Upland Bird Hunting

Upland Bird Hunting At Sandy Run Hunt Co.

      The Sandy Run Hunt Co. game preserve sits on our Bluff City farm.  Over 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.

 2022 – 2023 Hours of Operation

Season Open October 1to April 2
Reservations are preferred 7 days in advance.
Closed Christmas


Easiest Option:  Give me a text, email or call with your hunt information (number of hunters, dogs, 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, 10 for $220

Chukar:  $18/Each, 7 for $120, 14 for $220

Quail: $12/Each, 11 for $120, 22 for $220

$120 Combinations:

3 Pheasant, 3 Chuckar or 3 Pheasant 5 Quail or

3 Chukar, 7 Quail or 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 $280/hunter during the week or $320/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 3.

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.

Video Your Hunt

You can also enjoy your hunt on video.  For $20 per hunt you can get your hunt on video this season, Sandy Run will offer two options.  If you have a guided hunt, your guide can record video that we can edit and send you a link to your finished video.  Or for an unguided hunt you can rent one of our GoPro cameras to record your hunt.  You can record your hunt and take the SD card home with you to make your own hunting videos.  


-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.