wild quail, and pheasant to the ultimate bed and breakfast and corporate retreat, you'll find it all at Heartland Lodge.

+1800-717-4868
Nebo
IL
10236 393rd St

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A 5 star experience. Everything from the lodging-to the meals-to the bird hunting.

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Great Staff Great Guide Great Lodge Great Food We felt like family there. Everyone was incredible. The accommodations were awesome. Our guide and his dogs were the best you could ask for. Thanks Tim! Thank you for such a wonderful trip!

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This is one of the most relaxing trips I have taken in years. Our guide, Terry, was the best. He made me feel as if we had been friends for years.  His dogs were awesome, I could have not hunted and just watched his dogs. The lodge we stayed in was beautiful and relaxing.  Meals were outstanding and the staff was professional and friendly.

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Tim is an outstanding and authoritative guide. He can identify ducks on the wing that I cant ID until they're in my hand.  I greatly enjoyed being guided by Tim.

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Great experience.  It is obvious you all strive for excellence--it shows in everything you do! Thank you for a very fun hunt and stay.

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This was my 34th wedding anniversary gift to my wife.  It was her first time hunting and Terry did a great job making it an unbelievable experience. The meals and staff made you feel right at home.

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This was my first trip to Heartland Lodge and it was truly a great adventure! The bird hunting, guide, accommodations, food, and personnel were second to none.  I have been an avid upland bird hunter for 50 years including hunting in South Dakota, Idaho, New Mexico, Minnesota, etc.  Hunting upland birds at Heartland Lodge was the most enjoyable of all, especially bagging unlimited birds.  My guide, Brad Kelly, was outstanding because of his knowledge and experience and his dogs performed like vacuum cleaners!  I am looking forward to hunting here next fall.

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We enjoyed our guide, Terry, very much.  Personable, professional, and heart warming.  His dogs, Doc, Stan, and Ben, were great.  The food and kitchen personnel were wonderful.  We had the opportunity  to eat food prepared unlike that we find in our area.

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The staff was very friendly. Willing to talk. It was like visiting family!  Terry, our guide, was like a brother, joking, laughing, and working very hard for the best hunting experience possible.  Lodge is beautiful, the property was spacious and offered far more than just hunting. My grandson and I had the best 3 days of our lives together there. Thanks, Nathan

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The facilities are great. The hunt is awesome, but what makes this lodge my absolute favorite is how special they treat you.  Terry our guide, and the food, oh my, the food is the best ever! You could come, just for the food! I also want to say that Terry our guide, is the best. We came 10 years ago and Terry was our guide then too! I was so excited to bring my son with me this time and have Terry and his son helping us.  None of our party will ever forget this hunt. This lodge makes wonderful memories!

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The staff & owner, Gary Harpole, made my son's first hunting trip memorable! Our guide Kim was very thoughtful & methodical about all aspects of the hunting experience. He spent a lot of time explaining things to my son. The rooms & dining were over the top. The lodge had a very high end accommodation but with a very family focused environment! If you are looking for a hunting experience I would give the lodge 5 stars! We are planing are next trip back already!!

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Wonderful experience, great atmosphere.  Staff were very professional and accommodating.  Food was outstanding.

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I have to say, the lodge accommodations, staff, food, and hunt were of the highest quality.  I was amazed at the number of quality pheasants we got.

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I have been on a number of hunts. The professionalism and friendliness of your staff has never been matched. All I can say is excellent job.

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Excellent time! I will return in the future.

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Great Accommodations! Good Food, Good Hunting, Had a Great Time!

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Excellent Experience! Very friendly owners and staff!

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As always a wonderful time at the Lodge again this year.  Excellent hunting and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Keep up the tremendous work!

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We had a very enjoyable time at Heartland Lodge - I plan to bring my son and son-in-law next year - It was great!

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Heartland Lodge is always my favorite place to come and hunt.  The food is exceptional and the employees are helpful and friendly.  This was my fourth visit and won't be the last.

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Don't change a thing! I have been a lot of places and this tops them all! Everything from Matt making us laugh on the sporting clay range to Brad and his team of dogs that blew my mind in the field. These guides are so fun and friendly. Then top it off with the amazing lodge, service, and food. I haven't stopped smiling since I arrived at Heartland and I'm sure I will drive everyone back home crazy talking about this trip for months. Thank you so much for an unbelievable trip!

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Didn't want to leave!

We did not receive a survey upon departure, but I felt I HAD to brag on you guys! The past 11 years I listened to my husband talk about hunting trips-FINALLY-this past week I got to go on my FIRST hunting trip. I am SO GLAD my first trip was at your lodge with Terry & his dogs. I could not have asked for a better trip. The lodge, THE FOOD, the land, the people-*Terry*, "Yankee", Resa, Melissa, & Shannon... everything & everybody was awesome. And Terry's dogs--loved every, single one of them--so smart! I can't thank Terry enough for being such a great guide! Patient, hard-working, hilarious, self-esteem booster, great teacher...ETC.! Thank you ALL for the hospitality. I hope to be back next year. AND if you ever decide to share your recipes, please put me at the top of your list to receive them! :)

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This is the second trip to Harpole's Heartland Lodge for a great experience once again.  We did the upland hunt last year and a combo hunt during this stay.  Great lodge, staff, and guests.  Guides are second to none and show my son the love of hunting which he can't get enough of. We will be back.

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Overall, our experience was wonderful.  We enjoyed being members of the Heartland Lodge family.  Terry Abney was a wonderful guide and we enjoyed hunting with him and his dogs.  The overall upland hunting experience is top notch and I can't think of anything else to make it better.  Hope we can come back again in the future!

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Absolutely Amazing.  Best hunting experience of my life.  I will always remember this trip.  Our guide, Terry, is amazing.  Truly great guy and one hell of a guide!

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Loved our first father/son hunt.  Luke is asking to go again already.  I think we will make it a tradition.  Truly a family feel for the lodge.  I would recommend it to anyone in the St. Louis area who would like to experience outdoors/hunting. 

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The Heartland Lodge and experience EXCEEDED my expectations!  From the moment we arrived at the lodge we were treated like kings!  From Miss Wanda to the staff (Chefs and Servers) to the awesome guides (Derek and Roger) all were focused on first rate customer service to ensure our experience!  Terry was an excellent manager and top notch communicator.  Keep up the amazing work.  You should be extremely proud of the great product you have created!

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First Experience at Heartland Lodge and we had an awesome time!  Five of us did a One Day Premium Upland Hunt.  Accommodations, food, service and personnel were second to none.  Hopefully this will be an annual trip for the men in our family!

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My first visit to Harpoles Heartland Lodge exceeded my expectations.  Top shelf, first class accommodations and meals.  Roger our guide, his dogs Emma, Quincy and Dot were the best two days in the field I have ever experienced.  Thanks to Wanda and her staff for making us feel at home.

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As an experienced world traveler who commonly stays at 5-Star resorts, I have not seen the quality of service at the afore-mentioned resorts that I have witnessed here.  With respect to the Upland Hunt, it is second to none.  Guides, dogs, hospitality and most importantly patience prevails.  I can't wait to bring family and friends.