Copper Creek Outfitters and Kennel

Explore Our Passion

we strive to give the best hunting experience and the best Labs and products out there!

Exciting news!!!!!!

Exciting news!!!!!!
Lots of hard work is paying off!!!! We are now part of good dog and puppy spot.. these two companies only deal with responsible breeders!!! We are so excited to team up with these two companies...

Also we are now working with Nuvet Labs supplements.  Awesome immunity boosters and joint skin and coat supplements. 

About Us

Travis and I met in 2007. Travis grew up hunting and introduced me to hunting the fall of 2007. Getting to take me hunting was so exciting for him everything was so new to me. I shot in high school archery league was very good at it. We got our first Labrador Retriever in 2008. Jack was the center of our world. He was an amazing dog very smart and so willing to please.
Travis and I got married in 2011 and welcomed our first child in 2012 and our second child in 2015. We have centered our world around our girls. Travis and I loves teaching them about hunting the proper use of our tools and how to work the dogs. Our girls are with us all the time soaking in all our knowledge and skills.
We had kicked around the idea of making our passion into something more and in 2017 we decided to take the plunge and make it happen
Travis and I love teaching and sharing our passion of the outdoors dogs hunting and conservation. The best part is connecting people to our passion. The look on people's faces when they get out in the blind and the birds start flying is like nothing we have ever seen. Helping people try something new is truly something we love.
I took the step of breeding after having our first two labs pass away or get their lives cut short from issues that could have been avoided by testing and breeding with a purpose. I promote breeding completely healthy dogs. My small but strict breeding program consisted of 3 females with exceptional backgrounds and genetic testing for recessive issues that labs carry. My adults all have passing OFA or PENN Hip testing. As of right now I contract for stud service to tested studs. I breed this way so that I can help the Labrador Retriever breed get rid of these horrible genetic issues. I work very hard to connect the right pup to the right person. We are hoping to add training on at some point.

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Our Services

Guided Waterfouwl hunts

guided hunts

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Labrador Retrievers

dogs and puppies free and clear of all testable genetic issues and parents OFA tested

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hunting training and memorial products

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Our Pro Staffing

the products we use and love!

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Great Hunts Compassionate Guides

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we strive to give the best hunting experience in the land of 10,000 lakes!!

The Team

Kelsey Winter

Co owner and Operator

kennel operator and dog caretaker. creator of all sold products and secondary guide in hunts. also runs all the companies social media

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Travis Winter

Co owner and Operator

Head Waterfowl guide product producer.

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Tyler Winter

Part Time Guide

helps guide hunts with Travis


Main hunting dog

Zeke is an amazing Retriever he came from Soggy Acres Retrievers out of Delevan Wisconsin. He is still young but has a great drive and ability


Secondary hunting dog

Bree came from a kennel I southern Minnesota she has great drive in a small package.

Guide Service

Guided Waterfouwl hunts

one or two person private guided waterfowl hunts

Coming Soon Deer hunts



Spring and Fall shot gun or bow

Guide Service Pricing

New This Year

New this year!!! So we are adding by popular demand gift certificates for hunts. We will have these available during the spring and summer for that years hunting season. Gift certificates are available in the one or two day hunts. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting a certificate for that special some one!

We have also added Copper Creeks Field tips a short video series that we are putting out hitting on hunting topics training tips and products we use or make.


Training products

25 Foot check cord

Made of braided Paracord with a leather handle and metal snap clip


50 foot check cord

heavy duty rope cord. leather handle and metal clip



Hunting products

Paracord duck carrier

double sided carrier made of paracord able to hold up to 8 birds


Duck call lanyard

paracord with clip in back for easy removel in a sticky situation. 6 calls


Turkey sling one

Turkey carrier made of high quality paracord. loops around birds legs


Turkey Carrier two

high quality paracord. loops around neck and legs slinged over shoulder to carrier bird


memorial products

Urns small

small urn customized for you.


