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February 24, 2013:
The Preserve is open for hunting and due to the mild winter and outstanding habitat we have outstanding hunting! Access is open to all areas of the farm so come on up and enjoy a late season bird hunt where the birds are running like crazy and flying even faster!
Our hatchery is getting ready for the 2013 season. For complete information including pricing click here: **Pheasant Eggs, Chicks and Hatchery Information**
You're not in Kansas anymore and you do not have to travel any farther than Shoreham, Vermont for some of the best pheasant hunting in the country. These pictures are Peaceable Hill. What makes for the best pheasant hunting? Habitat. Hunt pheasants where pheasants want to be, where they act naturally and offer the same challenges experienced in the Dakotas. Why hunt small areas of converted woodlands and areas unnatural to pheasants, when you can hunt many acres of fantastic natural habitat at Peaceable Hill in Vermont. If you are a first time guest of PH and we do not meet your expectations your hunt is free. It's that simple. What other preserve or club has made you that offer? Please click the photos above to enlarge and look at the our outstanding pheasant habitat and call us today to reserve your next hunt. Thank you.
Our 2012-2013 hunting season has been outstanding so far. We see birds in the field daily and it is most enjoyable to hear the cackle of the roosters and see birds flying in and out of the corn fields again. This year we were able to plant fields early resulting in the best cover we have ever had. Grain sorghum, corn, switchgrass and native grass areas provide excellent natural hunting at it's best. In addition, we mowed acres of wooded areas establishing new hunting habitat and developing thousands of feet of hedge rows.
Peaceable Hill has encountered challenges, some of which we chose and others we have little or no control over and are just part of farming. Tropical storm Irene, record high grain prices and the general economy continue to provide financial hurdles to us all, and we hope the decisions we have made to effectively manage our daily operations will be supported by our hunting and shooting guests. We have chosen NOT to raise our popular "half day hunt packages", but instead will offer incentives for purchasers of 4-bird packages to upgrade to 5 bird packages. (Please ask when you call to book your hunt and will be pleased to explain these to you) We are hopeful of a resulting increase in volume which will offset feed cost along with other operational cost allowing us to continue making improvements here at the Home Farm and at the Gunnery.
Several changes have been made to our Membership Package, the most important being a cap of thirty members. Limiting the number of members should result in less competition for Residual Hunts and provide greater opportunity and success to our members. In addition, 2013-2014 membership renewals will be due by September 15th, 2013 memberships which come due between now and then will be pro-rated to reflect this change. Membership bird packages can be purchased anytime during the year and will carry over with an active membership.
A list of these changes can be found on our website, www.peaceablehill.com Due to the likelihood of warm temperatures this time of year, we are especially concerned for the health and safety of our dogs and we caution hunters and handlers of the need to limit run time and increase rest periods. We have installed additional water stations throughout the Preserve, and we remind hunters to take time and visit the location of natural water sites on the farm. Short hunts are a great way to condition dogs and hunters alike.
Judy, and I greatly appreciate your support and friendship, and should you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at (802) 897-5914
Glenn and Judy
Peaceable Hill is comprised of two farms; The Home Farm and The Gunnery. Each farm is managed exclusively for prime bird habitat, and each has unique characteristics which will satisfy any situation. Bird contact is what Peaceable Hill is all about. Whether you are training a young pup or challenging an experienced brace, the combination of cover, bird contact and the surrounding beauty will satisfy all your senses. Loud cackling Ringnecks, strong and flashy, blasting off from under the nose of a tight Pointer, or a birdie Flusher bumping a skittish hen, is the experience you will not easily forget!
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Our goal is to provide you with an outstanding experience and we have the desire and ability to customize a hunt to your
needs. We have spectacular fields and open cropland habitat which allows excellent visual reference for training a
young pup, as well as secluded areas where distractions are minimal. We plant fields of grain sorghum (Milo), corn,
perennial switch grass and reed canary grass. Crops and planting arrangements are planned in order to establish nesting cover,
feed plots and challenging cover. Our natural and planted covers make for outstanding hunting the in the fall and hold up very well through the winter. We have fantastic hunting right into the month of May.
You are welcome to hunt with your dogs, or we can arrange a professionally handled hunt with experienced guides working over trained pointers or flushing dogs.
For those of you visiting Vermont who would like to hunt with us, single day hunting licenses are available for $5.00. To obtain a one day Vermont license, you must have a current hunting license from any state or you have had a previous hunting license. You also can get a license if you have completed a certified Hunter Safety course.
Whether you are a single hunter looking to train your new pup, or if you have a large group and need an all-day guided
hunt, we can accommodate you. Please call anytime for further information, references or to book your hunt. Same
day reservations are always welcome based on availability. We also have available for sale through our hatchery pheasant eggs, chicks and mature birds. Simply click on the links below for more information.
Again, thanks for visiting our web site and please let us
know if we can answer any questions for you.
Click on the links below for more information:
**Events and Important Dates
**Upland Hunting Rates and Reservations Information
**European Style Hunts
**Safety, Hunting Regulations and Dog Handling Policies
**Home Farm Map (not to scale)
**Pheasant Chicks Farm Information
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