Pheasant Hunting Information and Packing List
Hunting Policy: Hunts at Falcon’s Ledge are conducted in traditional western style over pointing or flushing dogs. Guests typically hunt two to four hunters with one guide and one or two dogs. We offer plenty of birds to hunt by liberating birds into the wild population when needed. With an expert guide and a world class gun dog you are sure to get in a lot of great shooting.
Pheasants are hunted in grain fields, food plots, tall grass, cattail sloughs and washes, chukar are hunted in arid sagebrush and dry rocky hill sides, often we will run into chukar in other areas when they are feeding or looking for water. We can tailor the level of exertion required and terrain on your hunt to match your physical ability.
- Trespass and release forms will be required for all hunting on our private land and leases, these will be completed at the lodge, a Utah state hunting license is not required. Hunters must be 12 years old or older, and if born after 12-31-1965, must have passed a Hunters Safety Course.
- The fastest way to spoil a good bird hunt is to wear the wrong clothing. Weather can be very unpredictable, from very cool mornings to warm afternoons. Dress in layers for the most comfortable hunt. A light hunting jacket with a sweater and shirt underneath will keep you warm and allow you to shed layers if the weather warms up. Include in your hunting clothes, a blaze orange hat and or vest, brush pants or chaps, rain gear, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, gloves and shooting glasses. The hunting location is at 1000 feet elevation below the lodge.
- Bring good waterproof boots. Your most important pieces of gear are good wool socks and dry comfortable boots. To avoid blisters and sore feet, be sure to have your boots broken in before you arrive.
- A fast pointing 12 or 20 gauge is recommended. If you have a single barrel shotgun, an improved cylinder is best. If you are shooting a double barrel improved cylinder / modified is the best choice. We carry a wide variety of 12 and 20 gauge shot shells in the Pro-Shop. We hunt pheasants with No 5s and No 6s. Where long shots are usual – better use No. 5. On a normal rise over dogs and for all around use, No. 6 is the favorite.
- Shooting glasses, hearing protection, insect repellent, sun screen, liquor, camera, prescriptions and toiletries should be included in your packing.
For the safety of your pets and as a courtesy to our guests, pets are not allowed in the lodge. You are welcome to bring your hunting dog, we have four outdoor kennels available for hunting dogs.
Due to state liquor license restrictions, we do not provide alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage. We have refrigeration available for beer and wine and mixes for liquor. We will gladly serve your wine with dinner. No alcohol may be consumed before or during any hunt.
Gratuities for guides and special considerations are a matter of personal preference and are not included in the posted fees.