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Information on Reserving Next Years Pheasant Hunt

Hunters wanting to know when they can book a hunt for the following season will get that information here.

The UGUIDE system allows hunters with a hunt booked in this current season to retain their hunt should they want to for as many years as they like.  We call that the UGUIDE "Always Have a Place to Hunt" Feature (or right of first refusal).

In order to do so they would need to put in a deposit on their future years hunt within 2 weeks of the conclusion of their current years hunting trip.  This timeframe is also required to take advantage of the 5% Early-Bird Booking Discount (new groups booking before Dec. 31 can also take advantage of the EB Discount).

If no deposit is received by the End Of Day (EOD), by the existing group at a property, then that pheasant camps availability is updated to an "A" for that week on the UGUIDE Availability Page according to the schedule below.

A New Discount for 2017 hunts is the extension of the Early Bird 5% Discount to a group booking for the first time. Book your 2017 pheasant hunt before the end of 2016 (Dec. 31 2016) and enter that discount option in the UGUIDE Online Scenario & Booking Tool when making your booking deposit of 25% down for the minimum group size.

PRIORITIZED WAIT LIST OPTION: Hunters can go online and book the hunt of their choice regardless if it shows as available or not and this will put you on the physical "waitlist" I maintain that has a priority preference, first come first serve, on camps that come available for the 2018 season.  Booking involves making a 25% fully refundable deposit (should an acceptable camp option not be available for your choosing) for the minimum group size at the camp your desire.  If we are not able to find an acceptable option for you, your deposit will be refunded back on your credit card in full.

NOTE:  The Thanksgiving Holiday historically falls in week 6 or 7 depending on the year and the first right of refusal is tied to which ever week the holiday lands in, not the week. So for example, if you hunt week 6 2018 and want rebook the week with the holiday in it for 2019 you will get the first right of refusal on week 7 which contains the holiday in 2019.

2018 Season 5% Early-Bird Discount & First Right of Refusal - Deposit Deadlines

(Note:  These are also the dates, in 2017, of when the UGUIDE Availability page is updated each week for 2018 openings)

Week 1 Hunts - Nov. 6,  5:00 pm CST

Week 2 Hunts - Nov. 13, 5:00 pm CST

Week 3 Hunts - Nov. 20, 5:00 pm CST

Week 4 Hunts - Nov. 27, 5:00 pm CST

Week 5 Hunts - Dec. 4,  5:00 pm CST

Week 6 Hunts - Dec. 11, 5:00 pm CST

Week 7 Hunts - Dec. 18, 5:00 pm CST

Week 8 Hunts - Dec. 25, 5:00 pm CST

Week 9 Hunts - Jan. 1,    5:00 pm CST

 2017 UGUIDE Season Hunting Dates Schedule

2017 Dates (range of days you can hunt that week)
Week 1 - Oct 21-23, 2017
Week 2 - Oct 26-29, 2017
Week 3 - Nov. 1-4, 2017
Week 4 - Nov 7-11, 2017
Week 5 - Nov 14-18, 2017
Week 6 - Nov 21-27 (Thanksgiving is Nov. 23rd), 2017
Week 7 - Nov 29-Dec. 3, 2017
Week 8 - Dec 5-10, 2017
Week 9 - Dec 12-17, 2017