Join us for two days at The Preserve at Crooked Run for an all-inclusive weekend of everything upland hunting—covering everything from dog handling, tactics, habitat, and more. During your tenure with us, you will learn everything you need to know for a successful hunt in the uplands of Virginia.
Outstanding from start to finish!! Wes and Preston worked tirelessly to provide us with everything we needed to have a great time and an incredible experience!! We had 4 guys with different skill levels in our party, and both guides tailored their feedback to each of our unique needs. In addition, they provided us with top-level equipment to keep us comfortable and a nice lunch break. I would recommend this company to anyone!
The Preserve at Crooked Run has several cabins and glamping cottages with everything you need for a comfortable stay during your weekend with us. Unwind around the fire each day with a cold beverage and good company. We have fishing gear and paddling equipment available for those who'd like to fish our lake stocked with largemouth bass and rainbow trout.
Wes loves guiding and teaching clients something new and something better that maybe they've never done before—to shoot that unforgettable bird. With decades of experience hunting upland birds and training bird dogs, Wes is a true outdoorsman who specializes in providing an incredible experience and professional instruction for bird hunters and fly anglers alike.
Tommy is one of the managing members of The Preserve at Crooked Run. He has a passion for creating a diverse upland habitat for birds to thrive while presenting an exciting and unique experience for his clients. Tommy also enjoys training and working his two German Shorthaired Pointers, Bo and Huck. When he is not in the field, Tommy enjoys spending time with his wife Taylor, and three children Addison, Ty and Berkley.
The trip is two days, two nights. Arrive the morning of day one and everything is taken care of until you leave the morning after night two.
Day one is all about instruction, training, education, and practice. Within the controlled environment of The Preserve, we'll be going over everything you need to be a successful upland bird hunter.
Day two we will be putting your training to the test with a controlled Preserve Hunt for quail or pheasant. The Preserve at Crooked Run does an incredible job of emulating real, wild hunts.
The Intro to Upland Hunting weekends are specially catered to the instruction of the discipline, therefore we're limiting our group sizes to four hunters. This ensures each hunter is getting the best education possible during their time with us.
Yes! It's encouraged! We will be teaching essential bird dog commands, control techniques, and more!
Of course! Bring your wife, partner, kids, or anyone you'd like! Each Intro to Upland Weekend has a maximum capacity of four hunters.
All of the gear you'll need to be comfortable in the field and in the woods. Our guides and instructors will be in contact with you leading up to your stay regarding the weather. If you're brining dogs, be sure to bring everything you'll need to fully care for them during your stay with us.
Yes, we require a 50% deposit that can be paid online, over the phone, or via check in the mail.
Yes! The Preserve at Crooked Run has varying terrain suited for all types of upland hunters.
Here in the mountains of Virginia, we can endure some heavy rains, flooding, and snow. We do our best to plan around the weather but if for any reason we need to cancel or postpone your trip due to unsafe conditions, we will work with you to figure out a better date or get you a refund.
To get a refund on your deposit, cancellations must be made at least two weeks before the booked trip date.
Of course! We can process your birds for you and package them for transport home or cook them for your group at the lodge. Additionally, we have a few recommended taxidermists in the area if you'd like a mount.
Every Intro To Upland weekend can be extended for groups to get more time in the woods and with our guides. See our current rates below and use the form to book your weekend with us.