- Hunting Buddies Hunting Company – Hunt Pheasants, Hunt Chukar, Northeastern CA, Northern California
High Desert Hunting Club Welcomes Just One Group at a Time
Litchfield, CA – By Eileen Majors
When two buddies routinely get together and go hunting long enough, big things can happen and and that is just what happened with Jim Brown and Howard Hanlon of Lassen County. I met up with these two who started their own 191-acre pheasant and chuker hunting club. Amid listening to a few humorous ‘jab’s at each other and many a “Yes Ma’am” for me, these young spirited, yet old fashioned gentlemen shared how they got started. They have been hunting together for 20 years and are dedicated members of Pheasants Forever, a non-profit group dedicated to the sport.
The club they have opened, Hunting Buddies Hunting Company is located in Litchfield, California and they are pleased to offer access to all levels of hunters’ physical abilities and hunting expertise. The property spans 191 acres of grass and mixed brush cover and is located at the confluence of the Susan River and Willow Creek, approximately three miles west of Litchfield, CA. The town of Susanville, nearby, provides restaurants, services and lodging. Reno is a little over an hour’s drive from the club.
The cost to hunt is $20 per pheasant or 20 for $360, making it $18 per bird. Chukars are $15 each or $13 when you purchase 20. Hunting dogs and handlers are available to hunters, as well as trap shooting.
Training hunting dogs is another popular use of Hunting Buddies Hunting Club which also hosts special training events and dog trials from time to time. They are proud of their efforts to eradicate White top, a noxious weed and general nuisance to hunters and dogs. The club has a barbecue available, horseshoes, and a fire pit.
They’re open from the 1st of October to the end of March. The club only hunts one group at a time so calling ahead at least a few days is necessary to set up a hunt. Large and corporate groups are welcome too and no group is too large according to these two hunting buddies. The club is licensed with the Department of Fish & Game and insured through NRA. You can reach Jim or Howard at 530-257-6464 or 530-251-7317.