The Property: Camp Liberty is a restricted access facility that hosts 137 acres of prime wildlife property just west of Manchester, MI. 67 acres, about half the property, holds a variety of grass lands, food plots and millions of 18 different types of flowers. The other half is beautifully forested ridges, swamp areas, and wetlands. There is about a half mile of frontage on the beautiful River Raisin. Each area offers excellent opportunities to observe Michigan wildlife species such as deer, turkey, pheasant, coyote and fish for multiple species to include white suckers, small mouth bass, carp, pike, and pan fish. Each pre-arranged hunt or fishing outing gets a Veteran outdoors and up close and personal with Michigan’s natural wildlife resources.
Our Partners: Camp Liberty proudly partners with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources “Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors” (MiOFO), and other wildlife partners like Pheasants Forever, Safari Club International, Ducks Unlimited, Wild Turkey Federation, Trout Unlimited, and others. These collaborative partnerships provide outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities to wounded Veterans and individuals with health challenges. They help in many ways to provide a support network that facilitates our guests recovery through connecting with nature. More information about MiOFO is at: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_41825_51115_71412—,00.html
Turkey Hunting Season: The fall Turkey hunting season is just around the corner and Camp Liberty is willing to host veterans for guided hunts during the various hunting periods this spring. Please register for a hunt. Camp Liberty is in section ZE, ZZ and 234.
Camp Liberty Hunting Opportunities: Jackson County is usually one of the state’s highest rated “Big Buck” areas and affords the opportunity to host numerous Veterans on restricted, limited access guided and non-guided hunts. Also, many turkeys traverse the property and provide an opportunity to participate in a guided hunt in the spring or fall. Click on this link to register for a hunt.
Liberty and Independence Hunts: Camp Liberty also directly supports the Michigan “Liberty” and “Independence” hunts by hosting Veterans in both special hunts. These deer hunts will take place on Camp Liberty and other private lands or public lands. Criteria for these special hunts is established by the state, and Camp Liberty will select hunters from among the camp liberty registered on-line applicants. Click on this link to register for a hunt.
Wildlife Observation Blinds and Accessibility: Camp Liberty currently has 7 wildlife observation blinds, three of which are handicap accessible custom built blinds to allow for the extra wide tracks of the Action Track Chairs. All these blinds are placed strategically around prime wildlife trails and food plots.
To reserve a Wildlife Observation Blind, click on this link:
Track Chair Use: Camp Liberty Track Chairs are available for short term loan for our Veterans and family members and our civilian friends with health issues to use around the state on a limited basis. Please review the criteria for their use and how to reserve a Track Chair through our on-line Reservation Form. Please click the attached link to get started.
Pheasant Hunting Opportunities: Camp Liberty is also a state licensed Pheasant Reserve and will periodically host special pheasant hunts for Veterans. Pheasant hunts provide an excellent recreation opportunity for mobility challenged guests on our European Tower hunts. Click on this link to register for a hunt.
Reserving a Blind: If you are interested in reserving a wildlife observation blind for photography or just watching the wildlife, or if you’d like to participate in a hunting activity, please click on this link and start the registration process.