Urns medium

medium urn customized for you and your beloved furry friend


Urns Large

large urn customized for you



Copper Creeks Prostaffing page

Where Are We at And Where We Going

  • 7/25/2019 09:30 AM - 7/29/2019 12:30 PM
  • Mont Du Lac Resort

Tickets are available to come to the worlds largest 3d event lots to see and do we will have a booth here for the 4 day event book a hunt get on the list for a puppy or sign up for a raffle basket we will have.

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  • 7/4/2019 12:00 PM
  • Cloquet, MN, USA



********************************EXCITING NEWS***************************************
Copper Creeks 2019 litter was welcomed into the world Saturday May 25th. Check out our Facebook and Instagram page for updates and litter group pictures


The Pearl and Jag Litter was Born May 25th we have 2 yellow females 2 yellow males and 3 chocolate males. these pups are out of older lines on the Mothers side and great hunting lines on the fathers side. this litter will be ready to go home at 8 weeks July 20th. this litter is available on Limited registration for $800 and full registration at $1000. each pup comes with a puppy pack and everything outlined in the Copper Creek Labrador Retriever Puppy page. WE HAVE 2 yellow females left 

Copper Creek Labrador Retrievers Puppies

here is a general overview of what you get when you purchase a Copper Creek Labrador Retriever.
  • each one of our females and males we use have been put through genetic testing so we know we are producing health puppies for you and your family. we do not breed any dogs that are carriers or effected by any genetic issues.
  • each puppy is sent home with dewclaws removed, de wormed at 2 4 6 and 8 weeks, first set of shots and first vet check, parents pedigree, started on heart gaurd, and a puppy starter pack (starter bag of food, a toy with litter smell on it and a blanket) along with a copy of our contract.
  • we strive to give the best pups out there and we are confident in them that we send each pup home with a 24 month health guarantee. if anything is wrong health wise with the pup we will give you a new pup at the same price as the first one you bought.
  • each pup is handled from day one and exposed to lots of sights sounds and smells by eight weeks. 
  • our puppies are raised in home with us and are handled by adults as well as children and are around other dogs and cats.
here is what to expect when you bring a new puppy home 
  • adjustment can be stressful on these little guys. depression not eating and some diarrhea is normal. if it presists for more then a couple days please contact your vet
  • you will need to make a potty schedule a good rule of thumb is every two hours some times more frequently
  • potty after wake up and after meal time 
  • there can be some crying and whimpering
  • when you buy a Copper Creek pup we are here for each new puppy parent for questions and concerns to help you navigate this crazy but super fun adventure!

Our Journey with Labs

I (Kelsey) have grown up with an array of dogs from Dachshunds to Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds. i got my first lab at the end of high school. Jack was an amazing dog. i rescued him from a shelter he was the last of a litter of 8 found in a box behind a grocery store. i could not do anything wrong in his eyes and he was my everything. Travis and I trained and worked with Jack really hard. he loved to retrieve and hunt with us even though he hated gun shots. as he got older we found he had so many issues. from congenital issues to genetic issues. Jack lived to be 11 he lost his fight with caner right after his 11th birthday.

i did a lot of research knowing i didn't want anything else in my house but a lab. i found a handful of breeders across the country testing for a panel of genetic issues. so i dug and found Kim at Vikings and she tested all her dogs to get rid of any of the genetic issues in her kennel. we got Copper from her.

Shortly after Copper while mowing one summer day i watched one of the most heartless human acts i have ever seen. we live in the country and people dump dogs here all the time but i watched a person push a older in horrible shape male chocolate lab out of the side door of a mini van down from our house. i jumped into action and cleaned him up. Duke was in horrible shape from his coat to his ears to his teeth. i spend the entire summer cleaning him up and getting him to where he should be nice shiny coat. his ears were so infected it ate his eardrums into nothing. we gave him the best 2 years of his life. he passed away peacefully. since the rescue of Duke i took in rehabbed and re homed a number of lab and lab mixes Dexter being the last he will live out his life here per contract. he is retired and gets to do the things he loves swim and take long walks in the woods.

we have had some amazing dogs pass through our hands through the years and we couldn't be more fortunate to have the group we have now! with my background in animal health as well it really has helped to get a good group of both American (field bred) and English (show bred) Labs in our program.

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  • Wrenshall, MN, USA