Millbrook, New York 1-Day Wingshooting School

Our renowned New York wingshooting school and sporting clays course.

Millbrook, New York 1-Day Wingshooting School


Don't have time for our classic two-day Wingshooting School or just want to brush up on your skills? If so, look no further--our Sandanona one-day school is perfect for you. Situated in the scenic upstate New York town of Millbrook, Sandanona encompasses more than 400 acres of meticulously-manicured upland hunting grounds. Spend the day shooting at the Sandanona Grounds 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.

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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 a complimentary gun fitting to establish and record individual stock dimensions, 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.

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


Orvis Wingshooting School - Millbrook, New York
2015 School Dates

January 2015 3 Saturday
  17 Saturday
  31 Saturday
February 2015 7 Saturday
  28 Saturday
March 2015 14 Saturday
  15 Sunday
  28 Saturday
  29 Sunday
April 2015 18 Saturday
  19 Sunday
May 2015 9 Saturday
  16 Saturday
  30 Saturday
June 2015 20 Saturday
  27 Saturday
  28 Sunday
July 2015 5 Sunday
  18 Saturday
  19 Sunday
August 2015 1 Saturday
  2 Sunday
  15 Saturday
  29 Saturday
September 2015 12 Saturday
  13 Sunday
October 2015 10 Saturday
  11 Sunday
  31 Saturday
November 2015 14 Saturday
  15 Sunday
  29 Sunday
December 2015 12 Saturday
  13 Sunday
  27 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


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews


4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    And also.... - 8/22/2015
    By: from Glen Ridge, NJ
    Top 100 Contributor

    Just an addendum to my last post. I made an error and misspelled one the instructor's names. It Joe Waasi, not Joe Stassi. Sorry bout that. Yesterday, my brother and I came back yesterday to shoot 100+ rounds each and I learned 2 things. You need to practice, practice and practice your proper shooting form, if you want to have any hope of getting good at this sport and this is a classy place to do just that. Also, I can see why the 2 day school - if you can go for the extra $$ and have the time, is so preferable to the 1 day class; it simply and immediately reinforces what you've learned on the first day. But either class will be a most pleasant, memorable and enjoyable experience.

  • 5/5

    Wonderful experience - 8/16/2015
    By: from Glen Ridge, NJ
    Top 100 Contributor

    I attended the 1 day class at the Sandanona school yesterday with my brother and will echo what others have said. Our instructors - Joe Staasi and Andy McDermott, couldn't have been more helpful and the wealth of knowledge they imparted is amazing. Rank beginners to experienced shooters can benefit from this program or with enough time allowed, the 2 day course. Too many accolades to mention, simply put, if you are on the fence about attending, just do it. A memorable experience.

  • 5/5

    Great day - 6/28/2015

    Just completed the 1 day course. An truely outstanding day. Beautiful shooting grounds. Great instructors. The day was packed with useful information and a great deal of one on one instruction. I know that my shooting skills have been be greatly enhanced through this class. Very worthwhile to any field hunter or sporting clay enthusiast who wants to increase their success in and their enjoyment of the sport.

  • 5/5

    Rifle shooter converted! - 9/15/2014
    By: from Sandanona, NY

    All Marines are maybe this one is a wingshooter. This was a superb course of instruction. I was looking for a shooting sport that I could get my wife and family into. Outside the military, I have never been to a more professionally run course. The instructors are not only excellent instructors who clearly know wingshooting, they are interesting people as well from varied backgrounds. You will shoot quite a bit. I was in rotation with my wife and son and I easily had well over 100 shots. No politics...just shooting. By the end of the day, I was making shots I had never even imagined making before. Most importantly to me, my wife and son (who hit many more targets than me, who knew?) had a great time and looking forward to shooting again. I highly recommend.

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