Hunt pheasants here the way you are suppose to. We keep birds out for you to hunt - and lots of them! Last year we released over 30,000 pheasants on our 1000 acres of prime pheasant habitat. Located in central Minnesota, this large connecting piece of land offers a variety of different covers: CRP - type grass fields, corn/sorghum food plots, evergreen tree lanes, brushy oak lanes, cattail sloughs, you name it - we have a little of everything. With this much area and this much cover, we can keep pheasants in the field and hunt pheasants similar to those on long, out-of-state trips.
Guided hunts are our specialty here at Rice Creek. We have many top-notch dogs and guides to handle groups of 1 to 140 hunters. Our guided hunts are guaranteed. When you book your hunt, we will make sure you get to shoot at, stalk, flush (in other words hunt) as many birds as you requested. Hitting the birds, of course, is up to you, so even if your hunting group has a little trouble with their shooting abilities, they still will say they had ample opportunities and get cleaned pheasants to take home - we guarantee it.
Hunting on your own without a guide is very popular, also. Make sure you bring a good dog, or rent one of our dogs, as the land is large and you will be paying for the birds that we replenish. There may be extras in the field, but you will still need all your hunting skills to get your limit. You also will get to take your limit of cleaned birds home whether you were able to bag them or not - we guarantee it.
MUST BE A MEMBER OR A MEMBER'S GUEST TO HUNT FROM SEPT 15TH - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Morning pheasant hunts begin at 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. (four-bird minimum per hunter, per hunt)
Afternoon pheasant hunts begin at 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. (four bird minimum per hunter, per hunt)
We require a blaze orange hat and eye protection. You may bring these or purchase them at the clubhouse.
Member prices are $132.00 for 4 birds
Non Member as of right now - Prices are $146 for 4 birds
Guided fees for pheasant hunt is $ 70.00 half day + gratuity ($100.00)
Our open hours will be changing after the first week of deer hunting. We will be closed Sunday afternoons and Closed Monday's all day til end of December. January thru February we are closed all day Sunday's, Monday's and Tuesday's.
Hard-flying mallards swinging over the oaks, dipping down to take a look at the slough, an then the guns open up. Get ready, as they will soon come again! This is Rice Creek duck sloughs.
Thousands of mallards are harvested annually; big, beautiful ducks, that fly fast - very fast! A perfect spot to take the novice shooter, as the ducks just keep coming. It is also a great way to get those special guests the chance to get their share of shooting until you think they have had enough. Your dog will love the hunt, as it is a great spot to do both water and land retrieves.
MUST BE A MEMBER OR A MEMBER'S GUEST TO HUNT DUCKS
Member prices are $132.00 for 4 birds
Guided fees for Duck hunt is $ 30.00 + gratuity
Chukars are a great bird to hunt here at Rice Creek; great for the dog work, sporty shooting and a great bird for table fare. These birds stay in-field and are less apt to run, which makes them great bird for spring hunting.
CHUKAR HUNTING MEMBERS ONLY
Cost $104.00 for 4 birds
Turkey Hunting at Rice Creek is unique in several ways. The turkey hunting area is 500 acres of truly rugged oak hills with deep ravines and beautiful bluffs. Just seeing the woods is an experience!
Hunts in the spring are truly unique, be there as the day wakes up, all your senses will too, especially your ears as you can hear all the sounds of springs; and the most all , if you get that Tom Turkey to answer your call. Stay at the lodge the night before your hunt and get up before the crack of dawn and plan for a day that will soon not be forgotten!
Winter Turkey hunting is from Jan 1st – March 15. These hunts will be by shotguns, bows or even muzzle loaders. The turkey hunts will be in our big woods, we will be hunting them like you hunt deer; tracking and driving. We must have at least 4 people to host the winter turkey hunting, you can hunt two or more turkeys per hunter. Hunts will be half-day hunts (set up like the pheasant hunts) starting at 9:00 & 1:00. .
