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Gamebird Preserve in Michigan

We are very blessed to live on 100 acres of beautiful family-owned land in Chelsea, Michigan. We are conveniently located just minutes from I-94, approximately 15 miles west of Ann Arbor. The land's terrain is GREAT... with rolling hills and thickets. It is partially wooded with some swampland and numerous "Upland Prairie Fields." There are ponds and a small stream for your dogs to utilize, as well ... a little bit of everything! We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you and your dogs for your field dog training and upland bird hunting needs. We are not flat farm fields, the terrain and cover are beautiful and unique. Come experience it for yourself. It will offer the various grounds and challenges that Upland Hunters are looking for to exercise, train and hunt their dogs. We have easier open fields for beginners and younger dogs or rougher and thicker terrain for a more challenging hunt. Let us know what you prefer for your dogs age, condition and experience and yours, too! We can accommodate hunts of all types, so please advise us of any special medical conditions or needs up front. Come visit us! You will not know what you are missing until you do. We are certain you will have a FANTASTIC TIME!

If you are looking for the CHEAPEST, we will not be. But you will find some of the most UNIQUE and varied terrain available.

If you are looking for the BIGGEST, we will not be. But you will have the entire 100 beautiful acres for yourself to enjoy and will NOT be sharing it with others.

Gamebird Preserve

Cover Conditions

The feedback from our hunters is that our terrain and our cover are both very nice and they cannot wait to come back. We worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Pheasants Forever to provide high quality wildlife habitat by developing upland habitat areas on our property for many years to come. We have planted many fields of upland prairie grasses for years, as we restored the habitat for wildlife conservation. Our grass fields are a Pheasant Forever mix of Big Blue Stem, Little Blue Stem, Switchgrass and "5" different wildflowers. We have signed 10 year contracts, that plots of land will be for HABITAT RENOVATION and will NOT be farmed. We have invested an enormous amount of time and money into our land for your future enjoyment and we're sure you will see the difference.


Birds and Seasons

We carry Ringneck Pheasant and Chukar Partridge for your dog training and hunting needs. The species will change with the seasons for regulation sake. Because we do NOT raise our birds, our prices and availability may vary due to what is available from our bird suppliers and the national bird supply. If possible, birds will be available YEAR-ROUND for your hunting and training needs.

  • Pheasant Season is from from August 15 through April 30 ONLY.
  • Chukar Partridge can be taken YEAR-ROUND on any DNR licensed preserve.
  • Dogs may be trained and hunted on Chukar Partridge YEAR-ROUND.
Gamebird Preserve

Rules and Regulations

A Michigan Small Game License is NO LONGER REQUIRED on PRESERVES for Michigan and non-Michigan hunters!

Hunting preserves are regulated in Michigan by the Michigan DNR. Please follow the rules for the safety of not only you, but your hunting party and the hunting dogs, too.

  • Hunter Orange and Gamebird Vest are required  (we have some older vests to borrow if needed)
  • We recommend #6 shells, as well as sturdy hiking boots and proper field attire for the weather
  • No alcohol before or during the hunt
  • Hunts are available by reservation only with a $100 online deposit required (see top of page)
  • Minor children and walkers are FREE with a paying adult
  • There are NO other membership fees or gun fees charged
  • Extra birds taken in the field are NO EXTRA CHARGE
  • All hunts will have the 100 acres to yourselves
  • Maximum hunting party of 6
  • Bird cleaning is NO LONGER available


Private Hunt Prices

Due to only three weekend private hunts on our 100 acres of rolling terrain, you must schedule in advance to reserve your group hunting party for the weekends. The weekend 4 -Hour PRIVATE Hunts are $300 MINIMUM hunts. Unlike other preserves that have multiple hunts at one time, you will be the only ones on our entire 100 Acres. You must email us at GamebirdPreserve@aol.com for availability before sending a deposit. During the busy season, we may sell out at least a week or two in advance. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please plan accordingly. If you are flexible during the week, we would appreciate scheduling a hunt Monday - Friday. The smaller 1 or 2 person hunts are weekdays only. (see prices below)

  • Pheasants - $24 each - 50/50 mix - $2 extra for all Roosters
  • Chukar Partridge - $16 each (available year round for hunts or training)
  • Bill can be your field guide with a pair of very experienced dogs for an additional fee of $100
  • There is a $100 MINIMUM  in birds released per ADULT HUNTER for ANY of our hunts
  • 4-Hour PRIVATE 100 Acre Hunts require at least $200 in birds weekdays
  • The WEEKEND 4 -Hour PRIVATE Hunts are $300 MINIMUM  in birds 
  • Our most common hunt requests are actually smaller 1 person / 2-Hour Hunts for training/hunting on weekdays
  • CASH OR CHECK FOR THE BALANCE DUE IS REQUIRED THE DAY OF YOUR HUNT

Private Game Bird Hunt Times

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your hunt time in order to inspect your birds and sign in. No earlier. Thanks.

Monday - Saturday

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM