Hatt’s Ranch Newsletter 2015
Dear friends and members of Hatt’s Ranch,
We are excited to begin our 39th year of operation as an upland game bird hunting destination. We will open Thursday, October 1st and be open everyday excluding Thanksgiving day, Christmas day and Mondays.
Exciting news this year is that through hard work and a little luck we have had the best wild hatch that we have seen in many years. The cover is maybe the best that we have ever seen on the ranch and there are literally scores of wild hatch birds. We have seen hens leading anywhere from 5 to 13 young birds around. They are getting big now and will be fun to hunt. If you are interested in these wild hatch, please come in the first 2 weeks from the opener. There are probably between 300 and 400 wild hatch, but it doesn’t take long to trim these numbers. These birds can be hunted at regular pricing and you can augment your hunt with released birds if you’d like. The 3 bird minimum per hunter per day still applies.
We will be offering the Hen Hunt again this year during the entire month of October and ending on November 7th. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of our offering this hunt, we are offering it for the same price that we did in 1990. For $150 per hunter we will release and you can harvest up to 20 hens per hunter. Roosters and chukars harvested are regular pricing. The hunt starts at 9 am and ends at noon.
The pricing for regular hunts this year is as follows:
3 rooster package – $75 per hunter
5 rooster package – $120 per hunter
7 rooster package – $160 per hunter
Private Party Hunt – $3300 per day – 150 roosters
If you want to super size this hunt, we will release an additional 50 roosters at $21 per bird or a total of 200 roosters for $4350. These hunts are the best value.
Private Party Hunts are becoming increasingly popular. Bring your family, friends, employees or clients and your group has the entire ranch to themselves for the day. Bring with you as many or as few hunters as you would like. This year will be releasing at least 3 Reeve’s or Reeve’s / ringneck cross roosters per private hunt. These birds are extremely hard flying and have very long tails (32” – 42”)
We will also release Reeves on regular hunts at $50 per bird.
If you have a dog, we encourage you to bring it, if you need a dog you can use ours at the same rates as last year.
Dogs and handler – 1-2 hunters – $75 for up to 3 hours hunting
3-4 hunters – $100 for up to 3 hours hunting
5-6 hunters – $125 for up to 3 hours hunting
We can accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express
You can bring your own lunch with you or we can provide a limited variety of Subway sandwiches at the rate of $10 per person. Lunch includes subway sandwiches, chips and drinks. Please ask for this when making your reservation.
If you are making a reservation, please call Royd on his cell at 435-749-9992.
The old clubhouse phone is antiquated technology and cannot be fixed anymore.
Visit our website at hattranch.com. We will be updating it soon.
For the information of all, we are selling a portion of our hatching equipment and hatchery this year. This has NO affect on our hunting club. Instead of hatching 500,000 chicks annually and selling them throughout the intermountain west, we will be hatching 50,000 pheasant chicks annually for use only at Hatt’s Ranch hunting club.