Brush Dale Hunting Preserve and Kennel
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Upland Bird Hunting Packages at Brush Dale Hunting Preserve and Kennel
Payment MethodsWe aim to provide the most natural hunting experience possible in a preserve setting, on a mixture of wild and released birds, in exceptional cover. If you want a hunt where you and your dogs' skill is challenged on every bird - then Brush Dale is the place for you!
Ringneck Pheasant reproduction is both critical to providing a natural hunting experience at Brush Dale and to sustaining the wild pheasant populations. We typically release hundreds of pheasant from our three gamebird surrogators every year. The Preserve has many food plots planted in corn, canola, millet, sorghum, sunflower, beets, turnips and more for pheasant, quail, turkey and deer.
Iowa law requires residents and non-residents age 16 or older who were born after January 1, 1972 to be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license. (If you are 18 years or older, a hunter safety course may be taken online here.) If you have not completed a hunter safety course and are at least 16 years of age, you may be eligible to purchase an Apprentice Hunting License (info & qualifications). Resident youth under the age of 16 are not required to have a license, but must be accompanied by a licensed adult 18 years of age or older. Non-resident youth under the age of 16 are not required to have completed a hunter safety/education course, but are required to possess a non-resident youth preserve license and habitat stamp. Please see the Requirements for Hunting Licensed Hunting Preserves in Iowa.
Annual Preserve Hunting Licenses for hunting game birds on any of Iowa's hunting preserves for the calendar year, as well as most other Iowa Hunting Licenses, may be purchased at Brush Dale. A Preserve License with Habitat Stamp is just $22.00, whether purchased by an Iowa or out-of-state resident. Licenses may be purchased online HERE. (Important Note: If this is your first Iowa hunting license, you are age 16+ and were born after 01/01/1972, we highly recommend you create your IA DNR account online, but you will need to present your hunter safety certificate and purchase your license when you arrive at Brush Dale.)
We currently utilize two adjoining fields, each approximately 100 acres in size, for the majority of hunts. We also use a 35-acre field for Economy hunts if the other two fields are booked or upon request. No more than three (3) hunts (one group per field) are scheduled on weekdays. On weekdays, birds are released in the early AM regardless of when you start hunting. On weekends/holidays we offer the full schedule of hunts with birds released prior to your start time.
*Ask us about our Weekday Special and special offers for youth hunters under age 16*
(Available October 15th** - March 31st)
For Reservations Call 563-672-3291
Package Birds Released Per Gunner Minimum # of Gunners Hunting Dogs Cost Per Gunner*
Full-day Guided Hunt
12 Pheasant 2 Guide's Dogs $420.00
Half-day Guided Hunt
8am-12pm; 12:30pm-4:30pm
6 Pheasant 2 Guide's Dogs $215.00
Full-day Hunt
12 Pheasant 1 Yours $340.00
Half-day Hunt
8am-12pm; 12:30pm-4:30pm
6 Pheasant 1 Yours $175.00
2-Hour Economy Hunt
8am-10am; 11am-1pm; 2pm-4pm
3 Pheasant 1 Yours $95.00
NOTES: - If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must let us know at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled hunt or you'll be charged for all birds released.
- Depending upon how closely your dog works, you may want to use a bell/beeper/GPS to locate your dog when hunting the Preserve before we have had snow.
- We highly recommend you carry a bottle of water for your dog.
* Iowa Sales Tax is included in price.
** We will open the Friday closest to October 15th each year.

DEER HUNTING PACKAGES For Reservations Call 563-672-3291
Package Cost Per Hunter, Per Day*
Youth Bow/Shotgun/Muzzleloader $50.00
Adult Bow/Muzzleloader $100.00
NOTES: You may schedule a day in advance of your hunt to scout your preferred hunting locations, put out cameras, and/or put up stands.
Only three deer hunting parties will be allowed on the property at a time. Your hunting party must remain in your reserved area at all times.
You are required to wear a harness while in a deer stand - no harness, no hunting!
* Iowa Sales Tax is included in price. If you take a trophy buck for which you receive compensation of $5,000 or more, Brush Dale must be paid 50% of the total payments within 30 days of receipt of any payment.

Extra Cost Each
Pheasant $25.00
Bird Cleaning (breasted)
(guided hunts only)

A service fee of 2.8% automatically added to credit/debit charges.
Weekend/Holiday Hunting Sessions:
Full-day (8:00am-4:30pm)
Half-day (8:00am-Noon; 12:30pm-4:30pm)
Economy (8am-10am; 11:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-4:00pm)
Bring your own beverages. Brush Dale does not have a liquor license.
There are several restaurants within minutes of Brush Dale. If staying as a guest in our Lodge, you may bring your own food to cook.

  • No smoking while hunting! Do not throw butts on the ground. Dispose of cigarette butts properly.
  • Dogs must be leashed while on Lodge grounds.
  • Pick up and properly dispose of your dogs' waste on Lodge grounds.
  • By hunting and/or lodging at Brush Dale you agree to all the terms, rules and conditions stated on the web site.
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