Just a Man and his Dog in nature
Green Gulch Ranch is a private hunting preserve located outside of Reno, NV., in the beautiful Sierra Valley. This unique property of 3800 acres has some very diverse habitat from open grass meadows to sage-covered hillsides. The creek, that meanders through the meadow provides additional cover of willows and wild rose. With this variety of suitable hunting areas, we can match the terrain to one’s physical limitations or preferences. Our goal is to offer you the most enjoyable experience while chasing our fast flying birds. Our breeder, Gary Alves from Glenn, produces the very best long-tailed pheasant and fast flying chukar. These birds, when released in our habitat, provide a challenging experience for both man and dog.
Licensed by the state as a Zone B club, we are granted an extended hunting season, which goes from October 1st. to March 31st. of the following year. One must have a California hunting license and Upland bird stamp. One day permits can be acquired from the Calif Fish and Wildlife website. Although we do not provide dogs for clients, we do have a list of rental hunting guides.
Pheasants and Chukar
Only The Best Birds
In order to ensure an enjoyable and challenging hunting experience, Green Gulch Ranch uses the highest quality and fastest ﬂying birds to provide the optimal sports performance. Our birds are raised by Gary Alves of Glen Ca., who is the supplier of choice for high-end bird clubs. His pens are planted with sudangrass to provide cover and protection. The result is all birds have exceptionally long tail feathers and solid wing feathers for better ﬂight. Once the pheasant and chukar arrive at the ranch they are fed a diet of wheat and protein pellets, which provides them with energy without unnecessary weight gain.
Birds are taken to the ﬁelds and hidden a half hour to 45 minutes prior to the hunters’ arrival. After checking in, hunters are escorted to their ﬁeld and the fun begins. Our clients are often surprised at how quickly the birds take ﬂight and challenge the shooters’ ability. There is nothing as exciting as watching a good dog scent a bird and listening to the crackle of a rooster taking ﬂight.
Highest Quality Shooting Experience
Besides the exceptional hunting, Green Gulch Ranch also oﬀers a variety of shooting opportunities with a riﬂe/pistol range and two trap and skeet ﬁelds. Both of these facilities are open year round, weather depending, and oﬀer exciting challenges to the avid shooter.
The riﬂe range is located towards the back of the canyon. The north facing covered range building is 12×50 with a concrete ﬂoor and 3 large heavy benches. The targets are set at 100-yard intervals out to 1000. There is also a 50-yard target which can be used for both riﬂe and pistol. The bullseyes were lasered in order to provide the optimum accuracy for precision shooting. Backstops are dirt mounds with 4×4 plywood sheets placed in the front. Each one of the stations also has a marked metal gong hanging from the left side. Gongs vary in size, the largest being at the 1000 yard mark and becoming smaller at the closer stations. Targets, sandbags, and stapler are on site. In order to keep the area clean and safe, there is also a magnetized stick for retrieving all shell casings.
The two trap, skeet, and ﬁve stand ﬁelds are on the west side of the ranch. Each ﬁeld is built to regulation standards with concrete walkways. The skeet throwers and ﬁve stand throwers are all recent vintage Promatics. The brand new trap machines are Pat Traps and are the best throwers available today. These expensive machines are hydraulically driven and can be set up to oscillate both up and down as well as side to side and even throw doubles. The ﬁelds are lit with sodium vapor lights for night shooting. These stadium lights are very eﬀective in creating a bright atmosphere. The manicured grounds have hand made benches placed strategically for resting and watching the participants. Gun racks are also located around the two ﬁelds for the safety and convenience of the shooters.
Two Full Trap & Skeet Fields
Green Gulch Ranch has two full trap and skeet fields, set to USTA standards with LaPorte throwers. The fields are illuminated by eight sodium vapor lights to make night shooting a viable option. The ranch has also purchased 12 additional LaPorte throwers in order to create a five stand venue. The five stand should be completed sometime this summer.
The trap and skeet area is open year round, weather permitting. Members can utilize this facility as an additional option to the hunt package or as a stand-alone package. See rates page.
Rifle Range Features
The newly completed north facing rifle range has targets from 50 to 1000 yards. Each target location was measured and lasered to exact distances from the concrete pad at the range building. The target stands have a 4×4 foot area for paper as well as a hanging gong on the left side. The gongs increase in size with distance, starting at 6 inches at a hundred to 24 inches at a thousand. The range building itself is a covered 12×50′ concrete slab with three heavy shooting tables.
The pistol range utilizes the same building with a large earthen backstop. Multiple targets are available for accuracy or games.
The Hunt Camp at Green Gulch Ranch
Hunt, Stay and Play
The Hunt Camp is a very comfortable house, situated in the middle of the ranch complex. With its rustic furniture, wood ﬂoors, and old barn wood walls, its the perfect place to relax after a successful outing. Outside, there is a gravel patio area with a bbq and Adirondack chairs surrounding a ﬁre pit overlooking the pond. The 10-acre pond has become a major loaﬁng area and nesting site for the Canadian geese and ducks that visit the ranch.
The house features three bedrooms, one with a queen and two with two singles, as well as two full baths, full kitchen and laundry room. Consequently, a group can be as self suﬃcient as they chose. There is also a one bedroom bunkhouse with ﬁre place for an extra guest. Complimentary breakfast and dinner are oﬀered with advance notice.
Often times, clients will arrive after lunch and spend the afternoon utilizing the trap and skeet or riﬂe range, then retire to the Hunt Camp for cocktails and dinner. Next morning, following breakfast, they can enjoy a morning and afternoon hunt for pheasant and chukar. Additional nights and birds can always be added to the usual package.