Bob’s Top 16 | Hunting Fishing Destinations & Guides

Planning your next hunting or fishing adventure and not quite sure where to start?
Great outfitters and guides are hard to find and bad outfitter and charter experiences can ruin your trip, your wallet and make you just down right angry. There are a lot of self proclaimed “professional” guides and outfitters, but how do you know what to choose? We’re here to help.
Bob has done all the work for you and hand selected some of the best charters and outfitters from around the country. All of these outstanding folks have Bob’s seal of approval and we know you’ll have one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life.

Bob’s Top 16 Fishing Guides and Charters

Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Chetola Resort logo

Early in 1997, Chetola was purchased by Rachael Renar and her son Kent Tarbutton. Originally from Norfolk, Va., Kent and Rachael have shown a great deal of dedication in their efforts to retain the historic enchantment that existed at Chetola since its beginnings. In Fall 2004, the Manor House Estate House became the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort. A magnificent Inn with eight luxurious rooms, the Inn features the designs, furnishings and accessories of North Carolina’s most recognized and successful living artist, Bob Timberlake. In keeping with the tradition of preserving the Estate’s history, the Inn is a tribute to the era when J. Luther Snyder entertained at the Manor House Estate in grand style. Rooms in the Bob Timberlake Inn are named for past and present owners of Chetola, as well as other regional and local historic figures such as Hugh Morton, Moses Cone, and Ben Church. Also in 2004, Chetola became an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge. Orvis is the most recognized and respected name in the world of Fly Fishing. Rachael and Kent have developed Chetola into one of the finest resorts in the Southeast and have continued to pay scrupulous attention to the historic significance of the great estate.

In 2010, brother Greg, who had a passion for the great outdoors, moved to the mountains with his wife, Anne. In 2014, the family purchased 67 acres of land at the nearby 10,000 acre Blue Ridge Mountain Club, and he and Morgan created the Chetola Sporting Reserve. It opened in 2016 with an elaborate clubhouse, pub, 5-stand, 13 station clay shooting course, as well as rifle, pistol, and archery ranges, along with 27 miles of hiking/ ATV trails, and trophy trout fly fishing adventures.

  • Sporting Reserve
  • Orvis Fly Fishing
  • Sporting Packages

On-site Recreation

Chetola Resort offers so many ways to stay in shape and have fun indoors and out at the Highlands Sports and Recreation Center, Chetola Lake, and on our trails and adjoining 3,600 acre Moses Cone Park. There’s something for all ages and abilities, from challenging fitness classes to kids camps, tennis and pickleball, indoor swimming, lake activities, lawn games, and much more. Over 20 amenities & activities are included for those staying at Chetola Resort (includes Lodge, Bob Timberlake Inn, and Chetola Premiere Condominium guests).

185 Chetola Lake Drive
PO Box 17
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Bob Timberlake Gallery and Bob Timberlake Sporting, Life, Style at Bass Pro Shop’s.

Bass Pro Shops
The Bob Timberlake Gallery

Today, Bob Timberlake, Inc. works with over 15 licensees, who manufacture a broad variety of products such as furniture, lighting, apparel, rugs, and building products under the Bob Timberlake brand. Everything in this collection of home products speaks of the casual comfortable style of today’s American home. The designers, woodworkers, and craftspeople who create the pieces for the Bob Timberlake collection draw their inspiration from Bob Timberlake himself, and the handcrafted designs of the furniture makers, potters and weavers that have influenced his style. The Bob Timberlake collection captures the pride, attention to detail, and workmanship of the Southern tradition of craft, translating it into the appealing, highly successful collection of home furnishings it is today.

Bass Pro Shops
Apparel, Outdoor & Sporting

The Bob Timberlake Gallery
1714 E Center Street EXT
Lexington, NC 27292

Capt. Mark Brown

Inshore Saltwater Fishing Guide
Shem Creek and Coastal Area
Charleston, SC

In 1986, Third generation fisherman, Captain Mark Brown moved to Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina from Florida. He operated his longline commercial fishing vessel out of Shem Creek selling his catch to the local markets.

Brown quickly fell in love with the area and met his wife Anne and they decided to build a charter fishing business. 30 years later, having built a successful offshore fishing business, having raised 6 children and 14 grandchildren, Brown decided that it was a good time to transition into fishing the inshore coastal and estuary waters of Charleston. Brown sold his “TEASER2” offshore fishing vessel and is now realizing success in his new inshore fishing business.

