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About Us
The Lodge at Bush Camp for Hunting
The Lodge at Bush Camp for Vacations, Retreats, and Company Seminars
Driving Directions to The Lodge at Bush Camp

Our outdoor setting provides luxury accommodations for hunting, fishing, trail rides, hiking and outdoor activities.

About Us

Heartland Outfitters is located in west central Illinois and manages over three thousand acres in Adams and Brown counties.  We also have leased hunting ground in other Illinois counties.  Illinois now leads the nation in producing big bucks, entering more animals in the Boone and Crocket record book over the last 23 years than any other state. All of our properties are privately owned and quality managed to produce the best opportunity to harvest a buck.


We harvest more does than bucks every year and have a minimum requirement of eight points wider than the ears, to qualify a buck for harvest. The goal is to shoot only bucks that score the Pope and Young minimum of 125 inches or larger. We have practiced quality deer management for the last 15 years and have taken numerous Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young deer over the years.  This strategy helps keep the deer herd on Heartland properties well balanced and increases the competition between bucks for does during the breeding season. Heartland hunters return year after year to enjoy a true hunting vacation in a place where there are trophy bucks. We look forward to providing you with a whitetail deer and wild turkey hunt on ground quality managed to produce trophy whitetail bucks and wild turkeys.
 

The Lodge at Bush Camp for Hunting

The Bush camp lodge was completed in 1998 and provides luxury accommodations for up to sixteen guests. The basement level opens onto a lakeside patio and dock built on a six acre lake with excellent fishing and swimming. The lake is well stocked with bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Boats have electric trolling motors and live wells. An elevated lakeside party house has a small kitchen and screened meeting area to enjoy sunsets on the water with friends and family, over dinner and drinks. Guests can enjoy 3-D archery, hiking and horseback riding on trails through Heartland property and into Siloam Springs State Park which adjoins our Cook Farm.

The Bush camp is adjacent to the Wildwood Girl Scout camp, the Buckhorn Ranch, and Siloam Springs State Park which total over 10,000 acres. These areas are either not hunted or quality managed by the State of Illinois. The Heartland Outfitters Bush, Cook, and Gladwell farms include more than 2200 contiguous acres also quality managed for large deer, creating a total of over 12,000 acres with large mature whitetail bucks and hundreds of wild turkeys. The genetics of this area produce bucks with exceptional mass, often with abnormal points as featured in Rack Magazine articles (www.rackmag.com). Nearby golf courses include Arrow Head heights in Camp Point, Westview in Quincy, and Rolling Greens in Mt. Sterling. The Bush camp is an excellent choice for a family vacation or reunion, a corporate retreat, or a hunting adventure.  The camp has recently been modified to accommodate trail riding enthusiasts with horse corrals, hitching rails, hot wire enclosed pasture, and tack shed.

The Lodge at Bush Camp for Vacations, Retreats, and Company Seminars

Our natural setting of the The Lodge also provides an enjoyable atmosphere for:

Family Reunions
Vacations
Corporate Retreats
Educational Seminars
Medical, Scientific, and Political Conferences and Workshops


Driving Directions to The Lodge at Bush Camp

From Springfield:  From the East on either Hwy 72 from Indianapolis or Hwy 55 from Chicago, follow into Springfield, Illinois.  Take Hwy 36 (West) toward Jacksonville.  Pass Jacksonville and take the Bluffs exit, (Hwy 100), turn right and follow signs to Hwy 104 (Meredosia).  Follow Hwy 104 through Meredosia and cross the Illinois River Bridge.

From the bridge, follow Hwy 104 (West) straight for 9.8 miles to Hwy 107 (flashing red light).  Turn right (North).

Go 8.4 miles to road 525 N (small green sign) and turn left (West).

Go 2.9 miles to “T” in road and turn right.

Go 3.1 miles and turn left at the junction of 575N and 200E (South).

Go 1.7 miles and turn left at 400N (black mail box).  Go approximately 0.6 miles, turn right and follow the lane up to the house.  It is approximately one mile from the turn on 400N to the house.

From St. Louis Airport:   Take Hwy 70 West to exit #210B/Wentzville/Hannibal.  Exit onto US61 north to Bowling Green (North).  Take US 54  to Louisiana, MO (East).  Cross the Mississippi River, continue on 54 to Pittsfield, IL to Illinois 107 (North).  Proceed to the junction of Hwy 104. 

From the junction of 104, go straight for 8.4 miles to Road 525 N (small green sign) and turn left (West).

Go 2.9 Miles to “T” in road and turn right.

Go 3.1 miles and turn left at the junction of 575N and 200E (South).

Go 1.7 miles and turn left at 400N (black mail box).  Go approximately 0.6 miles, turn right and follow the lane up to the house.  It is approximately one mile from the turn on 400N to the house.