Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt

Pelee Island should be on your BUCKET LIST of hunts TO DO.

We were guests and hosted by Lonnie Beckett. As members  of SCI Canada, QDMA Canada and of course O.F.H.A.

Steve Elmy of Rack Stacker Deer Products and my self enjoyed an awesome pheasant hunt on Pelee Island with Lonnie as our host and guide.

The first of three pheasant hunts on the island. There were over 400 bird hunters on Canada’s southern most point of land.

The two day hunt starts at 8am until 5pm both days. Getting to a bird filled field early certainly helps in filling the two day ten bird limit.

I shot my first pheasant at 8:02 am. By 11 am we had 26 birds in the bag after walking non stop along hedge rows and cut wheat fields.

MNR and OPP were in the field checking licenses and patrolling the roads.

I talked briefly with the officers and no charges or problems had occurred by hunters.

Steve’s dog Kobe a Chocolate Lab performed great flushing tight sitting birds. Lonnies Nova Scotia Troller also did a great job finding a couple of roosters in thick hedges.

Steve’s Rack Stacker truck turned a few head with the camo wrap job

Peter Wood, Lonnie Beckett, Steve Elmy with Pelee Island pheasants

On Thursday night Lonnie who is also with the Pelee Island Sportsmen Club had three raffle tickets (proceed to local school) drawn by Shannon Cowie a waitress of Westview Restaurant where the raffle was held.

Winners of the draw are:

Sherri Smith of Pelee Island wins an Excalibur Crossbow-  ticket #00562

Shannon Cowie of Pelee Island wins a 2011 Pheasant License for next years hunt ticket #00443

Howard Guerin of Chardon Ohio also wins a 2011 Pheasant License– ticket #01409

Lonnie Beckett holds up the winning Pelee Island Sportsmen Club Raffle Ticket

There are three raffle draws in total over the pheasant hunt season on Pelee Island

Tickets an be purchased on the ferry or island.

All proceed go towards the local school on the island.

We had all our birds cleaned AND BAGGED FOR $3 A BIRD.

THAT LEFT LOTS OF TIME TO EXPLORE THE ISLAND AND RELAX!

Peter Wood with a vest full of Pelee Island Pheasants

I already have my saved my spot for next years Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt.

Thanks Lonnie for all your hospitality!

About Peter Wood 1194 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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