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Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas #8745887 11/30/22 03:12 AM
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Looking for some preserve bird hunts to introduce my wife to upland hunting. We are out of the Waco area. Do you all have any suggestions on who does good preserve bird hunts in the area? Open to around College Station as well. Thanks!

Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8745904 11/30/22 03:41 AM
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I know of two that I’ve hunted.

1. Top Flight in Columbus- Hwy 71 -was a member for 12 years
2. Walton Ranch in Navasota -was a member there 3 years.

Both fun. Both guided or bring your own dog. Owners at both places are really good people.

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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8745921 11/30/22 04:19 AM
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Joshua Creek has a good reputation but I can't(won't) afford it.
I've also hunted Top Flight and Central Texas Shooting Preserve near Taylor.
I've heard good things about Ketterman Ranch in Fredericksburg.

Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8746117 11/30/22 03:37 PM
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In the College Station area is Tonkaway Ranch. I have been there a few times to shoot, good folks.

Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8747308 12/01/22 08:46 PM
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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8748005 12/02/22 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CaterpillarMan10
Looking for some preserve bird hunts to introduce my wife to upland hunting. We are out of the Waco area. Do you all have any suggestions on who does good preserve bird hunts in the area? Open to around College Station as well. Thanks!


How important is food? Or accommodations?


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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8751699 12/07/22 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by CaterpillarMan10
Looking for some preserve bird hunts to introduce my wife to upland hunting. We are out of the Waco area. Do you all have any suggestions on who does good preserve bird hunts in the area? Open to around College Station as well. Thanks!


How important is food? Or accommodations?



Not important at all. Just looking for good birds and good dogs.

Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8753509 12/08/22 11:06 PM
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it's a little jump for you but Santa Anna Hunting Area, west of Brownwood is very good. Good dogs, birds fly great and the people are great.
http://www.sahainc.com/

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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8757580 12/14/22 04:47 AM
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Another vote for Walton Ranch in Navasota! I’m heading there in the morning to put my Brittany on quail. Check them out online.

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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8757582 12/14/22 04:51 AM
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I went to Greystone Castle in October with my Dad and brother...it was a lot of fun. Food was amazing, great dogs and good action on birds. Accommodations were very nice. We did the mixed bag hunt with quail, chukar, and pheasant. About an hour west of Ft. Worth, so not too far from Waco.

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I'm tire kicking doing a hunt in Dimebox in Feb. http://quailhuntdimebox.com

I've not hunted with them, but see their sign on 290 heading to Brenham all the time.


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Originally Posted by Hopedale
I'm tire kicking doing a hunt in Dimebox in Feb. http://quailhuntdimebox.com

I've not hunted with them, but see their sign on 290 heading to Brenham all the time.

Mike is nice guy. He sold me some birds and let me work my dogs there a few years ago.



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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8761914 12/19/22 07:38 PM
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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: Stick 711] #8762146 12/20/22 12:28 AM
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Do the birds fly well at the place in Columbus? The last time I hunted pheasants at one of these types of outfits they pretty much just went straight up.

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I like Columbus...they play Polka music on the radio there.

Greystone Castle is really nice.


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Originally Posted by ATC0
Do the birds fly well at the place in Columbus? The last time I hunted pheasants at one of these types of outfits they pretty much just went straight up.


Some did and some didn't. There is a lot of super spiny brush that the birds sat in and my dog got pretty cut up trying to push through it.

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Originally Posted by Hopedale
I'm tire kicking doing a hunt in Dimebox in Feb. http://quailhuntdimebox.com

I've not hunted with them, but see their sign on 290 heading to Brenham all the time.


I have a voucher for a hunt there. If I go before Feb. I'll let you know how I did.


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Re: Best Preserve Bird Outfitters in Central Texas [Re: CaterpillarMan10] #8767865 12/27/22 03:19 PM
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https://www.uplandbird.com/ - in Corsicana

Pretty close to you - I go here a couple of times a year to help out the dogs.

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https://www.uplandbird.com/ - in Corsicana

Pretty close to you - I go here a couple of times a year to help out the dogs.


Great place, great guides. Not inexpensive.

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https://www.uplandbird.com/ - in Corsicana

Pretty close to you - I go here a couple of times a year to help out the dogs.


Great place, great guides. Not inexpensive.


True on price. I take my own dogs so have never used a guide - I guess that helps a lot.

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