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Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs Bonasa Bonanza II

Spend a weekend in the U.P. attending some of the best seminars and conducting field trips with grouse experts!

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Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs Bonasa Bonanza II
Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs Bonasa Bonanza II

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – Aug 27, 2023, 2:00 PM

Aspen Thicket Grouse Dog Kennels, 675 N River Drive, Gwinn, MI 49841, USA

About the event

Located in the heart of Upper Peninsula Grouse Country, Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs has assembled a collection of grouse hunting experts, dog trainers from Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as Grouse hunting guides and equipment/apparel vendors to hold a Grouse Hunting Bonanza!

The weekend will include the following (More likely to be added):

Training Seminars at the Gwinn Clubhouse from some of the most respected and experienced folks in the sport:

  • Habitat Recognition and Scouting Tips - Stephen Rodock - Michigan Upland Experience
  • Starting a Puppy to be a Grouse Dog - Dennis Stachewicz - Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs
  • Bird Selection and Field Care for Taxidermy - Nicole Griewahn - Nicole's Naturals Bird Taxidermy
  • Field Photgraphy - Dave Veldman - Sport Dog Photography
  • Dog Manners at the Tailgate/Travelling Wingshooter Basics - Brent Pike - Pyke Gear
  • Dog Selection and the Imortance of Genetics - Dennis Stachewicz - Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs/Kyle Warren Paint River Setters
  • Status of the Grouse and Woodcock Population - Heather Shaw - Michigan DNR
  • Michigan NRC Update and Q+A - Dave Nyberg - Michigan Natural Resources Council
  • Woodcock Banding - Chad Donahue/Dennis Stachewicz - Lazy 8 Outfitters/Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs
  • Matching Dog Personalities to People, Why it fails and How to Pick a Pup for you - Michael Mapes - Second Chance Bird Dogs
  • Trap Recognition and Emergency Release - ChrisYeager - Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs/Great Lakes Shorthairs
  • Hunting with Wolves - Dennis Stachewicz - Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs/Kyle Warren - Paint River Setters

Hands-on dog training at Aspen Thicket Grouse Dog Kennel:

  • Puppy Development –  Broken out into groups Flusher/Pointer and small groups for maximum attention
  • Getting your grouse dog across the finish line –  Broken out into groups Flusher/Pointer and small groups for maximum attention

Field Trips:

  • Grouse and Woodcock Habitat Field Trip - Application of classrom seminar
  • 1/2 day Dog Handling Trip on Wild Birds  - Small groups for maximum attention led by Aspen Thicket's Grouse Guide Team and Dog Trainers (those without dogs are still invited to accompany groups).

Lodging:

           The Model Towne Inn

           190 E State Hwy M35

           Gwinn, MI 49841

           906-346-7901 

  • State Forest Campgrounds - Bass Lake Campground and Anderson Lake Campground
  • Farquar Metsa Township Campground
  • Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs Kennel - Room for 2 RV/Campers

Several Vendors of upland hunting gear and dog equipment will be on-site with a vendor showcase of all the gear you wish you could try on and see firsthand.

Cost for this event is $175 per person with a dog (limited to 20 people) and $100 per person without a dog.

Questions may be directed to Dennis Stachewicz - dstachewicz@hotmail.com 906-458-6120

*once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, however they may be transfered.

Schedule


  • 1 hour

    Set up Camp/Hotel Check-in/Dog Exercise

    Aspen Thicket

  • 4 hours

    Vendor Showcase

    Gwinn Clubhouse
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