The Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms
Orvis Pursell Farms, near Birmingham Alabama, is open 363 days a year for rounds of sporting-clays, schools, private instruction and group or corporate retreats. Join in on one of our monthly events, visit our gun room for a fitting, or hunt our fields with an Upland Membership. Guests can also plan overnight accommodations on the grounds at Pursell Farms in deluxe cottages and cabins, along with five-star culinary experiences and a host of other recreational activities.
Nestled among 3,000 acres of rolling hills, oak and pine forests, native grasses and fertile plantation land, Orvis at Pursell Farms has created an immersive environment to deliver a rich sporting experience like no other.
Whether you’re looking for a place to experience sporting clays for the first time, or you’re a seasoned uplands hunter – you will find something to love at Orvis Pursell Farms. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Orvis Pursell Farms offers 15 stations designed to simulate a variety of true field shots. Adding to the versatility of the course is the unique trapper experience offered; one of Orvis Pursell Farm’s team of trappers will join you on the course and can customize stations based on your needs.
Orvis hosts many outdoor enthusiasts who are in pursuit of an excellent clay shooting experience: and the sporting clays course at the base of Chalybeate Mountain provides that with a diverse combination of open fields and a natural canopy of southeastern hardwoods. In addition to the Sporting Clays Course, Orvis Pursell Farms also offers covered Five Stand and Wobble Trap.
Minimum 2 shooters or 200 targets.
A trapper will join you on the course, ensuring you have the best experience possible.
If you would like to join one of our fly-fishing or wingshooting school dates, or if you simply want a refresher after a school, a warm up for that trip to England shooting high pheasants, or that trip to the Gunnison in Colorado casting for trout; our school instructors are available for private instruction all year round.ORVIS PURSELL FARMS WINGSHOOTING SCHOOLS
The Orvis Wingshooting 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. We offer both 1 and 2 Day curriculums, both designed to work with any skill level.
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 shotgun shooting instructors are consummate professionals who are beside you at every shot quietly analyzing and improving your style.
Our schools require students be at least 12 years old to participate
Learn more about Orvis Pursell Farm’s 1- and 2-Day Wingshooting School
ORVIS PURSELL FARMS SPECIALTY SCHOOL
In addition to our 1 and 2 Day Wingshooting Schools, Orvis Pursell Farms offers a 2 Day Quail School designed for students interested in learning or honing skills specific to quail hunting. The second day of the Quail School includes time spent in the field, alongside an instructor and field guide.
Learn more about Orvis Pursell Farm’s 1- and 2-Day Wingshooting School
ORVIS PURSELL FARMS FLY-FISHING SCHOOLS
Orvis Pursell Farms features a comprehensive Fly-Fishing School program based on the highly successful lesson format developed and refined over fifty years at our Vermont headquarters.
Expert Orvis fishing instructors will teach you multiple fly casting techniques, the essential fishing knots, equipment basics, and enough about freshwater entomology to make fly selection an easy, intuitive process. With two private ponds and a trout stream right on the property, small class sizes ensure quality personalized instruction for our students.
At the conclusion of the program you will be able to fly cast with authority and fish confidently. The fly fishing school tuition includes instruction, lunches, textbook, and use of Orvis tackle.
Learn more about Orvis Pursell Farm’s 1- and 2-Day Fly-Fishing Schools
Orvis Pursell Farms’ highly trained instructional fly-fishing and wingshooting staff can help with any experience level. From the novice to the pro you can expect to receive the personal attention needed to elevate and improve your skills.
If you would like to join one of our fly-fishing or wingshooting school dates, or if you simply want a refresher after a school, a warm up for that trip to England shooting high pheasants, or that trip to the Gunnison in Colorado casting for trout; our school instructors are available for private instruction all year round.
Must be at least 12 years old to participate in a shooting school.
