Harpole's Heartland Lodge Newsletter
May 2009

Brad Fischer's 2009 Turkey
Dear Hunters,
     Here at Heartland Lodge we are in full gear for the whitetail season and have just finished up our 2009 turkey season.  As always with the end of a hunting season you never really want it to end.  Our turkey season went well for the most part, not every one harvested a bird or even was able to take a shot, but we created friendships that will last for years to come.  I want to thank everyone that was able to hunt with us this spring and look forward to next spring.  For those of you who are looking at chasing the monster whitetails that Illinois is known for, your season is just around the corner.  I look forward to seeing everyone whose has already made plans to hunt with us this fall.  For those that are still looking for that trip, we still have a few openings.
Check us out at www.Heartlandlodge.com
Scott Papenhagen's 140"
Remaining Archery Hunts
Arrive Sept 30, hunt Oct 1-5, and depart Oct 6.  Hunt cost is $2550
      **Only 2 spots remain**
Arrive Oct 10, hunt Oct 11-13, and depart Oct 14.  Hunt cost is $1450
      **Only 4 spots remain** 
Arrive Oct 20, hunt Oct 21-25, and depart Oct 26.  Hunt cost is $2950
      **Only 4 spots remain** 
Arrive Nov 1, hunt Nov 2-6, and depart Nov 7.  Hunt cost is $3950
      **Only 2 spots remain** 

Arrive Nov 13, hunt Nov 14-18, and depart Nov 19.  Hunt cost is $3950  "Peak Rut"
      **Only 6 spots remain** 
Barry Ausitn's 158"



Non Resident Archery Tag Deadline
It's time to start thinking about your application for an archery tag.  The proposed application period for the non-resident lottery is June 1 - June 30, 2009.  Hunters will be able to start the application process on June 1st at 12:01 am.
Non Residents will need to purchase the "Non Resident Archery Combo Permit"
In addition to a valid deer hunting permit all hunters are required to purchase either a 5-day ($28.75) or annual ($50.75) Hunting License and a Habitat Stamp ($5.50).  These, along with your archery tag application, are available by phone at 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648), oron-line through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at: http://dnr.state.il.us/
There is an Outfitter's Preference for a maximum 7500 permit applications that are designated with an Outfitter Number.  You will apply as an individual, and through an outfitter.  A list of outfitters will appear, you will click on Harpole's Heartland Lodge Inc. and our outfitter number will automatically appear.    
All of our hunters are encouraged to get their applications and licenses on-line at Heartland Lodge Web Link to IDNR .  Click on the top right icon: "Online Licenses for Fishing and Hunting".  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Matt Farnham

2009 Show Schedule
We here at the Lodge have a few more shows that we are attending this year and look forward to seeing you at one of our booth set ups if you are able to make it.  Here is the list of shows we will be attending.
Jacksonville Big Buck Expo, Jacksonville FL.
    June 19-21
    Booth Number 270
Lakeland Big Buck Expo, Lakeland FL.
    July 10-12
    Booth Number 329
Word Deer & Turkey Expo, Birmingham AL
    July 17-19
    Booth Number 0608
QDMA's National Convention and Whitetail Expo
    July 25-26
    Booth Number 337 
Thanks again and I look forward to hearing back from you and seeing you this fall.  Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding any of our hunts.
Good luck in the outdoors,
    Matt Farnham 
Contact Information
Matt Farnham
Whitetail and Turkey Manager
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