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.
Urgent inquiries can be directed by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends email automatically).
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.
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.
Over the main hunts 13,500 birds will be released across the island over the approximate 10,000 acres.
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!
Early bird pricing for the main hunts are $282.50 per licence including tax from February 1st to July 31st, 2020. After this date, starting August 1st, licences for the main hunts are $339 each including taxes.
If you are mentoring a apprentice hunter remember to mention this when purchasing a licence in order to receive 10% off your licence during the main hunts.
For the Clean Up hunts, licences are $169.50 each, and a maximum of two licences per hunter can be purchased during the clean up hunts.
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 for events, 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.