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Deer, Black Bear, Bear, Coyote, Turkey, Grouse, Waterfoul, Cowbird, Crow, Game, Hare, Raccoon, Rabbit, Squirrel, Whitetail Deer, Woodcock
Over 400 acres of private hunting land of upland hardwood forest and cedar swamp. The recent timber harvest means excellent hunting. Disturbance, less cover and more edges. Deer, Bear, Grouse, Turkey and Waterfowl and many more are all on offer on this pristine wilderness paradise with the correct permits through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The upland forest was selectively harvested (2020 & 2021) and the game habitat is improved as there is more young growth. The cedar swamp is extremely wet and dense. The game on this property is wild, there are no high fences, no guided tours, and the deer were not raised on a farm. The deer usually leave the area when the snow gets deep. There are 8 rustic deer blinds and lots of openings and trails that make excellent shooting lanes. We recommend you set up your own blinds, we are not maintaining these blinds. Use at your own risk. We still have exclusive hunting and cabin availability during bow season, Oct 1-Nov 14, and Dec 1- 31. We can offer discounted rates from Tuesday to Thursday. During firearm season, Nov 15-Nov 30, you can rent the cabin and hunt on the western half of the property. Every hunter must provide proof of valid homeowners or renters insurance that covers themselves for a minimum of 300,000 general liability. You will need proper county, state of Michigan and federal hunting permitting and recommend insurance for hunting on privately owned tracts in Kalkaska County. Kalkaska County has antler point restrictions (3 points on a side) and plenty of doe tags. Over 4 miles of trails. East of our property is a large tract of public MDNR land that is primarily forested with young aspen. Please contact us with questions and we can schedule a time for you to scout out the property. Thanks, Susan and Bryce Metcalfe.
8 Hunters Maximum. 2 nights minimum. Bookings of less than 2 days will not be accepted. Hunters must comply with Michigan State Hunting laws, be aware that Kalkaska is an antler restricted state. Timber harvesting is finished. No shooting at the trees, there is a range along the power line to use for distance shooting. Do not put nails or metal in the trees. All motorized vehicles must stay on the trail system, do not spin tires or tear up the ground. The trail system is periodically maintained for your convenience but it is easily rutted. Please be respectful of our trails. You must drive under 10 mph on the property due to safety regulations. There are areas with deep holes close by the trails. Watch your step around these areas. Safe, sober and responsible behavior and driving is imperative on the trails. No alcohol or drug use.
Take a break from the day-to-day and head to this Michigan hunting vacation rental—the great outdoors are calling! This 2-bed, 1-bath cabin rests on over 400 acres of secluded forestland with hiking and biking trails, as well as direct access to 100s of miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails spanning from Leetsville to Kalkaska. With many hunting blinds on the property, this is a hunter’s haven! Fish at the nearby Manistee River, ski at Shanty Creek, and at nightfall enjoy a night sky free from city lights. Hunters, snowmobilers, bowmen, ATV devotees, and outdoor enthusiasts of all types will enjoy their stay at this secluded cabin Up North! Forest surroundings, expansive grounds, 4+ miles of ATV & snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing, hiking & biking trails, hunting blinds for deer, bear, grouse, & waterfowl hunting, direct access to the Leetsville to Kalkaska MCCCT, stargazing, blackberry & raspberry picking, adjoining state land access to the east, fall colors. All of this is privately owned land. We have internet and wifi cell phone connection at the cabin. We are in the wilderness, it is functional but not great. 700 sq. foot cabin with full kitchen, comfortably sleeps 6, 1 queen bed in one bedroom, 1 queen bed & 1 full sized bed. There is a couch that could be slept on for a 7th hunter- the couch is not a pull out. There is a hook up for a RV 120 volt electric next to the cabin (additional electric fee). The cabin has a wood-burning fireplace (in-door firewood provided), couch, ottoman, dining table (seats 8), charcoal grill. Please bring your own charcoal. The kitchen is well equipped with stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cooking basics, spices, electric hand mixer, Tupperware, blender, Crock-Pot, bottle/wine opener. Rental of the fully stocked furnished cabin with bedding, fresh linens included. You'll have linens/towels, ceiling fans, complimentary toiletries, dish soap, cleaning supplies, iron/board, hairdryer, books, board games, firewood provided, scale, alarm, dog/pet blankets (pets allowed with additional fee, not to be left unattended in the cabin, unless crated). We have a very private driveway (holds 8 vehicles), RV & trailer parking available, 120 V RV hookup available (addt'l fee) Traveling with more than 6? Reach out to us about the additional accommodations available on-site, including 120V RV hookups (addt'l fee) and additional campsite & outhouse where additional guests can bring their own gear and set up camp. We have nearby amenities- LAKES- Manistee Lake (2.1 miles), Twin Lakes (3.1 miles), Pickerel Lake (4.1 miles), Starvation Lake (5.5 miles) BEACHES: Pencil Lake Beach (23.3 miles), Grand Traverse Bay (31.9 miles), Peninsula Beach (35.9 miles), Clinch Park Beach (36.1 miles), Torch Lake (36.1 miles), Lake Michigan (41.4 miles) BLUE RIBBON TROUT STREAMS: Manistee River (11.7 miles), AuSable River (16.7 miles) SKI DAYS: Mt Mancelona (9.1 miles), Shanty Creek Resort (16.6 miles), Hanson Hills (22.9 miles), Boyne Mountain Resort (30.0 miles), Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area (31.3 miles) WINE + BREW: Short's Brewing Company (19.7 miles), Rolling Oak Brewing Co (23.2 miles), Paddle Hard Brewing (23.5 miles), Torch Lake Cellars (23.7 miles), WaterFire Vineyards (30.6 miles), Snowbelt Brewing (32.6 miles) CASINOS: Turtle Creek Casino (24.6 miles), Odawa Casino (44.0 miles), Leelanau Sands Casino (55.7 miles) SEASONAL: National Trout Festival - Kalkaska (April), National Cherry Festival - Traverse City (July), Bow Hunting Season (October 1—December 1), Hunting Season (November 15—December 1) AIRPORT: Cherry Capital Airport (34.2 miles)
Camping on Site:
- Campfire Allowed
Low population density: