A unique shotgunning experience, located in Millbrook, New York
Sandanona Shooting Grounds
Orvis Sandanona is a place where the traditions of the field and the hunt are held in the highest regard and is the oldest permitted shotgun shooting club in the country. The main lodge was built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and using its richly textured past as a foundation, Orvis Sandanona has built a thriving, modern sporting clays shooting ground that is consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. Orvis Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Schools, and a fully-catered lodge facility that includes ample meeting space create a benchmark experience for both corporate recreation and individual sporting pursuits. Sandanona is open 363 days a year.
Sporting clays is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. In fact, Orvis was responsible for introducing one of the first prototype sporting clays shooting courses at its shooting school in Manchester, Vermont. The Sandanona shotgun course is recognized worldwide as one of the best and also was a leader in the development of sporting clays in this country. It was listed in Esquire magazine’s top 10 list of courses in the United States.
Orvis Sandanona is an Orvis Endorsed fly fishing outfitter and has a full service pro shop on premise. We are set amidst the rolling hills and horse farms just an hour and half from New York City, and are steeped in the tradition of fly-fishing. Whether its wading for Brookies and Rainbows during the early season Hendrickson hatch or float tubing for big Browns late season, our professional fly fishing guides can tailor the day to meet your needs. Just minutes away from casting in classic eastern trout waters like the Roleliff Jansen Kill, Wappingers, or Housatonic. Take advantage of Orvis Fly fishing school instructors available for individual or group lessons on our stocked ponds or private trout stream. An experience for all ability levels.
If you cannot make one of our fly fishing or shotgun shooting school dates or want a refresher after a school, or if you need to 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.
If you and your clients desire to take a step back in time, relax, and find yourself among the most beautiful scenery in the northeast, visit us at Orvis Sandanona.
The most exclusive venue offered at Sandanona, is by private membership. Sandanona has traditionally been dedicated to upland bird hunting. Orvis Sandanona is reminiscent of a turn of the century hunting club, recalling a bygone era when game was plentiful, hunting seasons long and bag limits generous. Our extensive facilities include 4 upland fields for hunting pheasants, chukar, and hungarian partridge, an exceptional beaver dam duck hunting area, and a most unique continental hunting area. The preserve hunting season runs September 1 to March 31. Make an appointment to tour the gun club. We are sure it will meet your most impressive standards.
Sandanona Shooting Grounds
Where are we located?
Darien, CT - 70 miles (S)
Manhattan, NY - 80 miles (S)
Bergen Cty, NJ - 85 miles (SW)
Albany, NY - 75 miles (N)