With ten groomed bird hunting areas, each with extended visas and a variety of terrains, all with bird hunting cover Leasehold Members can reserve locations with confidence for a private hunt. Club Guides are available through John Sorensen for Members without Bird Dogs and Cleaning of Game is available after all Hunts by staff.

Whaleback has designed its own in house inventory system! When Members buy their birds for hunting the system automatically inventories their hunts and reservation. This unique system allows Members to check the status of their reserved hunting dates and times on line through their own Member log in on the website. In the reservation system, each reservation shows requests for Guides and Dogs or that you are using your own dog. It also shows the birds that have been ordered for the hunt as well as hunts that have been stocked and are already taken by the time and date. There is even a spot to request you lunch after a morning outing or before an afternoon bird hunt. Bird Hunting Reservations can be made by members themselves online (Reserve Now) year round or by calling Bruce for advice and assistance 585-943-4698 The season is September 1st through December 31st for fall hunts, March to April 15th for spring hunts only if weather permits.


Our Pheasants are large mature Mongolian Ring Necks ranging throughout fields with grasses, sorghum, Reed Canary Grass, and natural bush lots. This is perfect cover for enjoying birddogs at their best. These are real hunts in real hunting cover. Members’ must stock the ”minimum” for Hunts or Bird Dog Training and from Guided hunts with superb pointers, or using their own “best friend” for classic Wing Shooting unsurpassed in the region.

In the fall season, members also find partridge, woodcock, and quail coveys. You will experience the joy of classic Wing Shooting in private fields precisely managed for your sport.

Our Whaleback Sportsmen, match wits with wily Gamebirds in the most pristine hunting environs of this natural preserve. After the hunt everyone returns to enjoy the member’s Clubhouse designed by hunters to accommodate hunter’s needs for practicality in locker and staging rooms as well as relaxation and fine dining in the Member’s main hall. Created for and catering to real Sporting families, with challenging birds, private and safe hunting is alive and well at Whaleback Preserve Club.