Guided Chukar and Quail Hunts in Central Washington
We lease 15,000 acres of ground adjacent to our lodge in the Yakima Canyon with good Chukar, Quail, and Hungarian Partridge habitat. We also have access to other various properties in the Kittitas and Yakima Valleys so our guide staff gets to take their pick of what they think will produce the most action on any given day. These hunts are challenging and we suggest that hunters are in good physical condition if they want to have success on these cagey birds!
Wild Bird Hunting Itinerary and Details
The itinerary typically starts with an 8:45 am rendezvous at the shop. From there we travel approximately 10 minutes to our bird hunting headquarters where we will get our boots on, unload the dogs, and discuss strategy over one last cup of coffee. Depending on whether your preference is to hike a creek bottom for Quail, or take a bit more challenging trek and try for some Chukar, we may have another 15 minute drive within the boundaries of our 15,000 acre bird lease to get to the right spot. We’ll then follow the dogs through some of the prettiest sage brush and basalt country in Washington, in pursuit of Chukar partridge and Valley Quail. We’ll see some great dog work, get some good exercise, make some tough shots, miss some easy ones, and simply enjoy an experience in nature that many people have no idea even exists.
The terrain where we find birds is not just the “double black diamond” slopes. With very little hunting pressure, the birds spend lots of time on the plateaus sunning themselves. The road system on the ranch, combined with the use of our Polaris Ranger (outfitted with enclosed cab and heater), enable us to begin many of our hikes on the ridgetops. The end result is a challenging, but enjoyable hike, where we will find enough birds to keep the dogs busy and your gun barrel warm! Don’t forget your camera on this trip, as the Eaton Ranch is home to one of the largest California Big Horn Sheep populations in the country, and we often find ourselves up close and personal to these beautiful creatures.
Can I bring my own dog?
You are more than welcome to bring your own dog. Just know in advance that Chukar are a challenging quarry and there can be some great value in utilizing our guide's dogs. As dog owners ourselves though, we know that much of the satisfaction lies in watching your own dog do the work!
What do I need to bring hunting?
All hunters must furnish their own shotguns and shells. We like to use #6 shot, but please bring the ammunition that you feel most comfortable with. An orange hunting vest, long pants, and good boots are all that is required. On these wild bird hunts, make sure to bring a couple bottles of water and some snack food to keep your energy level high. You will have to have a hunting license for this hunt since we are hunting wild birds.
Cost and Details:
- Guided hunt, $395 per person
- 2 hunter minimum
- Includes guide service, pointing dogs, lunch, and bird cleaning
- A WA State small game hunting license is required for this trip
Deposit and Cancellation Policy:
Our goal is to make scheduling adventures with Red's stress free and fair for everyone involved. Cancellations made by the customer less than 24 hours from the start time, or failure to show, will forfeit 50% of the total cost. If you cancel more than 24 hours from the start time, you may reschedule or request a refund - 5% to cover processing fees and labor. If Red's decides to cancel the event due to adverse conditions the customer may request a full refund.