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…


Big Michigan Buck

Team Member Kylah Buikema

About Me My name is Kylah Buikema and I started hunting even before I could walk. My Dad, Grandpa, and Uncle would take me on hunts when I was little. I started hunting myself when I was 11 and shot my first deer with the bow I still have today. I also have been riding…


Pine Hill Drahthaar

Our Office Manager Marissa Alverson

Introduction to Gundogs      I was first introduced to upland hunting when I was a kid. My dad had English Springers, and GSP’s. Later on, I was introduced to the Drahthaar where I fell in love with the breed. My step dad (Scott) had two Drahthaars; Chief and Hillie that I’ve hunted over for…


Versatile Gun Dog Training

Great Lakes Chaper VDD-GNA VJP Training Day

VJP Training Day at Pine Hill Recently we hosted the Great Lakes Chapter of the VDD-GNA  for a training day at Pine Hill on the Big Prairie Farm.  Although the training days are mostly to help prepare dogs and their handlers for the upcoming tests they often become a FUN social event allowing like minded…


Upland Bird Hunting Community


WHAT IS M.U.E.? Michigan Upland Experience, otherwise known as MUE, is an organization that resides on Facebook as a community of  upland enthusiasts of Michigan.  “A digital campfire to tell stories that relate to the upland experience in Michigan. A place to put a few thoughts, memories, or simple happenings that come to mind about the…


Versatile Gun Dogs Hunting Pheasants

Breed Profile-Deutsch Drahthaar

  If you frequent Pine Hill with any regularity you will likely recognize a few of these types of dogs hanging around.  Here is an overview borrowed from the VDD-GNA website describing the breed we produce at Pine Hill.  Hopefully you enjoy! INTRODUCING THE DEUTSCH DRAHTHAAR The Drahthaar is a passionate hunting dog with industry…