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Upland bird Hunting and Combo Fishing Trips

In addition to fly fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout, we offer day trips for some of the finest in North woods Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock hunting.

Cast & Blast Trips Available

Enjoy a day on the water and in the field on an upland bird hunt in scenic Michigan's Huron Manistee National Forest. Our Cast & Blast packages are available from just $475 per day. Call now to book your trip.

Grouse season is also some of the best time for steelhead on our famous rivers Cast & blast picture

Combining our fishing and hunting into a single day makes for a fantastic "Cast & Blast" experience . Nothing beats floating the river and switching from rod and Steelhead to shotgun and wing shooting. Days go by fast, and sleep comes easily in the North woods night.

Northwest Michigan and specifically our region has very good populations of Ruffed Grouse and resident Woodcock. The river bottoms are absolutely the best areas and we have the watercraft, dogs and guides to put you in the very best situation. We have miles of un-pressured shorelines to hunt on several rivers.

Guide Fee

Because of increased attention and extra gear our fee for upland bird hunting/fly-fishing is $475.00 per day for one or two hunters.

Trip Particulars

A day, or part of a day, with a shotgun is more challenging than a day with a rod. Therefore, we can accept no beginning hunters on our wing shooting outings. When booking the trip, we'll discuss your experience and your desires to ensure that we're each a match for the other. As in our stream-only trips, we offer the finest in watercraft, an outstanding lunch, and knowledge of the area. While we still offer the use of our quality fishing gear, we require that you use your personal hunting gear.

Private Hunts in Michigan

We have access and are life members to Thundering Aspens. This 800 acre private preserve is absolutely the best upland Pheasant, Quail and Chucker hunting that exists today. Our property is managed for a population of birds rather than setting out birds for a hunt. About 50% of our Pheasants and all of our Quail are naturally reproduced in our habitat on the property.

We can do group hunts and we also offer a warm up at our sporting clay range for a small fee.

The cost varies depending on the number of hunters, but basically it's $395.00 for your Schmidt access guide and $175.00 per hunter. We have a limit of six birds per hunter.


As with our fishing outings, we require a $200 deposit when you make your reservation. If you cancel your trip within 60 days of its date, and we cannot re-book the date, we expect full payment for the trip. If we rebook the guide, the deposit is your only payment.

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