John's Journal... Entry 183, Day 1
HEARTLAND'S MONSTER BUCKS
EDITOR'S NOTE: James Woodley is the lodge manager at Heartland Lodge located in west-central Illinois in Pike, Adams and Brown counties. Heartland Lodge uses extreme deer-management strategies to raise monster bucks on the property.
QUESTION: How many deer do hunters take each season here
at Heartland Lodge?
QUESTION: Why does this area of the U.S. have so many big deer? Answer: The genetics of the deer contribute to their size. Too, we also have ideal habitat terrain here at Heartland Lodge. We have a lot of edges, timber draws, plenty of food and lots of crops (corn, soybean, alfalfa) since the mineral content in the soil is pretty high. There are a lot of natural minerals here.
What is your rule on deer?
For more information on hunting with Heartland Outfitters, call James Woodley at (217) 773-3003.
TOMORROW: TAKE THE BUCK OF YOUR LIFE