When did you last strike out across a grassy prairie, the early morning sun edging over the horizon and good dogs at your heels, coffee lingering on your palate, anticipating the familiar flush of wings? Maybe it was last week. Or last year. Or maybe it has been too long. We want to sharpen your sportsman’s senses with a memorable wingshooting trip, get you back in the game—even if you never really left it. Or let us plan a bird hunting trip for you like no other, to Argentina, or to experience traditional driven game shooting in Great Britain or Spain.
Orvis hands you shooting resources in three broad categories. First, if you are interested in an entire trip planned around your passion for bird hunting, you’ll find thoroughly vetted and approved hunting lodges in 17 states with varied offerings for you and your family or hunting companions. These are establishments we’ve returned to time and again, which continue to meet the highest standards synonymous with the Orvis name. You will find packages for the seasoned wingshooter, no stranger to long days exposed to the elements and always prepared for the unexpected, to all-encompassing hunting lodge packages with trap, skeet, and sporting clays courses, instruction for novice and skilled shooters alike, and superior guidance in the field. You’ll awaken early, spend much of your day outdoors, and return to well-appointed quarters for top-shelf libations and chef-prepared cuisine that often reflects the culinary traditions of the region. You’ll arise the next morning and do it all again. Or maybe you’ll allow us to create a custom travel package that combines hunting with other interests (fly fishing comes to mind).
But maybe a day in the field will suffice: Orvis presents approved grounds operated by established and highly regarded outfits, where accommodations are left to you if you need them at all. Choose from resources in six states, running the gamut from prime upland bird habitat on vast preserves to full-service shooting clubs proffering a wide array of year-round services and activities. Each bears our coveted endorsement.
And finally, we’ve sanctioned a dozen wingshooting guides in 10 states. These are trained field experts who will take you far off the beaten path for authentic wild bird hunting expeditions. Engage in a day of fair chase shooting in unspoiled wilderness, with expert guidance and well-trained dogs. (Find Orvis-endorsed hunting dog breeding and training programs within these pages, too.) Time to gear up and head out; let Orvis help you plan your unforgettable wingshooting trip.