Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Outfitter located in Roscoe, New York

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Catskill Casts & Coverts

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Outfitter

Phone icon724-504-4921 (Cell) Email iconamber@catskillcc.com Link iconcatskillcc.com
3663 County Highway 35
Sidney Center, NY 13839

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The Story

Experience the upland hunting of yesteryear on thousands of private and public acres of pristine wild forest in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Hunt wild grouse and woodcock along the old bluestone walls, abandoned farms and apple orchards. Follow the bells of our expertly trained English Setters to flush rates that generally exceed expectations. These are not leisurely preserve hunts and are not for the faint of heart as the cover is thick and you will be walking miles in a day's hunt. Only 2½ hours outside of New York City. Rick Watson can arrange to pick you up and drop you back off at local train station making this a convenient trip for those that live in the city.


Grouse: September 20 through February 28
Woodcock: October 1 through November 14


  • Wild Ruffed Grouse
  • Wild Woodcock


Our hunts for wild grouse and woodcock are generally done on flat to rolling uneven terrain in thick cover. This is a challenging hunt and busting through heavy brush is not uncommon. That said, once you experience the romance of pursuing the "King of Game Birds" it becomes addictive.

Typical Weather:

Weather can vary drastically throughout the season. Most important is a comfortable water-resistant pair of boots. Rain and cold weather gear is also a must.


Rates start from: $550 for a full day for one or two hunters You can find all pricing information at: www.catskillcc.com

What is Provided:

Guiding includes: Guide, dogs, the use of Orvis double shotguns, RST ammunition, beverages, and bird processing. Full-day hunts include lunch. Client dogs are welcome.
Lodging is additional and separate. Lodging information can be found at our website.

Gear Recommendations:

Supportive, waterproof, comfortable boots are the most important piece of gear. We suggest wearing brier pants. Please have a field jacket with the required amount of blaze orange, shooting glasses, and hearing protection. Be prepared for changing weather conditions and wear layers and pack rain gear. All hunters will need a valid New York State hunting license. Woodcock hunters must also register with the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP).

Clients are encouraged to bring their favorite shotgun. We offer Orvis doubles for client use at no additional charge. We also include RST ammunition. For clients using their own equipment, we recommend double shotguns in either 20 or 28 gauge along with ammunition in 7 ½ shot.


We pair one guide per one or two hunters. We have multiple guides available to accommodate larger groups.

We run English Setters. We encourage our clients to bring their own dogs. It is a great chance to get your gun dog on wild birds. Both pointing and flushing dogs can be successful in our cover.

Lodging is additional and separate. Lodging information can be found at our website.

Additional Activities:

Rick guides fly-fishing trips for trout on the upper Delaware River. He also guides for salmon and steelhead on the Salmon River. Each autumn, Catskill Casts & Coverts hosts a three-day Orvis Grouse Hunting School.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great guide, awesome time! This was our first time grouse hunting and my goal was to get my dog some good bird contacts and learn as much as I could. Rick was very accommodating, put us right on birds and in short order she had it figured out. We had a great day and really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 2 Days of Grouse hunting Rick provided a great guided hunt where we were able to work our personal dog. He got us into half a dozen different coverts producing more than 20 flushes. Highly recommend this trip.
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first experience! We had a wonderful experience hunting grouse and woodcock with CC&C. Our guide, Danny, along with his exceptional dogs, made the late September hunt both fruitful and educational. Rick and Amber's family operation was a pleasure to deal with and the mid-day lunch setup was impeccable. Thank you so much - We will be back! - Fredrik x2
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day! Had an awesome hunt with Daniel. A lot of flushes, both grouse and woodcock. Awesome dogs too. Rick and Amber were great to deal with, and they cooked up a pleasing field lunch.
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First wild bird hunt was awesome Rick put me and my small munsterlander on woodcock quickly and in short order had 2 in the bag. Great first experience and learned a lot! Great guide and excellent support from the scheduling office.
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from October Grouse & Woodcock Hunt My wife and I had a great day hunting with Rick of Catskill Casts and Coverts. Our Spinone Italiano had multiple Grouse and Woodcock contacts throughout the day. Rick is happy to share his knowledge of not only upland hunting but also dog training. He also can grill up an awesome chicken spiedie field lunch. I also have to acknowledge Amber as she is always quick to return my calls and answer any questions I may have. Already looking to book my next hunt.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hunting Trip I recently spent two days in the field with Rick and his dogs. This was my second year with CC&C and it was really great. Rick and the dogs got us into grouse and woodcock in incredibly thick cover. The dogs exploded through thick trees, brush and every type of thorn imaginable! If only they could point and shoot for me! I highly recommend CC&C for great authentic hunts.
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded Expectations 2 days of grouse hunting with Rick. I never imagined the Catskills producing the number of points and flushes we experienced. It was a thrill watching my young setter work the cover and learn how to handle wild birds. Rick was a tremendous in helping me bring out the best in my young dog. I also experienced Rick’s excellent setters at work. I highly recommend Catskill Casts & Coverts. Rick is a first rate guide and a great guy to boot! Thank you Amber and Rick for a memorable hunt. I’ll see you next year.
Date published: 2019-10-23
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