About Us

Getting his start in 1979 it was apparent that Steve Grossman had found his life’s work, his heritage. He began in 1979 managing Dakota Hunt Club in Grand Forks, ND. It was here where dog training skills took root, working with drug and bomb dog handlers from the Grand Forks Air Base to gain obedience training, from there it was honed by hunting and working dogs first hand, for both upland waterfowl.

In 1984 Steve began Little Moran Hunt Club LLC on his family farm near Staples, Minnesota which was homesteaded by his great grandfather in 1902. It began as a pheasant club and dog training kennel. Burnt Creek Setters became part of the Little Moran legacy in 1985, where Steve became trainer for Burnt Creek while working out of Little Moran. The setters did a great job on native ruffed grouse and woodcock of which Steve began guiding a few of the hunt club members with great success.

It was from that point on in 1987 that the ruffed grouse and woodcock hunts would become the corner stone of Little Moran and the addition of Double Gun Bird Hunts. The Double Gun Birds Hunts is a portion of Little Moran which is devoted to only wild bird hunting and endorsements with Orvis.

With the success of the setters Steve became a consultant for Purina and the Pro Plan Brand, overseeing cover dog trials, horseback trials, conducting dog training seminars and demonstrations nationwide on behalf of Purina. The highlights were numerous seminars and demonstrations at the Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Hunt and the Grand National Quail Hunt, along with numerous outdoor shows and major articles highlighting the setters and Double Gun Bird Hunts.

Steve’s reputation for providing classic hunts where dog work and a time honored dedication of the hunts has become Steve’s marquis. This respect and admiration for the game and dogs are first and foremost. Hospitality and service are equally important to Steve and the entire guide staff at both lodges and are echoed throughout the lodging and dining room management as well. These hunts are truly in a class by themselves.

The unique style of how hunts are conducted and the precedent set by Steve and staff led to the opportunity of becoming an Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Guide for over 6 years. It became very evident that the Double Gun brand was much more than a single guide, growing to a point where becoming an Endorsed Outfitter was a much better description of what Steve and Double Gun offered.

The reputation of Little Moran Grouse Lodge has been earned by Steve, guides and staff which stands by itself; the expectations are the same for Wild Prairie Lodge.

“Wild birds in wild places” behind great dogs is who Steve is: There is nothing more beautiful than to watch a great dog weave through a grouse cover or sweep the prairie, this is a time honored sport, rich with tradition and spirit.

Testimonials

Double Gun Bird Hunts: Est. 1987 from a passion of true and traditional bird hunting, great dogs, fine guns and hunters who appreciate the whole scene before them.