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173" Massive 10pt!!
Turkey Hunters Last Chance
Shed Hunting & Scouting
2012 Season..What Did You Learn?
2013 Dates Available
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John Brewer took this massive buck on his last day! Click Here for more pictures and details>>

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"Heartland Lodge is the best!  Food, people, and guide were the greatest! Chris is the best guide I ever had, he knows his stuff on whitetails. "Awesome Place"

-David Maxwell



"This was our 2nd year to Heartland and it was everything we had hoped for.  Thanks again to our guide Allen.  He is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating in every way.  He is the absolute best guide I have ever used and I will return next year because he is the best.  Thanks also to Matt for accommodating our reservations and coordinating our total trip.  Matt and Allen are 2nd to none!"


- Bill Morris


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2013 Spring Fever
Attention Turkey Hunters

I hope you are doing well handling this crazy winter we have been having with freezing cold temperatures one day and spring like the next. Now is the time to get started looking into hunting trips for both turkey and deer.  Please don't miss out on some exciting trips this year by waiting too long.  

Turkey Hunters Last Chance on Tags

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It's time to start getting ready for the season.  If you want to be an Illinois turkey hunter this spring, now is the time to get your tags. Right now we are in the middle of the third lottery which ends February 11th.  This could be your last chance to get the hunting dates that you need.  For more on turkey hunting.>>>
Shed Hunting and Scouting

It's February now and most states have come to the end of deer season or are closing within the next couple of weeks.  Here in Pike Co. Illinois, the season came to an end in mid- January.  With some real nice bucks making their way to the buck pole, but there were many that got away. Check out more on shed hunting.>>>


2012 Deer Season... What Did You Learn?

When an individual engages in an activity for many years and achieves a certain level of experience, it becomes easier to fall into complacency. Once good becomes good enougarcheryh and the thirst for knowledge has been quenched, growth in that activity all but ceases. Hunters with years of experience, especially those who have achieved some success, often times miss opportunities to grow as a hunter because they are not as keen of an observer as they once were.  Every year, as we enter the woods, Mother Nature will provide valuable lessons for the studious souls who are paying attention.  As the 2012 deer season
draws to a close, I have reflected back on some of the valuable lessons that I learned from this season.  To read more.>>> 
2013 Dates Available


Now is the time to reserve your 2013 deer hunting dates, especially if  you want to come during a prime time. We have some great whitetail hunting dates available, but they won't last long.  Most of our prime dates fill up early.  We had a good 2012 whitetail season with many of our hunters rebooking for 2013.  For more information on hunts available.>>> 


If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to email or give me call.  I hope to see you in camp this year! 





Matt Brunet
Harpole's Heartland Lodge


Harpole's Heartland Lodge
RR 1 Box 8a

Nebo, IL  62355


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