Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Guide 40 minutes from Roanoke Airport and 30 minutes from Lexington, VA.

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Wesley Hodges Bird Hunting

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Guide

Phone icon(910) 578-5424 Email iconwes@wesleyhodgesflyfishing.com Link iconwesleyhodgesflyfishing.com
191 Bridge St
Eagle Rock, VA 24085


  • Grouse, woodcock, quail
  • Hunt the explosive Appalachian grouse and migrating woodcock in the mountains of Virginia. Pursue large coveys of valley quail on a large, private preserve.
  • Wesley Hodges prides himself on pursuing all things wild with his highly trained bird dogs. An excellent teacher of local habitat and habits of Virginia's upland hunting.
  • Rates start at $650 per day for wild birds and $1,000 per day on private preserves. Prices are based on two hunters.
  • Seasons start mid-October and run until March.

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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The Story

Enlist the services of Orvis-endorsed guide Wesley Hodges on your wingshooting trip in Virginia. Wesley Hodges has been diligently pursuing ruffed grouse of Virginia and the migrating woodcock for over a decade. The area of operation has the highest concentration of productive covers of anywhere in the state. With over 5,000 acres of premiere habitat, your pursuit of wild birds and wild experiences is sure to be achieved. For those looking to pursue explosive coveys of quail, learn the art of proper dog handling, or just get out for a day with friends or co-workers, Wesley Hodges has hand selected what he feels is the most realistic and beautiful preserve in Virginia. The preserve has hundreds of acres of natural grasslands and highly managed, natural upland habitat. The preserve sets itself apart by having a world-class sporting clay course, so that hunters are properly trained and comfortable before starting their hunt. This preserve is a gem and is only 20 minutes from the outfit.

All-inclusive guided trips with Wesley Hodges will meet every expectation of a world-class experience. All-inclusive trips include lodging in the main house or glamping tents, all meals, equipment upon request, and a guided trip.

Guided Hunts include:

  • Guide and dogs
  • Made-fresh lunch/water
  • Transportation

Equipment Recommendations:

  • 12, 16, 20-gauge shotguns
  • Strap vest
  • Uninsulated boots with lots of support
  • Layered clothing
  • Blaze orange hat
  • Shooting gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Field pants
  • Hunting license

We are in the heart of the mountainous George Washington National Forest in western Virginia. With tens of thousands of acres of public land and hundreds of miles of floatable rivers, it is often that you will not see another soul during your outing. Our location puts us within 40 minutes of the best grouse hunting in Virginia and within an hour's drive of five major river systems.

Public Land Hunts:

Single Day public land hunt - $700

Package Price: All-inclusive - 2 Nights lodging, 2 days hunting $ 1300 p/p plus tax.

Preserve Hunts:

1/2 day Sporting Clay Course and half day hunt w/lunch - $1500

Full Day Preseve Hunt - $1800


For all frequently asked questions please visit: https://wesleyhodgesflyfishing.com/bird-hunting-trips/

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