Brush Dale Hunting Preserve and Kennel
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Upland Bird Hunting and Versatile Hunting Dog Training Packages at Brush Dale Hunting Preserve and Kennel
Payment MethodsWe aim to provide the most natural pheasant hunting experience possible in a preserve setting, on a mixture of wild and released birds, in exceptional cover. Pheasant reproduction is both critical to providing a natural pheasant hunting experience at Brush Dale and to sustaining the wild pheasant population. We typically release more than 200 pheasants and more than 300 quail from our three gamebird surrogators every year. The Preserve has eight large food plots planted in corn and several smaller food plots planted in canola seed, millet, sorghum, sunflower, beets, turnips and more for pheasant, quail and deer.
We handle the release of pheasants differently than most preserves in our area. Very early in the morning of your scheduled AM hunt, while it is still dark outside, we'll release the total number of pheasants included in your hunting package. (For PM hunts we release approximately one hour prior.) For example, for a full-day hunt for 4 gunners, we'll release 48 pheasants. This gives the birds a chance to acclimate to their surroundings and "wild up" before the hunt. By doing it this way, we've found the released pheasants behave very wild and make for a challenging hunt. Although you will likely see a lot of pheasants, weather conditions, skill level of the dogs and shooting ability all play into how many birds are bagged. If your goal is to shoot a ton of birds, then Brush Dale is probably not where you'll want to hunt. But if you want a hunt where you and your dogs' skill will be challenged on every bird - then Brush Dale is the place for you!
We offer full-day and morning-only pheasant hunts 7 days per week and afternoon-only hunts on weekends and holidays. When the weather is warm and dry, particularly on a windy day, hunting in the afternoon can be extremely challenging. The reason for this is two-fold: scenting conditions are terrible and the roosters will be running like crazy. For this reason, we do not recommend hunting in the afternoon during this type of weather.
To make a reservation, call 563-672-3291 at least 48 hours in advance. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please let us know at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled hunt.
(Available September 1st - March 31st)
For Reservations Call 563-672-3291
Package Birds Released Per Gunner Min. Gunners Max. Gunners Max. Non-Gunners Hunting Dogs Cost Per Gunner*
Full-day Guided Hunt 12 Pheasant 2 4 2 Yours, Ours, or Combination $325.00
Half-day Guided Hunt** 6 Pheasant 2 4 2 Yours, Ours, or Combination $175.00
Full-day Hunt 12 Pheasant 1 4 2 Yours $245.00
Half-day Hunt** 6 Pheasant 1 4 2 Yours $135.00
NOTES: Depending upon how close your dog works, you may want to use a bell and/or beeper locator when hunting the Preserve before we have had significant snowfall. We highly recommend you carry a bottle of water for your dog.
* Iowa Sales Tax is included in price.
** Afternoon-only half-day hunts are available only on weekends and holidays. Morning half-day and full-day hunts are available 7 days per week.

DEER HUNTING PACKAGES For Reservations Call 563-672-3291
Package Cost Per Hunter, Per Day*
Youth Bow/Shotgun $50.00
Adult Bow/Muzzleloader $100.00
NOTES: You may schedule a day in advance of your hunt to scout your preferred hunting locations and/or put up deer stands.
Only two deer hunting parties will be allowed on the property at a time - one on the north side and one on the south side of Highway 62. Your hunting party must remain on your reserved side 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 a total of $5,000 or more, Brush Dale must be paid 50% of the total payments within 30 days of receipt of any payment.

(Available April 1st - September 30th)
For Reservations Call 563-672-3291
Package Birds Provided* Max. Handlers Max. Dogs Total Cost
Training - Full Day 10 quail & 6 chukar 4 4 $150.00
Training - Half Day 5 quail & 3 chukar 4 4 $75.00
NOTES: Bring your own training equipment. Dogs must be leashed when on lodge grounds and when moving between training locations.
* We provide the birds in crates for you to use how and when you choose.

Extra Cost Each
Pheasant $17.00
Quail $7.00
Chukar $10.00
Pheasant Cleaning - breasted $2.00

A service fee of 2.7% will be automatically added to Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express charges.
Hunting Hours:
Half-day (8:30am-12:00pm; 12:30pm-4:00pm)
Full-day (8:30am-sunset)
Training Hours:
Half-day (8:00am-12:00pm; 12:30pm-4:30pm)
Full-day (8:00am-sunset)
Bring your own beverages.
There are several restaurants within minutes of Brush Dale. For groups of 10 or more, meals can be catered at Brush Dale. BYOB

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