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Posted by Harpole's Heartland Lodge Hunting on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Illinois Pheasant and Quail Hunting

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge for Guided Pheasant and Quail Hunting Trips in Pike County Illinois

Our guided quail hunts here at our Orvis-endorsed Quail Hunting Lodge has phenomenal quail hunting, quality dogs, and professional guides and gourmet meals and 5-Star Lodging.

In addition to being an Orvis-endorsed quail hunting lodge for over 22 years, we recently became a Shooting Sportsman Magazine Endorsed Upland Hunting Lodge as well. We are honored to be one of only 15 Quail Hunting Outfitters to earn this special endorsement.

Hunt Wild Quail on Illinois Hunting Preserve

Quail Hunting near Chicago, Peoria, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Louisville

Wild Quail hunting has been a tradition that goes back to when settlers first arrived to the area. The native prairie grasses of Illinois are ideal habitat for coveys of wild quail. With the introduction of farming and fence rows providing extra cover, quail flourished in Illinois.

Hunting quail behind pointing dogs can be an exciting experience. We hunt along milo food plots, native prairie grasses, overgrown thickets, and thick fence rows. The habitat on our quail hunting areas provide great cover and phenomenal quail hunting opportunities.

Illinois Quail Hunting Season 2020 / 2021

Our mild winters make quail hunting enjoyable during the entire quail hunting season! Hunters from all over the Midwest along with Northern states come down to hunt with us in February and March for some excellent quail hunting!

Illinois Quail Hunts vs Georgia Quail Hunts

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. Quail hunts are mostly done behind some type of pointing dog. Since most of Illinois from Central Illinois through the north has both pheasant and quail, you never know what might flush. The anticipation can be very exciting!

The advantage of hunting Illinois for quail is the style of hunting. Hunting behind well-trained pointing dogs on farms can only be found in Midwest states like Illinois.

The tradition in Georgia is to hunt from buggies or jeeps that follow behind pointing dogs. The quail’s habitat is native Georgia grasses mixed with some pines. Other then than there are not many differences. Both Illinois and Georgia have great quail hunting though and if you choose the right location and guide, you should be able to limit out on your quail hunt.

Pheasant Hunting Outfitters

Orvis-endorsed Pheasant Hunting Lodge and Preserve in Pike County

Our Orvis Endorsed pheasant hunting lodge and resort not only has great pheasant hunting, dogs, and professional guides but also has gourmet homecooked meals and lodging options. Even though all of our fields have both pheasants and quail, some areas hold mostly pheasants. Hunting pheasants behind our pointing dogs can be an exciting experience! We hunt along fence rows, food plots, and native prairie grasses. We manage our pheasant hunting fields to create a one of a kind pheasant hunting experience!

Pheasant Hunting Outfitters in Illinois

Pheasant hunts near Chicago, Peoria, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Louisville

The advantage of hunting Illinois for pheasants is the style of hunting. Hunting behind well trained pointing dogs is something we never get tired of here at Heartland Lodge. Watching them work the habitat and then lock on a bird adds another element to the entire hunting experience. There are pheasants in both South Dakota and Illinois, if you choose the right location and guide, you should be able to limit out in either state on your pheasant hunt.

Winter Pheasant Hunting Season

Orvis-endorsed pheasant hunting lodge in Illinois

Our mild winters make pheasant hunting enjoyable during the entire pheasant hunting season! Hunters from all over the Midwest along with Northern states migrate to us in February and March for some excellent pheasant hunting!  Along with being an Orvis endorsed pheasant hunting lodge for over 22 years, we recently have been endorsed by Shooting Sportsman Magazine! We are honored to be one of only 15 pheasant lodges to earn this special endorsement.

Corporate Retreats Pheasant Hunts

Large Group Pheasant Hunting Trips in Illinois

Single, double and small groups are very special to us, as we get to know the hunters on a personal basis. But our offerings aren’t limited to small groups alone. Heartland is equipped to handle larger groups and provide the same exceptional service to each hunter within a larger group. We have plenty of birds, fields, guides and dogs to make Heartland the ideal location for larger groups.  Heartland prides itself on the personalized service it provides to everyone hunting with us.

The Best Pheasant Hunting Preserves in Illinois

Hunting pheasants in Illinois, especially at Heartland Lodge, has been a tradition that goes back many years.  This farm and the other farms we hunt still have the old fence rows, native grasses, and a mixture of food plots and grain fields.   The native prairie grasses that surround the lodges is ideal habitat for pheasants. With the introduction of food plots and additional cover, pheasants flourished on Heartland’s property. This prime habitat ensures that pheasants are scattered across all of our properties.

The scenery on each hunt will take you back in time to a simpler way of life. Come step back in time with us and continue the tradition of pheasant hunting that started here many years ago. We invite you to share and create your own memories along with starting a new tradition of pheasant hunting with friends and family at Heartland Lodge.

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  • TYPES OF HUNTS:Cancellation Hunts, Charity & Challenged Hunts, Cull/Meat Hunts, Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts, High Seat Hunts, Over Dogs, Spot and Stalk Hunts, Thermal/Night Vision, Trophy Hunts, Veteran Hunts
  • HUNTING HARDWARE:Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleload, Pistol, Archery/Bow, Fishing Rod
  • HUNTING LAND:High Fence, Private Lease
  • HUNTING ACCOMMODATIONS:Luxury, Hunting Lodge, Blind
  • MIGRATORY BIRDS:Migratory Birds, Duck, Geese, Teal
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  • UPLAND BIRDS:Upland Birds, Pheasant, Quail
  • TURKEY:Eastern
  • DEER:Whitetail Deer, Midwestern Whitetail
  • WILD BOAR / WILD HOGS:North American Wild Hogs
  • FRESHWATER FISH:Freshwater fish