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How To Reserve Next Years UGUIDE Pheasant Hunt

Hunters wanting to know when they can book a hunt for the following season will get that information here.  This details the Re-Booking process as well as those wishing to get on the Waitlist.

The UGUIDE system allows existing groups with a hunt booked in this current season to retain their hunt for as many years as they like (provided they are on good terms with the owners of their respective camp and are invited back to hunt). We call that the UGUIDE "Always Have a Place to Hunt" Feature (or first right refusal).  Exceptions are related to the Dynamic Waitlist - see details below.

In order to retain their hunt, the current group occupying a spot, would need to put in a deposit on their future years hunt within 14 days of the conclusion of their current years hunting trip. This time frame 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 the necessary deposit is not received in time (see schedule below), by the existing group at a property, then that pheasant camps availability is updated to an "A" (Available for Reservation) for that week on the UGUIDE Availability Page according to the schedule below. Once a camp is made available we pull from the cash wait-list deposits, in their priority order, to fill the open spots. This is the opportunity created where groups new to UGUIDE can get into the system. See more below.

PRIORITIZED CASH DEPOSIT WAIT LIST DEPOSIT PROCESS: Hunters can go online and book the hunt of their choice regardless if it shows as available or not (currently) and this will put you on the "wait-list" we maintain that has a priority preference, first come first serve, on camps that come available for the following years pheasant season. Booking involves making a 25% refundable deposit for the minimum group size at the camp your desire. If we are not able to find/award an acceptable camp/week option for your group, your deposit will be refunded back on your credit card, less the 3% paypal fee.

Here is the order in which we award hunts from our waitlist deposits:

1.) Owners Preference - If a camp owners has a group of their own they would like to take an open spot they would get preference.

2.) Dynamic Waitlist Option - Groups can make a competitive maximum offer for a given spot.  This offer will be presented to the owner for consideration as well as for the existing group in that spot to match.

3.) Groups at an existing camp that has a re-book deposit paid will get priority at that specific camp as openings come available (owners like keeping existing hunters at their property).

4.) Deposits made for that specific camp and week will next be awarded open spots as they come available. Preference will be given to the time that the deposit was made.

5.) Groups with cash deposits on hand can also submit 2nd and 3rd choices for various camps and weeks and as openings come available hunts will be awarded.

6.) Shared Waitlist Option - Groups that would like to hunt every other year can put in a request to be matched up with another group and share that spot and alternate years.

(3% Paypal Transaction Fee is non-refundable portion. If you send as a "Friend", or use the "E-Check" method in Paypal then we can refund 100% of your deposit in case we can not place your group in the hunt you want.) See all current UGUIDE payment options here.

For new groups booking with us we will extend the Early Bird 5% Discount. Book your next years pheasant hunt before the end of this season (Dec. 31) 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.

2025 Season 5% Early-Bird Discount & First Right of Refusal - Deposit Deadlines

(Note: These are also the dates, in 2024, of when the UGUIDE Availability page is updated each week for openings in the 2025 season)

Re-Book Deadlines for Current Season Groups (2024 Fall Season)
Week 1 Hunts - Nov. 4, 2024 5:00pm CST
Week 2 Hunts - Nov. 11, 2024 5:00pm CST
Week 3 Hunts - Nov. 18, 2024 5:00pm CST
Week 4 Hunts - Nov. 25, 2024 5:00pm CST
Week 5 Hunts - Dec. 2, 2024 5:00pm CST
Week 6 Hunts - Dec. 9, 2024 5:00pm CST
Week 8 Hunts - Dec. 16, 2024 5:00pm CST

2025 UGUIDE Season Hunting Dates Schedule

Week 1 - Oct 18-20, 2025

Week 2 - Oct 23-26, 2025

Week 3 - Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2025

Week 4 - Nov 5-8, 2025

Week 5 - Nov 12-15, 2025

Week 6 - Nov 19-22, 2025

Week 8 - Dec 4-7, 2025

*Thanksgiving 2025 Thursday Nov 27th