Monday night bass tournaments


Heartland Outdoors magazine is published every month.
Subscription Terms

Or call (309) 741-9790 or e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

deer illinois cover


June 2019
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018

Recent entries


Versatile Hunter

Don Grandy Eulogy

Mon, January 29, 2018

Husband, Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather, local business owner, and well respected outdoorsman—Don Grandy, of Pekin, IL passed away on January 25, 2018 doing what he loved most—spending time in the woods. Don was shed hunting at one of his favorite hunting grounds when he passed away from a heart attack.  His best friend, Jeff Yergler, found him that night with two shed antlers by his side that he apparently had found while searching Lick Creek’s woodlands. For an outdoorsman, perhaps there is no better way to go. . . .

Don was a good man, full of stories, and knowledgeable about all things hunting.  He had hunted all over the U.S. and Canada for just about every species of game there was.  He pursued with weapons of all types and calibers but his true passion was bow hunting and trapping.  He was so proficient at hunting that all who knew him knew that if he was after game, game was what he would be bringing home; whether it was a limit of squirrels or one of many trophy whitetails he had taken over the years.  When Don spoke about hunting, people listened.  They listened because he was a man with vast knowledge, built by years of on-the-ground experience.  He didn’t buy into many of the modern conveniences or gimmickry of the hunting industry, which he made well known his thoughts on how it was changing hunting for the worse.  He was old school hunting in a nutshell.

He touched the lives of many people in central Illinois whether it be through his successful painting business which he grew considerably over the years or through his search for hunting adventure.  Don was always there to lend a helping hand during local hunting events for the disabled and the young.  God bless, Don—our times spent learning from you and hearing great hunting stories have come to an end. . . .

There will be a celebration of life event for Don at the Pekin Avanti’s Dome Banquet Room from 6p-9p on Thursday, February 1.


RIP Don. And to his family im truely sorry for their loss….

Posted by WhitetailFreak on January 29

What a lovely tribute Shae. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing this gentleman, your words make me wish that I would have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Grandy.

Posted by G on February 01

Log In :: Register as a new member