About us

The Pinnacle Destination for the Elite Hunting Experience

Get lost in one of the most desirable landscapes Upland hunting has to offer. Located on Palomar Mountain, V1 Ranch is nestled within one of the highest peaks in San Diego, California and is home to beautiful wooded forests, abundant mountain meadows and the finest weather Mother Nature has to offer.

V1 Ranch is a family owned and operated establishment dedicated to creating and designing custom Upland experiences that cater to any kind of hunter. All of our employees have years, if not decades, of hunting experience and have traveled the world in pursuit of different hunting environments, animals and styles. With their combined experiences, the Hage family decided to open the doors to V1 Ranch and become the pinnacle destination for the elite hunting experience.

We offer over 5,000 acres for hunting and have our own, homegrown strain of pheasant and chukars. Our birds are famous for their flight, and our dogs for their point. The hunting experience you’ll find here is unmatched and unparalleled by any other. We go above and beyond to ensure that all your requests are met, all your expectations are exceeded and that all your hunts at V1 Ranch are memorable. After hunts, take a load off in our beautiful lodge, while overlooking the valley and enjoy meals crafted by your own personal chef. We offer an array of options to fit all budgets, but most importantly, we offer you the culmination of all of our experiences, which boils down to one thing – an unforgettable Upland hunt.

What people say

  • Nan Harman

    We were thrilled to find an unheard of drive-in locale where we could hunt pheasants in an expansive natural setting. I am fairly new to this sport but embraced first and foremost a wild setting not blighted by development. The view of field #2 with high terrain, ponds, cover and almost free of fences was most impressive. The families legacy is a story of its own, made more intriguing by the talent and color Tina and Dany offered. The staff was so friendly, welcoming, unpretentious, charismatic and warm that we found ourselves more able to absorb all our surroundings and what V1 had to offer. All was polished and darn fun. Thank you, Dany, for your tips for me the novice (don’t hold back next time), and Tina for your in-lodge ambiance! We look forward to more visits!

  • Sean T. - San Diego, CA

    “I’ve been on numerous guided bird hunts and this is top shelf hunting!”

  • Paul Grossbard - Houston, TX

    "Dany and Tina were great hosts - very accommodating. The facilities are excellent, food outstanding and the service left nothing to be desired. Hunts were great with good dog work & opportunity to talk down birds. Will be back!"

  • Steve Cooley - former Los Angeles District Attorney

    “Fabulous experience! Well organized and executed. Can hardly wait to do it again.”

  • Jimmy Trahin - Los Angeles, CA

    “A fantastic hunt with great dogs & great guides. A pheasant hunt like no other & one you will never forget.”

  • Brent Larson - Houston, TX

    My V1 Ranch experience exceeded expectations, including comfortable accommodations, expert dog handling, serious upland hunting and great meals. Dany and Tina are wonderful hosts! Morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the valley should not be missed. This is a unique upland hunting destination, and I will definitely return and recommend it to my friends.

  • "Dozer Dave" from Discovery Channel show Gold Rush

    Beautiful accommodations, amazing food, well trained dogs, and hard flying birds on unbelievable land with amazing weather! I’ve been on a lot of bird hunts, and my hunt at V1 Ranch has been the best yet! I highly recommend V1 to everyone!

  • Dan Martin - Orange, CA

    "Hands down the best hunting experience of my life"

  • Jim B. - Phoenix, AZ

    "My hunting experience at V1 Ranch was one of the best days of my life!"

  • Skeets Dunn - Spokane Valley, WA

    "I have hunted since I was 6 years old in all kinds of habitat around the world. If you like hunting birds, enjoy a fantastic lunch with unmatched scenery, you need to visit the V1 Ranch. They have great overnight accommodations too if you succumb to the Dauo Vineyard wines they like to serve. You will not be disappointed with their little piece of heaven."

  • Steve Carter - Capistrano Beach, CA

    "We loved our hunt at V1 Ranch. The terrain was diverse, the birds were flying and plentiful! We brought our pointer and she had a great time. The staff is excellent and all about catering to the specific needs of their clients. I highly recommend V1 Ranch for Upland game hunters who want a unique and first class experience."

  • Anthony Turin - Sandy, OR

    "Way beyond my expectations!!! Everything was a step above! Amazing service and people! Highly Recommend!"

  • Zachary Downing - Lake Forrest, WA

    "Everything was fantastic! Had an awesome time! Top-notch!"

  • Don Warring - Mesa, AZ

    Simply an outstanding experience from start to finish. The location is beautiful and secluded, the staff is super friendly and makes you feel like part of the family. The lodge and food are on a 5 star hotel level, top notch. We had a great time in the fields too, the birds are strong high flyers and were a lot of fun to hunt. I'd never done a driven hunt before and the staff made it an experience I'll never forget. I highly recommend V1 Ranch if you're looking for a high end pheasant hunt.

  • Matt Swanson - San Diego, CA

    Took the family to V1 Ranch, great staff, great lodge, tons of birds. This is my new go to place for pheasant in Southern California!

  • Courtney Costello - San Diego, CA

    V1 Ranch is the absolute BEST spot for HUNTING and if you want the full top class experience this is where you want to be!! Not to mention it's one of the most beautiful places in all of California and Tina is just absolutely amazing every step of the hunt from making reservations all the way until the end, they are the best people to work with! Love V1 Ranch!!