Upland Bird Hunting

Upland Bird Hunting At Sandy Run Hunt Co.

      The Sandy Run Hunt Co. game preserve sits on our Bluff City farm.  Around 600 acres filled with fencerows, timber edges, reintroduced prairies, CRP fields, food plots and strips.  We maintain outstanding cover to fit different styles of hunting and different levels of physical ability.  We keep the cover filled with great flying pheasant, quail, and chukars for a top quality hunting experience.  You can hunt with your own dogs or we can provide a guide and dogs to add to your enjoyable sporting hunt.

 2023 – 2024 Hours of Operation

Season Open September 30 to April 2
Reservations are preferred 7 days in advance.
Closed Christmas


Easiest Option:  Give me a text or email with your hunt information (number of hunters, if you have dogs or would like a guide and dogs, type and number of birds  you would like to hunt) and your budget for the hunt and I will work up the best deal for you.

You can either build your own hunt or choose from one of our combination hunts or full weekend/overnight hunts.  Must have $60 minimum in birds/hunter.

Standard ½ days hunt, 8:30 am – Noon   or    1:00 – 4.30 pm.

Guide and Dogs:  $60 tip for 1/2 day hunt per group. 

Advanced notice required for guide and dog.

 Bird Pricing

Pheasant:  $24/Each, 5 for $120

Chukar:  $18/Each, 7 for $120

Quail: $12/Each, 11 for $120

$120 Combinations:

3 Pheasant, 3 Chuckar

3 Pheasant 5 Quail

3 Chukar, 6 Quail

2 Pheasant, 2 Chukar and 4 Quail

Just pick the number and type of birds you would like:  Must have $60 minimum in birds/hunter

Overnight/Weekend/ 2 Day Hunts:

Come for an afternoon hunt and then relax in front of the clubhouse fire as we clean your birds, prepare your meals and get the dogs ready for the next day hunt. Enjoy 2 half day standard combination hunts, clay pigeon practice, evening meal, lodging, and breakfast for only $300/hunter during the week or $350/hunter for the weekend. Great way to enjoy the hunt and an incredible deal.
Guide and Dogs:  $120 tip for weekend hunt per group.  Advanced notice required for guide and dogs.

Specialty Hunts

At Sandy Run we have a few unique hunting options.  The Southern Illinois Grouse Hunt mimics hunting ruffed grouse in the north woods.  I set out chukar partridge throughout the timber and it’s as close as you can get to the real thing with out heading north.  This hunt is available November 22 to April 2.

Sandy Run also holds Continental Pheasant Shoots throughout the season.  Check out the Sandy Run Calendar to see which date is next.  These shoots are also available for private parties, just give me a call to arrange a Continental or Reverse Continental Shoot  for your outing. 


-All hunters must relax and have a safe enjoyable sporting hunt.

-No alcohol allowed on the premise during hunting hours.

-FOID card required for IL Residents

-Blaze Orange hat and vest required

-Hunting license, non-residents can purchase a game preserve only license over the counter or online at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.

-All hunters will be required to sign a hold harmless agreement before participating in a hunt.