Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School

Our renowned New York wingshooting school and sporting clays course.

Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School


If you've ever had the desire to raise a fine, handcrafted shotgun to your cheek and fire a perfect shot, look no further than the Classic Sandanona Wingshooting School, offered in either a one- or a two-day program. Situated in the scenic upstate New York town of Millbrook, Sandanona encompasses more than 400 acres of meticulously-manicured upland hunting grounds. Spend one or two full days shooting at the Sandanona Grounds, including, in the two-day school, an afternoon on the world-class sporting clays course accompanied by experienced Orvis shotgun shooting instructors. From first-timers to accomplished wingshooters, everyone is welcome at the Orvis Sandanona shotgun shooting school.

Must be at least 12 years old to participate.

You'll cover it all at the Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School:
  • Basic shotgun safety
  • How to mount a shotgun so you will shoot exactly where you're looking
  • How to shoot all types of clays scenarios: going away, crossing, low incomers, singles, and doubles
  • Proper stance
  • Proper shotgun fit
The Orvis Winghooting Schools were the first of their kind offered in the United States, and for over twenty-five years have offered shooters the finest wingshooting and hunting instruction available anywhere in the world.

Based on the English Churchill method, our instinctive approach to shotgunning offers both the novice and the seasoned veteran a complete shooting system that can be used for upland and waterfowl hunting and sporting clays. The fundamentals of the Orvis system include stance, footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mount, and correct fit of the gun stock.

The Orvis shooting instructors are consummate professionals who are beside you at every shot quietly analyzing and improving your style.

In addition to firing hundreds of rounds of ammunition, each student participates in classroom instruction on basic shotgun safety, shotshell selection, and shotgun patterning. Students are grouped together according to their level of skill and experience, and treated to a uniquely designed, fully automated instruction area that provides a full array of clay target angles.

The tuition includes comprehensive shooting instruction, all targets and ammunition, lunches each school day, and a copy of the Orvis Wingshooting Handbook. The use of an Orvis shotgun is available at no additional charge if desired. A complimentary gun fitting to establish and record individual stock dimensions is also available for students participating in the two-day school at this location.

For more information about Orvis Wingshooting Schools, call Toll Free 866-531-6213

Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If you cancel your reservation outside of 30 days from your school date, Orvis will issue a refund back to your original method of payment. Cancellations within 30 days from your school date are subject to a 20% cancellation fee, and a refund will be issued in the form of an Orvis Gift Card. Orvis Gift Cards never expire and can be used to book your next school reservation or to purchase other Orvis product. School transfers are based on availability and can be done at any time (cancellation fees do not apply). Students that do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school reservation department will be charged in full.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

1-Day Dates

Orvis Wingshooting School - Millbrook, New York
School Dates

March 2018 3 Saturday
  10 Saturday
  31 Saturday
April 2018 14 Saturday
  28 Saturday
  29 Sunday
May 2018 12 Saturday
  26 Saturday
  27 Sunday
June 2018 2 Saturday
  23 Saturday
  24 Sunday
  30 Saturday
July 2018 7 Saturday
  8 Sunday
  21 Saturday
  22 Sunday
August 2018 4 Saturday
  18 Saturday
  19 Sunday
September 2018 1 Saturday
  2 Sunday
  8 Saturday
  29 Saturday
  30 Sunday
October 2018 13 Saturday
  14 Sunday
  27 Saturday
  28 Sunday
November 2018 10 Saturday
  11 Sunday
  17 Saturday
  18 Sunday
  24 Saturday
December 2018 8 Saturday
  15 Saturday
  29 Saturday

2-Day Dates

Orvis Wingshooting School - Millbrook, New York
School Dates

March 2018 24-25 Saturday-Sunday
April 2018 7-8 Saturday-Sunday
  21-22 Saturday-Sunday
May 2018 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
June 2018 16-17 Saturday-Sunday
July 2018 14-15 Saturday-Sunday
  28-29 Saturday-Sunday
August 2018 11-12 Saturday-Sunday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
September 2018 22-23 Saturday-Sunday
October 2018 6-7 Saturday-Sunday
  20-21 Saturday-Sunday
November 2018 3-4 Saturday-Sunday
December 2018 1-2 Saturday-Sunday


Area Activities - Millbrook, NY
Orvis Sandanona

Sporting clays
Private wingshooting instruction

Other Activities in the Area

Horseback riding
Hudson River kayaking
Rail Trail
Tour historic homes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vanderbilts
Dine at and tour the Culinary Institute of America


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  • 1-Day School $575
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