Update: November 2020
Dear Members and Supporters of Peaceable Hill,
Peaceable Hill Preserve is pleased to announce that we are well into our 20th hunting season which began on September 1st. We expect a full and active season afield with only a few changes and considerations in and around our facility to help mitigate any potential issues with COVID-19. A plan has been developed with the sole purpose of maintaining a safe environment for the staff of PHP and you, our guest. Peaceable Hill will be asking you and those in your group to honor and be respectful of practices and policies which are in place and recognize that they are fluid and subject to change.
Please follow Vermont Health Department guidelines for traveling to and from Peaceable Hill. While at PHP we will require masks be worn in and around the Warming Hut regardless of the number in your group. Distancing is expected. We will only permit one group in the building at a time, so we ask that you plan your arrival for the reserved time to minimize potential overlap with other groups. Credit cards and checks per individual will be accepted, however we ask that cash transactions be settled within your group so the final transaction will be simplified to one exchange between you and PHP. Sanitizers will be supplied in the restroom and kitchen area and we ask you to spray contact areas after use.Please click the link below for the necessary pre-hunt forms which should be printed and signed ahead of arrival by each individual. Bring these two documents with you to help complete the hunt registration process:
Membership Packages: Memberships run from September through April. Memberships purchased after September 1st will be prorated through April. Bird packages can be purchased throughout the season and will be carried over through the following season only. Memberships and packages purchased during August are greatly appreciated.
***Please note that due to bank fees we charge 3.0% for credit card transactions. Cash or checks are gladly accepted***
We hunt every day and are open through the end of April. Morning hunts are from 8:30 to 11:30 AM while the afternoon hunts are 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Please plan to arrive at the home farm 1/2 hour prior to your start time. We respectively ask that you do not arrive early as that may cause conflicts with earlier hunts or farm operations. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your hunt date. Thank you for your attention to this schedule.
We welcome you; your family and friends, to what we are convinced will be a grand hunting season. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Glenn and Judy
***Peaceable Hill Pheasant Hunting Preserve is a “Regulated Shooting Ground” located in the beautiful Champlain Valley of Vermont. The Valley is typical New England habitat rich with active dairies, apple orchards, diversified farms and conservation managed buffers. At Peaceable Hill we have hundreds of acres of outstanding pheasant and upland bird habitat that consists of open cropland with corn, milo and grain fields bordered by swale grass ditches and cool season grasses with thicket edges. We also are fortunate to have many acres of "traditional" Vermont game bird habitat. We manage our cover crops so that excellent pheasant hunting is available year-round.
Peaceable Hill is managed exclusively for prime bird habitat and bird contact is what we are 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!
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. 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:
**Upland Hunting Rates and Reservations Information
**Safety, Hunting Regulations and Dog Handling Policies
**Pre Hunt Documents including Regulated Shooting Ground Registration and Risk Release Form
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