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Bird Hunting Preserves
Upland Hunting refers to hunting non-waterfowl game birds with pointing breeds, flushing spaniels and retrievers. Upland game includes many different species including Bobwhite Quail, California Quail, Chukar, Hungarian Partridge, Mountain Quail, Mourning Dove, Ruffed Grouse, Sage Grouse, Spruce Grouse, Scaled Quail, Sharp Tailed Grouse, Woodcock, Common Snipe and Pheasant.
Find out where you will find upland birds as well as what they look like. Find out a detailed description of each upland game bird, including their color, size and any distinguishing marks they might have. Also find out what their typical behavior is like. Whether they run or fly when in danager and where they typically hide. All these facts will help you become a successfull upland hunter.
Bird hunting preserves are becoming more popular as most of the natural habitat that provides shelter for upland bird populations is being taken over by farming and urban expansion. This has caused a drastic decrease in the wild bird populations, forcing hunters to either give up bird hunting or hunt on a preserve. Hunting preserves provide a hunting opportunity that is very similar to chasing wild birds.
Each individual state licenses commercial hunting preserves, which normally have extended seasons allowing hunters to be in the field outside of the normal hunting season. Many hunting preserves strive to provide an enjoyable upland hunting experience by focusing on the hunt itself, but also on offering additional services and amenities. Additional opportunities may include a furnished clubhouse, pro shop, sporting clays, ground outings and more.
Although, hunting preserves are looked down upon by many hunters, they are starting to become more popular. As the number of hunters and hunting opportunities continue to decline, hunting preserves are a way to ensure that there will be hunting opportunities around in the future.
Coon Creek Hunt Club is a hunting preserve located in Illinois, just outside Chicago that offers pheasant hunting and clay target shooting. Hunt on over 300 acres of top-notch cover that invludes native prairie grasses, sorghum and corn, which gives hunters some flast-flying bird action. Coon Creek Hunt Club caters to every type of hunter, click here for more information.
- Bobwhite Quail
- California Quail
- Common Snipe
- Mountain Quail
- Mourning Dove
- Ruffed Grouse