Quail hunting is done on both the east and west sides of the cascade mountain range.
Valley quail are found more in draw, creek bottoms, blackberry thickets and sage brush hillsides - not too difficult terrain to walk in.
Mountain Quail: Picture a mountain, steep with cover and obstacles. This IS where they live! Steep drop offs, tight cover and legs that can run for days. Is it difficult-yes. Is it really that hard?-Yes. Is it worth it?-Yes! Steep terrain and 4-6000 feet elevation
Waterfowl-Dry grain fields, flooded grain fields, marshes, private ponds, 20 foot boats with blinds, rivers and lakes. All of this is available. Specific places hunted are determined by scouting and bird concentrations. Waterfowl Hunting takes place in the Klamath Basin on the east slope of the Cascade Mountain Range.
September and October are typically Indian summer months. Cool crisp mornings with warm afternoons. Temperatures from 30's to mid 70's on both east and west sides of Cascades.
November and January are the colder months. A bit of snow will fly by mid November, usually. Temperatures will dive into the low 20's and reach mid 40's on the east side of Cascades. West side will see a 10 to 15 degree increase in temperatures over the East side. February through March 10th. All hunting is on the East side where temperatures range from 20's to mid 50's.
Guest will be provided daily a knowledgeable guide for the target species he/she is after that day. A customer experience based upon careful planning and expressed needs and desires of guests.
Meet client at place of lodging in early AM and go over brief description of plan then client follows guide to hunting destination.
Depending on species being hunted, this will dictate your pace. Valley quail are more predictable and creatures of habit. Mountain Quail are drifters, living on hillsides that require a more diligent approach. The guide will help you get in the best possible safe shooting position while handling the dog as well.
Of course the two plus hours before daylight meeting is mandatory. The guide meets guests at lodging establishments then guests follow guide to hunt area.
Decoys are expertly set and guests are given safety talk and shown how to use layout blinds and any other equipment needed.
Mountain Quail: September-January
Valley Quail: September-January
Canada Geese: October-January
Whitefront and Snow Geese: October-November and February-March 10th.
Most last minute items can be picked up at local store.
Do you have a local taxidermist?
Yes. There are a few that do good work. We can give you their contact information and let you choose who fits your needs.
Is there bird cleaning available?
No. There are no federally licensed facilities that can process your birds. Occasionally guides can recommend someone who will help with your cleaning so please ask. Bird processing is not included in our day hunt fees or packages.
Do you supplement your bird populations?
No. We do not supplement our bird populations. All of our hunts are for 100% wild birds. This is the real deal.
Can I bring my own dog?
Yes, or you can hunt over our dogs.
Can I hunt upland and waterfowl at the same time?
You can hunt them on the same trip but not the same day. Hunt waterfowl a day or two, then upland for a few days.