Limits Game Farm is owned by Dave Piovesan in Mesa, WA. He and his wife, Pam, decided to open up a game farm in 1999 after a friend of theirs came hunting with his 3 boys and didn’t find any birds after 3 days of hunting. This was because of a steady decline of wild pheasant for about the last 20 years. Believing that Game Farms were the future of hunting and preserving the pheasants, they received their license to open Limits Game Farm from Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife in October of 2000. Their main goal and motivation to starting their business was to create a shooting preserve in an area where one did not exist but yet there was a strong desire and presence for hunting in the area.
Dave remembers coming to the Columbia Basin in the 50’s and 60’s with his dad and hunting outside Eltopia – that was the prime time of pheasant hunting here. When people could hunt and get their daily limits easily. From his personal hunts as a boy to young adult, Dave enjoyed the Columbia Basin and decided to move here in the early 1970’s after graduating from WSU. He worked a couple years in the fertilizer industry before going back to farming full time. He and Pam raised their family here in the basin, with all of their kids graduating from Connell High School.
Limits Game Farm offers half day upland bird hunts September through March by reservation only. One of their prime objectives is to promote youth hunting. That is one of the main reasons they help sponsor the annual Hunter Education Hunt along with Richland Rod & Gun Club and the local Pheasants Forever Chapter. Limits Game Farm also offers reduced rates on hunts for youth (15 and under). Dave can tailor a hunt to that of the hunter and their ability. Dogs are welcome, and it is also an excellent opportunity to train new pups too. If you do not have a dog, then they can arrange for a guide for you. Limits Game Farm has a variety of habitat and terrain where you can work at your own pace and enjoy the hunt.
Dave is always looking for ways to expand the business and provide more unique services with the game farm. He enjoys sharing his passion with others and currently they serve over 400 hunters per year and have plenty of room to offer more hunts to more people. Dave & Pam enjoy their business and living in the area providing a fun and learning environment for all ages of hunters while also promoting the community by sending their customers to Connell for food, lodging and shopping.
Dave stated, “We love catering to youth hunters. Many young hunters have shot their first bird at Limits Game Farm.” Visit their website limitsgamefarm.com for more information and to see pictures of their youth hunters. To schedule a hunt and for pricing, please contact Dave at 509-265-4578. Limits Game Farm LLC is located at 2101 Astoria Rd Mesa, WA.