Guided Hunts

Northwoods Bird Dogs and Bowen Lodge collaborate to provide the ultimate experience in guided ruffed grouse and woodcock hunts. The combination of Bowen Lodge’s world-class hospitality and Jerry Kolter’s finely trained grouse dogs and hunting acumen is unrivaled.

Bowen Lodge, owned by Bill and Gail Heig, is situated on Lake Winnibigoshish in northern Minnesota, close to some of the nation’s finest grouse and woodcock covers.

Sportsmen and women gather each autumn to be part of this memorable experience. The days are spent afield in the extensive woods while evenings find the hunters gathered in the warm ambience of Bowen Lodge.

“Ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting, bird dogs, fine shotguns, great food, and great friendships. These words pretty well sum up the month of October at Bowen Lodge.”
~ Bill Heig

For further information about guided ruffed grouse hunts, contact Northwoods Bird Dogs or Bowen Lodge.

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I just wanted to send you a thank you for the great experience you gave us in the “north woods” during the grouse hunt. I feel I couldn’t have been introduced to grouse/woodcock hunting with anyone better than you! You are a true professional with your dogs, training and hunting techniques. Looking forward to the next time! Quotes End
~ Dave

THANKS for the hunt of a lifetime!!! Quotes End
~ Joe

Terrific hunt. Thanks again. Tell Betsy the food was great. I want to do it again next year. Quotes End
~ Ray

Steve and I just wanted to thank you again for a world class grouse hunting day on Tuesday! We really enjoyed hunting with you and your wonderful dogs and look forward to the day we can join you again. Quotes End
~ Mike