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Spots Available
Extend Your Archery Comfort Level
Hunt with Sitka and Rhino Outdoors
One More Change of the Calendar
Long Bearded Thunder Chickens
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Dont miss out on hunting Giant Mid-west bucks this fall. Spots still available check them out at whitetail hunts.

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 "Great place, Great hunt, Can't wait to come back!!! Casey was a great guide with the knowledge to put us on GIANTS. Meals couldn't have been any better, can't wait till next time.

- Kris Mcdermott


"WOW!! This was my second trip and once again had a great hunt. The Lodge has great food and everything is excellent, but the people makes me want to come back. My guide is the best guide I have ever had and Matt was always checking with us to make sure everything was going good. Already re-booked for next year. And did I mention I killed a big 8 pt. Thanks!"


- Tommy Hines


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Spots Still Available

Did you think you missed your chance to hunt the midwest this fall? Well its not to late to secure a spot hunting with us here at Harpoles Heartland Lodge. There are still tags available and we have some great deals on spots still left. Feel free to email me about dates and prices at mattb@heartlandlodge.com or call me in the office at 217-734-2526.


You can also check out some of our whitetail available hunting dates here >>>


Our trail cam photos and scouting videos are starting to come in. Make sure you bookmark both of these pages. We will be updating them weekly until the end of the season.

Extend Your Archery Comfort Range

archeryThe common archery hunter practices three to four nights a week shooting 20 and 30 yard distances.  Practicing these ranges night after night can make you feel comfortable in making a good clean shot at 30yrds. However, have you ever had a big shooter buck just outside of your comfort zone and had to watch it walk on past hoping he would turn to give you a close enough shot. Here are a few tips to help extend your comfort level >>> 

Come Hunt with Sitka and Rhino Outdoors Pro-Staff Members

sitkaFor the second year in a row, Sitka pro-staff member Jeff Sposito will be joining the Heartland Lodge Crew for a whitetail hunt October 7th-11th. Also joining the Heartland Lodge Crew this year on the same week will be Rhett Hardin pro-staff member of Rhino Outdoors. Get more info at prostaff whitetail hunt >>>

One More Change of the Calendar


trail camThe season is getting closer and you now realize that with only one more flip of the page the calendar will reveal the opening day of Illinois deer season. Some of you are wondering where you are going to be sitting on opening day, and some already know. Hopefully, since opening day falls on a Saturday everyone will be able to be sitting in a tree stand instead of in the office staring out a window wishing they were hunting monster whitetails >>>

Long Bearded Thunder Chickens



turkey 2011

Even though whitetail season is just around the corner, trail camera pictures of giant long beards in food plots and scratching old acorns in the timber remind us of the great 2011 spring season. The idea of busting a good one in the spring of 2012 lingers in our minds. There are a large number of long beards being seen already this fall which is looking great for the 2012 spring turkey season >>>

Matt Brunet
Harpole's Heartland Lodge


Harpole's Heartland Lodge
RR 1 Box 8a

Nebo, IL  62355


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