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Harpole's Heartland Lodge

The Seasons of Heartland

In certain parts of the country the length of the hunting season can be impossibly brief. Most New England upland lodges, for example, have...

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge

Heartland Lodge’s Combo Hunts

Gary Harpole, of Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, in Nebo, Illinois, has been a huge proponent of combo hunts for years and has weaved so many two-in-one options into his hunting program that he has become a “Combo King” of sorts.

Harpole's Heartland Lodge FAQs

Join Shooting Sportsman's Endorsed Lodge Program for a Q&A session with Heartland Lodge owner Gary Harpole that walks us through one of the best upland/waterfowl...

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Behind the scenes at Heartland Lodge

The Shooting Sportsman Endorsed Lodge program continues its “behind the scenes” series with Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, in west-central Illinois. Lodge owner Gary Harpole offered...

In the Heartland Tradition

Who doesn’t yearn for the good old days? Those simpler times when life was less hectic and people were actually nice to one another....

The Hunter's Heartland

For me, though, the essence of Heartland Lodge was captured in the final image of our last day’s hunt, a perfect blue-sky December day spent in the field with guide Terry Abney: the sudden blaze of sunset on a cackling rooster’s wings, the gun’s thump against my shoulder, and out there beyond the dogs, right where the hillside falls away, the sight of golden feathers bursting like a firecracker and the big bird tumbling, tumbling down.