No Off Season’s exclusive, high volume varmint hunts take place near Crane, Oregon, The Sage Rat Capitol of the World. Sage Rats (Belding’s Ground Squirrels) are small, highly prolific animals that provide huge numbers of targets approximately 1/3 the size of prairie dogs. Shooting takes place from point blank to the limits of the practical accuracy of your rifle. The .22 LR and .17 HMR rule during the peak of the population but many hunters enjoy the added range and flat trajectory of their centerfire varmint rifles and AR15’s. (No full metal jacket centerfire ammo, please!)
A guide, shooting benches and rests are provided. Just bring your favorite varmint rifles, optics and lots of ammo! Rimfires as well as centerfire rifles are welcome. Hundreds of shots per day are possible.
Kids with hunter safety training are welcome. (Please contact us if you have kids without HS training.) This is a great opportunity to introduce new shooters to hunting and enough action to keep even your die-hard video game junkies interested.
The best times for sage rat hunting are late March through early May. Our calendar is limited, so if high volume shooting in a target rich environment appeals to you, you owe it to yourself to make your reservation today.
Lunch is served daily. Just bring your rifle, optics and LOTS of ammo! Although our properties can handle a number of shooters easily, we limit total hunter numbers on each field to ensure a quality experience, so book early to get the dates you prefer.
|Guided hunts with your own accommodations:||$275/day
|Additional non-hunting guest (lunch included):||$25/day
Deposits are $50 per shooter per day to reserve your dates.
History abounds around the area. Visit the Peter French Round Barn and Visitors Center or tour the P Ranch headquarters on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Frenchglen, Oregon. The Hotel Diamond offers excellent dinners in another historic setting. Nearby Crystal Crane Hot Springs offers relaxation in both an outside pool and private hot tub rooms.
Come for some fast paced shooting and some slow paced country living. The best of both worlds is available with your reservations at No Off Season. Register now!