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Fin & Feather Expeditions

You may have taken on our Cast & Blast trips, which are every hunter/angler’s favorite days – getting to engage in two of your favorite sports on the same day and half of that is spent with a great dog. We’re taking that to the next level with our Fin & Feather Expeditions.

These trips begin on the main ranch with sporting clays and a mixed-bag bird hunt in the morning then fishing the main ranch in the afternoon – both on day one. Hunt pheasant, chukar, and quail in the hundreds of acres of well-established coverts in the fertile North Dry Fork Valley, and enthusiasts always have an opportunity to hunt our wide variety of hard-flying game birds. Day two will typically take you on a drift boat on either the Roaring Fork or the Lower Colorado, depending on which has the best fishing when you’re here. Decisions on which rivers are best to fish are always based on water flow, hatches, and time of year.

Day three will usually take you back out in wheat and rye fields, creek bottoms, and sage and oak-brush flats during the cool morning, and it’s your choice of sporting clays or fishing the main ranch in the afternoon. Day four often takes you to the legendary White River to wade fish on our 5-mile private stretch at the K-T Ranch.

Or you can build your own trip for any number of days with the help of our expert trip planners in reservations.

Wing shooting at The High Lonesome Ranch is also Orvis endorsed. The dogs are award-winning and trained at our onsite state-of-the-art kennels by Brookside Gun Dogs. We also provide kennels at most houses and cabins for hunters who prefer to hunt over their own dogs. All guides are NSCA Level 1 certified shooting instructors. Pre-hunt warm ups are at the Five Stand, at either of the Pheasant and Quail Walk-Up shooting courses, or the Flurry Course which throws between 20-60 clays per minute from the cliff soaring above the shooting line. Shotgun rentals are available, and shells and orange gear are available at the Lonesome Outfitter Shop.

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We are a Guest Ranch because we believe in stewarding this large western landscape and sharing it with others. We have a working model of sustainability that maintains biodiversity and ecological connectivity, enhances the lives of wildlife and fish, and preserves and restores degraded habitat while promoting a mix of uses...

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Epic Spring Fishing

The feeding frenzy begins in April: You'll want to be here after what seems like an eternity of winter. As winter fades, temperatures increase, and so it goes with a trout's feeding behavior. And in nature's flawlessly synchronized plan, the long-awaited mayflies start to emerge. Trout are coming out of hibernation and their metabolisms are on overdrive. It is the rare and perfect set of circumstances for fly-fishing. The only thing missing is you. Book your dates now.


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