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Milford Hills

Wingshooting Hunting Grounds


Phone icon920-699-2249 Email iconbookings@milfordhills.com Link iconmilfordhills.com
W5670 French Road
Johnson Creek, WI 53038

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The Story

Milford Hills is an Orvis-endorsed wingshooting and hunting grounds in southern Wisconsin's Johnson Creek. Wingshooting enthusiasts will enjoy choosing from 13 hunt fields that range in size from 30 to 40 acres. Each features a different layout and topography, with cover that includes grain sorghum, switchgrass, corn, and natural cover. Field amenities include groomed walking paths that are maintained throughout the hunt season, natural field boundaries, and in field bird pick up during your hunt. Our field service team will also clean all of your harvested birds to be ready for your departure.

Milford Hills' guests will have the pleasure of hunting beautifully plumed and long-tailed ringneck pheasants, along with chukar partridge and Bobwhite quail. Our birds are noted for being hearty and exceptionally strong in flight. Our cover and field habitat are unparalleled. Upland bird hunting at Milford Hills is equivalent to chasing wild birds in native habitat; this is what sets us apart from other hunting facilities in the state of Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Each of our hunt fields offers slightly different topography. The property consists of rolling hills, waterways, ponds, and clusters of small wooded areas. Guests remark about our easy walking paths (maintained throughout the entirety of the hunt season), and they are especially appreciative of these during the winter months.

Upon entering our main clubhouse, guests are greeted with a warm and welcoming Midwestern atmosphere of rustic décor and hospitality. Talented local Amish builders used exposed pine timbers and beams and half log siding to craft our main lodge and Trading Post Pro Shop. You and your guests will appreciate the warmth of our wood-burning fieldstone fireplaces, the rustic charm of our Amish-built furniture, and authentic elk horn chandeliers, all of which express the ambiance of the Wisconsin Northwoods.

The knowledgeable and experienced staff at our Trading Post Pro Shop can help outfit you with the latest Orvis upland hunting gear. We also have a wide selection of new and used firearms in stock from Caesar Guerini, Fabarm, Benelli, and Beretta. We can take care of your shotgun with a full field strip and clean and have it ready for your next hunt. The Pro Shop also has a variety of over/under shotgun rentals and ammunition. We carry an assortment of safety glasses and ear and eye protection. Take advantage of our private shooting instruction to hone your skills for on the course or in the field!

Season:

Hunting available from mid-September - March.

Species:

  • Ringneck Pheasant
  • Chukar
  • Bobwhite Quail

Region/Terrain:

Jefferson County is located in the glaciated portion of Wisconsin, and the topography and drainage patterns of the Rock River basin reflect diverse glacial landforms including drumlins, end moraines, kettle moraines, lakes, and eskers. The landscape features mixed hardwood and coniferous forests, farmlands, hills, glacial lakes, and rivers. Marshy areas and fertile river valleys with temperate weather enhance the agriculture produce while rolling hills and clear lakes provide some of the best recreational activities.

Typical Weather:

September: 55°F (12.8°C) to 74°F (23.3°C)
October: 32°F (0°C) to 62°F (16.7°C
November: 21°F (-6.1°C) to 46°F (7.8°C)
December: 21°F (-6.1°C) to 34°F (1.1°C)
January: 0°F (-17.8°C) to 30°F (-1.1°C)
February: 3°F (-16.1°C) to 35°F (1.7°C)
March: 14°F (-10°C) to 45°F (7.2°C)"

What Is Provided:

Your wingshooting experience at Milford Hills includes in-field bird pickup, bird cleaning, and bird packaging. You are not required to carry an upland bird-hunting license. We offer experienced pointer and flusher guides for your hunt; however, you are more than welcome to bring your own dog(s). Take advantage of our dog washing station before heading to the North Lodge for an overnight stay.

Lunch and dinner are served daily at our Clubhouse Restaurant. Breakfast is available on the weekends and available upon request. We also offer a full-service bar with professional and friendly wait staff.

Gear Recommendations:

As the seasons change, so does the recommended field gear for upland hunting at Milford Hills. In the early part of the season, enjoy warmer temperatures, and come prepared with lighter field gear. As we move into the winter months, be sure to come equipped with leather boots and heavier weight apparel. Rubber boots are helpful for the spring as the fields begin to thaw and the snow melts.

Most hunters elect to carry a 12-gauge over/under in the field. We welcome all 12, 20 or sub-gauge shotguns in the field. Five shot, lead ammunition is the preferred ammunition. Our Trading Post Pro Shop carries our preferred ammunition, that way you don’t have to pack it for your trip.

What to bring (additional):

Sunscreen, sunglasses/eye protection, insect repellent, camera.

Other:

Q. Can I bring my own dog?
A. Yes.

Q. Do you have lodging on-site?
A. Yes.

Q. Can I bring guests?
A. We allow up to four hunters in any given field at Milford Hills.

Q. Can I book more than one field?
A. Yes, you can book more than one field at a time if needed.

Q. Do I have to purchase a license to hunt at your facility?
A. No.

Q. Do I have to be a member to hunt at Milford Hills?
A. No, you do not. We offer a variety of Stay and Play packages to accommodate you and your guests.

Additional Activities:

Sporting Clays – We offer two 12-station sporting clay courses May through the end of October. Target presentations are varied on a daily basis.

5-Star Range (Pistol & Rifle) – We have a 50 bench, 50 to 100 yard rifle range and 25 yard pistol range and offer a shotgun patterning station as well.

5-Stand Warm-up Deck – Warm up before your hunt! Our 5-stand deck can facilitate 5 shooters at a time, with 6 traps that offer single and two report or true pair presentations and is open year-round. Add a 50 or 100 bird flurry for a more challenging and exciting warmup.

3D Archery and Archery Range – Our 3D Archery Course is a 15 station, 30-target course and our Archery Range has four block targets at 20, 40, 60, and 80 yards, open early May through mid-September. Targets available at our Trading Post Pro Shop.

Private Shooting Instruction – Pistol and shotgun lessons taught by our knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Pond Fishing – Cast your rod and relax by our professionally maintained 1-acre pond which is stocked with Hybrid bluegill, largemouth bass, and catfish. Great for fly fishing and recreational anglers. Catch and release only.

European Hunts – A traditional European hunt that can facilitate up to 40 hunters and as many birds as you desire.

Lodging – Private lodging which can accommodate 7-8 people comfortably.

Special Annual Member Hunts – Annual quail and chukar competitive hunts.

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