KLM GNA will be conducting a Grouse Camp with a gathering point at Summit Lake Game Farm located in Stone Lake, Wisconsin. This is an informal gathering in the north woods of Wisconsin. Summit Lake Game Farm is in some of the most productive grouse woods in the Midwest, with the grouse camp timed to provide opportunities for Woodcock, excellent for younger dogs, as well as limited waterfowl. Summit Lake is a pheasant preserve offering KLM GNA members an opportunity to setup preserve hunts as well as offering Sporting Clays and Skeet for warmup(s). If you are interested in arranging a pheasant hunt, please contact Summit Lake to reserve your field.
We have secured one of their three rental cabins, the Bunk House which offers 3 bedrooms and can sleep 8. This will be on a first come opportunity for anyone who which to secure one of the rooms. For one of the rooms please contact:
Additional accommodations on site include rustic camp sites with a bath house or full hook-up camp sites. Summit Lake has recommended that if you wish to camp, please make your reservations early, they fill up due to hunters and fall color tours.
Accommodation either in Rice Lake or Hayward can be arranged can also be arranged, the site listed below allow pets, but by no means is a comprehensive list. Worst case, Summit Lake does offer dog kennels that we may use too if you run into difficulty in finding pet friendly accommodations.
The hunting will be on public lands, with some pre-mapped areas to assist the different groups. If you are new to the grouse woods, we’ll work to pair members up with more experienced members.This is Grouse Camp, so nightly social hour(s) will be conducted at Bunkhouse Cabin with a bonfire, weather permitting. If there is enough interest, we can setupa communal dinner on Saturday Night.
Travel ~135 miles / 2 ½ hr from Minneapolis- St. Paul Airport
Summit Lake Game Farm(physical location)
3730N Marsh Lake Rd. Stone Lake, WI 54876
Rice Lake, Wisconsin Hotels that have Pet Rooms ~ 30 miles to Summit Lake Game Farm
Curriers Lakeview Lodge 2010 21 1/4 St, Rice Lake, WI 54868
AmeriVu Inn and Suites1710 S Main St, Rice Lake, WI 54868•
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rice Lake 824 Bear Paw Ave, Rice Lake, WI 54868•
Hayward, Wisconsin Hotel that have Pet Rooms ~ 15 miles from Summit Lake Game Farm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hayward15586 Co Rd B, Hayward, WI 54843
Hunting License information
To purchase a small game license, please use the following link to Wisconsin’s DNR non-resident License.
If this is the first time you’re going to hunt in Wisconsin, I would encourage you to look at the Nonresident First-time Buyer option. To hunt woodcock, you must select the HIP certificate (at no cost) when purchasing your small game license. When hunting woodcock your firearm must be plugged to limit its total capacity to no more than 3 shells.
If you chose to try to get in a waterfowl hunt too, please ensure you purchase the Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp too along with your Federal Waterfowl Stamp. All waterfowl hunting requires non-tox shot, while grouse and woodcock do not.
If you chose to hunt only at Summit Lake Game Farm for one of their field hunts, you are not required to purchase a Wisconsin Hunting License.
KlM-GNA will be conducting a Prairie Camp with a gathering point at Ramkota Hotel located in Pierre, South Dakota. This is an informal gathering in some of the most productive grasslands in North America. South Dakota is #1 in the country for the harvest of wild pheasants. There is also a decent population of sharp-tails and prairie chickens in the area. There are thousands of acres of public hunting, including the Fort Pierre National Grasslands and many other walk-in areas, game production areas, and school and public lands. We also have access to private property on a fee basis on November 5th & 6th, reservations will be required.
We will plan to meet the evening of November 4th at the Ramkota Hotel, the event headquarters, for informal get together, a social hour and dinner from the menu. This would afford us the opportunity to discuss topics about the club and the dogs in a very informal setting. There are several good places to eat in or near Pierre, so we will leave November 6th open so groups can form and organize as they choose. Please feel free to arrive sooner or stay longer for more opportunities to hunt all other expenses will be the responsibility of the member.
Right now, we are just suggesting you do a couple of things:
- First, make your reservation at the Ramkota or any other hotel you choose. We have a block of 15 rooms reserved under the title, “KlM-GNA Hunting Dog Club” for $96 per night plus tax at the Ramkota until August 1. Let them know you are with the Club to get the best rate. The hotel reservation number is: 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.
- Let me know just by dropping me a quick email or text if you think you will be coming, if you might be interested in hunting the private property, if you have any ideas, or would like to help in any way. Official registration forms will follow later in the summer.
Hunting License information
To purchase a small game license, please use the following link to South Dakota’s DNR non-resident License after .
To gain additional information about the rules and regulations for hunting in South Dakota, the attached link is provided as a reference source with information from SD recent 2020 season. It is anticipated that similar requirements will be in effect in 2021. Please take the time to acquaint yourself with the 2021 regulation when they become available in the next couple of months.
Additional license resource information:
Hope to see you in Pierre!