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In This Issue
Fall Upland Promotion
Your Wingshooting Experience
Food Plots and Prairie Grasses
Get to Know Our Guides
Quick Links

News & Promotions


Pheasant Hunting

Quail Hunts

Pheasant and Quail Hunts

 Upland Bird Hunting Conditions

 Upland Bird Hunting Packages

Bringing Your Own Dog

Miscellaneous Information

Upland Bird Hunt Reservations

What To Bring

Trip Insurance

Fall Upland Promotion
Setter On Point

Get in on some early wing-shooting at a discounted price! Find out more about our wing-shooting promotions>>>

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"This was truly the best hunting experience I've ever had! Adam was a great guide. His dogs were excellent and we shot a ton of birds. The lodge, food & staff were all very pleasing. I am already braggin about your facilities to other hunters."

- Brett M

"One of the nicest hunts I've been on. I have hunted all over North America and Canada for 25yrs"


- Steve Trudd

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I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Even though the weather has been a bit out of the ordinary, I have been seeing and hearing a lot of birds in the fields. Our hunting season was good last year and we are looking forward to an even better upcoming season.


I always enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones each year.  


I hope to get the chance to hunt with you this fall. 




Terry Abney


Your Wing-shooting Experience


upland1newletterNow it is late summer and it seems like a long time until the fall chill moves in drawing our thoughts to hunting. However, next month it will be time to hunt.  At Heartland Lodge we are well aware of what our mission is during this short time. Preparation of food plots, prairie grasses and forbs need our attention.  Habitat improvements also need continuous efforts and consideration.  What we do now is very important to the success of our hunters for the coming season.  Our clients are all special to us and we want thier visit at Heartland to be memorable. We strive to be the best and are committed to providing our guest with a wonderful hunting experience.  So, while we are preparing for the coming season you, as the hunter, should prepare as well. Learn more about wing-shooting perperation.>>>


Food Plots and Prairie Grasses

upland.2Thinking I would get a head start on food plots this year, I worked the ground in mid May.  I think as soon as I got the food plots worked  it was a sign for Mother Nature to take over and rain, rain, rain.  To read more about our food plots and prairie grasses click here.>>>
Get to Know  Our Guides


Getting to know your guide is very important in making you feel at home at the Lodge and in the field. We are all dedicated to making your hunt both safe and memorable. All of us know and appreciate the upland hunting sport and respect all that goes with it from getting to know the client, to the way the dog works a field, to the hunter's bird harvest. Learn more about our guides>>>

Don't miss out on our fall promotions. See more about our Fall Promotion>>> If you have futher questions feel free to contact me at any time.




Terry Abney
Harpole's Heartland Lodge


Harpole's Heartland Lodge
RR 1 Box 8a

Nebo, IL  62355


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