How to Build Retrieving Confidence

Building Retrieving Confidence Natural retrieving desire can vary a great deal between individual dogs. With a timid or soft dog our enthusiasm for our dog to pick up and retrieve a downed bird can be the very thing that deters the retrieve. Next time your dog goes to pick up a bird instead of looking…


Upland Hunitng with gun dogs

Meet Our Guides-Steve Hearing

My History My passion for bird hunting started a little over 20 years ago with a Chocolate Lab named Casey after a friend who got me interested in chasing Grouse in Michigan. Since then, I have had a lot of different dogs with my focus on Upland and Waterfowl hunting using both pointing and flushing…


Meet Paulie

A Little over a week ago we experienced some rather cool weather and while engaged in kennel chores , which include feeding/watering the birds, I found an abandoned cold lifeless body of a pigeon chick in a nest of our pigeon coop. Disappointed in the parental skills of the chick’s parents I felt it necessary…


Fundamentals are Important

Had a great time working with @ajbaudoux and his Drahthaar Evie at Pine Hill.  (@adamdavidphotography_ On the camera capturing this perfectly timed direction change while Adam is quartering his Drahthaar Evie) Even though you think your dog may be solid on a specific training behavior it’s rarely a bad idea to go back to fundamentals…


Gun Dog Panzer

Our Guides-Bob Miller

   How It Began My name is Bob Miller and I am a Social Worker in Saginaw, Michigan.  I became involved in the sport of Upland Hunting over 14 years ago and have been a life long outdoorsman. I’ve been an avid upland hunter and dog handler since 2007 when I met Scott Brosier. Scott mentored me with…


Our Guides-Max Lenhard

Hunting Introduction My Dad encouraged me to hunt yet he did not so my mentors became my Uncles and Cousins. I started pheasant hunting in 1993 and since then have been heading out west mostly to North Dakota or Pelee Island in Canada. My Dogs My current go to guide dog is a 3 year…


Our Guides-Eric Smith

My Interests      I am a life long hunter pursuing everything Michigan has had to offer as well as travelling out west to hunt Elk, Mule Deer, and Pheasants. I am currently breaking in two teenage boys to the world of Grouse and Woodcock hunting.  It’s been a very much enjoyable experience watching them figure out…


Our Guides-Joe Schwenke

How It All Began I’ve been bird hunting about 9 years. It all started with my love of shotgun shooting and outdoor writers who filled my daydreams with glorious fall bird hunts. I began guiding 2 years ago, after being a volunteer at the Grand Rapids RGS chapter youth days at Pine Hill. Whether handling…


Deutsch Drahthaar

Our Guides-Scott Kinney and Newman

My Interests I am an avid outdoorsman, athlete and conservationist.  I was raised in Southern Michigan chasing pheasant with my father on my family’s farm and have lived in the Upper Peninsula, Alaska, Traverse City and now Lowell Michigan.   I had the opportunity to chase large and small game in locations throughout the country.  The…