Michigan Grouse Camp – October 12th to 15th

October 12, 2023 – October 15, 2023 all-day
Iron River, Michigan
247 Basswood Rd
Iron River
David Golfetto
Michigan Grouse Camp – October 12th to 15th @ Iron River, Michigan

Michigan Grouse Camp – October 12th to 15th

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

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

AmericInn by Wyndham Iron River
40 Adams St, Iron River, MI 49935

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
  • GPS collars are recommended for your dogs


Meet up at a designated location (tbd) Thursday morning October 12th. 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 daybreak, 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
where 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