He couldn’t leave the waters of Charleston and the opportunity to share his passion and experience of fishing with others. His life as a fishermen started young and has spanned 6 decades.

If you are looking for a great inshore fishing experience on the coast of South Carolina … you can find no better than Captain Mark Brown! A True Fisherman!

To schedule your trip while visiting the Charleston Area you can contact Captain Mark by giving him a call or sending an email.

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Capt. Mark Brown
Inshore Fishing Guide Service, Charleston SC
Cell:  843-568-5966



Fish On! Guide Services

Guided fishing on Lake Norman
North Carolina’s “Inland Sea”
Denver, NC

Capt. Craig Price is locally born and raised, and has been fishing the Catawba River and its impoundments since the 1960’s. As his guide business has grown, his area of operations has also grown to include numerous freshwater lakes in NC & SC, plus inshore saltwater charters along the coasts of both states. Capt. Craig is a master rated USCG licensed captain, fully insured, and trained in first aid/CPR. Though known as a striped bass and redfish specialist, there are lots of fish species in these waters and lots of ways to catch them. Beginners to master anglers, live bait to artificial – Capt. Craig enjoys showing his anglers when, where, and how to catch them all. His new custom built 23 ft. Intruder skiff, Pretty Work II, is rigged and ready, so book your fishing adventure today and get ready to yell Fish On!

View episodes with Capt. Craig Price

Based in Denver, NC on Lake Norman, Capt. Craig also charters on other Carolina waters including:
• Mountain Island Lake, NC
• Lake Hickory, NC
• Lake Rhodhiss, NC
• Lookout Shoals Lake, NC
• Lake James, NC
• Jordan Lake, NC
• Lake Murray, SC
• Lake Strom Thurmond (Clarks Hill), SC

Inshore saltwater charters include estuaries in the lower Neuse River/Western Pamlico Sound, NC and the greater Charleston, SC area
Book Your Fishing Adventure Today!

Call or email Captain Craig for info
email at


OutKast Charters

Charters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

OutKast Charters is located in Bay St Louis, MS. They offer some of the finest fishing charter along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their licensed captain(s) have fished South Mississippi all their lives and those years of experience have provided them with a vast knowledge of the saltwater species that roam throughout the Mississippi and Louisiana waters. Mississippi Gulf Coast fishing is unparalleled! Whether you prefer to catch speckle trout, redfish, flounder or the highly prized tripletail all of the captains can put you on the fish! A trip with our charter business is guaranteed to be an enjoyable, exciting, informative and memorable experience that will make you want to come back for more!With many charter companies along the Gulf Coast choosing a charter company can be difficult, but with OutKast Charters the Staff can make it happen for you and your fishing trip planning process. They will help you plan an unforgettable, one-of-a kind charter that will make you want to come back to Bay Saint Louis, MS for more. They have complete meal and lodging packages for the entire trip so check them out at

Captain Clay Necaise: 228-233-7760

5152 Lambert Lane
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520

Lost Bay Fishing & Johnathan Willis

Inshore Red Fishing
Pensacola, Florida
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Captain Bill Willis is a native of Pensacola and has fished the waterways surrounding Perdido Key and Orange Beach for over thirty five years. In addition to local knowledge he has fished Key West ,Marquesas Islands, Sebastians Inlet, Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Apalachicola, Sarasota Sound, Indian Pass, Louisiana Marsh and most lakes and ditches in between.  One of best fishing guides in Florida!

Bill is now joined by his son Johnathan in the business and both are licensed Captains and share a huge passion for the outdoors.  Both have new Skeeter center console saltwater boats to get you where you need to be… right in the middle of all the saltwater action.  They have all of the gear you will ever need, so all you have to do is show up and be ready to fish!!

