Oregon Luxury Upland Hunting
This Oregon luxury upland hunting lodge is more than the sum of its parts! Four species of upland birds, 5 star lodging, and one spectacular 3,000 acre ranch all added together with a staff that “Welcomes you home” when you arrive. The ranch owner/operator beams every moment as he shows you his prized possession. His pride is magnified in every detail and among the staff as they all love the setting and sharing it with you.
This Oregon upland hunting ranch is more than a fabulous operation; it is run with pride and concern for its clients and staff. The lodge owner told us, “More business is done in this lodge than on any golf course.” True because the atmosphere is relaxing and conducive to gentlemanly/ladylike behavior and open discussion.
Arguably the finest upland bird hunting in the country and more importantly, a lodge and staff that eagerly builds relationships for the long term. You will be planning your return before you leave your first trip.
British driven hunts designed by the famed British shooting instructor, Chris Batha, are offered at this lodge for discerning shooters that enjoys high flying challenging driven shoots. No need to fly over the big pond.
Accommodations & Meals
It is difficult to tell what guests enjoy most at this lodge – unlimited upland bird hunting for Pheasant, Chukars, Valley Quail and Huns, or the world-class lodging! “It’s just like coming home” is a comment they often hear from their mostly repeat clients.
The finely appointed facility is 10,000 square feet of custom-built quality. The hand-peeled logs, old world charm, oversized rock fireplaces and use of natural materials throughout provide a relaxing atmosphere for all who enter. Features include six double occupancy bedrooms with private bath, a fully stocked wine cellar and tasting room, bar, game room with billiard table, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, phone and fax.
The five guest cabins offer the same comfort and elegance of the lodge, but with the added benefit of privacy. Each double-occupancy cabin has its own fireplace, private bath and even a front porch to sit, relax and watch the sun set at the end of a perfect day.
Chef-prepared meals are an event with three and four course meals served by a professional staff. You may enjoy meals as much as the hunting because of the warmth of the atmosphere and the care of the staff. Fresh baked breads and gourmet soups are a favorite passion of the chef. You will be pampered during your stay and won’t lose weight on this hunting trip.
The evenings are reserved for special moments. Enjoy an after dinner drink, gaze at the stars from the wrap-around deck or swap stories by the fire pit.
Imagine hunting for Pheasant, Chukar, Valley Quail and Hungarian Partridge all in the same day. Now that’s a Grand Slam! Those dedicated enough to bag all four species receive special recognition and bragging rights around the fire pit at the end of the day.
The ranch is comprised of 3,000 acres of rolling hills, rim rock canyons, creek-fed bottom land, grasslands, planted fields and open range. You won’t find a more perfect place for hunting upland birds anywhere. The ranch is managed exclusively to provide ideal habitat for the extensive bird populations. Crops are planted and left un-harvested, native grasses cultivated and carefully managed, and water sources developed and maintained for one purpose only – to provide the finest upland bird habitat in North America. For hunting guests, this means you will enjoy an experience like none other.
A typical day wingshooting:
- Three course breakfast
- Hunt for Pheasant, Chukar, Valley Quail, and Hungarian Partridge
- Three course lunch
- Relax, nap, then hunt, or hunt right after lunch
- Hors d-oeuvres and cocktails. Relax on the covered porches and enjoy the view, read a good book, or shoot sporting clays (on day of arrival)
- Four course dinner
- Shoot pool, play cards, watch TV or enjoy great conversation
- At the end of the day, enjoy cognac and cigars around the outdoor fire pit and hear who got “The Grand Slam.”
Upland Birds season is September 15 thru March. The prime time for the weather is January and February.
The Guides and dogs:
Expert guides will accompany your group of 3-4 hunters. Groups are not mixed. Each guide owns and trains his/her own dogs. Each guide has his or her preferred breed from short hairs, wire hairs, muncelanders, to pointers. You will have the same guide each day of the hunt which allows you the personal relationship as well as working
“Best of the British” Driven Pheasant Hunts:
World-renowned wingshooting instructor Chris Batha or Dale Tate host four days of technique and tradition for on ten select guests. The ranch provides a picturesque setting and rolling terrain similar to Scotland and was hand-picked by Chris as “the perfect place” in North America to host these events.
