I got the opportunity to hunt upland birds at the Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL this past weekend and it was a blast. I brought my duck dog with me to see if he could flush any upland birds as he's never hunted anything besides waterfowl. I left him in the box for our first morning shoot and we lost quite a few birds due to the thick cover in the fields. In the afternoon I got him out and after one pass through an area we'd hunted previously he came up with 4 dead quail. He figured out the flushing concept pretty quick and I watched him get crazy eyes when he flushed his first rooster 2 feet from his nose! If you ever get the chance to hunt at the Heartland Lodge I'd highly reccommend it. Our 4 man party shot 144 birds (Pheasant and Quail) in 2 days hunting. It was incredible.