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, 5 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, hunting at Brush Dale will save you a significant amount of money in hunting license fees. An annual Preserve Hunting License for hunting upland game birds at any of Iowa's hunting preserves is just $22.00. Preserve Licenses, which may be used at all Iowa hunting preserves for the calendar year of purchase, and other Iowa Hunting Licenses
can be purchased at Brush Dale.
Pheasant/Chukar hunting season at Brush Dale runs from October 15th 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 Northwestern Grassland is a 200-acre sea of thick cover over gently rolling hills.
At Brush Dale Kennel we breed Small Munsterlander Pointers
for versatile hunting. You can hunt with our top-performing gun dogs, bring your own dog, or both. If you stay overnight in our beautiful VIP Lodge, your dog(s) may sleep in their crates in the heated Hawkeye Lodge or in one of our guest kennels. There is also lodging
in the area that allows pets.
Full-day, half-day and economy pheasant/chukar hunts are available in several hunting packages
Train your versatile hunting dog for field and water work at Brush Dale year round. Pen-raised birds may be legally shot in conjunction with hunting dog training activities year-round in Brush Dale's 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.
Brush Dale is the perfect place to introduce your young hunting dog to pheasant and chukar hunting. We are happy to plant your young dog's birds in areas that will be easier for your dog to find them. We have the birds, equipment, knowledge and grounds to help make your training a success!