We are happy to announce that the Annual Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt is returning for the 2021 season!
However, sales for the 2021 season have closed as of April 1st, 2021. There is no additional licences available for purchase at this time.
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 2022!
Most commonly by ferry from Kingsville, Ontario during the pheasant hunts, however air service from Griffing Flying Services or by private aircraft or personal watercraft are other available options.
Visit Getting Here for more details on travel options to Pelee Island.
Fall weather on Pelee Island can range from around 5-16 degrees Celsius, or 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Be prepared for anything from warm sunny days to the chance of cold, windy and rainy weather.
Pelee offers a number of other hunting and fishing opportunities like turkey hunting in the spring, duck hunting in the fall, and access to Lake Erie fishing off the shores of Pelee to name just a few!
This year, main hunt licences cost $282.50, cleanup hunts are $141.25. Licences are one sale from January 4th to April 1, 2021. There will be no licence sales beyond April 1 this year.
As the hunts occur outside of the island’s main tourist season, some businesses are already closed when the Pheasant Hunts occur. However, there are still a number of places open to visit! These include places like the Legion, Westview Tavern, Coop (gas & groceries), as well as many accommodations options.
Though a hunting dog is not required for this hunt, many hunters choose to utilize hunting dogs on Pelee Island, as they may enrich the hunting experience and allow for birds to be easily flushed compared to hunting without a helpful companion.