Suggested Firearms: 12 or 20 gauge shotgun
Suggested Ammo: Mtn Quail – #6 / Valley Quail #7.5
Camo Waterproof Coat
Good numbers of Mountain Quail and Valley Quail inhabit the regions of Southern Oregon. Mountain quail and valley quail hunting is the primary target for our upland hunting guests. Hunting for pure, non-supplemented wild birds is a real privilege! We also hunt ruffed grouse, and blue grouse. Guests can hunt over our Pointers or bring your own favorite dog.
We do very well with our upland hunting program. Wild game bird hunting is a very fun pursuit but it can be a shock to folks that have been hunting supplemented birds. Wild bird hunting is… different. The birds are unpredictable and we sometimes cover a lot of ground on foot. Hunting can be tough but at the end of the day, bird in hand or not, we want you to have fun! What that means for you is prepare yourself. Condition yourself with walking and hiking ahead of time. Remember we are at 4200 feet or more which will also be a struggle if you’re coming from the low lands. Oh and if you’re bringing your dog condition them too! We see a lot of sore paws at the end of the day!
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 makes for a fun challenge when chasing these birds! Here at ROE we have been hunting Mountain Quail for 30 years and have learned at least a few things that work in our favor against this tough opponent! We are able to train our dogs on how to pin down these birds in reasonable terrain in order to offer our guests a shot. Many miles can be covered throughout the day but nearly all of our collectors have managed to finish their quail slam while here in Oregon.
We recommend four+ day hunts for mountain quail hunting success.
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 likeas a covey under the nose of a pointing dog. These birds are fast. 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.
Many of our guests will come and hunt both mountain and valley quail during the same 4-5 day hunt. Alternating day works well to mix it up. In general we have two hunters with one guide on quail hunts. We can provide the pointer or you are welcome to bring your own dogs.
Mountain Quail West: September 1 – January 30
Mountain Quail Eastz: October 1 – January 30
Valley Quail West:
Valley Quail East:
Single Hunter $500 per day
Pair of Hunters $700 per day ($350 each)
Three hunters $1050 per day ($350 each)
Must hunt two or more days.
We hunt on private and public lands throughout Southern Oregon. Most hunt locations are 20 minutes to an hour from the ROE office.
WHERE DO WE HUNT?
We hunt public and private property throughout the Klamath Basin and Cascades. Most properties are about 20 minutes to an hour from the ROE office.
DO I NEED A HUNTING LICENSE?
You must purchase an Oregon hunting license, Oregon state waterfowl stamp and a federal duck stamp before your hunt begins. You can purchase the Oregon hunting license and state waterfowl stamp online at:
Federal duck stamps may be purchased at most Post Office locations and some sporting goods stores.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
You should stay in Klamath Falls. Most of our guests stay at one of the following hotels.
Running Y Ranch Resort 541-850-5500 www.runningy.com
The Comfort Inn, 541-882-1111 www.choicehotels.com/oregon/klamath-falls/comfort-inn-hotels
The Cimarron Inn, 541-882-4601 www.cimarroninnklamathfalls.com
The Olympic Inn, 541-882-9665 www.olympicinn.com
DO WE NEED A CAR?
Hunting groups will need a car during their trip. 4-wheel drive is recommended. You will follow your guide to the hunting location each day.
DO WE NEED 4-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE?
We encourage our hunting guests to bring a four-wheel drive vehicle. We often travel into areas where a higher clearance vehicle is necessary. Winter conditions may also make a 4-wheel drive vehicle necessary.
DO YOU RENT GUNS?
No, we do not rent firearms
DO YOU SELL AMMUNITION?
No, we do not sell ammunition but there are several places in Klamath Falls where you can purchase a variety of ammunition. If you have specialty loads please come prepared.
DO I NEED HUNTER SAFETY?
Oregon does not require hunter’s safety for persons over the age of 18. Participants under the age of 18 must have hunter’s safety in order to purchase an Oregon hunting license.
DO YOU HUNT IN THE SNOW?
Yes, we hunt in the snow! We do not cancel hunting trips because of snow. Please be prepared to hunt in all types of weather.
BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY
All reservations are charged in full at the time of booking. If you need to cancel or modify your reservation for any reason you are required to notify us 30 days prior to your scheduled tour. If you need to cancel prior to the 30 day notification period a 50% refund will be given. Reservations are considered final 30 days prior to your scheduled tour and are not eligible for any refund OR rescheduling.
We do not sell travel insurance but recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. We recognize that plans can change and emergencies can happen. Our cancellation policy applies regardless of the reason for cancellation. Travel insurance can help if you must change or cancel your plans.
Hunting trips are not without inherent risks. ROE Outfitters LLC cannot assume responsibility for injury to hunting participants or loss of personal property.
All participants are required to sign a participant agreement before the hunt begins.
If under 18: A parent or legal guardian must also sign the participant agreement.
Please note and understand that our staff and management have the right to refuse anyone participation rights if they do not meet the hunting requirements or if it is deemed unsafe for them or anyone else in the group to participate. Hunter safety is the top priority. If any participant demonstrates unsafe behavior, appears intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or medication that may affect their judgment or abilities or for any other reason the staff believes they may present a risk to themselves or others by participating, they will not be allowed to participate in the hunt. Staff has the final say on participation.