Cast & Blast opens September 1st. Taking reservations now. Call 970.283.9420

Wing Shooting

Spend a day in the field with a good dog. Hunting is a great excuse.

Shorter, cooler days, tall grass, and hundreds of acres of pristine upland coverts give a man and a dog some of what really matters.

The High Lonesome Ranch is a ruggedly scenic western slope Orvis experience with some of the finest dogs in North America. Hunt pheasant, chukar, and quail in tons of acres of pristine upland coverts with the award-winning Brookside Gun Dogs. The diversity of terrain can take you through tall wheat, sorghum, and rye fields. As the weather changes so do the habits of our quarry, and they move into creek bottoms, sage, and oak brush flats. The North Dry Fork Valley is comfortably traversed by hunters of all ages and offers incredible cover for the birds and dogs to do their work.

Have your own Orvis-endorsed wing shooting adventure with a gathering of good friends. Call now to plan your dream trip afield – exactly as wild as you want. Wing shooting season runs late September through Thanksgiving and is available to private parties and groups on a special-request basis.

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We are much more than a Guest Ranch

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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Cast & Blast opens 9/1

Upland game bird hunters and fly-fishing fans: Your favorite days are coming right up. Cast & Blast opens September 1. Get FREE 2-hour private training sessions with Brookside Gun Dogs' Steve Nicholas for hunters who bring their own dogs for any wing shooting trips. Call now to book your dates.

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