Game

Meadow’s quiet beauty. Quail’s clear whistle. Pheasant’s magnificent plumage. Set your sights.

At Longmeadow, we have a variety of small game on our grounds. Just click below to find out more about our resident wildlife. For reservations or more Game Resort information, contact us and we’ll help you create an unforgettable hunting experience.

It was my very first time ever holding a gun—and at first it was a little intimidating, but the guys at Longmeadow made me feel so comfortable…I felt very safe. Being new to hunting, I thought I would have a rough time, but I had so much fun and really felt welcome.
– Kira Boulder, CO

Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

For the past five years, we have been releasing Ringneck Pheasants on our property to increase the wild pheasant population. In the past year alone, we have released over 2,000 pheasants. As a result, our Game Resort’s 4,000 acres are some of the most plentiful pheasant hunting grounds around. Male pheasants are among one of the most popular and recognizable birds at our Game Resort. Their bright colors and long tails make them a game bird favorite in North America, Europe, Australia and some parts of Asia.

Come enjoy one of our guided hunts and take advantage of our knowledgeable guides and seasoned hunting dogs.

Pheasant Season: October–May • Bag Limit: No Limit •  License: No License Required

Quail (Colinus virginianus)

As a part of our commitment to maintaining the finest quail population in Colorado, we have taken great care to build up habitats at Longmeadow. In fact, we release over 500 Bobwhite Quail onto our grounds each year—and because of our prime location and natural resources, many of them stay. Quail are well known for their shy and elusive nature, offering a sporting challenge for even the best hunters.The Bobwhite is a relatively small game bird with a mottled brown plumage that serves as an extremely effective camouflage. It is easily identified by the distinctive facial markings above each eye.

In early March Bobwhite Quail can be heard whistling their distinctive “bob-WHITE” call—and by late May most adults have paired up and have begun nesting. Nests are built in shallow depressions on the ground and usually contain early maturing grasses such as bluegrass and cheat. Quail will often nest along roadsides and fencerows—if they nest in pasture, they usually seek areas protected from larger grazing animals.

Quail Season: October–May • Bag Limit: No Limit •  License: No License Required

Chukar (Alectoris chukar)

Chukar are some of the most commonly kept and bred game bird species. At Longmeadow, we raise chukar for both the recreation of our hunters and for their release—which helps sustain the resident chukar population. Our dedication to quality wildlife management cultivates a wonderful environment for both sportsmen and chukar alike.

Chukar are primarily gray with a telltale black band from just below the neck, up to the eyes. Another distinguishing feature of the chukar is that they have several black bars on their flanks. The sexes are similar in most ways, but are easy to tell apart by the males’ larger size and smaller knobs on their legs. Chukar have also been known to hybridize with other members of the Alectoris genus.

Chukar are a member of the pheasant family, but are most similar to the Rock Partridge. There are fourteen subspecies of chukar that range from the Mediterranean Islands, Turkey, Iran, Russia and south into China, Pakistan and Nepal. The species have also been successfully introduced into western North America, the Hawaiian Islands, England and New Zealand.

Chukar Season: October–May • Bag Limit: No Limit • License: No License Required

Dove (Zenaida macroura , Streptopelia decaocto)

We have an outstanding seasonal Mourning Dove population and a growing population of the Eurasian Collared species. The introduction of the Collared Dove now allows dove enthusiasts to hunt year-round with no bag limit.

We have many exceptional dove hunting spots, but the most popular are located near two beautiful ponds right on our property. The Game Resort is surrounded by farmland, cottonwoods and 32 miles of planted trees that create acres of ideal spots for doves to roost.

Both species are members of the pigeon family; and are similar in many aspects—but Collared Dove is most distinguishable by the black band around its neck. In addition to looking different from each other, the Collared Dove’s call is very different from the Mourning Dove.

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) • Season: September 1–October 9 •
Bag Limit: 15 • License: Small Game License Required

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) • Season: Year Round •
Bag Limit: No Limit • License: Small Game License Required

Coyote (Canis latrans)

As we increase bird numbers on our Game Resort, the predator population naturally increases as well. In order to maintain a healthy ecosystem it is necessary to thin out predators like the coyote. And because coyotes cause problems for local farmers and ranchers in the area, our neighbors are happy to grant us access to their properties.

There’s nothing like the thrill of a predator hunt. If you wish, we have guides with many years of coyote-calling experience who can enhance your hunt’s success. Please contact us for details.

Coyote Season: Year Round • Bag Limit: No Limit • License: Small Game License Required

Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)

With access to thousands of acres of prairie dog towns you can rest assured that when you book a prairie dog hunt with us you will not be sorry. The current Game Resort record for a half-day prairie dog hunt is 360. Come see if you can break the record.

Prairie Dog Season: Year Round • Bag Limit: No Limit
License: Small Game License Required