With a successful career as General Manager for the world’s largest retailer he jumped at the opportunity to fulfill a life long dream of being a full-time guide. He is a IGFA Certified Captain, Member of the Coastal Conservation Association, Member of the Orange Beach Fishing Association and fishes professionally on the IFA Redfish Tour.  Bill and Johnathan spend most everyday on the water following the patterns of this great fishery and when they are not on the water, Bill has two tackle shops in the Peridio Key and Orange Beach areas to serve you.  Both Shops are fully stocked with gear, bait and clothing…. stop by Lost Bay Tackle and load up on the latest fishing gear available.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”


Captain Johnathan has lived his entire life in Perdido Key, FL giving him over twenty years of experience fishing from Orange Beach, AL to Pensacola, Fl. Johnathan is a Captain with a United States Coast Guard License.

No matter what you’re wanting to target, whether it’s MONSTER Speckled Trout, schools of Bull Reds in the fall, offshore species like Triple Tail, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Snappers, Groupers and many more… Johnathan has got you covered!

View episodes with Capt. Bill Willis and Johnathan Willis

Go to their website at or to book a trip to Pensacola, Orange Beach or Perdido Key Florida.

Call Capt. Bill Willis at 850-748-5076 or Johnathan Willis at 850-454-6937 to book your next fishing trip to beautiful Perdido Key, Florida.

Alex City Guide Service

Striper Fishing – Lake Martin
Alexander City, Alabama

Alex City Guide Service specializes in live bait fishing for trophy size stripers, largemouth and spotted bass based out of Lake Martin, Alabama. Captain David Hare and his staff fish out of the latest and most sophisticated center console bass boats which are rigged with the best equipment available. You can also charter trips for catfish and crappie, Alex City Guide Service can provide individual trips or groups up to 40 people with the fleet of boats and guides. They pride themselves in providing all of the equipment and bait needed to make your trip one of a lifetime.

Lake Martin Alabama is one of the best maintained fisheries stocking and management programs in the nation. At present over 100,000 stripers stocked annually with over 750 miles of shoreline and 44,000 acres of water. Close proximity to International Airports Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham & Nashville

• Jameson Inn 256-234-7099
• Best Western 256-234-6311
• Comfort Inn 256-234-5900
• Hampton Inn 256-234-2244
• Creekside Lodge & Conference Center 256-825-1812
• Bob White Motel 256-234-4215
• Mistle Toe Bed & phone: 256-329-3717
• Auburn Marriott Opelika at Grand National 334-741-9292 Book Now: Reservation Request

• Sho Nuff BBQ 256-234-7675
• J.R.’s Sports Bar and Grill 256-234-9850
• Uncle Nick’s Smokehouse BBQ (waterfront) 256-307-1405
• Big B Bar B Que 256-329-9996
• Generals Cafe 256-234-2121
• Sinclair’s (waterfront) 334-857-2889
• Chucks Pizza (waterfront) 256-825-7733
• Ruby Tuesday 256-234-4047

To schedule your trip just use the contact information below:
Capt David B Hare
Alex City Guide Service
2036 Cherokee Rd
Suite 205
Alexander City, Al. 35010

Bay Runner Fishing Charters

Captain Miles Altman
Hilton Head Island, SC

You’ve come to the right place to book your Hilton Head Island charter fishing trip! An original Hilton Head charter captain with 43 yrs experience, he will share his secrets for hooking, reeling in, and even cooking the best fish in the Atlantic Coastal waters.
You can count on our, U.S. Coastguard Equipped Pathfinder 2400 Tournament Edition boat for your next Hilton Head charter fishing excursion.

Captain Miles Altman is your number 1 fishing expert, known all the way down the east coast into Florida waters. With 43 years experience in fishing deep water Atlantic charters, shark fishing, AND a renowned seafood restaurant owner, Capt. Miles will take you through the steps from hooking them, reeling them in, cleaning, and cooking. Nothing is overlooked and he’s happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your next Hilton Head charter fishing trip.

Whether you are on vacation or a local, you will find that the PROFFESIONAL STAFF at Bayrunner will treat you like family. You are sure to become another of the regular customers who year after year come back for a thrilling adventure, or a relaxing day on the waters. Book your next Hilton Head charter fishing trip today. You will be glad you did.

Call 843-290-6955 to book your HHI charter fishing trip or send him an email and leave a p.m. phone number where you can be reached.

Captain Miles Altman
Phone: 843.290.6955
Bay Runner Fishing Charters
1A Shelter Cove La.
Hilton Head Isl., SC 29926

Bass Fishing Charters with Capt. Mro.

Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass Fishing
Lake Erie, PA & Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston, FL

World Class Bass Fishing on Lake Erie and Lake Okeechobee with Capt. George Mrozinski.  Two great lakes and two great seasons!

Smallmouth Bass season on Lake Erie is May through November– Experience the bass fishing trip of a lifetime with George as you tour around Presque Isle Peninsula in beautiful Erie, Pennsylvania.  Smallmouth bass caught on Lake Erie tend to weigh in between 3 1/2 and 4 pounds, with many fish over 4 and 5 lbs. just waiting to be caught. Captain George will use his 50 years of lake knowledge and take you to the best spots near Erie, PA, those rocky haunts surrounded by clear water. The lake record smallmouth on Erie is over 8 pounds!

Largemouth Bass season on Lake Okeechobee in beautiful sunny Florida is December through April– Enjoy the mild temperatures on a Florida bass fishing trip as you are navigated along Florida’s largest interior freshwater lake.  There’s nothing like enjoying Florida’s mild winter temperatures, and getting out to do some largemouth bass fishing. The Big ‘O’ takes it to a whole other level! Captain George is your go to guide when it comes to searching for that biggest of largemouth bass of a lifetime.

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Contact Capt. George Mrozinski

Accommodations for both Erie, PA and Clewiston, Florida on website

Phone: 724-816-4035


Georgetown Coastal Adventures

Georgetown Coastal Adventures

Inshore Red Fishing
Georgetown, South Carolina

Fish with Captain Tommy Scarborough and Georgetown Coastal Adventures, Winyah Bay, North Inlet, North and South Santee Rivers, and Bulls Bay for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Blue Fish, Lady Fish, Black Drum Tarpon and Sharks. Tommy also offers the Cast and Blast, a trip for upland game hunters to bag some Marsh Hens and then put the shotgun away to catch a Redfish or two on in the same day.

For more information call Captain Tommy Scarborough,
Georgetown Coastal Adventures
Phone: 843-546-3543


Georgetown Hampton Inn – Stay in Georgetown where Bob Redfern and his crew bunk down.  For More information call the Hotel at 843-545-5000
reservations website

Georgetown Landing Marina

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Shad Slinger Fishing Charters

USCG Captain Nathan Key
Lake Hartwell, Anderson, South Carolina
Striper & Hybrid Fishing

Nathan Key is a true outdoorsman. He has hunted and fished a variety of species across the Southeastern United States from a very early age. After spending only a little time with him it’s easy to see that he is most passionate about striped bass and hybrid fishing.

Nathan predominately fishes Lake Hartwell, which he considers to be his home lake. He has over 20 years of experience fishing on Lake Hartwell. He is also very familiar with Lake Russell and the Clark’s Hill reservoir. Nathan was a commercial bait fisherman for several years, and has a vast knowledge of the procurement and handling of almost every bait species. 

Nathan prides himself on his professionalism. He obtained his commercial Captain’s license through the United States Coast Guard. He keeps his equipment and boat in immaculate condition. Nathan’s goal first and foremost is to provide his clients with a great fishing experience, full of conversation, relaxation, and the thrill of plenty of fish in the cooler at the end of the trip. He’s very easy to talk to and is very good with kids. The skill and personality of Nathan Key, and the beautiful South Carolina scenery will ensure that your trip with Shad Slinger will be an experience you won’t soon forget. | Phone: 864-940-4747

Southern Obsession Fishing Charters

Striper Fishing
Lake Hartwell, SC
Capt. Zeke Boggs

Southern Obsession Fishing Charters offers a variety of fishing trips on Lake Hartwell, SC! Zeke Bogg’s team is fully trained, qualified and certified to provide a variety of fishing tours to the local area. If you are looking for a different and unique way to spend your weekend, vacation, or family outing, then they are the right choice for you. All trips are fully equipped with all the fishing equipment you need, all you need to bring are any snacks, drinks, clothing/sunscreen (depending on weather), and a cooler large enough to get your fish home. All other bait and tackle will be provided for you on the trip.

Zeke hosts charters for individuals of all ages, whether it be a family outing, friend gathering, or business excursion. If you have a large group, he can arrange multiple guides and boats to accommodate your need. 

