PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

Prior To Arrival 2017-04-18T20:17:51+00:00
prior arrival image 01
prior arrival image 02
prior arrival image 03

The Ruggs Ranch team is driven to exceed your expectations and are happy to provide many amenities that help to make you stay with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. It is well known when you are planning and traveling for a hunting trip that you are sure to forget something. To help with your planning, following are a couple “Things to Bring” lists we’ve put together with the hope they may help you to remember the things we suggest you bring along for your hunt with us.

Things to Bring for Upland Bird Hunting at Ruggs Ranch

• Shotgun – Hunters discression – We offer Shotguns for rent.
• Shotgun Shells are included in the hunt price. Please let us know in advance if you have a unique caliber and we will have it for you when you arrive.
• Recommended hunting attire-
– Orange Hunting Vest
– Propper hunting footware – Waterproof boots with good ankle support
– Comfortable alternate footware for around the lodge as we ask that all hunting footware be left in the Trophy Room
– Protective Shooting Glasses
– Ear Protection
– Waterproof/Windproof Jacket
– Warm Socks
– Rain Gear
– Upland Brush Pants or Chaps
– Gloves – Hunting and/or Shooting
– Hat/Head protection for both cold and warm weather
• Casual Clothing for relaxing around the lodge – We ask that boots remain in the Trophy Room
• Toiletries – Tooth Brush, Toothpaste and Sunscreen
• Camera – Don’t forget your battery charger

We suggest planning for variable climates. Plan to dress with multiple layers that can be removed. Please be prepared for sunny, rainy or snowy conditions and temperature ranges from 25 to 85 degrees depending on the time if the year.

Things to bring for Rifle Hunting at Ruggs Ranch

• Scoped Rifle with appropriate caliber to accommodate shots up to 400 yards. (Longer shots are possible)
• Ammunition – Caliber is at Hunters Discretion
• Sleeping Bag with a pillow-”Butler Bag” outfitting sleeping bags are available for purchase in our pro shop
• Proper Hunting Clothing – Camo, multiple layers, warm socks and rain gear
• Proper hunting footware – Waterproof Hunting/Hiking Boots with good ankle support
• Gloves for hunting/shooting
• Hat/Head protection for cold and warm weather
• Skinning/Gutting Knife
• GPS
• Binoculars
• Range Finder
• Flashlight
• Head Lamp
• Spare Batteries
• Scent Eliminator
• Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen
• Towel for showering
• Camera – Don’t forget your battery charger
• Black long-sleeve shirt for blind hunting
• Hunting Back Pack to carry your personal items while on your hunt

We suggest planning for variable climates. Plan to dress with multiple layers that can be removed. Please be prepared for sunny, rainy or snowy conditions and temperature ranges from 0 to 85 degrees depending on the time if the year.

Things to bring for Archery Hunting at Ruggs Ranch

• Bow – Guidelines are listed in the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Hunting Regulations (Page 30)
• Arrows with fixed-blade broad heads – As listed in ODFW Hunting Regulations
• Sleeping Bag with a pillow-”Butler Bag” outfitting sleeping bags are available for purchase in our pro shop
• Proper Hunting Clothing – Camo, multiple layers, warm socks and rain gear
• Proper hunting footware – Waterproof Hunting/Hiking Boots with good ankle support
• Gloves for hunting/shooting
• Hat/Head protection for cold and warm weather
• Skinning/Gutting Knife
• GPS
• Binoculars
• Range Finder
• Flashlight
• Head Lamp
• Spare Batteries
• Scent EliminatorToiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen
• Towel for showering
• Camera – Don’t forget your battery charger
• Black long-sleeve shirt for blind hunting

We suggest planning for variable climates. Plan to dress with multiple layers that can be removed. Please be prepared for sunny, rainy or snowy conditions and temperature ranges from 0 to 85 degrees depending on the time if the year.

Important Notes

• Tags, license and gratuities are not included in the hunt price.

• Our guests can fly into Portland International Airport, Tri-Cities Airport, or Redmond Airport.

• Private aircraft can fly into Pendleton, Pasco, or Lexington Municipal Airport (Lexington is a short 25 minute drive to ranch)

• Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife establishes dates that may change based on each individual calendar year.

OREGON TAG AND LICENSE PRICING WILL BE AVAILABLE EACH JANUARY

John,

I have been to almost a hundred hunting and fishing lodges in my television career, some good, some not, several abysmal and very few exceptional. The list of those who consistently deliver on their promise of excellent hunting and hospitality is short. Ruggs Ranch belongs in that top tier.

Over and above everything (actually, I guess it would be under everything) is the land. I have never seen such variety and sheer volume. One of the reasons my viewers cite for going hunting is to be enveloped in natural beauty. Ruggs has it in spades, from stately timber strands and hushed forests, to limitless vistas of sage and bunchgrass. Thank goodness your string includes cockers for the wicked-thick bunchgrass and riparian areas, and horses for the big-sky chukar hills.

That abundant and high quality habitat leads to incredible hunting. Wild chukars, valley quail and Huns in their native surroundings, elk, deer, turkey ghosting through the pines, and of course pheasants skulking in the CRP and crops. It only gets better when you hunt horseback.

Your staff is top-drawer, driven to meet the needs of guests. Guides go out of their way to help, Gene takes dogs to the highest level, Vicky in the office is relentless in her attention to detail, and of course, Keith’s food is to die for. I warn you every time I visit that you’d better count your cocker spaniels before I leave because someday I will dognap one!

As their leader you’ve instilled in staff a willingness to go the extra mile and strive for excellence. A successful businessman told me years ago that the key to success was to be ten percent better than one’s competitors. In every respect Ruggs is that, or more.

Every time we broadcast an episode at Ruggs, my viewers express awe at the vastness, the “westernness” of Ruggs Ranch. It is every hunter’s dream to “cowboy up,” explore the wild west, be part of our rugged bast. Nowhere but at Ruggs can one live the dream.

Sincerely,
Scott Linden
Creator/host
Wingshooting USA TV

Read More Testimonials
image01

Your Adventure Awaits

Ruggs Ranch offers the best experience of wild bird and big game
hunting west of the Mississippi. Get lost & find yourself in one of
America’s most spectacular backyards. Over 80,000 acres of true
American freedom awaits for you to carve out your legacy.

Getting Started

Call Us at (541) 676-5390
or
Fill Out this Quick Form and
We’ll Contact You with more information.