Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge in Mingus, Texas.

Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX

Overview

What's both unique and compelling about the 2011 Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year is that it can be so many things to so many different sportsmen. To the upland gunner, large fields of sorghum, millet, and switch grass bring memories of great gun dogs, flushing pheasants, bobwhite covey rises, and days in the field with friends. For the big game hunter, it's 6,000 acres that offer some of the best whitetail hunting in the country and over 40 species of exotic game. For the clay shooter, it's the great sporting clays and pyramid 5-stand courses that will test the best of shooters. And for the avid angler, their trophy bass lakes present year round opportunities for tight lines on largemouth and hybrid stripers.

What appeals to all visitors at Greystone are its top-of-the-line accommodations and gourmet meals. There are five elegantly decorated suites capable of hosting more than 30 guests, a dining room complete with a full-time executive chef, spacious conference facilities, a swimming pool with hot tub, and just outside the castle walls, a scenic lookout affords a breathtaking vista of the entire estate.

The ownership and staff have been dedicated to creating one of the finest sporting experiences found anywhere in the world. Long-term habitat improvement and wildlife management has made Greystone an extraordinary hunting venue. This coupled with the unique castle facility and outstanding customer service makes Greystone Castle a destination without equal.

Date Range

Year round hunting, executive retreat, and wedding venue.

What is Provided to Customer

All-inclusive package hunts include lodging, gourmet meals, open bar in the evenings, hors d'oeuvres, in-room snacks and beverages, warm-up clays, transportation to/from the field, professional guides, seasoned gun dogs, bird processing, and vacuum packaging to take birds home.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt

Approximately 90 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Our bird fields are maintained and improved year round to offer the best upland hunting experience. Expect to walk on well-maintained grassy paths and to flush through waist high growth.

Typical Weather by Season

Weather is fairly mild during the fall and winter with average low temps in the 30s-40s and high temps in the 50s-60s. Although temperatures can fluctuate during this time from much above to much below average, extreme temperatures usually are short-lived. It's best to check the forecast for Mingus, Texas (76463) just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Although all packages can be customized per the customer’s needs, a sample itinerary is as follows:

Day 1
Mid-day arrival and check in
Warm-up clays
Afternoon hunt
Appetizers and cocktails
Gourmet dinner
Private room lodging

Day 2
Breakfast
Warm-up clays
Morning hunt
Lunch
Warm-up clays
Afternoon hunt
Appetizers and cocktails
Gourmet dinner
Private room lodging

Day 3
Breakfast
Warm-up clays
Morning hunt
Lunch
Check out and depart

Activities

On-site Activities

Upland bird hunting, released mallard hunts, wild duck hunts, trophy whitetail hunts, exotic hunts, fly fishing for bass, sporting clays, safari ranch tours, state-of-the-art conference room, and team building activities.

Lodging

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in our state-of-the-art pavilion while comparing hunting stories with other guests. Then enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by our executive chef in our castle dining room. After dinner watch a gorgeous sunset beside our large fire pit, or challenge your friends to a game of pool, a round of shooting sports on the big screen, or a poker game in the gun room. Finish the evening in your private room with private bathroom getting a good night’s sleep before starting over with a breakfast fit for a king!

Species

Species You Hunt by Season

Doves in September. Upland birds in October-March. Quail, pheasant, chukar & Hungarian partridge. Whitetail Sept-Feb, Turkey March-May, Exotics year round, and Fishing March-Nov.

Gear

What Should Customers Bring?

You are welcome to bring your own gun or rent one of ours. We sell ammo onsite, or you can bring your own. Brush pants are recommended but not required. Bring a good pair of shoes or boots and extra socks. Blaze orange is required on every person in the fields, not just the hunters. Shirts, hats and/or vests are recommended. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars as well as your Texas hunting license. We sell licenses onsite if you don’t have one!

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Do I need a Texas hunting license?
A. Yes, The state of Texas requires all hunters to carry a hunting license. If you do not have one, you may purchase one on site.

Q. What type of clothing should I bring?
A. Texas weather varies, I would recommend dressing in layers.

Q. Is there a dress code for your dining room?
A. Yes, it is casual dress.

Q. Can I bring my own dog?
A. Yes, you may but the dog must be crated.

Q. What is the closes commercial airport?
A. The closest commercial airport is DFW Fort Worth/Dallas.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 414 reviews

5-star:
395
4-star:
17
3-star:
1
2-star:
0
1-star:
1

412 of 414 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Outstanding hunting and staff - 8/5/2015
    By:

    Our guide Sean was awesome-he made the experience outstanding and super fun. vickie prepared our meals-She is amazing! The entire staff was wonderful.

  • 5/5

    Extravagant Outing - 8/5/2015
    By:

    The service was above and beyond all expectations we could have imagined. The food was 5 star. The guide (Sean) is stand alone the best guide I have had the pleasure to work with. His devotion and passion is clearly visible through his knowledge in the field.

  • 5/5

    Herrminator Harvest - 7/15/2015
    By:

    We enjoyed our stay. The new pavilion is fabulous. Food was excellent with each meal better than the last one. All personel were polite, well spoken, friendly and professional. Can't say enough good things.

  • 5/5

    Great venue - 7/6/2015
    By:

    Had a great time

  • 5/5

    Nice stay - 7/6/2015
    By:

    Our 4th stay for visiting our son and the town guides and staff are extremely friendly.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Dallas - 5/15/2015
    By: from Midlothian,Tx

    Graystone CastleLodge of the Year. I called today to let them know what a great staff they have.Being the first to go through the Orvis Dallas wing shooting program with Larry & Clayton Summerlin aswell as Craig, Andrew and team. I got the best training to start me off on a lot of wing shooting last fall and this spring.I know they had a lot to do with Graystones success. Thanks Mark

  • 5/5

    Very well planned - 4/19/2015
    By:

    Very well planned. The resort was excellent and the guides were the best I have hunted with ever. Pretty much was hunting all day.

  • 5/5

    Rio Turkey Hunt - 4/19/2015
    By:

    Accommodations were clean. Food was excellent. Service was the best i've ever experienced.

  • 5/5

    Excellent - 4/17/2015
    By:

    Excellent hunting

  • 5/5

    Perfect - 4/17/2015
    By:

    Can't over exaggerate the staff's awesomeness. Grounds and food were equally incredible!

Greystone Castle Sporting Club
Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge
PO Box 158
Mingus, TX 76463
800-399-3006
254-672-5927

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