Wing Shooting

The wing shooting program at The High Lonesome Ranch is also Orvis Endorsed. Hunt five species of birds in the tens of thousands of acres of pristine upland coverts. Anticipate rising birds that range from the wily pheasant to the covey-oriented chukar and Hungarian partridge. Two species of quail inhabit the property as well – Scaled and Gambel’s – and enthusiasts have an opportunity to hunt our wide variety of hard-flying game birds every day.

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Hunt wheat and rye fields, creek bottoms, and sage and oak-brush flats for wild and early-release pheasant, chukar and Hungarian partridge, and Scaled and Gambel’s quail. 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 new Flurry Course which throws between 20-60 clays per minute from the cliff soaring above the shooting line. Try our popular Fall Cast and Blast, Spring Turkey Trout, White Powder/Black Powder, or Summer Fish and Chips or Fish and Chip (shooting and golf). Shotgun rentals are available, and shells and orange gear are available at the Lonesome Outfitter Shop.

Cast and Blast

Combine fly-fishing with wing shooting in one day to ensure that you’re challenged all day long.


The High Lonesome Ranch properties also include the K-T Ranch in Meeker, Colorado.

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Turkey hunt & early spring fishing

Where the girls go, the boys will be close behind! Spring Cast & Blast is here at its best – turkey season coincides with early spring fishing for hungry trout. Yes, it’s turkey time. Combine that with early spring fishing and you’ve got yourself a winner. Book now for this great fun event that runs […]
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Good Friends. Good Times. Relax, Refresh, Renew Your Soul

Join Buzz & Rose Cox at the K-T this summer for a reunion of past guests July 29-August 3.  This summer we welcome back our former ranch hosts, Buzz and Rose Cox for an enjoyable 5-night/4-day trip where guests are encouraged to join in during the fabulous “hopper” season. Our baby sister ranch, the K-T […]
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Fly Fishing Expeditions at the High Lonesome Ranch

Explore the diversity around the main ranch and be inspired by some of our big beautiful neighborhood. Imagine creating a fly-fishing adventure designed to fit your individual needs and desires. Now it’s possible. In 2014 the Ranch introduced its new Expeditions Program. When it comes to fly-fishing and wing shooting for individual sportsmen and families […]
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Role of private landowners in species conservation

New plan recognizes role of private landowners in species conservation.
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The mission statement for the High Lonesome describes a "model of sustainability" that preserves stewardship of a large western landscape, maintains biodiversity and ecological connectivity, enhances the lives of wildlife and fish, and preserves and restores degraded habitat while allowing a mix of uses - primarily ranching, recreation, and research.