Pheasant Hunting Guides

To be a professional hunting guide, one should be an expert in the skills needed to operate a quality hunt, with excellent dogs and safety as paramount importance. We choose our staff with your satisfaction in mind. Our owners are also your guides. Each member of our staff is not just an expert in their field, but a fun, friendly, welcoming person to spend the day with. Join us to see for yourself.

Roger Hess – Ranch Manager/Wingshooting Guide/Dog Trainer. “In 1985 I was able to hunt behind a well-mannered and skillful hunting dog. That dog was able to teach me about how dogs learn and why they do what they do. My focus then became a passion. I wanted to educate hunting dogs to become obedient family companions as well as talented hunters. Through many years of classes, private lessons and good old-fashioned hard work I have found a recipe for success. Since most dogs live in a home environment and not a large kennel atmosphere, I have all dogs live here with me at home. I schedule ten dogs for training at a time. Every dog will get equal time with me each day. Our methods of training are proven and reliable. Many top dog trainers in our industry follow these same steps to succeed.”

Damien Nurre – Owner/Wingshooting Guide. Early in 2008, Damien explored the property that would become his dream hunting Lodge. Later that summer the Nurre family purchased Deep Canyon Ranch and started evolving the property into the top Oregon Hunting Preserve. His love of the outdoors, fly fishing, pheasant and chukar hunting helped develop this dreamland. Come see for yourself why Damien and the Nurre family love this part of the world.

Del Erlandson – Guide. Del has lived in Central Oregon longer than just about anyone at Deep Canyon Outfitters. His life adventures have led him to start and manage a number of businesses. As the owner of Fish Craft Boats, he brought quality handmade drift boats and rafts to the market for a reasonable price. His dog training skills are showcased by the titles his dogs hold. But everyone likes Del’s positive spirit most of all. If you enjoy laughing, and having fun, you’ll enjoy a hunt with Del.

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