Pheasants are high-flying birds that demand a high degree of wingshooting skill. With this in mind, Chris or Dale will conduct a shooting clinic dedicated to British driven wingshooting where he shares expert knowledge on guns, gunfitting and techniques necessary to tackle the most challenging and exciting wingshooting event imaginable.
The traditional style hunting will be complimented by world-class lodging, chef-prepared gourmet meals, fine wines and spirits. Each evening guests will gather in the great room for a cocktail reception and appetizers, followed by a specially prepared dinner.
To add to the atmosphere, a Scottish piper will perform one evening and guests will have the opportunity to sample traditional meal of Haggis, tatties and neeps. Traditional dress is encouraged and adds to the experience.
Mule Deer Hunting:
If you are looking for a high success one on one guided mule deer hunt, this is the spot. The mule deer average 150-160 B&C with an occasional giant at 200. Enjoy a laid back schedule in a beautiful atmosphere with great guides. If you harvest your trophy early, enjoy adding on some upland hunts!
3,000 acres of private ranch land, rolling hills of wheat, and irrigated flats of corn and milo produce world-class trophy Mule Deer. Mule Deer specific food crops and a strict wildlife management program allow for deer to fully mature before they are taken, producing record racks for the area. Past performance of producing trophy muleys has been near perfect with a success rate of just under 100%, with hunters at least getting the opportunity to take a great deer.
- Pendleton which is about three hours drive offers a round up rodeo in September
- Columbia River Historic Highway – The drive to and from Portland is a beautiful scenic route
- Enjoy the Lodge – The lodge is very comfortable and should you choose to spend the afternoon in the lodge, you won’t be disappointed by the shear beauty.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
4 Day/3 Night, 2 full hunting days: $4,400 per hunter/2 hunter min. Observer fee: $2,200
- Day 1: Arrive at ranch. Check-in after 2:30 p.m. Sporting Clays, cocktails & dinner.
- Day 2-3: Morning hunt following breakfast. Afternoon hunt following lunch
- Day 4: Depart after breakfast
5 Day/4 Night, 3 full hunting days: $6,600 per hunter/2 hunter min. Observer fee: $3,300
- Day 1: Arrive at ranch. Check-in after 2:30 p.m. Sporting Clays, cocktails & dinner.
- Day 2-4: Morning hunt following breakfast. Afternoon hunt following lunch
- Day 5: Depart after breakfast
“Best of the British” Driven Pheasant Hunt
- Day 1: Arrival at ranch. Check in after 2:30 p.m. Appetizers, cocktails, and dinner
- Day 2: Instruction with Chris Batha or Dale Tate. High Clays
- Day 3-4: Three drives each day with 300 birds per drive. Two drives in the morning with tea and crumpets served on site between drives. Third drive in the afternoon.
- Day 5: Traditional walk-up hunt after breakfast. Traditional walk-up hunt after lunch
- Day 6: Depart after breakfast
Travel Details & Location
Fly into Portland, Pendleton, or Bend Oregon. If you want to rent a car, the drive from Portland is about 2 1⁄2 hours. There is a shuttle service from Portland to the ranch that we will be happy to price for you. For 1-2 people its approx. $300 each way.
There are also charter flights available into Condon and the lodge will pick you up from that airport.
It’s a 2 1⁄2 hour drive from Bend to the lodge and 1:45 from Pendleton.
King Air – Condon airport is 20 minutes from the ranch. Elevation is 2911 feet, runway length is 3,500 feet, width is 60 feet and the airport code is ID#359 or ATIS 122.9. The lodge will pick you up from Condon Airport.
G5 – The Dalles Municipal Airport (DLS) is approximately 1 1⁄2 hours west of the ranch and Pendleton Airport (PDT) is approximately 1 3⁄4 hours east of the ranch. We will be able to provide transportation options from either airport which would include driver services, rental cars or helicopter.
Internet & Communications
Wifi, phone & fax services are available
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2019-2020 Upland Rates :
Upland packages start at $4,400 per hunter inclusive
Driven hunt packages begin at $13,500 per gun
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!