We provide upland game hunting as it used to be in the good old days. We have pheasant, chukar and quail which we release on our farm per your request before your arrival. We are hunting over a 350 acre crop and dairy farm. Our farms include a terrain mixed with natural rolling hills, flowing streams, tickets, wooded area and medium grasses. We only allow one group on the farm at a time.
All prices subject to change at any time. Please verify. Hunting season is from October 1st to March 31st.
A 50% deposit is required to reserve a date and is refundable only if cancellation is prior to the release of birds. Effective as of August 2013.
Field Use/ Unguided-cost per group up to 4 hunters- Not per person - (for people with their own dogs to use)
- Half day field use = $110 + cost of birds
- Full day field use = $180 + cost of birds
Guided cost per group up to 4 hunters-Not per person ( Guide and Dog Service for people that do not have a dog of their own to use)
- Half day with guide & dog $130 + cost of birds
- Full day with guide & dog $ 220 + cost of birds
* The above fees are for either Field Use or Guide and Dog Service, Not Both.
Cost of birds
- Quail = $ 8.00 each
- Chukar = $ 15.00 each
- Pheasant = $ 25.00 each
* You are only charged for the birds released for your hunt. If you shoot more than you released, those are bonus birds for your day.
Half Day Hunts: 8:00AM-11AM and 1:00PM-4:00 PM
Full Day Hunts: 8:00AM - 4:00 PM 1 hour for lunch & (2) 15 min. breaks
Weekday hunts are available for any start time after 10AM. If earlier is needed, please call for special arrangements.
Bird Packages Available
Basic: 13 Pheasant or 21 Chukar or 40 Quail or Mixed bag of 4 Pheasant + 9 Chukar + 10 Quail for $325.00
Deluxe: 17 Pheasant or 27 Chukar or 50 Quail or Mixed bag of 7 Pheasant + 10 Chukar + 11 Quail for $425.00
Deluxe Plus: 20 pheasant or 32 Chukar or 60 Quail or Mixed bag of 9 Pheasant + 12 Chukar + 12 Quail for $500.00
** The above prices are for bird packages only. This does not include the field use fee or the guide and dog services fee. Field use fee is for those persons with their own dogs, guided hunts are for those persons needing our guide and dog service. You are only charged for one or the other of these fees, not both.
Regulated Shooting Area Requirements
A valid Maryland Hunting License, an RSA Permit or Military License allows you to be legal to hunt on our Regulated Shooting Preserve. See below to obtain proper licencing prior to coming to us to enjoy a great upland game hunting day.
Effective As of Fall 2012 Hunting Season - Due to Federal cutbacks, the printed RSA permits that we have always had here at the farm are no longer going to be printed. We are working on a solution to have something available to be purchased on site for convenience. As a solution, please go to MD-DNR website to purchase online. We are very sorry for the change and the inconvenience.
Regulated Shooting Area Requirements
A Regulated Shooting Area (RSA) is a tract of land on which the licensee may release and shoot captive-raised mallard ducks and certain other game birds. Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters is an Regulated Shooting Area (Preserve)
How to Apply for a MD Hunting License or RSA Permit to Hunt the Preserve
Order Your RSA Permit, Retreiver Training Permit, Hunting or Fishing License ONLINE
https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal - The online COMPASS portal gives you 24/7 self service access to our entire product catalog of recreational licenses, permits and stamps; off-road vehicle registrations; magazine subscriptions; and donation options in support of your favorite DNR programs. Before Using COMPASS….
1. Check your Web Browser!
Your best experiences with COMPASS will be with the most current versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If you do not have a compatible web browser, COMPASS will tell you. Please do not ignore this notification and upgrade your web browser to one of these.
2. Have a Valid Email!
Each customer must have a unique email address as this becomes your username for future logins to COMPASS, but your license will be emailed to you 30 minutes after purchase. You will be presented with the ability to print instantly after purchase, but we want to email you a copy to avoid reprint and replacement fees. Plus, you may want to keep a copy of your license on your smart phone.
Additionally, during the account verification and enrollment process, COMPASS will send you an email asking you to verify your email and activate your account. You must act on this email prior to purchasing any licenses. This is our final step in verifying your identity and the validity of your email address.
3. Check your Printer!
Before attempting a purchase through COMPASS, please verify your printer works and you have the necessary free software to view our licenses. Try printing a sample license for good measure and you will be successful when it counts. If you are a new customer, select either "I’ve never purchased a license from DNR" or "Create a New Account." Then, complete our 5 step customer enrollment process. The last step of new customer enrollment is the validation of your email address and activation of our COMPASS account. After you enter your email address and password, COMPASS will send you a verification email to the email address you provided. This verification e-mail will ask you to click on the provided link. When you click on this link, DNR will validate your email address and you will receive your license as a PDF file 30 minutes after purchase.
Enrollment is a one-time process. - Once enrolled and verified, you will see your Home page and can purchase licenses and manage your account. Get Tutorial.If you have purchased a license in the past 3 years, you will access COMPASS using your date of birth and one of the following: Previous license (to reference the license number), or · Driver's license number At the COMPASS portal, select ‘Use Identification and Date of Birth’ to verify your information migrated over from our legacy systems and activate your COMPASS account. Upon confirmation of your email address and password, you will receive a verification email requesting you to click the provided link to activate your COMPASS account.This allows us to validate your email address as active so you will receive your license as a PDF 30 minutes after purchase. Enrollment is a one-time process. Once enrolled and verified, you will be able to purchase your licenses. Get Tutorial.
If you purchased a license during the COMPASS Pilot (March 2012), you can access your account using any of the following: Login (registered email) and password; or · DNRid number and date of birth; or · Previous license (to reference the license number) and date of birth; or · Driver's license number and date of birth; or · Social Security number and date of birth
At the COMPASS portal, select either ‘Use my Login and Password’ or ‘Use Identification and Date of Birth’ to access your COMPASS account. You should see your Home page and be able to purchase your licenses, download and print applicable forms and obtain a new DNRid card.
*Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.
*NO BAG LIMITS AND NO CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL BIRDS SHOT!
*BIRD CLEANING AVAILABLE WITH ADVANCE NOTICE. ($1.50/ Quail & $2.50/ Chukar, Huns and Pheasant)
**Each individual is responsible for their own safety at all times**
Personal Recommendations On What To Bring
*Comfortable walking boots.
* Shell Vest with game bag.
* Blaze orange article of clothing
* Rain Gear
* Light, quick handling shotgun ( We have Berettas to rent if you don't already have a shotgun of your own)
Suggested Shot Size
*Pheasant: Magnum or Hi Power 4, 5, 6, 7-1/2
*Chukar & Hungarian Partridge: Field or Game load 7-1/2, 8, 9
*Quail: Field or Game load 7-1/2, 8, 9
Shells are sold at the lodge, if you happen to need some. We generally have a nice supply of 12 gauge shells. Please call to check on the availability of other sizes.
We accept major credit cards. Prices Subject to Change Without Notice.
VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER are accepted here. (3% USE OF CARD FEE ADDED IF CARD IS PRESENT AND 5% USE OF CARD FEE IF TAKEN OVER THE PHONE - SORRY, BUT THESE ARE FEES BEING PLACED ON OUR BUSINESS AND WE ARE TRYING NOT TO RAISE THE PRICES OVERALL)
*GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
Hunting Preserve Location (for GPS): Mason-Dixon Rd., Pylesville, MD. Near intersection of Mason-Dixon Rd. and Anderson Rd. Latitude-Longitude : North 39.4315.26 West 76.2819.65