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