Upland and Waterfowl Wingshooting

Grouse, Woodcock, Ducks and Geese

As the summer winds down and the evenings develop a slight chill, our minds go to the amazing birds that inhabit our area and the Autumn memories that will be created.  Michigan is one of the top 3 states for grouse hunting and the “king of the gamebirds” thrives well here, especially in Northern Michigan.

Additionally, with our abundance of water and the natural navigation migrating waterfowl use the Great Lakes for, we can have some amazingly diverse waterfowl hunts.  Not only do we see mallards and teal, but also Goldeneyes, Redheads, Greater Scaup (aka Bluebills) and even the occasional Canvasback and Pintail.  Late season most always ensures the diver species on the Bays.

Hawkins Outfitters is the only Orvis-endorsed outfitter in Michigan and offers many different options for chasing upland and waterfowl species.  Whether it is grouse and woodcock over stylish English Setters or waterfowl on the rivers, inland lakes or Lake Michigan, you are sure to enjoy a day afield that you won’t soon forget.

Call Cherie at 231-228-7135 to reserve your hunt dates for 2021!  Want variety?  Make it a cast and blast!

2021 Upland Seasons & Rates

Grouse Season:  September 15-November 14 & December 1-January 1

Woodcock:  September 25th-November 8th

Rates

Half Day:  $450

Full Day:  $550

Pricing is for up to two hunters.  Includes snacks and water/soda.  We usually get lunch at a local establishment to allow hunters and dogs some rest.  Does not include eye protection, blaze orange, shotguns or ammunition.  Shotgun rentals are available for an additional fee.

Additional hunters are $100 up to 4.  For larger parties please call the office at 231-228-7135

2021 Waterfowl Seasons & Rates

**NOTE: These are proposed dates and will be finalized by the Feds later this summer.

Early Teal:  September 1-16th

Regular Goose:  September 1-30th & First Sat in October – December 20th

Regular Duck Season:  First Saturday in October – December 1st

Late Duck Season:  Second weekend in December

Common Snipe:  September 1-Second Saturday in November

Rates:

Morning or Evening Hunt: $450
Extended Day Hunt;  $600
**Hunts on opening weekend and the December late season weekend are $100 more due to high demand.

Types of Hunt:

By Kayak:  Kayaks are sit-on-tops from Diablo Paddlesports, a company that designs their crafts specifically for hunting and flyfishing and are stable for any hunter to shoot from.

By Boat:. This option is by boat on either a river or lake.  Setup will either be in a boat blind or land blind.  We use floating techniques and setups with decoys depending upon the behavior of the birds.

Field Layout Blinds:  These hunts are unique and only possible during certain times of the season when we have birds in our fields.  If they are a possibility when you book, or as we get closer to the date of your hunt, your guide will let you know of this option.

Pricing is for up to two hunters.  Includes snacks and water/soda.  Does not include eye protection, shotguns or ammunition.  Shotgun rentals are available for an additional fee.

Additional hunters are $100 up to 4.  For larger parties please call the office at 231-228-7135