Preserves & Outfitters

Upland bird hunting at Orapax is a return to a simpler time – a time with clean air, rolling hills and tranquil ponds. Originally occupied by Thomas Jefferson's older sister, Mary Jefferson Bolling (1741-1804), the preserve stretches over 700 acres of storybook-style rural beauty.  Located just 30 minutes from Richmond and 45 minutes from Charlottesville, the preserve is tucked between Route 6 and a mile of the James River.  Hunt quail, chukar, or pheasant, with each hunt tailored to your specific request. Those without bird-dogs can have handlers and dogs guide their excursion. Open to the public 7 days a week, September through April, the preserve is the largest upland bird preserve in the state. Imagine a hunt with gorgeous views, a peaceful setting, and a staff that ensures you don’t have to worry about anything besides your aim.  Tel. 804.556.2261