Located in the foothills of Appalachia, Federal Valley has been offering exceptional game bird hunting experiences since the fall of 1989. Consisting large flat creek bottoms and gently rolling hills. We strive to have some of the finest cover in Southeastern Ohio, including buckwheat, sudan grass, corn, native and warm season grasses.
Our farm is divided up into large spacious sections to comfortably accommodate up to three groups at a time. we welcome the use of your dogs as long as they are controlled. We can also pair you up with one of our experienced guides with a dog.
Our hunting season starts September 1st and extends through April. Our dogs are only available starting mid October. We offer six hunts per day, the first three start at 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon and the next three hunts start at 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. If you would like a longer hunt feel free to ask about hunting all day.
Reservations are necessary as far in advance as possible to insure your hunting areas, especially on weekends and holidays.However feel free to call about the availability of a spur of the moment hunt
Feel free to call: Brian Hines (740) 448-7423
In 1988 Gene and Roseanna Hines had a vision of creating an enjoyable closest to wild hunting experience. Gene with his lifelong passion for farming and hunting, was able to create some of the finest bird cover in the area & produce some of the hardest flying pheasants around. Roseanna with her extensive background in book keeping and friendly country charm was able to successfully market their business concept. The two of them working tirelessly side by side opened their farm to the public in the fall of 1989. When first opened they were small, almost tiny compared to today. Things changed immediately after that first year and has since turned into what it is today. The second year alone they doubled their pheasant production and added quail to their preserve. Since then they grew to the point that you cant even tell where that first flight pen was erected. Everyone on the farm still remembers where it started though (Gene makes sure to remind us) and with small farm values we still treat every customer as a friend.
The cost of a typical hunt is:
$70.00 per hunter, this includes your choice of pheasants (3), quail (7) or chukar (4) released.
Additional birds released or bagged are $23.00 each for pheasants, $9.00 each for quail & 14.50 each for chukar.
Dog and handler
We can pair your party up with a dog and handler. We guarantee shots using our dogs. A dog and handler for a half day hunt is: up to 5 hunters $40.00. We do not add tips to your bill but feel free to show your appreciation.
Allow us to take the hassle out of preparing your birds for the freezer.
Pheasants -----$2.50 each
If you would just like them breasted take .50 off.
All day 5 hunters, 48 pheasants, country style lunch, bird cleaning included:
With our dog and handler $1352.00
With your own dog $1277
Half day 5 hunters, 25 pheasants, country style lunch, bird cleaning included:
With our dog and handler $735.00
With your own dog $690.00
Have a larger group or want something different give us a call and we will try our best to assist you and your needs.
Are you ready for an awesome hunting experience?
Call 740-448-7423, email email@example.com or find us on Facebook, we look forward to hearing from you.
You better believe it, just wouldn't be the same without him. Even though he has retired you will still find him most days lurking around the farm. He is enjoying his time tinkering with something, playing with the grand kids, managing deer food plots or just hanging out in the club house shooting the breeze. He is still around helping with just about anything. Some days you can't even tell that he's retired.
Nothing in shooting sports is guaranteed. We make every effort to assist you any way we can. With our dogs we will guarantee shots shots at birds, successful shots are up to you. We can not guarantee hunting or shooting ability.
You should call ahead as soon as possible and we can try our best to get you rescheduled.
Each hunting area is sufficiently large enough to accommodate five hunters with ease. We strive to ensure a quality hunt where nobody will interfere with you. Our farm was created by an avid hunter that respects solitude in a hunt.
From the wisdom of our founder "some of my best dogs were free dogs" we will once again have a competition, we don't care if you hunt with a Yorkie come out and prove how well it hunts. Do you have the best dog around? Prove it.
The 5th annual Gene Classic will be held November 28th starting at 8a.m.
This year we have a major improvement to the challenge, thanks to one of our long term patrons Joe Lucas. We have done the best we could in the past but its time for us to learn something. Without a doubt Joe getting involved will make things more streamlined and efficient (he knows what he's doing). Joe will be taking care of all of the details of the competition this year and hopefully for a while. Joe has an extensive background in competition hunts and how they work best. He is a licensed Judge for nationally sanctioned events, he has a way better grasp of how to put this on event than we ever did. Thanks Joe.
Cost is $60 per run
This year we have five divisions:
Senior hunter division
This is a three bird, 15 min. run
Individuals or doubles may use a non- shooting dog handler
Hot dogs, Coney dogs, chips and water will be provided at no additional charge
When making a reservation, please specify number of runs you would like, what divisions and how many dogs you would like to enter.
Hunting times will be assigned when field is full or one week prior to the event. Therefore, please make your reservations by Friday, November 20,2020.
Masks may be required for check in only
First place trophies will be given out for each division.
To get registered for the Gene Classic call Joe Lucas at (614)989-6792 or as he prefers email firstname.lastname@example.org
As hunting season is upon us,the fine folks of Camp Heritage and the Athens Fish and Game Club once again bring youth hunters a free pheasant hunt. This hunt is open to youth hunters only, it is totally free, and a great opportunity for youth hunters to experience upland game bird hunting.The date for this years hunt is December 12th and 13th, you must be preregistered for this hunting opportunity. This hunt is conducted on our farm, however it is ran by Camp Heritage and the Athens Fish and Game club. The contact and registration phone number is different than ours, you should contact Donita Wilkes at (740)707-4744
Adults and Parents
As you already know youth hunters are the future of shooting sports in our nation. Camp Heritage offers youth hunters hands on hunter education and other fine events such as this one They operate on limited funds to bring children of all ages unique hunting and shooting experiences like this one. All help and donations to them are greatly appreciated, they are a 501c3 non profit tax deductible organization, they are operated strictly by volunteers. Where else can you make a contribution to touch the lives of children who share the same passion as you. If you would like to donate to Camp Heritage feel free to contact Donita Wilkes at (740)707-4744 or click on the link above.
To register for the youth pheasant hunt or to donate to Camp Heritage call Donita Wilkes (740)707-4744 or email email@example.com