Sportsmen are drawn to Iron County for its superb hunting found in prime forestland and on the many waterways dotting the county.
Hunters have opportunities to harvest a trophy white-tailed deer and daily bag limits of grouse, woodcock and waterfowl. With more than 425,000 acres of public land open to hunters, and vast miles of roads and hunting trails offering easy access to prime locations.
What is Sporting Clays? Think of it as ‘golf with a shotgun’. Sporting clays is a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the gunner in ways that mirror the flight patterns of game birds or occasionally rabbits, in their natural habitats. A course consists of several stations which creates entirely new shooting presentations at each station. With variations in trap position, trap speed, shooting position, and flight paths of different types of target size, targets can come from trees, straight down, over your head, quartering … truly any path a real bird may choose. It’s a great way to prepare for bird season. Brule Sporting Clays is located at Ski Brule resort www.skibrule.com.
Shooting is available Friday/ Saturday / Sunday beginning Memorial Day weekend through June and again September / October. Shooting midweek is available by advanced reservation. Sporting Clays shooting is available daily in July & August. Hours are 9-4:00 with last squad out at 3pm. Cost: $20 – 50 Targets and $30 – 100 targets. Gun rental and ammo available at the Clubhouse.
Iron County is one of the Upper Peninsula’s best kept secrets. From camping to fishing, hunting to canoeing, mountain biking to forest bathing – no matter your interests, the great outdoors and clear crisp air await you here.