Spring Turkey hunting package - includes the hunt and overnight lodging the night before, continental breakfast, a guide to take your group to the woods if needed, map of the woods, and a cleaned turkey. Hunts are guaranteed and you will take home cleaned turkeys, or trade for products. The package price is (for a group of 8 or more) is $205.00 per person (for a group of 7 or less) $250.00 per person.
Winter Turkey hunting package - We must have at least 4 people to host the winter turkey hunting (a guide is required). Meals, overnight rooms, and cleaning are all available at extra cost. Hunts are guaranteed and you will take home cleaned turkeys, or trade for products. Price is $100.00 per person plus a guide fee. Extra after the first Turkey is $60.00 per turkey
Guide fees $70.00
If you find a date that works make sure to call us and double check before lining up the groups. To help you better understand the calendar, we have 12 fields available in the AM and 12 fields in the PM. The number listed in that particular day is the number we have available
For example if we have pheasant 7 (A.M. field) we have 7 fields left in the A.M. Another is if we have Pheasant 0 (P.M. field) we don't have any fields left
We are very lucky to have such amazing guides and their dogs out at Rice Creek!! Meet them all below
Krista started working for us in 2003 in the processing plant from their she went to college at Central Lakes in brainerd for Natural Resources. She graduated and we hired her Full - time in 2007. Krista is now the manager of Rice Creek hunting "she's definitely a Jackie of all trades. She loves to get out and guide when she can. Krista had 3 of her own dogs a shorthair "REMY" and two black labs " Shelby and Kona".
Kurt starting guiding for us part time in 2002 and went to full time in 2017. He was a 5th grade teacher in Pierz, MN. Kurt's choice of guide dogs are labradors, but on occasion I will add a pointing dog to the mix. He is one of our go to guides and runs over 120 hunts a fall.
Craig started working for us in 2003. He helped out wherever we needed him, from sporting clays, to running the clubhouse, to guiding we could always count on him!! Craig retired from Camp Ripley with 25 years of military . If you get him as a guide you'll see him run 2 black labs and a shorthair.
When Craig isn't working his full time job at Northland drilling wells you find him at Rice Creek. He started guiding for us in 2000 and he's on his 6th generation of shorthair.
Rob started guiding Full Time in 2016
but grew up at Rice Creek as his father was one of the founders. Rob raised German Shorthairs and loves hunting ans watching fellow hunters old and new, shoot as many pheasants as possible. Rob runs the processing plant and enjoys every aspect of the hunt from shooting to cleaning!!!
Mickey runs anywhere from 2 to 4 dogs. He's wrote Wingshooter’s Guide to Minnesota, Wingshooter’s Guide to Wisconsin and do research for Focus Outdoors TV. He started guiding 50 years ago for his uncle’s gun club in Illinois. He loves to also guide for fly fishing and for Scotch & Whiskey tastings for several distributer’s.
Greg is 69 years old and is retired from Air Force both active duty and active reserve. He moved up to Little Falls from St Paul and has worked for us for 9 years. He hunts with a German Wire Hair pointer "Weston"
Cullin started guiding for us in the fall of 2013. He has black labs. In my personal time to enjoy hunting big game animals and winged animals in the Midwest and western regions.
Jeff Johnson started guiding for us in 2012. Jeff runs all shorthairs anywhere from 2-5 dogs . His dogs love to get out as much as the can and hunt!! When Jeff isn't guiding, you'll find him inside a grader blading township roads.
Bruce starting guiding for us in the Fall of 2018. He lives in Kasson MN and is a retired Federal Correctional officer as well as a retired member of the MN National Guards. He runs 3 Springer Spaniels with a pointing lab
Matt Seymour has become an avid upland and waterfowl hunter. This passion led him to start running his own dogs, he currently has two chocolate labs, and has been hunting and guiding over them for 10+ years.
Matt owns & operates a number of customer service orientated businesses, and he brings this motivation to the field. Regardless of a hunter’s ability or background, his goal is always to delivery the best customer experience, including a safe & fun hunt, with of course plenty of action!
Scott started guiding when he was just a little over 10 years old on the duck pass. He runs short hairs and labs. Scott not only guides but he is the maintenance man and makes sure that the fields are planted, the birds are smoked and that the wood is in the wood stove!!