Upland Bird Hunting in the Willamette Valley, Western Oregon
We are a day use upland bird hunting preserve in the Willamette Valley in Western Oregon. We do not provide meals or overnight accommodations. See our recommendations under lodging and meals. There is limited self-contained RV parking available.
$255 per hunter.
Our hunts are all full day hunts and includes the release of at least 5 cock pheasants. More cocks may be released if residual numbers are low. We do release some hens, but do not allow them to be bagged.
Bird cleaning. We skin your birds and cool them until you are ready to depart.
Dog and Handler: $65/hunter. We require you to hunt with either your own dog or with one of our handlers and his/her dog.
You may hunt with either an Oregon Hunting License, or a Private Hunting Preserve Permit. The Oregon License must be valid for the year of the hunt, and must include an upland bird validation. The hunting preserve permit is valid on any hunting preserve in Oregon, for the preserve hunting year – August 1 to March 31. Cost is based on what we are charged by ODFW, which is currently $6.50 for residents and $14.00 for non-residents. Preserve permits are available from us on check-in. We do not sell the State issued licenses. These are available in Monmouth, Dallas, and Corvallis – all within 25 minutes.
Trap: $10.00 per 25 clays.
Prices include training on trap use and clay targets but do not include ammunition. We have a limited supply of 12 and 20 gauge target loads available for purchase if needed.
For inexperienced hunters this is a recommended and inexpensive way to warm up and enhance your hunting experience.
For experienced hunters it is a fun way to tune up, or a get a bit more shooting after your hunt.
We do not currently offer sporting clays.
Minimum party size: We usually require a party of at least 2 hunters and hunts can be booked on our reservations page. However, we understand the need to hunt with just you and your dog, and we try to accommodate that within the constraints of our limited resources. For economic reason we don’t generally book single hunters more than a week in advance of the requested date. There are exceptions, however. If you are traveling into the area and need to book hotel accommodations, we will book in advance. Also, we have one smaller (50 acre) unit for single hunters with their own dog that can be booked as far in advance as needed. If you are a single hunter and do not have your own dog, we will only book about a week in advance if resources permit.
Maximum party size: The maximum number of shooters per hunting unit is 4. If you have a larger party, we will reserve multiple units to accommodate the number.
We are very safety conscious and reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we determine is creating a hazard. The owner or his representative will be the judge of what constitutes a hazard.
We strongly recommend that you wear Orange somewhere high on your body. A hat or vest works best.
We have two rules that we strictly enforce:
No hunting after consuming alcohol, and no hunting while under the influence of an intoxicant. Loaded guns and intoxicants don’t mix. Our representative will immediately terminate your hunt if you violate this rule.
We understand that camaraderie sometimes includes alcoholic beverages and encourage you to enjoy your favorite beverage in our hospitality area after your hunt. You may also want to visit one of our local wineries.
No shots below your head.
This rule is designed to limit danger to other hunters, or our dogs. Our representative will terminate your hunt if you endanger either of these. We subscribe to the philosophy that there is no such thing as a hunting accident. Injury to others or our dogs constitutes negligent handling of a firearm. Please remember, there will always be another bird and another chance to shoot. Endangering your companions is just not worth the consequences.
Minimum shot size:
We require #4 or larger shot unless you have coordinated with us to shoot smaller shot. See frequently asked questions for a discussion of why we do this. We have a limited supply of appropriate steel shot available.
5 cock pheasants per day
We set this limit so that the hunt remains true to hunting traditions. We think having to identify your target as a cock, rather than a hen, or other species, adds to the experience and makes shots safer.
Although we do have some wild quail, grouse, ducks and geese we do not include these birds in the normal hunts. We monitor these populations and permit hunting only on a limited basis within the normal hunting seasons. Migratory birds require an Oregon Hunting License and requisite tags and permits.