|Brush Dale Hunting Preserve's location very near Iowa's Mississippi River border makes it the perfect weekend getaway; convenient for corporate hunts; and a central location for your NAVHDA chapter's or dog club's conferences, training days, fun hunts, and testing grounds. Brush Dale is just 3 hours from Chicago or Milwaukee, 2 hours from Madison, 6 hours from the Twin Cities, 5 hours from Sioux City or St. Louis, and less than an hour from the Quad Cities.
If you are a visitor to Iowa, pheasant hunting at Brush Dale will save you a significant amount of money in hunting license fees. A Preserve Hunting License, for hunting upland game birds at any of Iowa's hunting preserves, is just $20.00. Preserve Licenses and other Iowa Hunting Licenses
can be purchased at Brush Dale.
Pheasant hunting season at Brush Dale runs from September 1st to March 31st. Avid hunters will not want to miss the opportunity to match wits with wild Ringneck Pheasant on the Preserve's restored Iowa Grasslands
. The Northern Grassland is a 240-acre sea of thick cover over gently rolling hills.
At Brush Dale Kennel we breed and train Small Munsterlander Pointers
for versatile hunting. You can hunt with our top-performing gun dogs, bring your own dog, or both. Your dog(s) may sleep in their crates in the heated Hawkeye Lodge. There is also lodging
in the area that allows pets.
Half-day and full-day, guided and non-guided hunts are available in several hunting packages
. Weather-permitting, you can pheasant hunt in the morning and trout fish on Brush Creek
in the afternoon! White-tail deer hunting packages are also available for bow seasons.
Train your versatile hunting dog for field and water work at Brush Dale year round. Pen-raised birds can be legally shot in conjunction with hunting dog training activities year-round in Brush Dale's designated training fields. We have ponds with gradual slopes to swimming depth that are perfect for introducing pups to water. For those training towards the NAVHDA Utility Test, Loch Ness Pond works very well for training steadiness at the blind and retrieve of a duck. Our Wetland and Wood Duck Ponds are good places to begin working on the Duck Search. Don't know how to get started training the Duck Search? We can help. And when you and your dog are ready, we'll direct you to public migratory waterfowel sanctuaries located within minutes of Brush Dale to train in Test-quality marshes.
Brush Dale is the perfect place to introduce your young hunting dog to pheasant hunting. Our 40-acre training field has a mix of short cover that allows the use a check cord; thick and tall cover with closely-separated paths for when you are ready to move into a more natural hunting experience; and a corn food plot to introduce your young dog to this common hunting terrain. We have the birds, equipment, knowledge, and training grounds to make your training day a success. Be sure to check out our Training Packages