UPLAND GAME BIRD HUNTS
October 1 – March 31
What To Expect
More About Our Hunts
Kiowa Creek Sporting Club is located just 15 miles east of the Denver metro area, providing exceptional upland game bird hunts just a short drive from home. Our bird hunts are not only perfect for an adventure with family and friends but also a unique way to entertain clients. Our professional guides release pheasant, chukar, and quail on prime Colorado hunting grounds, ensuring a quality bird hunting experience for hunters of all ages.
~All prices are subject to change.~
Member Hunt Pricing:
Members may choose from the following two pricing options for upland bird hunts:
Option A: Monthly Member Hunt Special
With a minimum of 3 hunters, members can take advantage of a different special offered each month during hunting season, October through March. Special pricing is available to members and their guests and applies to all hunters in the group. Additional birds may be added at regular member rates.
October Member Hunt Special
$205 per hunter
Who: Members and their guests, with a minimum of 3 hunters.
What: 7 pheasant released per hunter, includes guide & dog for group.
When: Half Day Hunts conducted October 1-31, 2022.
How much: $205.00 per hunter with a minimum of 3 hunters.
This special is offered only on half-day hunts conducted in October 2022. The member special applies to all hunters in the group. Additional upland birds are available at regular member rates. Corporate birds may not be substituted for this special but may be added to the total bird count.
Option B: Build Your Own Package
Step 1: Choose a minimum of 5 birds per person:
|Member Bird Prices|
*We ask that all hunters have experience hunting quail in order to include them in your hunt.
Step 2: Choose Guide & Dog or Guide Only (if you have your own dog):
|Guide and Dog||$95|
Non-Member Hunt Pricing:
Non-Member Hunt Package – $225 per hunter
For half-day upland bird hunts of 2 or more hunters, each hunter chooses either 5 pheasant or 7 chukar for release. This package includes a guide and the use of a club dog. Additional birds may be added at the non-member per-bird rate.
Example: A 3 person hunt could have 2 hunters choosing pheasant and 1 hunter choosing chukar, meaning there would be 10 pheasant and 7 chukar released in the field.
Weekday Non-Member Hunt Special – $195 per hunter
For half-day upland bird hunts with 3 or more hunters booked on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, each hunter chooses either 5 pheasant or 7 chukar for release. This package includes a guide and the use of a club dog. Additional birds may be added at the non-member per-bird rate. (This special weekday pricing is not applicable during the weeks of the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Holidays.)
|Non-Member Add-On Birds|
*We ask that all hunters have experience hunting quail in order to include them in your hunt.
For single non-member hunts, please call 303.644.4627 for pricing.
Bird Cleaning Pricing:
There is no charge for you to clean your own birds at our fully stocked cleaning station, but if you wish to have your guide clean them for you, the following rates apply.
|Bird Cleaning by Guide|
|Whole Bird||$6.50 each|
|Breasted Bird||$4.50 each|
Before Reserving Your Hunt
Please keep the following in mind before booking your hunt:
- We conduct our half-day upland hunts October 1 – March 31. Hunts run approximately three hours. Morning and afternoon hunts begin at 8am and 1pm respectively, with check-in 15 minutes prior to start time.
- Hunting parties are limited to no more than 5 people per field. If you have more than 5 hunters, you may reserve additional fields.
- Proof of hunter safety is required for all hunters. Please check to make sure everyone is able to provide this proof. A hunting license is not required. See the Hunter Safety section of our FAQs for more information.
- Please provide the full names of all your hunters if possible so that we can check our system for their release forms and proof of hunter safety prior to your hunt.
- At the time of booking, we will ask what birds you would like for your hunt, so please talk with your other hunters about their choices. But don’t worry – we can always make changes to your birds up to and including the day before your hunt.
Members may choose from two options:
Option A: With a minimum of 3 hunters, choose the monthly member hunt special. Additional birds may be added to the member special at the regular member per-bird rate. See our Rates section, or
Option B: Build your own package by selecting 5 birds of any combination per hunter and adding either the guide and dog fee or the guide only fee.
For non-members, our hunt package for 2 or more hunters allows each hunter to choose from 5 pheasant or 7 chukar and includes a guide and club dog. Additional birds may be added at the non-member per-bird rate. See our Rates section. For single non-member hunts, please call 303.644.4627 for pricing.
- A credit card number is required to reserve your hunt. We ask that a physical card be present for payment after the hunt. We also accept cash payment.
- Fees will apply if you cancel or reschedule your hunt within 48 hours of its start time and range from 25% to 100% of the hunt, depending on how close to the hunt start time the cancellation is made.
