Please take a minute and read what others have to say about their Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club & Kennel experience on our testimonials page. We want to hear from you. If you have a special memory from your time spent at Pheasant Bonanza, please share it with us.
I’d wanted to visit Pheasant Bonanza since hunting with one of their dogs at another lodge. I was impressed then, and more so when we made some episodes of Wingshooting USA there recently. The grounds are varied and managed carefully for birds and good dog work. The setting is beautiful, staff accommodating and fun to be with. The dogs, as I’d anticipated from my earlier experience, were stellar!
You will not be bored when you visit Pheasant Bonanza!
Scott Linden - Creator/host
We purchased a little brindled female lab puppy from Trent and Katie. She is a sweet dog who loves to play fetch and is crazy about birds!
Trent was great about letting us visit the pups at any time so we could get to know them. The parents were well cared for, well mannered, and great hunters. We think Indy will be the same.
We would recomment on of Trent's puppies to anyone!
Rita & Mike Black
I recently purchased a puppy from Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club and Kennel. This is my third hunting dog and already I know that I have a fantastic hunting partner. We bought a lab from Trent Leichleiter who had a yellow lab named Duece (the father) and a black lab named Saunders. I am so impressed with the early abilities this puppy has already shown. At just 7 weeks old Charger our pup saw and grabbed the first live bird she had ever seen. The desire she showed to retrieve this bird was so unbelievable.
When she was 8 weeks old I wanted to see if she would retrieve in water so I threw a rock into our small pool. Needless to say she not only retrieved the rock but stuck her head under water to get it. I would highly recommend a puppy from Trent and his male hunting dog Duece. Charger is extremely intelligent and has a perfect demeanor for my boys ages 8 and 5.
Thanks, Trent for the great hunting partner we have in charger.
We purchased our dog from Pheasant Bonanza as a puppy in the spring of 2007. We started his training there at six months old. The training they have given our dog Kirby has been unbelievable! Kirby has competed in the PHU trials and has done very well. He has also competed in the Regional & National trials and done very well also. His last competition was in the AKC LICENSED HUNT TEST and he earned his JUNIOR HUNT TITLE.
Kirby accomplished this through the excellent training of his trainer's & handler's who are Trent, and Chuck. We are looking forward for the fall of 2008 competitions and we are going to try and get Kirby his AKC SENIOR TITLE.
Thank You All At Pheasant Bonanza
Jerry & Mary Uhing
We recently purchased a black lab puppy from Pheasant Bonanza. We were very impressed with the care and communication we received about our dog. We also appreciated Trent and his efforts to get us the best deal & best dog.
Thank you for all you did!!
James & Kylie Shada
On behalf of the Centex and Bovis group, I wanted to thank you for an absolutely perfect hunt. It is hard to say whether I enjoyed the hunting or watching the dogs work more.
We all agreed that Pheasant Bonanza is the finest and most professionally run hunt club we have ever attended! Your commitment to quality and expertise in your guide services was truly appreciated. I can't wait to come back.
I just wanted to take a minute and send you a THANK YOU for everything this weekend. It was the best hunt I have ever been on for pheasant (really for any animal). Thanks for the nice shotguns, that was a big surprise on Sunday morning and I can't wait to get to use them. I also appreciate you letting me borrow your personal truck on Sunday to get to the airport. It helped me out a lot and I hope everything was okay when you came back from your trip.
So I guess the whole email is just one big THANK YOU and we all appreciate it.
I would highly recommend spending a day at Pheasant Bonanza. I participated in the European hunt this year and it was by far the best hunting experience I have ever had. I had the opportunity to shoot more birds than I have ever dreamed of. The best experience was the clean up hunt and watching the Pheasant Bonanza team and the dogs work the fields. The facilities are outstanding and the staff is exceptional. Also, I recommend the sporting clay course. It is very well designed and a great way to test your shooting ability.
Thank you for the experience!!!
Clyde Wilberger - The Harry A Koch Company
My family had a reunion at your lodge in July and we want to thank you for all the little extras. We had fourteen adults and seven children under 6. There was plenty of room, so we could separate the kids for sleeping and a large lawn to play in. The kitchen was big enough to cook for that many without walking on each other. One night we had a cookout and they have big grills to use. Even with that many children the lodge was quiet. The kids enjoyed going up and seeing the puppies and the dogs. One evening they brought a pony down for the kids to ride and they enjoyed that. It is a very nice and private place to enjoy the family.
Janet Wells - Douglas, WY
I've been hunting upland game and shooting clays since the age of 8, thanks to my Father, in many different states and in many different environments. After 20 years, I can say without a doubt that Pheasant Bonanza is by far the best overall experience I've ever had. My hunting partners that accompanied me are all in complete agreement. It has everything for everybody.
I typically hesitate to recommend hunts/outings to anyone, but this is the ONE place that I have recommended to everyone I know. There hasn't been a single individual that hasn't called me afterwards and said that it was one of the best experiences they've ever had.
Look at all that Pheasant Bonanza has to offer and count on everything being the best of the best. The dogs, kennels, lodging, guides and service take first prize in every category.
Leo Allison - President Constructors Bonding
If you're looking for an outstanding hunting and shooting experience, Pheasant Bonanza is the place, bar none. After a wonderful early afternoon hunt of pheasant and quail, we had our go at the sporting clay course...what a fantastic set up.
One thing is certain, I'll be getting my next hunting dog there. We were given a demonstration of how they train their dogs, along with a tour of the kennels. TOP NOTCH. I was just amazed by the quality of each breed they had. Awesome.
After a great day of hunting upland game, along with some good shooting at the sporting clay course, it couldn't have been nicer to relax and enjoy the view on the deck of the lodge. Beautiful. Pheasant Bonanza really has it all. And as important as anything, their staff is as good as it gets.
I'll be back, hopefully sooner than later.
Greg Stanek - HDR, Inc.
We recently purcahsed an 11 month old German Shorthair "CZ" from Trent at Pheasant Bonanza. He had been used on several guided hunts while he was there. After a 1200 mile trip back to Conneticut we introduced him to our house and family. In a matter of 2 days he became an instant member. and in 2 days he was fully housetrained.
We finally had our first opportunity to take him out for a hunt. th morning hunt was with a new pup and CZ was able to stir up 5 pheasants and retrieve them out of the many briers we have in our fields. The second hunt we took him out with 2 experienced hunting dogs. He was excellent at honoring points. We now know we have an excellent bird dog. Not only that, we have an excellent pet during the rest of the year.
Jim and Lori Thibeault
Wanted to send out a quick email saying "Thanks for a great weekend". This last weekend was my first PHU hunt and I'm hooked. I hope to see you at the nationals if I'm lucky. All of the staff and volunteers did an excellent job and hope you will forward my thanks to all of them.
The event was first class all the way!
Scott Wiley and Ruby - Grinnell, Iowa