His boat is a 25’ Blackfin center console equipped with all the electronics, equipment, and bathroom amenities needed to provide a comfortable and effective day fishing on the water. It has a T-top to offer shade on a hot, sunny day or to provide cover on a rainy fishing day. The boat also houses a Humminbird Down Imaging sonar fish finder to aid in guaranteeing a fish-filled experience.

To learn more about Southern Obsession Fishing Charters, or to speak to a guide today and reserve your next fishing trip, call the office during normal business hours.  Zeke takes pride in knowing that his customers keep coming back trip after trip while having a unique and exciting time every trip they take.  Join the family today and find your next big fishing tale. Zeke is confident that once you’ve gone on a trip, you’ll never want to spend your free time any where else.

Capt. Zeke Boggs

Pelzer, SC 29669

Cast Away Fishing Charters

Cast Away Fishing Charters

Inshore Saltwater Fishing
Beaufort, South Carolina

Best Fishing Charter Company in the Beaufort Lowcountry and Sea Islands!

They have four Guide Captains available……The Captains invite you aboard Cast Away Charters, voted the Beaufort Lowcountry and Sea Islands Premier Fishing Charter Company, since 2004.  They offer private trips for beginners to experts that include licenses, equipment, bait/tackle, and coolers for beverages and snacks. For larger parties they host an exclusive “Cast Away Fishin’ Tourney” aboard multiple boats, complete with a certificate, prize and bragging rights to the winning team.

They charter year around and customize the trips for vacationers, families, corporate outings, locals and more.  They have 24 ft vessels available for tremendous performance and maneuverability in the shallow flats, ideal for hunting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, Cobia and other near shore and inshore species. Novices to seasoned anglers can reel in impressive trophy fish! Your sea island adventure awaits.

The Lowcountry’s remarkable saltwater ecosystem is unique and varied, providing exciting options for year round fishing adventures:

  • Spring (March–May): Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Whiting, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Cobia, & Jacks.
  • Summer (June–August): Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Spanish & King Mackerel, Jacks, Ladyfish, & Tarpon.
  • Fall (September–November): Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Whiting, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Ladyfish, & Sharks.
  • Winter (December–February): Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum & Whiting.
  • Get Hooked on Cast Away Fishing Charters! Cast Away Charters – Catch More Fish!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
843-322-1043 (office)
843-592-1062 (cell)

Blue Bank Resort

Blue Bank Resort

Crappie & Bluegill Fishing
Duck Hunting 
Reelfoot Lake
Hornbeak, Tennessee

Billy Blakey – Billy Blakely is one of the finest, if not the finest, guides on Reelfoot today. His friends call him “toothpick” a name affectionately given to him by Bill Dance. Mr. Dance comes and fishes with Billy often, and it’s always a great time. Billy has over 35 years experience in hunting and fishing in and around Reelfoot Lake. Having been raised in the area, Billy knows everything there is to know about the lake. He is an expert fisherman and hunter that works exclusively for Blue Bank Resort and we are proud he is on our team. He runs the marina facilities at Blue Bank and has trained many guides for the resort. He has been featured in over 100 outdoor shows and countless articles and magazines. Billy also offers duck hunting during the season, check out the packages for your next duck hunting destination.

Jeff Riddle – Jeff Riddle and his family have deep roots on Reelfoot Lake and have been guiding and fishing on Reelfoot Lake for over 100 years.  He has been one of the best on Reelfoot Lake for over 30 years and proud to have him on the Blue Bank Guide Staff. Jeff also fishes the American Crappie Trail and is the current American Crappie Trail Champion, winning the Superbowl of the Crappie World. He has also been featured on many magazines and TV articles as well as being on the Pro Staff for Strike King. Jeff is a duck hunting guide on Reelfoot Lake… check out his service at

Cody Rodriquez – Bent Rod Guide Service and Duck Hunting on Reelfoot Lake. Cody Rodriquez is a full-time guide on Reelfoot Lake, guiding duck hunters for Blue Bank Resort and operating Bent Rod Guide Service. Cody’s got the boat – a 24-foot, extra wide aluminum SeaArk with a 225-horsepower Suzuki engine and 112-pound thrust Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor – and the necessary tackle to catch lots and lots of bluegill. Rodriquez has guided 58 of the 60-day duck seasons, based out of Cypress Point Resort. When he is not fishing Reelfoot lake…. you can usually find him pulling crankbaits with clients in late June through September on Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing. Then, he’ll move back to Reelfoot to start guiding spider-rigging for crappie until it’s time to get ready for another duck hunting season.
To book a trip – 731-377-1093

Blue Bank Resort
813 Lake Dr 
Hornbeak, TN 38232

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Harpole’s Heartland Lodge

Heartland Lodge

Upland Bird Hunting: Pheasants, Quail, Duck Hunting, Whitetail deer, Turkey
Nebo, Illinois

If you have general questions or would like more information  a member of our staff will be in touch with you to answer all your questions. You can reach them  by phone at 217-734-2526 or email at and someone would be glad to assist you.

Hunt Whitetail, Upland, Waterfowl & Turkey

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is an Illinois hunting lodge & outfitter, located in serene Pike County. Hunters nationwide know Heartland Lodge as a premier hunting lodge & outfitter located in prime whitetail deer hunting territory, with some of the best upland hunting, including wild quail hunting and pheasant hunting in Illinois.

Bed & Breakfast, Vacations, Weddings & Retreats

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is an Illinois bed & breakfast and resort. Couples in search of an unforgettable experience will find themselves indulging in some of the many relaxing activities available at our resort. The best of Illinois vacation getaways, make Heartland Lodge a part of your Springfield, St. Louis or Chicago vacation.

Upland Bird Hunting Lodge

Enjoy upland bird hunting in Illinois at Orvis-endorsed Heartland -Lodge. We have the best wild quail hunting and pheasant hunting in Illinois! Hunt for native bobwhite quail and pheasant behind some of the best hunting dogs in the country. Our German Shorthair Pointers, English Pointers and French Brittany’s are second to none. An abundance of native prairie grasses mixed with fields of milo present the ideal habitat for upland bird hunting. No need for you to work the dogs, carry the birds, and dress the game on our guided hunts. At Heartland Lodge, you’ll have the assistance of our friendly bird hunting guides. This Orvis-endorsed wing shooting operation is one of the finest in the country and the only Illinois hunting lodge endorsed by Orvis.

Wing shooting at Heartland is a favorite among hunters visiting the lodge. This area has a long tradition of wild quail hunting and pheasant hunting, along with quality bird dogs. You will enjoy three hearty home-cooked meals every day. After the hunt, relax next to the large stone fireplace in our Great Room or enjoy a game of pool. The relaxation of the lodge is something you will look forward to after a full day of hunting.

Waterfowl Hunting in Illinois  

Shooting Sporstman Endorsed Lodge

Heartland Lodge and Illinois waterfowl hunting cannot be compared to any other duck hunting area in the United States. Hunt diver ducks such as canvasbacks along the great Mississippi & Illinois Rivers, or Mallards, Wood Ducks, and Teal in flooded fields in cozy dry pits!

Hunt large Canada geese or fast action Snow geese during our Canada and Snow goose seasons!

Orvis endorsed wingshooting lodge logo

Many of our waterfowl hunters add a Pheasant and Quail Hunt in the afternoon for a perfect day in the field!

The experience doesn’t end in the field. You’ll instantly feel comfortable with home-cooked meals and friendly staff who are always at Heartland Lodge.

Turkey Hunting in Illinois
Eastern Turkey Hunting Outfitters

Heartland Lodge was designed with you, the hunter, in mind. Enjoy hunting big Eastern turkeys in beautiful Pike and Calhoun County, Illinois. An abundance of CRP fields mixed with mature hardwoods and food plots of milo and clover produces some of the best habitat ideal for turkey hunting.

Turkey hunting at Heartland is a favorite among hunters visiting the lodge. This area has a long tradition of turkey hunting. You will enjoy this turkey hunting lodge with three hearty home-cooked meals every day. After the hunt, relax next to the large stone fireplace in our Great Room or enjoy a game of pool in our recreation room. The relaxing atmosphere of the lodge is something you will look forward to after each full day of hunting. We are considered one of the best turkey hunting outfitters because of our luxury accommodations, a healthy Eastern turkey population, professional and compassionate turkey guides, and gourmet home-cooked meals.

