Located in the foothills of Appalachia, Federal Valley Pheasant Farm has been in business since the fall of 1989. Consisting of approximately 200 acres of creek bottoms and rolling hills. We strive to have some of the finest pheasant and quail cover in Southeastern Ohio, including buckwheat, sudan grass, corn, foxtail and native grasses.
Our farm is divided into separate hunting areas with plenty of room to accommodate up to five hunters each comfortably. We welcome the use of your dogs as long as it is controlled. We offer guided hunts with our dogs on a limited basis. Our guided hunts guarantee you shots at birds.
Our hunting season starts September 1st and extends thru April 1st. Our dogs are only available from mid October.
We offer up to six hunts per day, the first three hunts start at 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and the next three hunts start at 1:00pm until 4:30 p.m. If your group wants a large 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 for availability if you want a spur of the moment hunt.
If you have any questions or wish to make reservations:
Feel free to call: Brian Hines (740) 448-7423
Meet our founders: In 1988 Gene and Roseanna Hines had a vision of creating an enjoyable close to wild hunting experience. Gene with his lifelong experience and passion for farming & hunting, was able to create some of the finest bird cover in the area & produce some of hardest flying pheasants around. Roseanna with her extensive background in bookkeeping and friendly country charm was able to 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. After that first year their business exploded into the full scale hunting operation it is today. The second year alone they doubled their pheasant production and added quail to their preserve. Since then they have grown to the point that you can't even see where that first flight pen was erected. Everybody on the farm still remembers where it all started (Gene makes sure to remind us) and with small farm values still treat every customer as a friend
Today: Now in our second generation of game bird production, we still have some of the nicest cover available and raise some of the most explosive flight conditioned birds around.
$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.
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 five 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 you birds for the freezer.
Pheasants -----------$2.50 each
Chukar ----------------$2.00 each
Quail -------------------$1.50 each
If you would just like your birds breasted take .50 cents off.
September only - using your dogs, we will furnish you with four hen pheasants (or release them for you) for $60.00 per gun.
Minimum of four birds, maximum of eight birds per hunt.
Young hunters under 18 years old when hunting with an adult may hunt at a reduced cost with a minimum of two pheasants released.
Pheasants -------$22.50 each
Quail ----------------$8.00 each
All day 5 hunters, 48 pheasants, country style lunch, bird cleaning included,
With our dog and handler $1352.00
With your own dog $1277.00
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.
Ringneck Pheasants, Chukar & Bobwhite Quail. All of our birds are flight conditioned, hard flying birds.
We offer sandwich lunches Thursday thru Monday, starting October 1st thru the end of March just let us know when you schedule. If you would like lunch any other day let us know and we will try to accommodate. If you have a larger party (five or more) we can provide a full country style meal with all the fixings and or breakfast just let us know when you make reservations.
We have a few dog tie outs available for you to use thru out the day, however they are on a first come first serve basis. All tie outs have water bowls with them if you wish to use them.
You can have your birds cleaned and packaged if you wish (fees apply)
Periodically thru the day somebody will be around to pickup your birds from you. We will take them back to the clubhouse for you or we will take them back and clean them for you.
Is there an accommodation we missed if so let me know. We can usually pull off any thing that makes your hunt a better pleasure. We have done most everything from taking an elder to the field to save walking to letting your group use our clay thrower for practice.
Our European hunt can accommodate 10 to 20 hunters. You can schedule on one of our open dates or if you get together your own group of 10 to 20 hunters you can pick the day of your choice. When you schedule a European hunt the farm is for your group only. Our European hunt includes: hard flying pheasants, full lunch, field hunt looking for the ones that got away, bird cleaning and packaging.
10 bird European Hunt ------- $230.00 per person
15 bird European Hunt ------- $332.00 per person
Due to the fact that space for our open hunt is limited and we shut down all other hunts on the day your group schedules, we MAY require a 50% deposit when you schedule.
You better believe it, just wouldn't be the same without him. Even though he has retired you will still find him lurking around the farm on most days. 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 out with just about everything. Some days you can't even tell he has retired.
Nothing in shooting sports is guaranteed. We make every effort to assist you any way we can. With our dogs we will guarantee you shots at birds. 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.
Your hunting area is sufficiently large enough to accommidate five hunters with ease. We strive to ensure a quality hunt where nobody will interfer with your hunt. Our farm was created by an avid hunter that respects solitude in a hunt.
For your conveniance we offer sandwich lunches Thursday thru Monday, from October 1 thru the end of March. If you would like lunch any other day of the week let us know and we will try to accommodate. If you have a large party (five or more) we can provide a full country style meal with all the fixings and or breakfast just let us know when you make reservations.
Located just 1.8 miles away:
Coonskin Crossing is a local gas station with an excellent lunch and dinner menu. They are very fast with everything from a deli sandwich to a full meal, they offer a great lunch special. They also have gas and groceries. Phone (740) 448-2767
If you would rather you can feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy our club house. We do offer beverages.
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 (after completion of the Ohio hunter education course), 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 8th and 9th. 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. Contact and registration phone number is different than ours you should contact Donita Wilkes at (740)707-4744
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. All help and donations to them are greatly appreciated, they are a 501c3 non profit 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.
From the words of our founder "some of my best dogs were free dogs" and with the thoughts of one of our long time patrons, we will have a pheasant hunting challenge. Come out and prove your dog on November 10th. Your dog doesn't have to be a registered dog or of any breed in particular, you can participate with a Yorkie if you so wish.
This is not a judged event. We will release three pheasants and you will have 15 minutes to hunt them. The winner will be determined by a points system based on time, birds bagged and shells used
$25 of each entry will go into a pot and be split 50% first place, 30% 2nd, 20%3rd. Food and beverages will be available all day.
Simplified rules are listed here, full set of rules are on the link below. Because we are still working out fine details the rules posted the day of the event are the only rules we will use.
The simplified rules are:
-Any breed of dogs are welcome to compete
-Dogs of any age may compete
-Hunter/hunters may compete multiple dogs in a division
-Each division must be run on same area
-15 minute divisions
-We will have two divisions pointing and flushing
-Each division will have three birds released
-Winners are determined by points and time of run
-Points are determined by number of birds taken and shots left over
-Ties are settled with a run off (10 minute heat/2 birds/two shells, scores are calculated the same.)
There is a limited number of space for this event so get registered as early as possible. You are welcome to come out and try to take a cancellation spot. When this hunt is full it will be posted on our Facebook page and it will say so here as well.
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