The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation encompasses 1,231 acres of hardwoods, prairies, lakes, reclaimed gravel pits, and spring-fed streams near the Fox River in Dundee, Illinois, providing an outdoor experience near metro Chicago. In keeping with the founder's mission, hunting, fishing, and being a part of the great outdoors are at the heart of McGraw Wildlife Foundation. The wingshooting school experience offers unscripted adventure and proximity to the natural world: a ringneck pheasant may explode from prairie grass, or a four-pound-plus bass may break the quiet surface of the water. Witness a majestic great blue heron lifting off its perch as dawn breaks; one only has to choose the adventure that suits their desire. Choose our one-day or two-day school.
Orvis operates a world-class shooting school at McGraw's Clay Target Shooting Center, incorporating certified instructors and the Orvis Instinctive Method of Shooting to advance each student's wingshooting skills. Situated in the midst of tall trees and overlooking picturesque Duck Valley Lake, the McGraw Sporting Clays Course is among the finest in the country. In addition to the sporting clays course, state-of-the-art five stand, game clays, and skeet and trap are integrated into the curriculum. The clays offering at McGraw can cater equally to the first-time shooter or to those who have a seasoned passion for wingshooting.
Recognizing the preservation and enjoyment of the earth and its wildlife heritage improves the quality of life for all the world's inhabitants, the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation is actively creating solutions through programs of management, education, research and communications that strongly enhance the conservation of fish, game, wildlife and their habitats.
To engage in charitable, scientific and educational activities which tend to promote the well-being of mankind, including the conservation of natural resources of fish, game and wildlife to the end that such resources of this character as the nation now possess may be conserved and expanded in the public interest.
For more information about Orvis Wingshooting Schools, call 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