- Please call 303.644.4627 for reservations and availability.
How to Book
Call 303.644.4627 at least 48 hours in advance to book your hunt, although we recommend calling as early as possible to ensure availability. Before calling, please confirm all hunters can provide proof of hunter safety. A credit card number is required to reserve your spot. Note that fees will apply if you cancel or reschedule your hunt within 48 hours of its start time. Please read Before Reserving Your Hunt above.
Our half-day hunts run approximately 3 hours.
- Morning Hunt: 8am-11am
- Afternoon Hunt: 1pm-4pm
What to Expect for Hunts
Before You Arrive
Please communicate the following requirements to all hunters:
- All hunters should complete our online release form ahead of time and attach proof of hunter safety in the designated area on the form. If you have already completed the release without attaching proof of hunter safety, please email a copy to email@example.com as you cannot add it to your release after the fact.
- Proof of hunter safety is required for all hunters. Hunters must bring proof if we do not have it recorded ahead of time. Please see the Hunter Safety section of our FAQs for more information.
- A hunting license is NOT required at Kiowa Creek. You are covered by our commercial game park license.
- You must wear either a blaze orange cap or vest.
- Shot size can be no larger than 6 (6 and 7.5 are okay; 5 is too big). No magnum or high brass loads are allowed. Maximums are 1-1/8 oz. load, 2-3/4” shell, 3-1/4 dram.
- All gratuities for your guide must be in cash. We cannot put a guide’s tip on a credit card, and we do not have an ATM. Please see the tipping section of our FAQs for helpful information on tipping your guide.
- We have a 48-hour policy for canceling or rescheduling a hunt. If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of the hunt, fees will be charged. Fees range from 25% to 100% of the hunt, depending on how close to the hunt start time the cancellation is made.
We will give you a confirmation call the day before your hunt. This is the last day you may make changes to your bird count/selection or your number of hunters.
When You Arrive
Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your hunt start time. Park in the lot in front of the clubhouse and keep guns in your vehicle. All hunters must check in with our front desk staff. We will confirm that we have release forms and proof of hunter safety on file for everyone. Please have proof of hunter safety with you if you have not already provided it to us or confirmed that we have it recorded. You may pick up gun rentals and purchase any ammo, hats, etc., that you need prior to your hunt, and we will add these items to your tab. You will return to the clubhouse after the hunt to settle up.
Your guide will come to the clubhouse to meet you. He will go over some safety items, and you will then follow him to the hunt field in your own vehicle.
After the Hunt
We have a fully stocked cleaning station where you can clean your own birds. If you prefer, your guide can clean your birds for you. The cleaning charge is $5 per whole bird or $3.50 per breasted bird. Your guide can also show you how to clean your own birds.
We encourage you to tip your guide at the conclusion of your hunt as these professionals rely on gratuity as a part of their income. Please see the tipping section of our FAQs for helpful information on tipping your guide.
Please return to the clubhouse before you clean your birds to pay for your hunt and any other items added to your tab. We are happy to divide the total between your hunters at your request. We ask that you provide a physical credit card for payment (or pay cash) as we do not typically process charges using the credit card number provided for your reservation. Feel free to relax in our comfortable clubhouse after your hunt.
Please see our Upland Hunting FAQs for more information about our Upland Game Bird Hunts.
More About Our Hunts
Kiowa Creek Sporting Club conducts half-day upland game bird hunts six months a year (October 1 – March 31). Our ideal location along Kiowa Creek is just a short drive from Denver, providing you with a practical alternative to expensive out-of-state hunts. We eliminate travel time and expenses such as transportation, lodging, meals, and out-of-state licenses. Now you can enjoy a complete upland hunting experience right here in Colorado!
Across the country, open spaces that were once available to hunters are disappearing, making it increasingly difficult to find places to hunt. With plenty of prime game bird habitat on our
property, you’re sure to have the opportunity to shoot pheasant, chukar, and quail that have been released for your hunt. At Kiowa Creek, all our upland hunts are guided and may include one of our professionally trained dogs, or you have the option of using your own dog. Regardless, you will have the pleasure of knowing that a day in the field will produce an abundance of upland birds and fond memories. Afterward, you can relax in our comfortable clubhouse as you recount the day with your hunting companions.
Both members and non-members can enjoy hunting a choice of pheasant, chukar, and quail with our affordable hunt packages and add-on options, so whether you are interested strictly in pheasant hunting or would like a variety of birds in your field, we can meet your needs. At our club, you pay for birds released rather than what you harvest. While we make no guarantees as to how many birds you will see or shoot, all birds found during the hunt are fair game, and any extra birds harvested are a bonus!
