At Luckiamute Valley Pheasants, we value our repeat clients. We treat them well; and, at least by our state, no one gets treated much better than a repeat offender. So…On your second visit to us, we present you with a hat that indicates you are special to us. One of the benefits of repeating with us is access to our other hunting opportunities.
We have limited native populations of gamebirds. Only our Repeat Offenders are allowed to take these species in conjunction with a booked pheasant hunt. Since these are wild populations, they can only be taken during the hunting seasons set by ODFW. Proper licensing is required and, in the case of waterfowl, non-toxic shot must be used.
Quail are our most abundant species and usually hunt from September through January. Most of our birds are California Quail, but we do have some coveys of Mountain Quail on the higher elevations. The quail are commonly seen during September and October. After that, hunting pressure from the pheasant hunts drives them to the higher elevations and into our sanctuary area across the river.
Doves and Bandtail Pigeons are available during their quite short seasons in September and October. Pigeons are here in abundance in the spring, but are quite few and scattered during the early September season. Our Mourning Dove usually don’t show until very late September or early October, but do tend to stay in the area throughout the October season.
Turkey are available during open seasons. Numbers are limited, and hunting pressure usually moves them out early in the fall.
We are on the edge of the Willamette flyway, so there are not usually large numbers migrating ducks on our preserves. When the low spots in our fields flood, however, good numbers of Teal and other species do come in for a few days. Jump shooting can be fun.
We do have good numbers of Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers along the Luckiamute. We have a duck blind that will be available only to our Repeat Offenders and in conjunction with a pheasant hunt on unit 1. This blind overlooks a flooded area that occasionally offers some quite good shooting. Since the flooded area is seasonal, November through the end of season are the best. Duck hunting will be unguided. Just you and your dog.
Fishing for cutthroat trout in the Luckiamute is now available year round for catch and release.
Deer and Elk: We offer our repeat offenders the opportunity archery hunt for blacktail deer or elk during the appropriate archery seasons. Hunts do not have to be in conjunction with a pheasant hunt and are usually limited to early morning, or late evening, so as not to interfere with the pheasant hunting. There are areas of the preserves that are not accessed for pheasant hunting and can be hunted for extended hours.
All of the above opportunities are provided on a non-interference basis with or in conjunction with pheasant hunting and are free of charge as an appreciation of your repeat business.
Faux Grouse: This is a fee service available only to our repeat offenders with their own dog.
We have an upper area on the Maple Grove Preserve that is managed for forest products. We will call it unit 4. It is 125 acres and is traversed by a number of logging roads and has a small unnamed perennial stream that divides the acreage. It has all the feel of ruffed grouse country, and indeed, does have a small resident population. It is also home to a number of Columbia Blacktail and Elk.
We have found it to be both entertaining and very relaxing to release and hunt hen pheasants in this area along the logging roads. The effect is that of a late fall hunt for ruffed grouse, therefore, Faux Grouse. The area does not lend itself well to a large group of hunters so we limit it to one or two hunters with their own dog. We release 12 hens and the cost is $390 whether one or two hunters. It is a bit of a special thing so we limit it to our repeat offenders. Please call and we can discuss details.