The Best Places for Game Hunting and Shooting
When it comes to going on a hunting or shooting holiday – We know what people want. Yes, you want places where you are going to enjoy the hunt but, it is also about being somewhere with a beautiful view and a great atmosphere. We spoke to people that have experience with going on these kind of holidays and know the best destinations. We feature these destinations in this article and we can ensure that they will be full of amazing scenery as well as being filled with great hunting opportunities.
Hunting in Hawaii
While most people don’t think of Hawaii as a big hunting state, the island of Lanai is a remarkable spot for hunting chital, also known as spotted deer. So not only do you get to take down a completely unique game, but you also get to enjoy the awe-inspiring sights of Hawaii. Lanai is also home to a massive shipwrecked WWII tanker, countless green turtles and humpback whales, plus a host of colorful and unique rock formations.
Contributor: Sam Maizlech
Hunting in Southern Oregon
Vast numbers of Mountain Quail inhabit the regions of Southern Oregon. Mountain Quail may be the toughest of all quail species to hunt. With their unwillingness to fly and desire to run combined with steep and often bushy terrain it can seem daunting when chasing these birds. Hunting Mountain Quail through January has weather that can range from dry and dusty to a foot of snow on the ground depending on when you visit. It is best to get you and your dogs (if you are bringing your own) in shape before making this hunt. While you won’t need to climb a mountain, you will you need to feel comfortable covering some tough terrain.
Valley quail are hunted in the low lying foothills in and around the Klamath Basin. These birds can hold tight in sage brush, flush wildly 20 feet above your head from a Juniper tree or explode thunder like as a covey under the nose of a pointing dog. These birds are fast and a worthy species to be hunted. Covey size can range from 8 to 50 birds. Valley quail, also known as California Quail, are not big runners. Typically after the initial covey rise there will be a lot of dog work for singles and pairs. Valley quail typically will hold very tight after the covey is split up. If you want to get a hunt in, you’d be best to book through Roe Outfitters in Klamath Falls. Many of their guests come and hunt both mountain and valley quail during the same 4-5 day hunt.
Contributor: Maria Gath
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