This upland paradise conducts hunts on roughly 86,000 acres or 134 sq. miles. The ranch is actually over 100,000 acres of well managed wildlife habitat. You can either hunt the 8,000 acre preserve, which holds a larger population of wild pheasants and chukar then what is released annually. If it’s a 100% wild bird hunt you’re looking for, they can accommodate you through their very unique horseback hunts. On a 3 day hunt, many guests will hunt the preserve, which has no limit on birds taken and throw a day of horseback hunting in, which is subject to state mandated bird limits. The mix of an adventure like this is seen at no other upland bird hunting facility in the west. No large group hunting here, group size is capped at 4 hunters per guide, which makes for a very relaxing outing. The lodging is extremely comfortable(double occupancy with private bath) and the full time chef does an amazing job of producing a true culinary experience. This is one of the top upland destinations in the bird hunting world and a must for those looking to hunt 4 species of upland game in their natural environment. Give WTA a call today and we’ll assist you in starting the planning process.
$3,995 (3 days hunting/4 nights) 5 total days
$1,000 upgrade per day of horseback hunting
$15.00 preserve license (can be purchased at the lodge)
$208 wild bird license (must be purchased prior to arrival)
Easy: Farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Substantial use of 4x4 pickups, UTVs. Most whitetail deer hunts.
Medium: These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Hard: These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, hunting species such as elk, moose, bear, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Difficult: All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.
Located in North Central Oregon, the ranch is a beautiful three hour drive from Portland International Airport (PDX). We can also be reached via Tri-Cities Airport (PSC), a three hour drive, or Roberts Field in Redmond (RDM), a two hour drive. Pendleton 2 hours away, Tri Cities is 2 hours.
Private aircraft may utilize the following airports-
Lexington- (9S9) 4,155ft – 25 minutes from the lodge.
Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (PDT) 6,300 ft – 90 minutes from the lodge.
Columbia Gorge Regional Airport (DLS) 5,100ft – 120 minutes from the lodge.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.