Joshua Creek

Premier American Upland Game Hunting

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Quail, Pheasant, Chukar

Recommended Length

2-3 Shooting Days


January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December

Recognized among the top wingshooting lodges in the world, Joshua Creek Ranch features a comprehensive upland game experience allowing hunters to shoot bobwhite quail, pheasant and chukar. Traditional walk-up hunting behind guides and dogs is the most popular style of hunt here, and the lodge also offers European-style driven pheasant shoots.

Located in the renowned Texas Hill Country just 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio, Joshua Creek Ranch occupies a uniquely diverse terrain including miles of the spring-fed, crystal-clear Joshua Creek and the famous Guadalupe River. You’ll call it paradise when you experience the combination of the pristine hunt country with the outstanding cuisine and award-winning lodging accommodations.

The diverse terrain at Joshua Creek Ranch is a perfect habitat for the best upland bird hunting in Texas for quail, pheasant and chukar behind some of the best pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs in the country. European-style driven pheasant shooting, decoyed mallard duck hunting and migratory dove hunting are also wingshooting favorites.

JCR covers 1,400 acres of widely diverse habitat and terrain that make it seem much larger. A hunter once said, “Flatten it out, and JCR would be about 6,000 acres!” Most of the ranch is lightly wooded upland pastures planted with improved grasses that are managed for bird hunting habitat. The bottom land along the Joshua Creek and Guadalupe River are largely open fields planted in food and cover crops, perfect for flushing up pheasant with a line of shooters.

Each day starts with a country-style breakfast prior to meeting your guide for each morning’s hunt. Following lunch each day, you’ll meet your guide for the afternoon hunt. Chef-prepared gourmet cuisine for lunch and dinner are featured during the hunting season. To enhance your enjoyment while at the ranch, wild game lunches are served on the oak canopied limestone patio (weather permitting) and appetizers are served fireside before dinner during the hunting season. All meals are served at Cypress Lodge and/or Shooters Cantina unless guests have pre-arranged private dining.

Joshua Creek Ranch lodging reflects the western elegance of the Texas Hill Country combined with the comforts and conveniences of a modern ranch house. There’s a variety of lodging styles available to accommodate up to 60+ overnight guests (at double occupancy). The Ranch offers 19 lodge-style rooms, three private ranch houses and an exclusive 5,000 square-foot luxury home perched on a scenic bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River. All lodging is well-appointed with rustic décor and exquisite attention to detail. Spacious sleeping arrangements complemented by stylish private bathrooms and modern niceties such as complimentary wifi, satellite television, gun racks, stone patios and fire pits offer guests a comfortable retreat.


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