Are you a member, but don’t have a bird dog? No problem! Being a full hunt member not only gives you access to our 10 hunting fields, but it also gives you access to use our guide dogs. Requesting any of these services must be done in advance. We are very protective of our dogs, and we will not put them in any situations where they are in danger or neglected. Any injuries that occur to dog while on hunts without MHHC staff present will be handled, delt, and settled on an individual basis. MHHC may ask member to cover costs if injury was preventable.
MHHC staff will meet you before your hunt with appropriate number of dogs for size of hunt. All members of hunting party must be respectful and be aware of safety for both guide & dog. Request guide & dog at time of booking hunt with hunt desk. MHHC can decline any member of use of guide & dogs if they are deemed unsafe, do not follow orders, or mistreat the dogs.
In order to earn access to take one of our dogs out by yourself, MHHC staff will accompany you on your first hunt with said dog. During the first hunt MHHC staff will teach you commands, dog safety, and help you will any other questions you may have. Once MHHC staff is confident in your ability to work and hunt with said dog, you will have access to take said dog out by yourself. MHHC staff has right to decline any member from hunting a dog by themselves if it is deemed, they are unsafe, do not follow orders, or mistreat dogs. MHHC will provide water, collars, and kennels for dog during hunt.
Along with hunts in Minnesota, in order to earn access to take our dogs on hunts out of state, you must take said dogs on hunts based at MHHC or if you have enough prior knowledge of owning, working, or hunting with gun/bird dogs MHHC staff will do an obedience session with you prior to scheduled hunt. MHHC will provide collars, food, and kennels for dog during hunt. Water is to be provided by member. If hunt is multiple days, dog is to sleep in crate in sheltered area setup to support the dog against the elements. (Inside house, heated garage/barn.) MHHC has right to decline any member from taking a dog out of state for a hunt if it is deemed, they are unsafe, do not follow orders, or mistreat dogs.