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Looking for some of the best High Volume live target shoots around?

Well you’ve come to the right place!

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Here at High Desert Sage Rat Guide Service we offer some of the best shooting around, with fields that are absolutely loaded with targets.  These Beldings ground squirrels, or sage rats, are quite abundant, offering shot opportunities for the beginning shooter to the most advanced marksman.

Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free shooting experience.  Our elevated platforms are designed for safe, comfortable shooting.  They have shooting bags and chairs with plenty of room to move around. They are very stable and visibility is far better than shooting from the ground.

For overnight hunts we offer comfortable camping in either full serve RV spots or convenient wall tents (equipped with all you need except for your favorite sleeping bag and pillow).  You’ll also enjoy home style meals a the Hampton Station Cafe.

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Elevated Shooting Platforms

Our custom built, elevated shooting platforms offer safe, comfortable shooting. They are super stable and allow for superior visibility.

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Bring Your Friends

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. We also offer a 10% discount for Veterans and 50% off for children 12 and under.

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No License Required

Our shooting takes place on private grounds, so no hunting licenses are required.

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Sage Rat Beldings ground squirrel2017 Hunt Dates

Hunt dates are available from March through June. We also have summer shoots between the first and second cuttings, around mid-July, for a week.

About The Beldings Ground Squirrel

These ground squirrels, AKA Sage Rats, are known by the farmers and ranchers as a crop destroying pest.  They burrow into the ground of alfalfa fields leaving large dirt mounds and destroying acres of crops. One Sage Rat can consume 14 lbs of alfalfa in their time out of hibernation. They leave large holes and attract other ground dwelling critters like the badger which leaves even larger holes that can be devastating to livestock. The litters of young rats usually appear around mid to late April which can increase the volume of rats by the thousands.

From about the size of a small chipmunk to as big as a 16 oz can of Coke, they can provide hours of great shooting.

We specialize in corporate group shoots

Treat your vendors and employees to a hunting experience they’ll never forget. Our shoots are a great way to build your team and give back for all they do.

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