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 High Country Sporting 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 February.

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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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First Child Free

The first child comes FREE to the HLR Dude Ranch Experience when reservations are made by December 24, 2015. Available dates are late May through mid August, 2016. The FREE youth package (ages 4-15) is good with a minimum of one adult reservation.


  • High Time for Horses

    Story from Covey Rise magazine, May 2014 A Dude Ranch Experience at The High Lonesome Ranch in Colorado, as the Ranch says, will bring out your whole family’s inner cowboy. Imagine learning to ride horses and beginning to master equestrian techniques while learning to fly fish and enjoying shooting five stand and sporting clays and…

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  • Lab Rapport

    Story from Covey Rise magazine July 2014 Labrador retrievers are the most popular dog breed in the U.S. Here are reasons why they excel in upland hunting situations. Brett Arnold’s High Country Sporting Dogs in DeBeque, Colorado, breeds a few select litters each year, many based from the Grand River Retriever lines known for their…

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  • Welcome to the Pack

    A new puppy fits in with a little professional help Story from Gray’s Sporting Journal, Expeditions and Guides, 2015 In all of hunting, there is no closer relationship than that of a wingshooter and a dog. Grandfathers may hunt with grandsons, wives with husbands, and childhood friends with each other, but none approach the bond…

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