The hunting grounds operate every year from September thru March. Peak fall hunting is late September thru November. These dates fill up fast, so contact us right away. Peak spring hunting is all of March.
Guided wingshooting on private land for wild, early release, and liberated pheasants and chukars, double occupancy lodging, country gourmet meals, shotgun shells, warm-up round on the Bird Walk 6-stand clays course, transportation from lodge to shooting grounds, cleaning and packaging of game. Includes up to eight birds per hunter, per day. Additional birds available at a per bird rate. Shoguns also available for those who choose not to bring their own.
With thousands of acres of cover, specifically managed for upland bird hunting, the variety of cover and terrain is extremely diverse. From irrigated fields of corn, barley, sorghum, and other grains to the wetland washes and wooded hillsides, our guests enjoy a wide variety of hunting conditions. With wide-open spaces and vistas all around – guests enjoy hunting as it use to be.
Fall-time guests will find nearly perfect weather for hunting upland game and running dogs. Cool mornings in the 30’s are followed by very comfortable afternoons in the 50’s and sometimes 60’s. Fall-time brings very little rain, and nearly every day is sunny and perfect for running dogs. Winter-time hunts encounter a variety of conditions, the grounds rarely get much snow, but temperatures can be very cold and late-morning to afternoon hunts are preferred. Spring-time hunts are again ideal, with temperatures similar to the fall.
Each day hunting starts early with a hearty breakfast at the lodge. On the first day of your hunt you may choose to spend some time on “the bird walk” a seven station clay range designed to simulate shooting scenarios encountered in upland bird hunting, to sharpen and refresh your shooting skills. The rest of that day and all other days are spent hunting on the Hunting Grounds at Pleasant Valley. With an expert guide and world class gun dogs you are sure to get in a lot of great shooting.
Hunts at Falcon’s Ledge are conducted in the traditional western walk-up style over pointing or flushing dogs. Your guide and dogs work as a team to find birds for you. Is there is anything as wonderful as walking in autumn fields, watching fine gun dogs coursing before you, sniffing each scent as they race ahead. Our dogs love to hunt and want nothing more than to find birds. Guests typically hunt two to four hunters with one guide and a team of dogs. We can tailor the level of exertion required and terrain on your hunt to match your physical ability.
At the end of each day’s hunt, your birds are processed and packaged for you to take home. Lunch is served each day in the field or at the Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds lodge, a beautiful new facility serving lunch everyday.
Guests may choose to add fly fishing options - Cast & Blast during the fall and late spring hunting season. Weather for hunting and fishing is always perfect in the fall and can make a really great trip.
At Falcon's Ledge we pride ourselves on providing a variety of activities and options in a comfortable, secure, quiet, and private setting. In addition to the excellent hunting and fishing options guests will enjoy fabulous meals, full-stocked pro-shop, fly tying stations, Reel and Gun Cleaning tables, “The Bird Wall” shooting course, New Large Spa, Free High Speed WIFI, Library, Satellite Big Screen TV, Game Room with Pool Table, and a billion stars. Many guests enjoy bird watching and hiking on the property, or just sitting on the large back decks enjoying a board game or watching nature in its true form.
Lodge guests often stay extra days and enjoy the many area attractions. Step out the front door and discover the diverse flora, fauna and views of Stillwater Canyon. You can enjoy a picnic on the shores of Moon Lake in the High Uinta Wilderness. Play 18 holes of golf in nearby Roosevelt. Visit nearby Dinosaur National Monument or explore the ancient petroglyphs in Nine Mile Canyon. Discover Birding – learning to bird is like getting a lifetime ticket to the theater of nature. Many guests simply relax on the deck and read a good book, or soaking in the spa after a long morning hunt and hearty lunch.
Our beautiful pheasants are long-tailed and strong flyers. The hunting grounds are varied and offer prime holding, feeding, and hiding cover. You will be hunting for wild and early release pheasant and chukar partridge in the dense habitat early to insure the best hunt you have ever experienced.
The fastest way to spoil a good bird hunt is to wear the wrong clothing. Weather can be very unpredictable, from very cool mornings to warm afternoons. Dress in layers for the most comfortable hunt. A light hunting jacket with a sweater and shirt underneath will keep you warm and allow you to shed layers if the weather warms up. Include in your hunting clothes, a blaze orange hat and or vest, brush pants or chaps, rain gear, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, gloves and shooting glasses. We have hunting clothing and layering pieces available in our Pro-Shop or shop on-line at ORVIS from the link on this page.
Bring good waterproof boots. Your most important pieces of gear are good socks and dry comfortable boots.