A Turkey Hunting Tradition at the Lodge

Your stay with us is more than a turkey hunt. It’s part of a strong hunting tradition that started back when Heartland’s owner, Gary Harpole, was a child. Each year new traditions are being created by our guests. It’s our hope that you create your own memories at Heartland with your family or friends and carry on a tradition that started many years ago. Whether it’s your first turkey hunt, or you’re trying to complete the turkey grand slam, a turkey hunt at the lodge will be one to remember!

Heartland Lodge Resort

Heartland Lodge is the perfect place for that escape that you have been waiting for. This Illinois bed and breakfast & resort has become a national and international attraction, stealing the hearts of guests from across the globe. Once you step into the luxurious comfort of this incredible facility, you will understand why guests return again and again. It is the best of Illinois’ resorts. Romantic Illinois vacation getaways, staycations, workcations, family retreats, corporate retreats, anniversary’s, honeymoons and weddings begin at Heartland Lodge!

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Map/Location – Conveniently Located

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge Address:
10236 393rd St, Nebo, IL 62355

There are four different routes you may travel to arrive at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.
The first route through Pleasant Hill, Illinois is the easiest way to find the lodge. There should be signs this way.
The second route is from Pittsfield, IL for guests traveling from the north.The third route is the scenic road, with beautiful views and passes an intriguing elk farm. No signs on this route.
The fourth route is if you are coming up the Illinois side through Alton.


Our GPS Coordinates:
DMS: +39 24′ 20.94″N, -90 47′ 23.46″W
DM: 39.405817 N, -90.78985 W

Dakota Ridge Hunting Lodge

Pheasant hunting

South Dakota’s Finest in Guided Pheasant Hunting
Near Clear Lake and Watertown, South Dakota

The land around Dakota Ridge is farmed especially for pheasant hunting and encompasses over 2,000 acres of prime hunting land in Eastern South Dakota.

Enjoy a home-cooked meal in our dining area or on the deck and enjoy the breeze from the lake. Then, slumber away the night in one of our five spacious bedrooms, fully carpeted, and each with their own private bathroom facilities.

We’re especially proud of the “Great Room,” which contains a large fieldstone fireplace, bar and dining area. Additionally, there is a large deck on the east side of the lodge, complete with patio furniture, that overlooks the lake.

Relax with your friends in our lounge. Swap stories about past hunts, and look forward to the next day’s hunt.

For Reservations or Information Please Contact:

James & Linda Dailey
47618 173rd St.
Clear Lake, SD 57226-5106
Telephone (605) 874-2823

To contact persons staying at The Dakota Ridge Lodge please call: (605) 874-2908
Dakota Ridge Hunting and Lodge
Located 20 miles east of Watertown, South Dakota
and 15 miles west of the South Dakota-Minnesota Border

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Back Woods Quail Club

Back Woods Quail Club logo

Upland Bird Hunting and Sporting Clays
Georgetown, South Carolina

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Quail Hunting: October 1 thru March 20
Half day hunts are conducted in the morning from 9:00AM – 12 Noon and in the afternoon from 2:00 – 5:00PM. Full day and multiple day hunt packages may be arranged upon request. Full day hunts consist of one morning hunt, one afternoon hunt, three meals, one night’s lodging, and an open bar. An experienced guide with professionally trained dogs will accompany each party however you may work your own dogs if you wish. Hunting parties are limited to a maximum of three guns with only two shooting at one time.
We offer two 10-station courses, one setup for novice and the other setup with advanced and tournament-style shooters in mind. You have the option of shooting 50 or 100 rounds on either courses to test your skills or to warm-up for a hunting adventure. We are open seven days a week but ask that you call for reservations. Single shooters or parties welcome. We take the time to work with you to ensure you have an enjoyable time. Sporting Clays is not only a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but combined with our Quail hunting package makes for an exciting and unique day of shooting.

For more information regarding any of the sales or services, please call 843-546-1466 Monday-Sunday from 8:00am – 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

Back Woods Quail Club
647 Hemingway Lane
Georgetown, SC 29440
843-546-1466 (phone)
843-546-6920 (fax) (email)

Southern Woods Plantation

Southern Woods Plantation

Quail Hunting
Sylvester, Georgia

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Where do you go to hunt quail? The Bobwhite Belt of South Georgia, that’s where! Hunting the “Prince of Game Birds” is a fine southern tradition and is part of their heritage at Southern Woods Plantation. For this reason, a hunting experience is unlike any other. It’s not merely the geography, it’s the history that makes the difference.

