4R Continental Pheasant Shoot in Texas
“Pure fun with a shotgun!” - Those were the words that longtime friend & customer Ryan Cain used to describe his experience on one of the first Pheasant Shoots we did in 2021. We knew when we launched this experience last year we had to do something different, something that felt like a real driven pheasant shoot and not the run-of-the-mill tower shoot. Most important, it had to be fun! Based on customer reactions from last year, this experience surpassed all expectations!
South Texas Pheasant Hunt
~ What to Expect ~
The setting for the shoot is in the heart of the ranch along Bear Springs. There are 10 pegs, or stations, and 6 of those pegs are in the dry creek bottom of Bear Springs. The other 4 pegs are set behind the creek bed, roughly 40 yards behind the front line. The setup is extremely safe!
The pegs in the creek have a very narrow shooting alley. In front of you, is a 40’ bluff congested with elms, oaks, and cedars. Behind you are 50’ & 100’ elms and oaks. The dry creek itself is 15-20 yards wide, so when the pheasants pass over the front line, it is very fast shooting. The birds that make it past the front line will have reached maximum cruising speed and altitude once they reach the 4 pegs on the back line, so good luck! The birds are released from a launch station on the bluff overlooking the dry creek, but are not visible to the shooters at any time.
Before we start the shoot, we draw for peg positions 1-10. Once the guides/bird shaggers get everyone set, we start the shoot. 17 pheasants are released per rotation, and after the last bird is released in the rotation, we give the signal and everyone rotates to the next peg position. Everyone will have the opportunity to experience each peg position.
After the first 5 rotations, we take a 10-15 minute break. This allows the bird shaggers and the 6-8 English Cockers we will have in the field time to round up all the long fall birds.
After the shoot is over and the dogs have fetched up the last bird, we take a group photo. From there, we return to the lodge where Jill will have a delicious Southern Style Brunch ready for everyone to enjoy.
Happy group of hunters after an outstanding day
The itinerary for the 4R Pheasant Shoot is as follows:
- 8:00am arrive at the lodge
- 8:15am guides arrive at the lodge and go over rules of engagement
- 8:25am load up in the 4R hunting rigs and proceed to the field
- 8:45am shoot begins
- 11:00am wrap up the shoot
- 11:15am brunch is served
- 12:00pm depart
We are offering this experience from Mid-September through the first week of November.
10 shooters is the optimal number. We can accommodate up to 14 shooters, but no fewer than 10.
Texas Pheasant Hunt Package
The 4R Pheasant Shoot is a perfect family, friends, or corporate event. The vibe is as Ryan said best, Pure Fun with a Shotgun!
$595 per gun
*This price is all-inclusive including the cleaning and packaging of birds.
*The optimal shot size for this shoot is 6 shot or 7.5 shot.
*Eye protection is mandatory
*Camo is the attire for this shoot. No blaze orange!
*Break-action guns only!
*Bring your chokes. You might find it necessary to switch chokes at some point in the shoot.