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Oct
13
Thu
Michigan Grouse Camp – October 13th to 16th @ Iron River, Michigan
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day
Michigan Grouse Camp – October 13th to 16th @ Iron River, Michigan

Michigan Grouse Camp – October 13th to 16th

KlM-GNA will holding our Grouse camp this year near and around Iron River Michigan. Located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan – this is some of the most productive grouse habitat in the Midwest. We have secured a cabin that has three bedrooms. The cabin is located ~ 9 miles from downtown Iron River.

The cabin address:       247 Basswood Rd, Iron River, MI

Additional accommodations:
RV Park:  Klint Safford Memorial RV Park
50 E Genesee St, Iron River, MI 49935
+1-906-265-3822

Rustic Camping:  Carney Lake State Forest Campground
(The campground is on the shore of Carney
Lake, Located in Dickinson County
14 miles northeast of Iron Mountain)

Hotels that allow pets (book early – there are limited pet rooms available):

Lakeshore Motel Ice Lake
1257 W Ice Lake Rd, Iron River, MI 49935
+1-906-265-3611

AmericInn by Wyndham Iron River
40 Adams St, Iron River, MI 49935
+1-906-214-2308

The cabin will act as our base camp, offering breakfast and hopefully a place to cook a group grouse dinner in addition to after the hunt cocktails and fire pit.

Hunting License information:
The State of Michigan has 3-day and 7-day non-resident small game hunting licenses that may
be purchased online (search State of Michigan DNR), in addition to a full season nonresident
license. If you were born after 1960, you will need a copy of your hunter’s safety certificate or a
hunting license to purchase a Michigan Small Game License.

There are limited opportunities to waterfowl hunt in the area, so you may want to purchase a
State of Michigan Waterfowl endorsement in addition to your small game license and a Federal
Duck Stamp.

Expected game:
Ruffed grouse, woodcock, cottontail, and ducks. If you intend to hunt woodcock, please make sure you sign up for the HIP when obtaining your small game license and your shotgun is  limited to no more than three shots (plugged or a double).

Recommended to bring:

  • Recommendation for ammunition – #6, # 7 1⁄2 or #8 lead shot for grouse, woodcock,
    cottontail and nontoxic shot for ducks.
  • A good pair of hunting boots are highly recommended – plan on walking 2-5 miles daily
  • Hunter Orange
  • Eye wash for the dog’s eye
  • A second good pair of hunting boots is highly recommended if conditions get wet.
  • Clothing to accommodate the weather conditions.
  • Camp Chair
  • Cooler

Agenda:

Meet up at a designated location (tbd) Thursday morning October 13th. We’ll have some locations pin dropped for individuals to explore – there are thousands of acres of land open to
hunting so we’ll try to find as many new areas as we can.

We’ll break up into smaller groups and head out to hunt with a selected location to meet up for
midday lunch along one of the roads/ two tracks (peanut & butter sandwiches are grandfather
in for lunch this time). Plan on bringing a camp chair and lunch items…you’re in the UP so
cheese, smoked meats and all other manner of things your doctor probably does not want you
to eat works well. We’ll reset after the noon day break, then head back out for the afternoon.
The goal is to get an opportunity to hunt with and meet as many of your fellow KlM members as
we can.

At the end of the day, we’ll try to rendezvous again and tell stories…The cabin will act as a place
that we can hold community dinners, sit around the fire (weather permitting) and stage out of.

Repeat Friday & Saturday…please remember this is the UP…it’s beautiful, slow down and enjoy!
The fall colors should be in.

For any questions, suggestions or to let me know you’re attending, please contact me:
David Golfetto
dgolfetto@outlook.com
734-751-4642

Oct
29
Sat
Iowa Pheasant Hunt: October 29th – 31st @ Spirit Lake / Lake Okoboji area of Iowa
Oct 29 – Oct 31 all-day
Iowa Pheasant Hunt: October 29th - 31st @ Spirit Lake / Lake Okoboji area of Iowa

Iowa Pheasant Hunt: October 29th – 31st  

KLM GNA will be conducting an Iowa Pheasant Hunt in the Spirit Lake / Lake Okoboji area of Iowa. The hunt will be in group(s) on public land. These areas are very large (several hundred to several thousand acres) accommodating larger groups. There will also be opportunities if you wish to break off and explore on your own. Several of my friends who are devout Pheasant hunters and new KlM members will be joining us with pre-scouted targeted areas.  The hunting conditions are primarily large high density native (Buffalo) grass fields and cat tail depressions.

Recommended to bring:

  • Non tox shells #4 steel / #4 or 5 Bismuth /#6 Tungsten (these are wild birds – they do not go down easily)
  • A good pair of hunting boots are highly recommended – plan on walking 4-6 miles daily
  • Hunter Orange
  • Eye wash for the dog’s eyes
  • Ointment for the dog’s nose – the grasses will cause chapping
  • Dog skid plate jackets
  • A second good pair of hunting boots is highly recommended if conditions get wet.
  • Clothing to accommodate the weather conditions.
  • Camp Chair
  • Cooler

Agenda:

We plan on getting in on Friday October 28th maybe go out as a group for dinner.  We’ll coordinate opening day, Saturday October 29th – the group will leave for the public land fields early ~ 4:00 am. Hunting begins at 8:00 and finishes at 4:30.  Bringing coffee and your breakfast out to our hunting location is recommended. If the weather permits, we’ll stop for lunch in the field, which is a coordinated potluck of lunch meats, condiments, water & pop and chips. The same “grandfathered” clause for peanut & butter sandwiches for lunch this time is valid in Iowa too.