If you and your clients desire peace, relaxation, and a chance to return to the “family farm,” visit us at Orvis Pursell Farm. We provide the perfect backdrop to suit your corporate retreat or recreational getaway in Alabama. Over the years Pursell Farms has been the “go to” destination for many of the top corporations in the Southeast. We offer a host of amenities that will ensure your time at Pursell Farms is productive and memorable. Our customized corporate retreat packages include sporting clays events, fly-fishing and wingshooting instruction, as well as professional catering and other non-shooting activities and team-building excursions to choose from.
Pursell Farms offers 10,000 square-feet of technologically sophisticated and professionally appointed meeting and event space. With more than ten years of experience in delivering educational programming with the experience at Pursell Farms, we have created the ideal meeting venue blending purpose-built conference rooms with the splendor and tranquility of nature. After your group spends a day out on the farm shooting or fly-casting you can retreat in one of our many fully-appointed meeting spaces, or simply relax in front of an unforgettable chef-prepared meal, all the while basking in Pursell Farms scenic, central Alabama surroundings.
Pursell Farms offers both the facilities and the personalized, professional service that will guarantee an enjoyable event experience. Immerse your team into the timeless charm of our traditional sporting services textured with the southern hospitality that only Orvis can offer by selecting Pursell Farms for your next corporate outing.
The most exclusive venue offered at Pursell Farms, is by private membership. Orvis Pursell Farms has traditionally been dedicated to upland bird hunting and has a classic flair for what a traditional hunting club should be. Our extensive facilities include four upland fields for hunting pheasants and quail, along with a traditional continental hunting area. Our duck-hole resides in a mix of flooded timber and open water, offering the perfect wetland habitat for waterfowl game. The preserve hunting season runs October 15 to March 15. Make an appointment to tour the gun club. We are sure it will meet your highest standards.
Upland Hunting Membership
Corporate Membership Fee - $6,000 Annual
Sporting Clays Memberships at Orvis Pursell Farms provide you with the opportunity for Sporting Clays and 5-Stand at a favorable member rate.
Sporting Clays Memberships
*Please note that our sporting clays, schools, and pro shop are open to the public.
These hunts are offered to the guests of Orvis who are seeking a private destination to experience southern wingshooting at its best. Enjoy your time in the field harvesting braces of quail, cupped-winged duck and the high flight of pheasant through quintessential southeastern pines.
Orvis hunting and shooting school instructors are available for individual or group lessons, an experience for all ability levels.
Guests of The Farm can test their fly-fishing skills and wet a line for largemouth bass, crappie, or bream in Lake Christine, Lodge Lake, or Swamp Lake. Bring your own gear or rent ours. Fish from the banks, or enjoy the full experience out on the water in an aluminum johnboat with trolling motor. Either way, it’s not a rare occurrence for even the occasional angler to land a six- to eight-pound bass. Our lakes are intensely managed with proper fertilization, feeding, and harvests to maximize fish growth, and you just may have the talent—or the luck—to catch that elusive lunker.
Guided and non-guided experiences available.
Birmingham International Airport (BHM) – 1 hour South to Pursell Farms
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – 2 hours Southwest to Pursell Farms
Smaller/Private Planes, Jets and *Helicopters
*Helicopters can land on the property of Pursell Farms
Sylacauga, Merkel Field (SCD) 8 minutes west of Pursell Farms.
Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM)
Ideally situated for panoramic views of the scenic foothills, the three-story Inn’s 40 beautifully designed guest rooms, sparkling outdoor pool and sun deck, and fitness facility opened in March of 2018 including two new dining experiences. Arrington features our signature farm-to-fork cuisine in casually, elegant surroundings. The scene at Old Tom’s Pub is historic Scottish, gastropub-meets-sports-bar featuring Scottish and American menu favorites with views of the 18th fairway.
Offering new options for couples, families, golfers, corporate groups, and wedding guests, The Inn brings the total number of guest rooms at Pursell Farms to 81.
The Inn has:
Learn more at pursellfarms.com
Fee schedule: Clays and Shooting Grounds
Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms
Open 7 Days a week, 9am – 5pm
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