Would you like to warm up a bit before your afternoon hunt? No problem! We have three sporting clays stations conveniently located by the clubhouse where you can practice. You are also welcome to shoot sporting clays after your morning hunt. For more information, please see our Sporting Clays page.
To reserve a hunt, give us a call at 303.644.4627 a minimum of 48 hours in advance, and we will walk you through the booking process. The only requirement is proof of hunter safety for all hunters, whether issued by Colorado or any other state. We look forward to hosting your next bird hunt!
Our professional guides and their first-class hunting dogs bring invaluable passion and experience to your hunt.
Upland Bird Hunting FAQs
Do I have to be a member to bird hunt at Kiowa Creek?
You do not have to be a member. We have pricing for both members and non-members.
What is the cost of a bird hunt?
How do I make reservations for a bird hunt?
Please call 303.644.4627 at least 48 hours in advance to reserve your hunt. We do not take reservations online or by email. See Before Reserving Your Hunt for more information.
What are your upland bird hunting requirements?
Proof of hunter safety is required. Hunters must bring proof if we do not have it recorded ahead of time. Please see the hunter safety section below.
A hunting license is NOT required to hunt at Kiowa Creek. You are covered by our commercial game park license.
You must wear either a blaze orange cap or vest.
Shot size can be no larger than 6 (6 and 7.5 are okay; 5 is too big). No magnum or high brass loads are allowed. Maximums are 1-1/8 oz. load, 2-3/4” shell, 3-1/4 dram.
All gratuities for the guide must be in cash. We cannot put a guide’s tip on a credit card, and we have no ATM.
We have a 48-hour policy for canceling or rescheduling a hunt. If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of the hunt, fees will be charged. Fees range from 25% to 100% of the hunt, depending on how close to the hunt start time the cancellation is made.
What time do hunts start and how long do they last?
Hunts start at 8:00am and 1:00pm and run approximately three hours. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to your hunt start time.
Can I arrive late?
In most cases, we will not start a bird hunt until all members of the hunt party have arrived. Late arrival may shorten your hunt.
Do I need to have a small game license?
You do not need any type of hunting license to hunt on our property as we have a commercial game park license. Hunter safety, however, is required.
How many hunters can we have in our group?
You may have up to five hunters per field. If you have more than five hunters, you may reserve additional fields to accommodate them.
Can two people share a gun?
Shared shotguns are not allowed. Determine who your hunters will be prior to your hunt; guns cannot be switched between hunters.
Can my children hunt or walk with me?
There is no age requirement for children hunting, but they must also have proof of hunter safety and be listed on a guardian’s release. Any children (and adults) who do not have a hunter safety card may still walk along on a hunt with the understanding that they must be able to walk with the group through the end of the hunt and follow the guide’s instructions. They must also wear blaze orange. Please consider carefully whether it is appropriate to bring any children.
Do I have to have a guide for my hunt?
Yes, all hunts are guided to ensure everyone’s safety. You may, however, bring your own dog if you like.
Can I request a particular guide for my hunt?
Yes, you may request a guide. We will do our best to get that guide for you, but we cannot guarantee availability. Please let us know if you will accept another guide or would prefer to reschedule.
Should I tip my guide?
It is customary to tip guides for service you appreciate. You may consider tipping on a percentage basis (typically starting at 15-20%) or per hunter (we suggest $25 per gun as a starting point). Please tip as you feel comfortable, according to your level of satisfaction. All tips must be in cash as we cannot put gratuity on a credit card and do not have an ATM.
Can I bring my own dog?
Yes, you may bring your own dog. Please note that guide and dog are included in non-member hunt packages and member specials, and the prices of these hunt packages do not change if you choose to not use the guide’s dog. Your dog must stay under control and within your field.
What game birds do you have?
We generally have pheasant, chukar, and quail available throughout the hunting season. For non-members, quail are only available as add-on birds. We require that all hunters have prior experience hunting quail in order to include them in a hunt. Please see our Rates section for information on available hunt packages.
Do I have to pay for birds I don’t shoot? Am I charged for extras?
We charge for the birds that are planted in the field, regardless of how many birds are shot. Any additional birds in the field that you shoot are considered bonus birds, and there is no charge for them.
Do you have a bird cleaning station? Is cleaning included?
We have a fully stocked cleaning station. You are welcome to clean your own birds or have the guide clean them for you at an extra per-bird charge ($5/whole bird or $3.50/breasted bird). We do not pluck birds.
How many hunt fields do you have, and what is their terrain?
