Marshtown Hunting Preserve, DE

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Grounds located in Dover, Delaware.

Marshtown Hunting Preserve, DE

Guided upland hunting over pointing dogs for a variety of game birds in a rural location encompassing 600 acres. We strive to create a relaxed, private hunt in a natural setting designed to be as close as possible to wild bird hunting, but, Marshtown is a short drive from New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

Date Range

October 15th to March 30th

What is Provided to Customer

Design a perfect combination hunt for a group or choose to take advantage of our monthly specials offered through the season.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt

Level fields and hedgerows with planted and natural cover.

Typical Weather by Season

Average winter temperature of 40 degrees.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Many clients plan an overnight stay at the Inn at Marshtown. We average a four hour hunt over 20 birds with a guide using pointing dogs. The maximum group size is four with exclusive use of the field. Start times are 8:00am and 1:00pm. We offer many meal options and can accommodate groups up to 32.


On-site Activities

Marshtown also offers horse drawn wagon hunts, horseback riding and limited clay shooting. Customers can inquire about duck and goose hunting during the season.

Off-site Activities

Three miles from the Dover Downs Race Track and Casino and adjacent to one of the largest federal wildlife refuges on the east coast.


Species You Hunt by Season

Ringneck pheasant, bobwhite quail, courtnix quail, chukar, red-legged, and Hungarian partridges.


What Should Customers Bring?

Layered clothing appropriate for the changing weather, comfortable boots to walk long distances, blaze orange hat and vest/coat (we have extras for our clients to use), open choke shotgun and shells with a shot size smaller than #6, and a willingness to have fun.


Frequently Asked Questions

You will speak directly to the owner when making your reservation. We are happy to make any special arrangements including; disabled hunters, non-shooting guests/children all the way to large corporate groups. Glad to reschedule on rainy days.


    Marshtown Hunting Preserve
    Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Grounds
    Drew Smith
    362 Edgewater Farm Lane
    Dover, DE 19901

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