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Bucket List Ranch booking waterfowl hunts

By Frank Galusha
10/27/13 -- Waterfowl hunters looking to capitalize on great hunting for ducks, speckle belly and Canada geese in the Ash Creek area over the next few months would be wise to contact the Bucket List Ranch, which is located on the northern edge of the Ash Creek Wildlife Area between Adin and Bieber.

Bucket List Ranch, Goose Hunting, Adin, Bieber, California

October has been dry with only a couple of “ducky” days early in the season so there have not been a lot of birds in the WLA since the opener on the 5th. Hunting has been slow or non-existent in the entire area as well. The few local birds available for the opener got educated very fast. This was made worse when the National Wildlife Refuges in Modoc, Lower Klamath, Tule Lake and further north were closed during the government shutdown. The birds got a pleasant hunter-free vacation until the 19th and weren’t pressured to move south.

The annual fall migration is just now getting underway. The birds will start moving faster once the current high pressure system is broken and the north state gets some rain and wind. Hunting will improve when they do and should remain excellent until there is a hard freeze.

Private Land Hunts in February and March
The next six weeks in November and December as well as the Late Season Private Land Hunts in 2014 should be excellent times to be booked with the Bucket List Ranch. The special private lands goose hunts will be from the first Friday in February extending for 32 days for white geese and from the first Thursday in March extending for five days for white-fronted geese. During the Late Season, hunting is only permitted on private lands with the permission of the land owner under provisions of Section 2016, Fish and Game Code.

Bucket List Ranch booking waterfowl hunts, Frank Galusha, Waterfowl hunters, Canada geese, Ash creek, Bucket List Ranch, hunting accomodations, Adin, Biever

The Bucket List Ranch is a dream come true for owner Brad Hunter. Hunter had always dreamed of spending his retirement on his own ranch where he could shoot ducks off his deck. He got that then built in much more, including a bunk house, three ponds and a reservoir surrounded by 160 acres of grazing and grain fields, all of which butt up against the WLA. The ranch became a hunt club last year. Hunters pay per gun with junior hunters allowed to hunt for free. Only small groups are allowed on the ranch and only on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

The ranch is also a great place to stay if you happen to get an X3A zone tag or if you are after turkeys or upland game such as quail and pheasants. Space is available for RVs, too.

Hunter and his wife Alison, also invite companies to have retreats at the ranch. Astronomy clubs, ice skaters, snowmobilers and bird watchers are also welcome. For more information call 530-708.1000 or visit bucketlistranch.com.

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