Asheville, North Carolina Wingshooting School / 1-Day School

A traditional upland hunting and shotgun shooting school located in North Carolina

5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: 1-Day School
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Asheville, North Carolina Wingshooting School


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You'll cover it all at the Asheville, North Carolina Wingshooting School:

  • Basic shotgun safety
  • How to mount a shotgun so you will shoot exactly where you are looking
  • How to shoot all types of clays scenarios: going away, crossing, incomers, singles, and doubles
  • Proper stance

Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back theOriginal method of payment, or the reservation can be transferred to another available school. If the reservation is cancelled 30-60 days from the date of the school, the customer will have a choice between a refund of 50% or transferring the reservation to another available school. On cancellations 29 days or less there is no refund and no transfer. There will be no refund extended to students who do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school within the timeframes listed in this policy. Any reservation that has been transferred to a different date cannot be later cancelled without 100% payment penalty.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

Asheville, North Carolina Wingshooting School


Phone icon866-531-6213 Email iconschools@orvis.com

You'll cover it all at the Asheville, North Carolina Wingshooting School:

  • Basic shotgun safety
  • How to mount a shotgun so you will shoot exactly where you are looking
  • How to shoot all types of clays scenarios: going away, crossing, incomers, singles, and doubles
  • Proper stance

Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back theOriginal method of payment, or the reservation can be transferred to another available school. If the reservation is cancelled 30-60 days from the date of the school, the customer will have a choice between a refund of 50% or transferring the reservation to another available school. On cancellations 29 days or less there is no refund and no transfer. There will be no refund extended to students who do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school within the timeframes listed in this policy. Any reservation that has been transferred to a different date cannot be later cancelled without 100% payment penalty.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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The Story

The Orvis North Carolina Wingshooting School is held in Asheville at the famous Biltmore Resort. Biltmore's Shooting Grounds are top-notch and offer an ideal location for our professional instructors to teach both novice and experienced shooters. The Biltmore sits on 8,000 acres with activities for the whole family, including fly fishing, the Land Rover Driving Experience, visiting the Biltmore House and many others. Choose to attend either our one-day or two-day school. School includes lunch, shotgun shells, use of Orvis gun, eye and ear protection, and a copy of the Orvis Wingshooting Handbook.

The Orvis Wingshooting Schools began in 1973 and were the first of their kind offered in the United States and 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, and proper gun mount.

The Orvis Shooting instructors are consummate professionals who are beside you at every shot quietly analyzing and improving your style.

Students are grouped together according to their level of skill and experience, and treated to fully automated instruction areas that provide a full array of clay target angles.

Both 1 & 2 Day Schools offer small class sizes – a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio.

1-Day Wingshooting School Overview

  • Basic shotgun safety
  • Discussion of proper mount, stance and shotgun fit
  • Hands-on instruction and practice shooting at varied stations
  • Demonstrations on how to shoot going away, crossing, low incomers, singles and doubles
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear
  • Use of an Orvis shotgun, if you wish

2-Day Wingshooting School Overview

  • Basic shotgun safety
  • Discussion of proper mount, stance and shotgun fit
  • Hands-on instruction and practice shooting at varied stations
  • Demonstrations on how to shoot going away, crossing, low incomers, singles and doubles
  • 2-Day School involves significantly more shots over the two-day period
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear
  • Use of an Orvis shotgun, if you wish
  • Complimentary gun fitting is available during 2-day schools in Manchester, VT; Millbrook, NY; Sylacauga, AL and Blue Ridge Summit, PA

If you want to learn more, please reach out to the Schools Team and request the specific itinerary for your chosen Orvis School location.

1-Day School
May 2021 21 Friday
June 2021 5 Saturday
July 2021 10 Saturday
August 2021 8 Friday
September 2021 5 Sunday
October 2021 16 Saturday
November 2021 13 Saturday
December 2021 19 Sunday
March 2022 12 Saturday
April 2022 9 Saturday
May 2022 21 Saturday
June 2022 4 Saturday
July 2022 9 Saturday
August 2022 5 Friday
September 2022 4 Sunday
October 2022 15 Saturday
November 2022 12 Saturday
December 2022 18 Sunday
2-Day School
July 2021 24-25 Saturday/Sunday
August 2021 21-22 Saturday/Sunday
September 2021 25-26 Saturday/Sunday
October 2021 29-30 Friday/Saturday
November 2021 27-28 Saturday/Sunday
December 2021 11-12 Saturday/Sunday
April-May 2022 30-1 Saturday/Sunday
June 2022 18-19 Saturday/Sunday
July 2022 23-24 Saturday/Sunday
August 2022 20-21 Saturday/Sunday
September 2022 24-25 Saturday/Sunday
October 2022 28-29 Friday/Saturday
November 2022 26-27 Saturday/Sunday
December 2022 10-11 Saturday/Sunday

Please contact The Inn on Biltmore Estate for lodging and reservations:

The Inn on Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
www.biltmore.com
1-800-411-2529 (Monday-Friday - 8:30am - 5pm)

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an experience! My son and I had an amazing full day with Darren on Friday. I don't think I've ever met a more informative, fun, result oriented and passionate teacher of anything. Cannot wait to take what I learned to a dove field soon! No more not limiting out if the birds are there. HIGHLY recommend this school and look forward to returning with both sons to shoot the other courses.
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Superior Instruction One day with Darren made a huge difference in my shooting ability. He is a phenomenal instructor who can quickly diagnose individual shooting problems. I wish I'd gone to this class last year before a quail hunt!
Date published: 2020-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great instruction I attended the one-day wing-shooting school as a gift from my wife. I was so impressed that I bought another for my son-in-law and yet another for my daughter. All of us were highly impressed.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Class We had a great day of shooting instruction. Darren and Jules are both experienced professionals that interact well with novices and experts. Instruction on low mount shooting I found the most beneficial. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in improving their shooting ability.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 2 day WingShooting School Experience The school provided the highest-quality instruction, the shooting facilities were in excellent condition, and the instructors provided expert, one-on-one assessments and direction. Darren and John are great people, teachers, and experts in their craft. They were able to find ways to make each individual understand and learn the techniques that suited each individuals learning style. I highly recommend this school to beginners and experts alike.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Experience As a beginner with no experience with shotguns I found this to be a very helpful course. The instructors Darren and Dustin are experienced, effective, and personable. The course provided me with a good foundation on which to build.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unparalleled instruction and experience Darren and Dustin provided the highest-quality instruction, the shooting facilities were in excellent condition, and the instructors provided expert, one-on-one assessments and direction.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Experience Great experience. Darren was knowledgable and personable. Had a great time shooting and the instruction was very helpful. Above and beyond what I expected.
Date published: 2018-04-24
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