ORAPAX HUNTING PRESERVE
3831 River Road West

Goochland, VA 23063

Phone: 804.556.2261

 

SEASON:

7 days a week, September thru April 

 

Local Lodging

 

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Located roughly 40 minutes from Orapax in Cumberland County, VA.  Offers camping facilities that surround a 30-acre lake situated in the 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest.  Nice, clean cabins are also available for rent:

Bear Creek Lake Rd

Cumberland, VA 23040

804-492-4410

 

Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

Located roughly 35 minutes from Orapax:

12042 West Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia, 23233

804-364-3600

 

Wingate by Wyndham Richmond Short Pump

Located roughly 40 minutes from Orapax:

13991 North Gayton Road 

Richmond, VA 23233

1-800-337-0077

Happenings at Orapax...

3/6/2016, 8th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Fund Raising Event; Quail and Pheasant Hunt 

Best of Virginia 2015 for "Hunting Preserve". Virginia Living Magazine

11/8/2014, Ledbury Hosts Annual Quail Hunt at Orapax; covered by Southern Living. 

Orapax used controlled burning in early 2014 as an important management tool for maintaining and enhancing our hunt fields and grasslands. For thousands of years, tall grass prairies and open brushlands were kept free of trees by the occasional wildfires that cleared the landscape every two to 50 years. These fires were caused by lightning, or set intentionally by Native Americans. They had discovered that fire killed woody plants, but encouraged fruit bearing shrubs, and forage producing grasslands. 

Prescribed burning recycles nutrients tied up in old plant growth and controls many woody plants and herbaceous weeds.  It also improves poor quality forage, increases plant growth, reduces the risk of large wildfires, and improves certain wildlife habitat. 

March, 2014, FNH USA, Team Building. A day of upland bird hunts, light-fare, and relaxing around firepit with good cigars and warming beverages.  FNH USA develops and manufactures reliable, innovative, and high-quality firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers. Visit at www.fnhusa.com

DUCK HUNTING NOW OFFERRED at Orapax - Our preserve is now offerring tower mallard release hunts.  You may use your own dogs, or you can reserve an Orapax guide and dogs. Visit our Duck Hunting page for details!!  

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Hats and Long-sleeve Orapax T-Shirts now available - Hats in Blaze, Khaki, and various Camo patterns, shirts in Blaze or Ash (light gray). These are high-quality items and come in all sizes. Hats $20, shirts $25 at the clubhouse.

Apalain was founded with an innovative spirit and a sporting objective: to design premium performance attire specifically for ladies who pursue the shooting sports, while establishing a network of proven instructors and outfitters to help share the world of field sports.