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In This Issue
Tips For Opening Day
Pheasant Hunting in SD vs IL
Upland Hunting in the Mid-West
Training Your New Gun Dog
Quail Hunting in GA vs IL
$1,000 OFF - 3 Day Hunt!
Homecoming to Heartland
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Tips For Opening Day of Pheasant Season 


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As an experienced world traveler who commonly stays at 5-Star resorts, I have not seen the quality of service at the afore-mentioned resorts that I have witnessed here.  With respect to the Upland Hunt, it is second to none.  Guides, dogs, hospitality and most importantly patience prevails.  I can't wait to bring family and friends.


-Dr. Matt Grothaus, Bryan, OH



You guys run a top notch operation. The food, guides - personal ARE second to none!. The dogs are the best I have hunted with. When you can joke and cut up with your guide it makes for a fun experience, one that I will never forget. I had the time of my life and can't wait to return. Thanks for everything!"  


-Todd Harner

Washington, IN



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I hope you are enjoying your summer.  The weather has been pleasant here so far this summer and I am getting excited for the upcoming hunting season!  I have been seeing and hearing a lot of birds while planting food plots.  


I am very excited to let you know  we have added another farm that we will be hunting this fall!  It is full of quail and pheasants! 


I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy life to spend time with me at the lodge and in the field.


Terry Abney 

Pheasant Hunting In South Dakota vs Illinois

Pheasant Hunter

Most of our guides here at Heartland have had the pleasure of hunting pheasants in many states, including South Dakota and Illinois.  There are many 
pheasant hunting lodges
in both states.  All the other states fall into either one of these two "styles" of pheasant hunting.  Following is a brief description of each style and the pros and cons for each.



 South Dakota vs Illinois Pheasant Hunting>>> 


Upland Hunting in the Mid-West

 terry allen

Upland Hunting in the Mid-West and at Heartland Lodge - some questions and answers to help you in deciding when to come and hunt, what to bring and how to prepare for your hunt.

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Training Your New Gun Dog


Duck Trained Dog No larger than a loaf of bread, both children and adults alike are captured under the spell of bringing a new puppy home.   Whether you are as dedicated to waterfowling as the DuckCommanders, or just enjoy the weekend shoot, having a solid gun dog you trust  is an asset you can't go without.   However, in those first months of your dog's life, there are keys to training your new dog. Bob Owens, President of LoneDuck Outfitters and avid gun dog trainer, sat down to discuss four key elements in his training regiments for young gun dogs.
Quail Hunting in Georgia vs Illinois


Bobwhite Quail When comparing Illinois quail hunting to Georgia quail hunting, there are not many differences.  The tradition in Georgia is to hunt from buggies or jeeps that follow behind pointing dogs.  Illinois quail hunting is very traditional, much like hunting "Uncle Lyle's farm" when you were young, complete with fence rows, timber edges, and CRP fields.
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Join North American Hunter Editor-in-Chief Gordy Krahn and enjoy hunting bobwhite quail, along with pheasant, on an upland bird hunt.  Everyone is welcome! 

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Homecoming to Heartland Lodge 

Story By Stuart Williams-International Author


English Pointer Quincy, an elegant and stylish English pointer, came to a halt as suddenly as if he had run into a brick wall.  His tail pointed straight up, and his whole body quivered as if 10,000 volts of electricity were flowing through it.  He leaned hard into the point, his left forepaw raised off the ground. Emma, another English pointer, cautiously crept up behind him and honored and backed his point in precise imitation, her left forepaw likewise raised off the ground.



Please give me a call or e-mail to reserve your dates for this fall.

I look forward to seeing you in the field!





Terry Abney
Harpole's Heartland Lodge


Harpole's Heartland Lodge
RR 1 Box 8a

Nebo, IL  62355


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