This ranch is in Central Oregon approximately 4 miles north of Madras. It is situated in the middle of the gateway valley which has historically been a major flyway for migrating birds. The property is approximately 1000 acres in size consisting of corn/wheat/ and alfalfa fields, much of which can be hunted depending on how the birds migrate. This property was just purchased this year and this will be the first year opening our waterfowl/dove hunting operation. The main source of income for this ranch is a cattle feed lot. The owner is supplementing the feed lot by planting corn and wheat fields, which will obviously attract migrating birds. The logistics of this property have been planned not only to supplement the feed lot, but to increase the presence of migrating birds with the strategic planting of the crops which will make for some good hunting. We offered duck hunting in 2011 and kept the hunters on the feed lot hunting over stock ponds, and it was phenomenal.

There are 4 year round ponds with duck blinds situated on the property, not to mention the actual hunting which can take place on the feed lot which seems to draw sometimes thousands of birds a day just because of the feed on the ground. We will have stationary blinds in place for the waterfowl hunters. There will be un-harvested corn fields that will be left primarily to attract the waterfowl during the migratory season.

We are also going to offer dove/pigeon hunting. This area is full of them when hunting season comes along. The hunting opportunities are endless, and there is a lot of ground to choose from.

We have also completed a $10,000 renovation of the “hunting shack” which will be available for your use. The shack is situated within walking distance of most of the ponds and right in the middle of the hunting. The shack is approximately 550 square feet, has 4 queen sized beds, kitchen, bathroom with shower, living room, and flat screen T.V. Outside the hunting shack is a bird cleaning station with stainless steal sinks and everything you need to get your birds taken care of. There will also be a trap shooting station set up for those of you who need a little extra practice.

Dove Season

Dove season starts September 1st and runs through September 30th. We will be booking hunts as follows.

  • 1 Day hunts Monday through Thursday $100 per day per gun
  • 1 Day hunts Friday through Sunday $125 per day per gun
  • Guiding/calling available on most days is $200 minimum for up to 2 people/ $350 per 4 hunters per day plus hunt fee. Dogs are welcome as we don’t have dogs of our own at this point.

    Lodging

    Lodging for both dove hunting and duck hunting is available in our hunting shack. You are responsible for bringing your own food/beverages. We will supply the lodging/cooking instruments and your basic necessities. Prices are as follows.

  • Lodging Monday – Thursday for up to 2 persons $100 per night
  • Lodging Friday – Sunday for up to 2 persons $150 per night
  • If you book a group of 4 for the lodging for 2 nights the total price is $300 Monday-Thursday and $500 Friday- Sunday.

    More info

    For further information and booking please email brokenhornoutfitters@yahoo.com