Jonakin Creek Hunting Preserve is a private hunting preserve in the beautiful rolling hills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. We are dedicated to promoting wildlife through habitat improvement and sound wildlife management practices. We offer various hunting opportunities such as upland hunting, deer hunting, waterfowl hunting and turkey hunting.

With regard to upland hunting, we offer quality hunting with your dogs or with a guide and dogs provided by out staff. We take great pride in the quality of our pointing dogs and strive to give you the best bird hunting experience possible. Since our establishment in 1990 we have tailored our agricultural practices to enhance feeding and nesting areas for wildlife. As a result we now have a growing quail population as well as high quality liberated birds.

Waterfowl hunting in our area has been very good in recent years largely due to the efforts of Ducks Unlimited and other conservation groups. We offer guided waterfowl hunts over rivers, streams and irrigation ponds. Also, the wild turkey population has flourished here, so we are able to offer guided hunts during the spring gobbler season.

In 1997 we implemented a quality deer management program, along with neighboring landowners, in order to control our deer population and promote antler growth. The overall size and body condition of our deer herd has improved as well as antler size. Our deer hunts are limited to deer club members only. We normally stay full, but offer a waiting list.

Here at Jonakin Creek Hunting Preserve we strive to have a comprehensive wildlife management plan that benefits all wildlife present, so we may offer you, the hunter, a quality hunting experience. Whether you want to lounge around our restored 19th century log lodge and have a relaxing half day quail hunt or roam the hills and hollows in pursuit of a trophy whitetail buck, we can accommodate you.


Upland Hunting: (prices per hunter)
No Limit
  1. Membership Fee: $25 one time per hunting season.
  2. Quail: minimum of 12 birds releases at $6.50/bird.
  3. Guide and dogs available: $80 for 1/2 day hunt, $125 for full day hunt (price per hunting party).
  4. Season runs October 1 through April 1.
  5. Gratuities for guides not included in listed prices.
  6. Dove hunting: $25 per hunter per day.
Waterfowl Hunting: (prices per hunter)
  1. Duck and Geese: $100 per hunter.
  2. Hunters must have federal duck stamp and VA state hunting license.
  3. Hunters must follow all state and federal regulations with regard to daily limits and hunting season.
  4. All hunts are guided but gratuities are not included in price.
Spring Turkey Hunting: (prices per hunter)
  1. $125 per hunter.
  2. All hunts are guided but gratuities are not included in price.
  3. Hunters must follow all state regulations with regard to limits and hunting season.
  4. Hunters must have VA hunting license and big game stamp.
Deer Club Members (prices per hunter)
  1. $700 per hunter per year.
  2. Limited to a pre-determined number each year.
  3. Only these members may deer hunt during respective seasons.
  4. Hunters mus follow quality deer management rules laid out by Jonakin Creek Hunting Preserve.
  5. Hunters mus have VA hunting license and big game stamp and must abide by all state rules regarding limits and season dates.
  6. Deer club memberships are normally full, but there is a waiting list.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

  1. Located 40 miles southeast of Roanoke VA.
  2. All hunts must be booked in advance.
  3. All hunters must use good safety practices. As a private hunting preserve, we reserve the right to reject any person at any time.
  4. All hunters must have a valid VA hunting license or shooting preserve permit. We do not sell these, but there is a purchase location nearby.
  5. We offer meals at our lodge, but this service must be requested well in advance.
  6. Hunting dogs for sale at all times.

For hunting reservations and questions:

Eddie Shelton
Jonakin Creek Hunting Preserve
411 Buckscrape Road
Union Hall, VA 24176
PH: (540) 576-1223
FX: (540) 576-3756

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