Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
Established in 1969, Hastings Island Hunting Preserve is a state licensed, Zone B, pheasant club located 70 miles east of San Francisco and 60 miles south of Sacramento. Nestled into Central California's Delta region on Hastings Island, a private ranch maintains an expansive 4,700 acres of prime upland bird cover. Hastings Island Land Company, a family farming operation provides a rich habitat of Delta irrigated alfalfa, sunflower, rice, corn, and wheat.

The hunting fields are dedicated solely to the development of wildlife habitat for quality pheasant hunting. Cover development includes a combination of Sudan grass, rye, fescue, pampas and managed natural habitat. Our groomed fields are well stocked with pheasant and chukar. During their migration periods, you will also find dove and duck. As a member exclusive club, overcrowded fields are not an issue. We allow only a limited number of hunters each day. Private Fields are available by reservation.

Trained hunting dogs are required, but for those that do not have a dog, excellent professionally trained rental dogs are available. Our resident dog trainer, Randy Berry operates Von Steuben Kennels on Hastings Island. Randy is available for training and is also happy to advise dog owners on the care, conditioning and schooling of hunting dogs.

There are activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the year. We have fishing, swimming, trapshooting, camping and picnicking available to our members and their families. During the spring and summer, several local dog clubs host field events.

Our personable, seasoned staff is dedicated to insuring your success as well as your safety. We offer Hunter Safety Courses for certification and Member Orientation classes to familiarize new members with the Club, our employees and our rules and regulations. We encourage family participation by offering safety classes and activities that support our junior hunters. Please feel free to call for an appointment to meet us and tour our operation.

Photos: Rusty Reniers