Trenton, Florida 2-Day Wingshooting School

Spend two days with us at our Trenton, Florida wingshooting school.

Trenton, Florida 2-Day Wingshooting School


The Gilchrist Club is situated on a picturesque 27,000 acre quail hunting preserve in the timber country of Northwest Florida. Located just 30 miles West of Gainesville, this beautiful property boasts a main lodge, 4-star restaurant, pro-shop and five guest lodges all overlooking the largest of five freshwater lakes. Also on property is a 14-station sporting clays course, 5-stand, archery range and quail walk. Whether you are primarily an upland bird hunter or recreational clay shooter, the instructors and coaches at the Gilchrist Club will help you increase your percentages in no time. From first-timers to accomplished wingshooters, everyone is welcome at the Orvis-Gilchrist Club Wingshooting School. Must be at least 12 years old to participate.

During the two-day course, you will cover it all:

  • Basic shotgun safety
  • Eye dominance
  • Gun fit
  • How to properly apply sharp visual focus to the target
  • Mounting and moving your shotgun
  • Exposure to all types of clay target presentations: going away, crossing, incoming, driven/overhead as well as singles, report pairs and true pairs.

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 as well as sporting clays. The Orvis shooting instructors are consummate professionals who are beside you for every shot quietly analyzing and improving your style.

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, breakfast on the second day and a copy of the Orvis Wingshooting Handbook. The use of a shotgun is available at no additional charge.

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


Orvis Wingshooting School - Trenton, FL
2014 School Dates

February 2014 4-5 Tuesday-Wednesday


Lodging & Reservation Information
Trenton, Florida

Please contact the Gilchrist Club for lodging and reservations:

Gilchrist Club
3270 S. E. 4th Way
Trenton, FL 32693
888-535-4868 or 352-463-7070

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Wingshooting School.


Area Activities - Trenton, Florida
Gilchrist Club

Quail Hunting
Osceola Turkey Hunting
Whitetail Deer
Wild Hog
5-stand Sporting Clays
Wobble Trap
Rifle, Pistol, and Archery Range
14 Station Sporting Clays Course
Private Wingshooting Instructions
Fishing in a variety of lakes, rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico
Fine Dining
Wildlife Tour

Other Activities in the Area

Local Springs
Tubing, Rafting, Kayaking Santa Fe River
Suwannee River Boat Tours
Green Way Trail
Dakota Winery
University of Florida Athletics
Dine at and tour historic Cedar Key
Saltwater Fishing excursions


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


5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    By: from Trenton Florida

    My wife and I just "graduated" from the Orvis Shooitng School at Trenton where we got outstanding instruction from Don with excellent support from Chico. We were interested in upland bird hunting. Don evaluated our skill level and structured a program for improvement which worked. He is both a champion shooter and instructor who can make constructive suggstions in a positive manner. It was a great way to spend a weekend.

  • 5/5

    wingshoot school - 9/18/2013

    This last weekend I attended the orvis wingshoot school with don at gilchrist club all i can say is don is the most professional instructor i have ever come across the professionalism is outstanding I ordered a gun and can't wait to go back the staff at gilchrist is 5 star can't stop talking about it.

  • 5/5

    Don Currie Teacher - 8/1/2013
    By: from Yulee , FL

    Got excellent instruction on wingshooting skills from Don. He geared his advice to my skill level and was very consistent in his approach to teaching the fundamentals. Good, simple, clear communicator. I'm going back for more prior to pheasant season.

  • 5/5

    two old dogs learn new tricks - 7/31/2013

    My brother & I spent two great days with Don leaning the instinctive method of shooting. The beginning of the instruction was spent checking gun fit & eye dominance. Once we established we could shoot where we looked, Don patiently taught us the instinctual method of shooting. Since this is really different from any preconceived ideas how to hit targets or shoot birds, we had to break old habits and learn new ones. But it works! By the end of the instruction I expected - rather than hoped - I'd break the targets. After years of wingshooting frustration I sought & received a pardon from my lab & springer and look forward to successful bird hunting this fall. Thanks Don!

  • 5/5

    World Class Instruction - 7/31/2013
    By: from Orlando, FL

    Master Coach and National Champion Don Currie took two first timers and in two days we were knocking down clay birds like experienced shooters. He has the ability to communicate corrections with his language in ways that only the most talented sports coaches are able. And the facilities and lodges, food and beverage are as good as it gets.

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