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About Me

Hello! I'm Jason Diedrich.  I'm a lifetime outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman, and proud to say owner of River Valley.  I have a passion for conservation, upland bird hunting, and dogs.  In my youth I worked at a local marina.  I commonly fished 5 days a week (it was great!).  After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, and playing for a really good rugby team, I entered the workforce.  I managed a local True Value store for a few years, met my wife, and received an offer from my family to fill a management position on our family farm producing pork.  I really enjoy farming, and I also really enjoyed and missed the customers and friends I had made through customer service in my previous employments.   I established River Valley in 2011.  I was able to tie together many of my passions, and fulfill a dream of owning my own business.   Since inception I have worked hard to continue to add amenities and build my business.  I thank you very much for your support as does my family!   

River Valley hunting upland bird hunting Club is located in beautiful Jo Daviess County in Northwest Illinois.  Pheasant hunting season starts Oct. 1 and ends March 31st. We are 3 hours west of Chicago, twenty minutes Northeast of the Galena Territories, and a short ten minute drive from Apple Canyon Lake. Your pheasant hunting trips can now be close enough to home but far enough away for a fine weekend getaway.


In addition to our well maintained courses, enjoy the beautiful scenery and attractions Jo Daviess County has to offer.  Just east of historic Galena, Illinois you'll find that accommodations and activities are plentiful.  Whether you're here for a complete vacation or simply an afternoon on the hunt, we're here to make your experience one worth remembering.