Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Grounds located in Altamont, Utah.

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Falcon's Ledge's Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve


Phone icon8778793737 Phone icon435-454-3737 Email iconinfo@falconsledge.com Link iconfalconsledge.com
Stillwater Canyon, Hwy 87
Altamont, UT 84001

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The Story

Orvis-endorsed Falcon's Ledge's Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds in Utah is one of the oldest and largest hunting grounds in the West. This 3,000-acre preserve is managed exclusively for upland birds. Pleasant Valley provides great breeding and feeding habitat for pheasants and chukar, and ensures both quantity and quality of birds on the preserve.

Experience the rush of strong, hard-flying pheasants and chukar bursting into flight. These are birds that challenge even the most experienced shooter. The thrill of cackling, hard-flushing roosters clearing the cover tops will be remembered long after the hunt. You will follow superb pointing or flushing dogs handled by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Many of our guides have guided for over 15 years and love to guide and teach bird hunting.

With the snow-capped Uinta Mountains as a backdrop to the north, and a panoramic one-hundred-mile view from our clubhouse, guests enjoy Utah pheasant hunting in one of the most spectacular settings known to man! Come pay us a visit and you'll quickly realize why we are the premier bird hunting preserve in the West.

Sample of Typical Itinerary

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.

Season:

Falcon's Ledge's Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve is open from September 15 to April 1.

Species:

  • Pheasant
  • Chukar

Region/Terrain:

Utah's geology and terrain are unlike any other. From high mountain peaks to red rock canyons and pinnacles, the terrain around Falcon's Ledge is spectacular. The Uintah Mountains behind the lodge offer breathtaking aspen/conifer forests, gorgeous mountain canyons, and beautiful snow-capped granite peaks. The Hunting Grounds at Pleasant Valley consists of over 3,000 acres of irrigated and dryland fields of grain and native prairie grasses. By interspersing food plots among sagebrush flats, rocky hillsides, Russian olive and cottonwood thickets, cattail and bulrush marshes, we create amazing pheasant and chukar habitat.

Typical Weather:

In the fall (September 1-late November), weather is mild with daytime highs are typically 60-70 degrees with nighttime lows about 30-40 degrees. Most days are sunny with occasional rainstorms.

In the winter (December 1-April 1), weather is chilly and snowy. Daytime highs are normally 20-30 degrees. Night-time lows are around 10 degrees. Snow is common.

Rates:

Rates start from $395. You can find all pricing information at: https://www.falconsledge.com/pheasant-hunting/hunting-rates/

What is Provided:

All-inclusive bird hunting packages include:

  • Guided upland bird hunting 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.
  • Cleaning and packaging of game.
  • Two boxes of shotgun shells.
  • Up to eight birds per hunter, per day.
  • Additional birds are available at a per-bird rate.

Gear Recommendations:

For bird hunters, we recommend a 12-gauge shotgun and #4 or #5 pheasant-load shells. Thick pants, a rain jacket, and good boots are highly recommended. Hunters must wear orange.

What to Bring:

We recommend polarized sunglasses or shooting glasses, rain jacket, insect repellent, brimmed hat, sunscreen, bandanna or buff, liquor of your choice (Falcon's Ledge does not provide alcohol), camera, prescriptions, and toiletries.

Other:

There is WiFi and satellite television available in the lodge. Dogs are welcome at the lodge but they must be kept in the outdoor kennels. There is a main floor bedroom that can accommodate guests with limited mobility.

Additional Activities:

There are many outdoor activities to do while staying at Falcon's Ledge. On the property, there is fishing, clay target shooting, bird watching, hiking, star gazing, reading, canoeing, hot tub, and mountain biking. Within a 30-minute drive of the Lodge, there are additional activities available including bird hunting, horseback riding, golf, hiking, tours of dinosaur excavations and Native American petroglyphs, canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fly Fishing Adventures We had first timers in our group and it was an amazing experience. Our fishing guide John taught us with great patience and gave us super helpful tips. By the afternoon I caught a 25 inch rainbow trout!! My husband is an experienced fisherman and his guide Eric was excellent as well. All around a fantastic adventure with outstanding views!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great experience My first time fly fishing was awesome. I came with an experienced friend and his wife who was also a novice like me. Our guide John was so good to work with, very patient and showed us all the basics before going out on the water. We all caught fish our first time out, including a 25 inch rainbow trout! The grounds are really beautiful as is the lodge. It would be great to come back again.
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the world Everyone says Nebraska is the place to go but you can't beat the birds, service and the great guides. I recommend if you are a serious hunter you should go to Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve and come back for years and years. The Reeves birds are amazing.
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST THERE IS!! This fall will mark the 25th year that me and my family and friends have been hunting out to Pleasant Valley. There is no one better at doing what they do, Keith and the staff are as good as it gets. They have become family and that is how they treat each and every person that comes out to hunt. First class operation.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fall Trip Flew a private plane to Roosevelt and was picked up by Spencer...from that moment on, my party has been the recipient of gracious and attentive service and guidance. The facility couldn't be nicer, the food prepared by Cody is incredibly delicious and with large portions. The hunting and fishing guides are professional, humorous and make sure you achieve your objective. Ours was the blast and cast and we are taking home 30 birds between the three of us after only 2 days pheasant hunting. The fishing is great...as you would expect from a fly fishing outfitter. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a luxury adventure.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Time This was an excellent adventure for someone new to fishing and hunting. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. And patience. The food was excellent and the portions large.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blast and Cast in the Fall An excellent experience with great fishing and perfect wing shooting even for the novice. Very knowledgeable guides.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch Food and Guides
Date published: 2014-10-19
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