Right now, we are just suggesting you do a couple of things:

  1. Hunting License information – if you were born after January 1, 1972, then you will be required to produce a copy of your Hunter’s Education Certificate. A copy of your state’s hunting license will not be accepted – Iowa requires a Hunter’s Education Certificate. If it is required and you cannot find it, please contact your state for a copy sooner than later. It takes Iowa about a week to get you into their system if you opt to purchase online after receiving a copy of your Hunting Education Certificate.

Go online and purchase your Hunter’s License – please see link below:

https://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/Hunting/huntingregs.pdf

If you are a non-resident hunter there are two options, a season Non-Resident License and Habitat for $144.00 or a 5-day Non-Resident License and Habitat for $92.00.

You may also want to consider a Migratory Game Bird Fee – we have had opportunities to jump shoot local ducks in the past. Please note, you also will need a Federal Duck Stamp too if you opt in.

Expect to be stopped by an Iowa Game Warden on opening weekend. In the past we have had great interaction with these officers, once they have checked our paperwork…they have even given us recommendations on areas where we may want to hunt.

  1. Make a reservation for your own lodging. Below are just some accommodations in the area.  There are others too, this is a summer vacation area because of the lakes, so feel free to explore other locations.

Ramada by Wyndham Spirit Lake/Okoboji
2704 17th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360  (712) 336-3984

AmericInn by Wyndham Okoboji
1005 Brooks Park Dr, Okoboji, IA 51355  (712) 332-9000

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
1405 US-71, Okoboji, IA 51355  (712) 332-2161

For any questions, suggestions or to let me know you’re attending, please contact me at:

David Golfetto
dgolfetto@outlook.com
734-751-4642

Nov
3
Thu
South Dakota Pheasant & Sharp-tailed Grouse Hunt: November 3rd – 6th @ Ramkota Hotel
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day
South Dakota Pheasant & Sharp-tailed Grouse Hunt: November 3rd – 6th @ Ramkota Hotel

South Dakota Pheasant & Sharp-tailed Grouse Hunt:  November 3rd – 6th

Prairie South Dakota Pheasant & Sharp-tailed Grouse Hunt Camp will be in Pierre, SD. Our gathering point will be at the Ramkota Hotel, located at 920 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 phone (605) 224-6877.

This will be an informal gathering in some of the most productive grasslands in North America for pheasant, sharp-tails, and prairie chickens. Hunting will be on the thousands of acres of public hunting, including the Fort Pierre National Grasslands, other walk-in areas, game production areas, and school and public lands. We also plan to have access to private property on a fee basis on November 4th & 5th, reservations will be required.

Agenda:

We plan on getting in on Thursday, November 3rd and maybe go out as a group for dinner.  We will coordinate our daily hunts with the assistance from club members who have hunted the area in prior years.  If the weather permits, like in Iowa, we’ll stop for lunch in the field, which is a coordinated potluck of lunch meats, condiments, water & pop and chips.

Right now, we are just suggesting you do a couple of things:

    1. First, make your reservation at the Ramkota or any other hotel you choose. We have a block of 10 walkout rooms reserved under the title, “KlM-GNA Hunting Dog Club” for $119 per night plus tax at the Ramkota until October 3rd.  Two of the rooms are Kings, 8 of the rooms are two Queen beds. Let them know you are with the Club for our rate. The hotel reservation number is: +1- 605-224-6877
      Cancellations can be made prior to 4 PM one day before checking in without charge, so if the event has to be cancelled there is no loss to you. I recommend making your reservation as soon as possible.
    2. Let me know just by dropping me a quick email or text if you think you will be coming and if you might be interested in hunting the private property – there is a fee for this option.
    3. Hunting Licensing Information:

To gain additional information about the rules and regulations for hunting in South Dakota, the attached link is provided as a reference source: https://gfp.sd.gov/hunt/

To purchase a small game license, please use the following link to South Dakota’s DNR non-resident License after:  https://license.gooutdoorssouthdakota.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx

Recommended to bring:

    • Non tox shells #4 steel / #4 or 5 Bismuth /#6 Tungsten (these are wild birds – they do not go down easily)
    • A good pair of hunting boots are highly recommended – plan on walking 4-6 miles daily
    • Hunter Orange
    • Eye wash for the dog’s eyes
    • Ointment for the dog’s nose – the grasses will cause chapping
    • Dog skid plate jackets
    • A second good pair of hunting boots is highly recommended if conditions get wet.
    • Clothing to accommodate the weather conditions.
    • Camp Chair
    • Cooler

For any questions, suggestions or to let me know you’re attending, please contact me at:

David Golfetto

dgolfetto@outlook.com

734-751-4642