Bird Hunting Report May – 2011

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Things to Do, Places to Go, New Developments Trident Program Explained

The Beretta Trident Program now offers seven affiliates in its elite program, five domestic and two in Argentina with plans to expand in the near future by adding venues in Europe and Africa.

The Beretta Trident Program is a unique, quality rating-system that will reflect an objective assessment of the complete guest experience at a wing shooting and/or shotgun sports venue. The program requires wing shooting and shotgun sports venues to undergo a detailed and specific assessment of every area that can impact the guest experience. This rating system provides consumer confidence in the quality of field sports, accommodations and guest services. Tridents will be awarded to designate the venue’s level of excellence, rating everything from the birds and hunting experience, professionalism of the staff and guides, quality of the food, even bird dog performance and habitat. These properties are among the best of the best with less than 5 percent of the destinations worldwide believed to merit even a single Trident.

Though each venue has its own unique personality, each property exemplifies commitment to excellence and a true passion for the elite sporting lifestyle. Cabin Bluff near Woodbine in southern Georgia lies alongside the Cumberland River between Jacksonville and Savannah and is the newest addition to the Beretta Trident Program offering quail hunting on 1,500 plus acres and a host of other activities. Its pristine forests overlook Georgia’s vast tidal marshes cradling famed seashore, Cumberland Island. Established in 1928, Cabin Bluff garnered a respected reputation as host to Presidents and distinguished sporting enthusiasts from around the world. www.cabinbluff.com, 912-729-5960.

Cheyenne Ridge Signature Lodge was the first lodge to ever receive a Beretta Trident rating for excellence in upland bird hunting and was recently awarded its second Trident. Located near Pierre, S.D.,

Cheyenne Ridge Signature Lodge overlooks Lake Oahe where wetlands, cattail marshes and diverse habitat provide some of the best pheasant hunting opportunities available. Cheyenne Ridge Signature

Lodge also offers outstanding waterfowl hunting. www.signaturelodge.com, 605-264-5444.

Estancia Los Chanares is the first of two international affiliates just 60 miles from Cordoba, Argentina, in South America offering high volume dove hunting. Estancia Los Chanares joins a select group of venues earning a Two Trident rating for excellence in upland bird hunting. Doves roost nearby and feed on the many fields surrounding the lodge perfectly suited for tremendous wing shooting. www.loschanares.com, 800-281-2717.

Highland Hills Ranch has 3,000 acres near Condon in north central Oregon that provide diverse wing shooting opportunities including pheasant, chukar, gray partridge and valley quail. Terrain varies from creek bottoms, grasslands, planted fields, rolling hills to mountain ridges that provide cover for the variety of upland birds in beautiful scenic surroundings. www.highlandhillsranch.com, 541-422-2502.

Joshua Creek Ranch is located by Boerne, Texas, near San Antonio offering upland hunts for native bobwhite quail and other upland shooting opportunities on pheasants, chukar and Hungarian partridge in the hill country of southern Texas since 1990. The ranch has creek and river bottom land to lightly wooded grass pastures with intervening limestone bluffs and ledges, all managed to produce prime wildlife habitat for quail, pheasant and turkey hunting. www.joshuacreek.com, 830-537-5090.

Pine Hill Plantation near Donalsonville, Ga., offers some of the finest traditional southern style plantation quail hunting since 1991. Vintage quail hunts from horse and mule drawn wagons on 6,000 acres consisting of long leaf pines and wiregrass understory with extensive habitat management for quail and other wildlife. www.pinehillplantation.com, 229-942-2726.

Sierra Brava Lodge, Cordoba, Argentina, is the second of two international affiliates near Cordoba, Argentina, in South America offering high volume dove hunting. Sierra Brava Lodge joins the Beretta

Trident Program with a One Trident rating for upland birds. Doves flock to the feed fields in massive numbers providing outstanding wing shooting. www.sierrabrava.com, 800-281-2717.

For more information on the Beretta Trident Program: www.berettatrident.com

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