Catskills Wingshooting - Ruffed Grouse & Woodcock

Roscoe, New York

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Private Guided Upland Bird Hunt

Covert Creek Outfitting 6-9 years of experience


Covert Creek Outfitting is now offering guided upland hunting for ruffed grouse and migratory woodcock! We hunt all wild birds on public land throughout the Catskills, Mohawk Valley, and Central New York. Our coverts [pronounced ‘cuh-verts’] are full of prime aged grouse and woodcock habitat; from overgrown apple trees to aspen stands, rock walls and alder bottoms – we hunt thick cover to find and flush the king of the upland gamebirds!

We hunt over pointing dogs and welcome guests to bring their own pointing or flushing dog! Our typical flush rates exceed the state average, but we encourage guests to hunt at least two half days to experience what our coverts have to offer. We may hike multiple miles of terrain in a day, and we hunt hard to produce the best that our region has to offer!

Our hunts are based out of the upper Delaware County and Schoharie County areas. Our guides have a broad range of coverts to accommodate weather, dog hunting style, your preferences, and physical ability. Be sure to let us know what you are looking for and let us plan your trip of a lifetime!

Season Dates:
Ruffed Grouse: Oct. 1st – Feb. 28th
Woodcock: Oct. 1st – Nov. 14th

We will guide until we can no longer access our coverts due to winter weather or unsafe conditions.

Trips Include:
-Half or Full Day Hunt, Guide, & Pointing dogs
-Use of double gun and ammunition, if needed
-Use of upland vest, hat, & safety gear, if needed
-Water, soft drinks, & snacks
-Bird processing, as needed

Guided by Covert Creek Outfitting

Roscoe, New York 6-9 years of experience

At Covert Creek Outfitting, we bring like-minded people together through our passion for all things field & fly. Located in the birthplace of American fly fishing and in a home to golden era ruffed grouse hunting, our region is full of tradition, beautiful trout streams, and upland bird habitat.

Joe Heusinger, owner and outfitter of Covert Creek Outfitting, LLC, has been fly fishing and upland bird hunting for over 20 years! Going into his 8th season of guiding, he still maintains the mindset the what we do is about the experience. Fly fishing and grouse hunting the Catskills is not always easy, and that's the very reason we do it! Joe and his team welcome you to a region they hold close to the heart and look forward to being your premier fly fishing and wingshooting outfitter in New York's Catskill Mountain region!

We are here to teach, guide, and share our experiences with friends, new and old. Whether you are just getting started in fly fishing or the uplands, or you have years of experience, we look forward to creating your Catskill Mountain experience!

Located in the Western Catskill Mountain region, we are within 2 hours of New York City and only 1 hour from many popular Hudson Valley towns! Most of our fishing trips are based out of Roscoe, New York – “Trout Town, USA” – providing fast access to many of the region’s famed blue-ribbon streams! We have something to offer anglers of all skill levels and create your trip of a lifetime!

Our wingshooting and ruffed grouse hunting trips are based out of upper Delaware County and Schoharie County, and range across the Mohawk Valley region. We offer hunters a day in some of New York’s prime timber cuts and old orchards lined with stone walls; a true day in the New England grouse woods!


Exact location will be provided after booking.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days before the trip.

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