We have four hunt fields that are each roughly 100 acres – two along the creek bed, one with a draw, and one that has flatter, more accessible terrain. All fields have native cover and planted cover.
Can I request a particular hunt field?
You may request a field, but we cannot guarantee your request as field designations are determined just before the hunts begin based on a number of factors.
What should I wear for my hunt?
A blaze orange hat or vest is required. Beyond that, we encourage you to check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing, footwear, and gloves, including extra layers that may be changed as conditions fluctuate.
What if the weather forecast looks bad?
We hunt regardless of weather. In fact, cold weather may improve your hunt! In the case of extreme weather causing cancellation, we will call you early the morning of the hunt to notify you. Please note this is rare—we hunt in snow and normally only cancel if conditions are so severe that roads are closed and you would not be able to get to our facility. If you are concerned about conditions, please keep an eye on the forecast and keep our 48-hour cancellation policy in mind.
Can I make changes to my hunt?
You may cancel or reschedule your hunt without penalty by calling us at 303.644.4627 at least 48 hours before your hunt start time. You may make changes to your bird selection/count and number of hunters up to and including the day before your hunt. You may substitute hunters on the day of your hunt as long as all hunters provide us with the required proof of hunter safety.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my hunt?
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call 303.644.4627 at least 48 hours before your hunt start time. If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your hunt, fees will be charged. Fees range from 25% to 100% of the hunt, depending on how close to the hunt start time the cancellation is made. If we do not answer, please leave a voicemail as this will date and time stamp your call. Please do not cancel via email.
Do you have lunch available?
We are currently not serving lunch but do have coffee, soft drinks, and snacks available. You are welcome to bring your own food to enjoy outside or in our great room as long as all food is already prepared and packaged in individual servings.
Hunter Safety (Hunter Education Course) FAQs
Do I have to have hunter safety to hunt at Kiowa Creek?
Proof of hunter safety is required for both children and adults hunting on our property. If you are filling out our digital release form for the first time, please attach a photo or scan of your proof in the designated place on the first page of the release form. If you have already completed a release, please email your proof to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not provide us with your proof of hunter safety ahead of time, be sure to have it with you when you check in for your hunt. You will not be allowed to hunt if proof of hunter safety is not provided.
What will you accept as proof of hunter safety?
A hunter safety card from any state.
A current or expired hunting license from any state with the hunter safety number clearly identified on it. For Colorado, the number is located in the upper section of a game license after the word “FIREARM.” It is not the CID number. A hunter safety number is usually not on a fishing license.
Please note we must see one of these official documents and cannot accept a hunter safety number on its own.
Isn’t my C.I.D. number proof of hunter safety?
A C.I.D. number is simply a unique identification number provided to you by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Hunter safety is not required to obtain a C.I.D. number and is therefore not proof of hunter safety.
I was born before January 1, 1949. Do I still have to have hunter safety?
We allow the same exemption as the State of Colorado, so hunter safety is not required if you are born prior to January 1, 1949. Instead, please provide identification showing your date of birth.
Are there any other exceptions from the hunter safety requirement?
Hunter safety is virtually always required. If you have any questions, please call 303.644.4627 to discuss your circumstances.
I live in another state that does not require hunter safety. Can I hunt at Kiowa Creek?
Hunter safety is virtually always required, but please call 303.644.4627 if you wish to discuss your circumstances.
What if I don’t have physical proof of hunter safety?
Talk to your state’s governing authority to obtain a re-issued card. If time is short, you may choose to purchase a Colorado small game license as this will only be issued if your hunter safety has been verified by the state.
How can I get a duplicate of my hunter safety card?
Colorado Parks and Wildlife may re-issue your card if your hunter education course was taken in Colorado; visit https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HE-CardReplacement.aspx. Otherwise, contact the wildlife division of the state that issued your original card.
Can’t you confirm my hunter safety with the State of Colorado?
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will not confirm an individual’s hunter safety for us over the phone, and there is no way for us to confirm it online.
How can I find a hunter safety course?
Contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife for information: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HunterEducation.aspx
What ammo can I use for hunting at Kiowa Creek?
Ammo must be no larger than size 6 shot (6 and 7-1/2 are okay; 5 is too big). No magnum or high brass loads are allowed. Maximums are 1-1/8 oz. load, 2-3/4” shell, 3-1/4 dram.
Is steel shot required?
You may use either steel or lead shot.
Do you sell hunting loads?
We only sell ammo size 7-1/2 shot and larger, which will work fine for your hunt. If you wish to use size 6 shot, you will need to purchase it elsewhere and bring it with you.