A fast pointing 12 or 20 gauge is recommended. If you have a single barrel shotgun, an improved cylinder is best. If you are shooting a double barrel improved cylinder / modified is the best choice. We carry a wide variety of 12 and 20 gauge shot shells in the Pro-Shop. We hunt pheasants with No 5s and No 6s.
Where long shots are usual – better use No. 5. On a normal rise over dogs and for all around use, No. 6 is the favorite.
Insect repellent, sun screen, liquor, digital or film camera, prescriptions and toiletries should be included in your packing.
For the safety of your pets and as a courtesy to our guests, pets are not allowed in the lodge. Guest’s dogs are not to be left unattended in the canyon and no pets are allowed to accompany guests while fishing. We have four outdoor kennels available for hunting dogs at the Lodge and a full service Kennel at the Hunting Grounds.
Due to state liquor license restrictions, we do not provide alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage. We have refrigeration available for beer and wine and mixes for liquor. We will gladly serve your wine with dinner. No alcohol may be consumed before or during any hunt.
Q. What is Falcon’s Ledge Booking/Refund Policy?
A. We require a 50% deposit to secure your adventure, retreat or holiday. Deposits may be used to reschedule, but it is not refundable. No refunds for unused services, early/unforeseen departures, cancellation by guest for any reason or airline problems that may arise. (see travel insurance)
Q. When is payment due?
A. The balance is due by credit card, cash or travelers check at time of departure. Guests are responsible for payment of total package booked regardless of late arrival or early departure.
Q. Should I expect a confirmation?
A. Your reservation will be finalized in writing prior to your arrival.
Q. When is check-in and check-out?
A. Check-in is at 4:00 PM, if your room is available, early check-in is possible, check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Q. How does guide booking work?
A. When a guest books a trip with us and requests a particular guide, we will make every attempt to have that guide available for them. However, we do not guarantee any particular guide.
Q. What other activities are available?
A. Besides your guided fly fishing or wingshooting adventure, you may choose to take a horseback ride at Moon Lake, hike, take photos, watch wildlife, shoot clay targets, play Bocce ball on the lawn, or just relax and enjoy the solitude. Let your assigned guide know what you would like to do; they will gladly do their best to accommodate your wishes.
Q. Do you provide alcoholic beverages?
A. Due to state liquor license restrictions, we are unable to provide alcoholic beverages. However, please feel free to bring your own and we’ll provide the mixers, glasses, corkscrews, etc. We have refrigeration available for your beer and wine. We will gladly serve your wine with dinner. No alcohol may be consumed before or during any hunt.
Q. Do you accommodate children?
A. All kids are different, but those who are able to participate in the many adventures at the Lodge are generally 12 years and older. Hunters must be 12 years or older, and must have passed a Hunters Safety Course. There are no children’s activities.
Q. Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
A. Let us know of any special dietary restrictions or preferences in advance of your arrival so our culinary staff can plan your meals accordingly.
Q. Are there any extra charges?
A. Rates do not include sales and lodging taxes, transportation to and from the lodge, guide & staff gratuities, and Pro-Shop purchases.
Q. What if I have unique medical needs?
A. Please notify us of any personal A. medical needs. Specifically, we need to know about heart conditions, diabetes, asthma, food or insect allergies, and any physical activity limitations.
Q. Do you allow pets?
A. For the safety of your pets and the courtesy of our guests, pets are not allowed in the lodge. Dogs are not to be left unattended in the canyon and no pets are allowed to accompany guests while fishing. We have four outdoor kennels available for hunting dogs.
Q. Are there any other area activities?
A. The Ashley National Forest and Uinta Basin offer a multitude of outdoor activities such as hiking, horse back riding, golfing, and sightseeing. Plan to explore this beautiful country while you’re in the area.
Q. What do you sell at your shop?
A. Our Pro-Shop at the lodge stocks fly fishing equipment, flies, fishing shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and other logo apparel. Most guests choose to place their store purchases on account and pay at the close of their stay. We also stock basic convenience and sundry items.
Q. Will I be able to use personal communications?
A. Rooms do not have telephones, there are phones available in the library and entryway, and these phones require collect calls or phone cards. A wireless internet connection is available throughout the lodge. Cell phones do not usually work in the canyon.
Q. Should I get travel insurance?
A. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect you in case of cancellation, payments are non-refundable. The cost for travel insurance is generally quite reasonable.
Q. Do you ever have schedule changes?
A. We reserve the right to change the day-to-day itinerary due to bad weather, guest’s ability and unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
Q. What is the weather like?
A. Average high temperatures during the summer months are in the mid 80's.