Upland Waterfowl Combo Hunts (Deer & Turkey)
Waterfowl/ Upland Combination Hunts in Illinois
February 20th, 2024– Waterfowl/ Upland Hunting Lodge Update– “Now is the time to book your spring snow goose/ pheasant combo hunt! We have limited spots available and are filling up quickly (this is one of our most popular packages for our wingshooters!) You can enjoy hunting a no limit, no plugs snow goose hunt for half the day and then pheasant and quail hunt the other half! This is an all-inclusive hunt package that your friends and family will surely enjoy! One of the best times for our Canadian Goose and upland combo hunts is late December through January! Call 217-734-2526 or E-Mail Gary@HeartlandLodge.com to inquire about our combo hunts today!”
An upland and waterfowl combo hunt at Heartland Lodge is a great hunt for those looking to get plenty of wing shooting action. A hunter can experience phenomenal Illinois waterfowl hunting that could include species like canvasbacks, mallards, wood ducks, teal, Canada goose, specklebelly goose and snow goose over our flooded fields. We are one of the top waterfowl outfitters and duck lodges in the Midwest. After the morning hunt, head back to the lodge and enjoy a home cooked meal before heading to our upland game hunting area.
Our pheasant hunting and quail hunting is known to be the #1 quail & pheasant hunting lodge in Illinois. Our upland fields consist of native prairie grasses, thick drainages, and several acres of milo strips for additional cover and a fall/winter food source that provides excellent pheasant shooting and quail shooting opportunities. Heartland Lodge is the only Orvis endorsed lodge in Illinois.
Duck/ Upland Hunt Combo
We are the premier duck outfitter in the Midwest and are known to have one of the best duck hunting guide services available. Our professional duck guides are passionate about duck calling and decoy set up. Duck hunting along the Mississippi river corridor is an experience unlike any other! You can experience hunting a wide variety of ducks such as mallards, coots, teal, and canvasback. The other half of the day will be an action-packed upland hunt! Our upland guides will be sure to get you on high flying pheasants and fast flying quail! For more information on our duck hunts click here>>
Canada Goose/ Upland Hunt Combo
Why go to Saskatchewan goose hunting when you can experience the same or better goose hunts right here in Illinois along the Mississippi flyway!? We offer goose hunting and outfitting opportunities along these historic migratory flyways. Our upland hunts are known for high flying, fast action quail and pheasant hunting! For more information on our Canada goose hunts click here>>
Snow Goose/ Upland Hunt Combo
From February 15th through March 25th is a great time to take advantage of our spring snow goose hunts. Our Illinois snow goose hunts take place along the Illinois and Mississippi river flyways. We have several thousand decoys, a heated pit and great snow goose hunting guides that will serve you a hot breakfast in the blind! For more information on our snow goose upland combination hunts, click here>>.
Turkey/ Upland Hunt Combo
Turkey hunting at Heartland is a favorite among hunters visiting the lodge. A perfect combination of hardwoods, CRP, and clover food plots create phenomenal turkey hunting opportunities. Our turkey season typically opens the first weekend of April (youth season) followed by a week break and then continuing through mid-May. We recommend our hunters to come in a few days early to upland hunt before turkey hunting. Our upland hunting season goes through April 15, which coincides with our youth turkey season, and usually the opening week of regular turkey season. Another option hunters have that hunt during turkey season is to head to the upland fields after a morning turkey hunt.
Our upland turkey combo hunts will typically be open the first two weeks of April. Call 217-734-2526 for more information on our upland turkey combination hunts. To learn more about our Eastern turkey hunts click here>>
Deer/ Upland Hunt Combo
We are now offering a combination late season whitetail deer and upland hunt. We recommend splitting half of your time deer hunting and the other half upland or waterfowl hunting (i.e., 2 full days deer hunting, 2 full days upland hunting). Hunters can also upland hunt in the morning and whitetail hunt in the evening. An upland deer hunt combo hunt or a waterfowl deer hunt combo gives you a great variety of hunting action. This is great for the hunting honeymoon couple that wants a variety of hunting opportunities at an affordable price.
Hunting deer during the late season is all about finding the food. Bucks can be very patternable during this time of year as they travel from bedding to feeding areas. Typically, during December and January, the temperatures drop and produce high quality evening sits from the stand. Bow hunters are now welcome to use crossbows while hunting deer in Illinois throughout the season.
Upland and Waterfowl hunts can also be added to any October or November deer hunt. The upland or waterfowl hunt needs to be before or after your deer hunting days during this time.
Go to our Late Season Whitetail Hunting page for more details.
Create your own Hunting Traditions at the Lodge
Your stay with us is more than a hunting trip. It’s part of a strong hunting tradition that started back when Heartland’s owner, Gary Harpole, was a child. Each year, new traditions and memories are being created by our guests. The most cherished memories are not the game we harvested, but the memories created from time spent with family and friends. That is what hunting at Heartland Lodge is all about, creating legacy memories that you will always cherish. Read Gary’s Personal Story Here >>
Our waterfowl pits are very comfortable and easily accessible. They will provide enough room for up to eight hunters. Our professional waterfowl guides pride themselves on decoy set up and calling. Just recently, Heartland Lodge was featured in Ducks Unlimited as having one of the largest and most unique decoy set ups.
Gun Rentals- We have shotguns available to rent for $85 per day. Please call-in advance if you would like to rent a gun (217-734-2526). Renting one of our shotguns is much easier than taking one through an airline!
Go to our Waterfowl Hunting page for more details.
Our upland game hunting area consist of strips of milo, native prairie grasses and thick drainages. Our professional upland guides will accommodate to your style of hunting, whether it be slow or fast paced working dogs. We mow flushing strips in the prairie grasses for easy walking and it forces the birds to flush or hold for the dogs.
Go to our Upland Bird Hunting page for more details.
Please call our office at 1-800-717-4868 or e-mail us at email@example.com to book reservations. Rates starting as low as $740.
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 fall hunt (September-January), all balances must be paid by September 1st. A process fee of 10% of your total booking will be charged when canceling. After September 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.
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!
Arriving A Day Early
You are encouraged to arrive a day early to get settled in after traveling (If available). This allows an extra day before your hunt in case of any travel delays with your flight or gear. It also gives you an extra day to do some site seeing or shoot a round of sporting clays. (Must be reserved in advance).
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 upland and 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 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”.
There are many circumstances that could change your plans. Please take a few minutes to learn how you can protect yourself. If you choose to decline this valuable coverage, you are assuming any financial loss associated with a cancellation or a change in your travel arrangements.