Southern Woods is surrounded by thousands of acres of natural pine trees which have existed in their current condition for 100 years making a perfect home for the indigenous Bobwhite Quail that live and breed on the plantation. All of the guides walk this land with a love of nature and passion for the hunt. They walk the ground as though they were in their own back yard, knowing every covey by name.

To aide you in your hunt, Southern Woods Plantation offers specially designed four-person quail hunting buggies. These buggies are ideal for shuttling hunters along with their gear and their guide. It’s southern comfort and great hunting.

The accommodations and fine dining is simply the best! Every room at Southern Woods Plantation has all the comforts of home. Each is uniquely designed to accommodate the true southern hunter. Whether deer, fish, big game, the wild west or just good ole’ south, we have a room that will suite your fancy. Every room is complete with two beds, ample closet space and a private bathroom. Southern Woods has 30 rooms that are designed to offer their guests with comfort and fulfillment. Whether you are staying to hunt, work, relax or a combination of everything, the Southern Woods lodge is the place to be.

Southern Woods Plantation offers an excellent hunting experience and a home away from home to be sure. But what sets them apart from the other lodging facilities is the food. If you are visiting the South or with Southern Woods for the first time, then you are in for a treat. If you are from the South, then don’t worry. Southern Woods Plantation food is just like mamma used to make. The fine southern cuisine is among the most noted in the region. The southern style breakfasts and hearty lunches allow you to experience a feast both before and after the hunt in the field. In addition to fine dining, the corporate facilities provide both the privacy and the amenities you need to be productive and comfortable. You and your staff will be able to work well without working hard.

Relaxation is not an issue with more than six seating areas in the dining room. You can always find a place to sit and talk, read, watch TV, play a game of billiards or simply do nothing. When you stay at Southern Woods Plantation, you are family and family members are always welcome to come back home.

Contact information for your next Southern Hunting Experience:
Benjie Deloach
Southern Woods Plantation
2321 Georgia Highway 33 South
Sylvester, Georgia
(229) 347-0725, (229) 776-0585

The Webb Farm

The Webb Farm

Upland Quail Hunting
Ellerbe, NC

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Since 1906 The Webb Farm has been a working farm in the Webb family.  For years now, Bill Webb and his wife Debbie have worked tirelessly to bring back the splendor of a time when Quail hunting was more than just a passing pursuit but was a culture deeply steeped in the history of North Carolina.  They are asked by many of our guests why our quail hunting here is so good, where on a magical fall day, you can see covey after cover after covey.  The answer is a mix of the passion for the sport held by this family for decades accompanied by hard work and determination to provide the best quail hunt possible.  Providing top quail hunting at The Webb Farm is a never ending, year round endeavor.  They use sound biology and decades of quail management to ensure our guests receive the traditional North Carolina hunting experience.  Their veteran guides sharpen their abilities and indulge their passions.  Dog training and handling is a daily pursuit.  All this and more is done in the pursuit of perfection. 

Your comfort is the number one priority at The Webb Farm.  Their aim is to accommodate your needs in the best manner possible.  Whether you are looking for single occupancy rooms for each individual member of your hunting party and bringing your spouse or you want exclusive use of the lodge just let them know.  They have 5 star meals prepared by the trained Chef’s on site… truly the best dining experience in North Carolina.

The Lodge

True to the history of the farm, the lodge is built in the traditional craftsman style.  The real beauty lies in its aesthetic appeal and abundance of natural materials from the heart pine floors to the hand hewn log mantel. You are sure to feel right at home throughout your stay. The Lodge houses our four original bedrooms, each with its own en suite. Two queen suites are located on the ground floor with an additional queen and a King suite upstairs on the second floor.     

The Roost

Separated from the Lodge by a covered breezeway, is the Roost.  It offers a cozy living and dining room and an additional four suite rooms. 

The two downstairs suites are  furnished with a queen bed while the upstairs suites each include two queen beds making it even more comfortable for double occupancy.  The combination makes the Roost a perfect location for small groups or adds extra space for large groups to spread out.

The Finest Quail Hunting Destination in North Carolina!

Farm Location: 
522 John Webb Road
Ellerbe, NC 28338
Phone: 910-562-9949