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“The Best place I’ve found in Oregon”

Each year I spend 80 to 100 Days in the field and over the last 20 years I’ve found a few special places. Ruggs Ranch is one of them. Over the last few seasons, some of my best bird hunting memories have come from days I’ve spent with good friends at Ruggs. This might be the best place I’ve found in Oregon to hunt Hungarian Partridge, and the Pheasant and Chukar hunting is great, weather we opt to hunt the fields and draws or we go up into the rimrocks. But what makes Ruggs top-notch are the people – The chefs, the staff, the guides and guests. I’m proud to call them friends.

-Gary Lewis-

Author, Editor, Publisher and Host of
Frontier Unlimited TV

Thanks for the great week at Ruggs Ranch!


Just wanted to write a short note of thanks for the great week at Ruggs Ranch and in particular for the wonderful vest. I shall wear it with pride! Thanks for your support for those of us who wear the uniform. It is my great honor to wear it and we all appreciate the thanks we get. Thanks again and I’ll see you next year.

All the Best AB

Thank You for an Exemplary Job!

John and crew,

We are just back from our most recent visit and TV production and wanted to thank you for an exemplary jon. Ruggs is a unique experience, and the devotion to client service, lush habitat, and strong commitment to a quality hunt is second to none.

I have visited over 50 hunting and fishing lodges, including more than tw dozen Orvis-endorsed facilities, and can safely say you rank in the same lofty category. Your facilities are top-notch, staff goes out of their way to ensure a high-quality experience from lodging to bird dog performance.

And that’s before we add in the stunning scenery.

Please thank everyone who so ably assisted us in our most recent visit – we will be back soon!


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Scott Linden

We all Enjoyed Ourselves Immensely

Please extend my thanks to the staff for great couple of days. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely and found the accommodations and atmosphere wonderful. While it a very busy time of year for me, I am working at finding a way to book another hunt! Adam and Stacey were our guides. While everyone was pleasant and courteous, we spent the most time with these two gentlemen. They provided us with some great hunting and good conversation. Reggie’s gumbo recipe was superb, we all liked him before we sampled the gumbo but even more so after. No offense to anyone else but my personal favorite at Ruggs Ranch was Saturn J.
Hope to see you again before too long,



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.

Scott Linden
Wingshooting USA TV


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