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Outfitter Review - Heartland Lodge

Submit Date: Jan 5, 2003

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Heartland Lodge

Outfitter / Contact: Gary Harpole

Location: IL, U.S.A.

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail deer

Game Quality: fair

Game Quantity: decent

Accomodations: terrific

Camp Condition: excellent

Food Quality: Wonderful

Guide Experience: fair

Other Personal Experience: good

Review Information

Hunter: John Kilgore

Phone: 918-487-7131


Would Recommend: possibly

Overall Impression: fair

A friend and I arrived at the lodge the last of October first of November and the rut should have been in full swing.The first evening I had borderline 130 inch mature 8 point only ten yards away. However if they don't score 130 or better you are fined $500.00 if it's less. I agree to let the small bucks go but this was and old old mature buck. Saw two other possible shooters go in the woods from a cornfield at the sameplace about 70 yards away as well as small bucks and does.I asked them if we could move stand and was told no. My partner only saw 1- 115' buck and some does. We had 16 hunters in camp and no one harvested a buck, As a matter of fact we were around the 80th hunter since the beginning of season and only 1 124" buck was taken.The place is nice but I think some of the farms are as productive as they once where. Thank You, John Kilgore

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