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NOTICE: 2020 PELEE ISLAND PHEASANT HUNT CANCELLED
Due to public health and safety concerns and in response to the uncertain future circumstances related to COVID-19, on April 14, 2020, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Pelee made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt for 2020.
We appreciate your patience as we work to process refunds and/or transfers for licences already purchased. Please allow up to eight weeks for information to complete your refund.
The Township of Pelee would like to thank everyone for their continued support for our annual tradition and we hope to see you again in 2021.
We welcome you to Canada’s Southernmost Pheasant Hunt! It has been a tradition for more than seven decades, with thousands of hunters from all over the world having attended the annual hunts on this unique island.
The island covers over 10,000 acres and is composed of hedgerows, an assortment of bush types and fields. Much of this land is open for hunting use, during the pheasant hunts, unless otherwise marked with signage or shown as restricted on the hunting map.
As each hunt stretches from Thursday to Saturday, many hunters choose to arrive Wednesday and depart the island Sunday. However, this is up to you, as arrival and departures can happen on any day of the week! Feel free to lengthen your stay and enjoy an island getaway or experience other opportunities the island has to offer like fishing!
Pelee Island’s hospitality and the natural environment make our pheasant hunts an annual tradition for many hunters mainly throughout Canada and the United States. The pheasants are raised here on the island in captivity and released before each of the main hunts creating an abundance of free flying birds allowing the opportunity for a positive and rewarding hunting experience.
Below is a link to Pelee Hunting Guidelines and Best Practices. Click the link for more detail.