Etowah Valley Game Preserve is a perfect place for upland bird hunting in North Georgia
By Craig Lamb
Are you looking for an upland game hunting preserve that is second to none? How about the opportunity to add wing shooting to your sporting clays skills? You can do both at Etowah Valley Game Preserve, conveniently located near metro Atlanta. Etowah Valley is a perfect fit for a day of upland bird hunting for quail, pheasants or chukar for the entire family, friends, or business associates.
Etowah Valley Game Preserve is located in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains encompasses more than 650 acres. There are eight distinct hunting area, ranging in size from 40 to 90 acres and are designed to accommodate hunters of all skill levels. Each area provides a different hunting experience, scenery, and challenges for all hunters to try including the physically impaired.
Professionally guided hunts with dogs, for half or full day hunts are available. The season runs from October 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. Now is the time to book for individual or group hunts. Plus, Etowah Valley has options for self-guided hunts as well as options to train your dogs for future hunting opportunities.
The preserve is committed to preserving the family upland game hunting tradition that is unique to Georgia and throughout the lower South. To that end, there are three unique packages available that are like none other.
Several great upland bird options to choose
Etowah Valley Game Preserve is committed to preserving the family upland game hunting tradition that is unique to Georgia and throughout the lower South. To that end, there are three unique packages available that are like none other.
Clays & Feathers—the most popular of the hunts—is done in cooperation with Etowah Valley Sporting Clays. The outing begins at 10 a.m. at the park with a 50-clay target shooting session on seven stations. A clays golf cart is included in the round. Targets will fly similar to the birds to be hunted that afternoon. Following a lunch, with the guide, the hunting action begins at the Etowah Valley Game Preserve. This package provides the best of two worlds by yielding a great time on the sporting clays course, a little warm-up practice and a great day afield.
Flush Hunts are available for up to four hunters in half- or full-day, in either guided or self-guided hunts. The hunts offer a choice of 4 pheasants, 8 chukkas or 12 quail that can be released in a straight shoot or mixed bag format. There is a maximum of four hunters. Plus, if you really into quail hunting, check out their Extreme Quail Hunt for a full day of hunting fun!
The British Hunt is an adaptation of an authentic British-style hunt, with pheasants pressed to fly over the hunters to provide challenging shots. The hunt is laid out in a semicircle with2 hunters at each of 7 stations. There are six pheasants released per hunter and 10- to 12 birds released as hunters rotate through the different stations. British hunts are held on Saturdays beginning in January on selected dates. Sign up for Etowah Valleys monthly eNewsletter as dates are announced.
Contact Etowah Valley Game Preserve Today and learn more. They offer several packages, cleaning of upland birds, and more.