Heritage 1865, Upland Bird Hunting Preserve, IA
Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Grounds located in Promise City, Iowa
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What Should Customers Bring?
A good hunt can turn bad quickly if you bring the wrong clothes! We recommend dressing in layers for the most comfort. If you visit during the winter, consider bringing a base layer (top and bottom), sweater, fleece, brush pants or chaps, a coat, gloves, a hat, and of course – a pair of warm wool socks. Good waterproof boots are a must. Include blaze orange items (we have extra vests and hats available if necessary) and shooting glasses.
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Give us a call before your trip to get an idea of what the weather will be like and for clothing suggestions.
Bring the shotgun of your choice. We recommend a fast-pointing 12 or 20 gauge. We also have shotguns available to rent. You'll be able to store your shotgun in the gun safe at the lodge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where is your closest airport?
A. Our closest airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM), which is 70 miles north of the hunting grounds and lodge. We provide an aiport shuttle for pick up/drop off.
Q. Where can I stay if I hunt on your grounds?
A. We have a full-service lodge that sits on the family farm. The lodge is 1-2 miles away from the hunting grounds.
Q. Are gratuities in price?
A. The gratuity is not included in the prices. That is based on personal preference for your guide.
Q. How do I handle payment?
A. You will put a 50% deposit down to lock your hunting dates and then the rest of payment is due at the end of the trip.
Species You Hunt by Season
Chinese ring-neck pheasant, chukar partridge, bobwhite quail
Sample of Typical Itinerary
Each one of our hunting packages are set up to be customized to meet the needs of your trip. We offer anything ranging from a half day to multiple days of hunting. Each package usually starts around 8 a.m. for the morning hunt and 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Depending on the package you choose, times could be adjusted. We can also accommodate different physical abilities with shorter hunts or different terrain.
In the mornings, we start with a hearty breakfast served family-style in the lodge with your group. After that, gear up and head out for some great shooting with your guide and dogs. Stop back for another great meal, and then head right back out for the afternoon! In the evening, gather for dinner and drinks, and reminisce about the day with your guides and the Heritage team.
Heritage 1865 offers private, fully customizable wing-shooting hunts with guides and dogs for pheasant, quail, and partridge. Love whiskey? We'll stock the bar. Dietary restrictions? No problem – chef Tim will come up with something special. We take care of every detail from the minute you book to the minute you head home. We offer skeet shooting as well as deer and turkey hunts – all of which can be personalized to the same extent! We'd also be happy to take you fishing during your stay on our large, fully stocked pond with crappie, blue gil, bass, and catfish!
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