Snow Goose Hunting Guides Illinois
November 27th, 2023- Illinois Snow Goose Hunting Report- “If you are interested in bringing a group of friends & family or coming as a solo hunter for the upcoming Illinois snow goose season, now is the time to reserve your hunt! We had several groups rebook this year and are filling up fast for the 2024 spring snow goose season. Enjoy our no-limit, massive decoy spread guided snow goose hunts! Pair this hunt with an upland hunt for an action-packed day of wingshooting! Call today to reserve your hunt 217-734-2526 and experience an all-inclusive snow goose hunt of a lifetime!”
*Snow goose/ upland combo hunts are available in the spring as well! Click here for more information on our snow goose/ upland combo hunts >>
Illinois NO LIMIT Guided Snow Goose Hunts
Snow goose hunting along the Mississippi and Illinois river flyways can be some of the most exciting and action-packed snow goose hunts available! We offer 5-star snow goose hunting and outfitting opportunities along these historic migratory flyways. There are no limits on our snow goose hunts and no plugs! On our best day we harvested 250 snow geese!
Want to win a free snow goose/ upland combo hunt at Heartland Lodge for two hunters!? Learn More Here>>
Snow Goose Outfitters in Illinois
You will hunt out of very comfortable heated, pit blinds. Our decoy spread consist of several thousand decoys along with several electronic callers to bring in the snow geese. A hot breakfast will be served in the morning inside our blind. The professional guides, dogs, gourmet homecooked meals, and accommodations are all included in the price of our snow goose hunts!
Snow Geese Migration
Every fall, snow geese fly south to winter. In the spring they return to the artic tundra to nest. On their way back to the nesting grounds, snow geese will feed on leftover grain in agriculture fields. Some of the richest farm ground in the world lays in the Mississippi and Illinois river bottom grounds where our pit blinds are located. For our region, usually the best spring snow goose hunting occurs from Mid-February through Mid-March. That’s typically the time period when the juvenile snow geese are migrating through our region making for an action-packed snow goose hunt! Heartland Lodge is one of the best snow goose outfitters in Illinois, Missouri and the entire Midwest! Experience a once in a lifetime snow goose hunt this spring!
Snow Goose Hunting Packages
We offer fully guided snow goose hunts starting February 15th through March 25th. The guides, dogs, meals, accommodations, game cleaning and packaging is all included in the hunt.
Four-Night, Three-Day Snow Goose & Upland Combo Hunting Package – Arrive the day before your hunt, between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt for three days and depart after breakfast on the fifth day.
Three-Night, Two-Day Snow Goose & Upland Combo Hunting Package – Arrive the day before the hunt, between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt for two days and depart after breakfast on the fourth day.
Snow Goose All Day Hunts- Arrive the day before the hunt, between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hunt the following day in our pit blinds and depart after the hunt. We have one night, one day packages or up to four-night, three-day packages available. Also, daily and half day hunts can be arranged.
We recommend combination hunts with snow goose and upland hunting for a perfect day in the field! When booking a combo hunt, the snow goose portion of the hunt can be exchanged for an upland hunt at no charge during your stay. However, there is a charge to change the upland hunt portion of the hunt to a snow goose hunt during your stay. All non-scheduled changes are subject to availability of personnel.
Snow Goose Hunting Licenses:
Snow goose hunting licenses can be purchased online by going to the IDNR hunting license page. You will need to purchase the following:
- Five Day Hunting License or Full Season Hunting License
- Illinois Migratory Waterfowl Stamp
Where Are We?
Heartland Lodge is in Pike County, Illinois, northeast of St. Louis, Missouri and Southwest of Springfield, Illinois. Click here >> for directions and a map.
A payment of 50% of your total hunt is due when making your reservations.
If you are booking a Winter/Spring hunt (February-March), all balances must be paid by January 1st. A process fee of 10% of your total booking will be charged when canceling. After January 1st, your entire deposit will be lost. If someone in your original booking does not show, you will be charged the full amount of original amount booked. These policies will help us provide you better service.
Lambert St. Louis International Airport is the closest major airport. For private planes, Quincy, Jacksonville, and Pittsfield airports are the closest. Visit our directions page for directions for driving to the lodge.
Open All Year
Come to Heartland for a get-away. This will give you the opportunity to check out the lodge prior to booking a hunting trip. We are open all year. Our Illinois Resort Section has activities available for everyone to enjoy throughout the year!
|Snow Goose / Upland Combo ( Feb. 1st - Mar. 31st )|
|Two Hunters Minimum: Four night, three day hunt||$3,360/each|
|Two Hunters Minimum: Three night, two day hunt||$2,280/each|
|Two Hunters Minimum: Two night, one day hunt||$1,195/each|
|Gun Rentals Available $85 per day. Must reserve ahead of time.|
|Solo Hunters contact us for single hunter dates.|
|Add $50/Day for Premium Upland Hunt or $100/Day for Double Premium Upland Hunt|
|* Includes guides, dogs, meals, accommodations, game cleaning, & packaging|
|Snow Goose All Day ( Feb 1 - Mar 31 )|
|Two Hunters Minimum: Four night, three day hunt||$2,605/each|
|Two Hunters Minimum: Three night, two day hunt||$1,775/each|
|Two Hunters Minimum: Two night, one day hunt||$944/each|
|Combo Snow Goose/Upland is Recommended|
|Gun Rentals Available $85 per day. Must reserve in advance.|
|SOLO HUNTER DATES 2024 (March 19th & 20th)|
|* Includes guides, dogs, meals, accommodations, game cleaning, & packaging|
Snow Goose Hunting Checklist
- Your Gun & Gun Case (gun case required by IL law during transportation to and from field)
- Shells – We recommend BBs for geese and 7 1/2’s for upland (Available in our Pro Shop)
- Shooting Glasses
- Ear Plugs
- Dark or Light-Colored Outerwear (No bright colors that could flare the geese)
- Comfortable Boots
- Cooler (optional)
- Camera (optional)
- Slippers or Heavy Socks (shoes are removed in mud room)
- Comfortable Shirt and Pants
Bringing Your Own Dog
You may bring your own dog. The fee is $25 each night if staying in our kennel. Our kennels are outside and are 5′ x 10′. Our waterfowl guides will not use their own dogs with client dogs. (Dogs are not allowed inside the lodges.) We are not responsible for the quality of your hunt when using your own dog. Make sure your dog is in shape and is accustomed to hunting our conditions.
It is recommended that all hunters shoot a practice round of sporting clays the day before duck hunting. Please try to arrive around 3:00 p.m. the day before your hunt to shoot sporting clays. It is recommended that you schedule sporting clays in advance if you would like to shoot during your stay. Visit our sporting clays course page for more information.
We have guns available for rent. Please call us in advance to reserve a gun.
We have shells available for sale at the lodge for 20 and 12 gauges
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge strives to give our guests the best experience possible. We understand that your upcoming trip is a significant investment. We offer trip insurance through North America’s leading provider of Travel Insurance called “Travel Guard”.
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