California Guided Upland Game

Bitterwater Outfitters offers guided California dove and quail hunts on our private ranches located in central California. Brush, oaks, grain fields and ponds make prime habitat for upland game. Both guided dove and quail hunts are exciting California hunts with access to 65,000 acres of private hunting land. The ranches have breathtaking views and you are sure to find your game. There is plenty of cover and they feed on the grain and alfalfa fields. We have seen a lot of hatches the past year. The population is strong and it looks like it will be a great upcoming season.

 You can combine a upland game hunt with any of our other guided California hunts to maximize your experience with Bitterwater Outfitters. Book today!

Season Dates:

Quail: Oct 21, 2023 - Jan 28, 2024 ; Oct 19, 2024 - Jan 26, 2025

(The third Saturday in October extending through the last Sunday in January)

Dove: Sep 1 - 15, 2024; Nov 11 - Dec 23, 2024

(September 1-15 and from the second Saturday in November extending for 45 days)

Upland game hunts can be scheduled weekdays and weekends. 


2 Hunter minimum

Quail/Dove: $550 Per Hunter Per Full Day or Daily Limit
Non Hunter Guest: $200 per guests
** (gratuity not included)

What to Bring:

  • A valid California hunting license
  • Upland game bird stamp (validation)
  • Shotqun
  • Preferably #71/2 shot for quail
  • Shell bag or hunting vest
  • Good hiking boots
  • Brush pants
  • Warm clothing
  • Binoculars

What It Includes:

All hunts include:

-Tent or trailer camping on the ranch free of charge
-Access to the catch and release fishing pond
-Access to the BBQ and fire pit

Meals are not included. See "Lodging" for additional accommodations.


I’ve gone on a lot of guided trips in my life and Bitterwater Outfitters is right at the top. Clayton was professional, easy going, and he always finds the game. I am very satisfied with the entire experience and I can’t wait to come back.
Bill Springs