Complete Upland School at Orvis Hill Country
Take the next step in your upland hunting journey at this Pennsylvania school.
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The Orvis Complete Upland Schools represent one of the most unique opportunities available for aspiring upland hunters. These schools are delivered by a team of experts committed to Orvis's trademark service standards. If you have ever dreamed of becoming an upland hunter, or if you have ever hoped to refine your skill and effectiveness in the field, Orvis can be of help. In our capable hands, you too can make upland hunting a wonderful part of your life!
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|9:00||Arrival at Hill Country Clubhouse - make yourself at home with a snack and a cup of coffee or tea.|
|9:15||Instructor Introductions – Our team of instructors will introduce themselves and outline the agenda for the day. At this point we will also conduct student evaluations, establishing what specific experience you are hoping to have, and what skills you hope to gain. This segment is followed by a screening of our wingshooting video and a safety briefing, ensuring confidence that the shooting to come will be both safe and enjoyable.|
|10:00||Students and instructors work in shooting instruction areas – This session will take students through the arc of the Orvis Instinctive Method of Wingshooting. Students will learn proper technique and application of the method as they break clay targets that mimic real-life bird presentations. Repetition, assessment, and practice will build confidence.|
|Noon||Lunch in the Hill Country Clubhouse|
|1:00||Students paired with instructors and field guides then depart to hunting grounds for a 2-hour walk-up field hunt – In this segment, students enter the beautiful hunting fields of Orvis Hill Country in the company of an instructor, a professional field guide, and a team of gundogs. The instructor remains at your side as you learn to navigate the cover, efficiently approach the dogs, and take safe and ethical shots on chukar partridge and ring-necked pheasants. All the while the instructor will share feedback and direction, ensuring that your experience is paced and orchestrated according to your needs.|
|3:00||End of day – At the end of the field hunt, students will return to the clubhouse to address final questions and receive the birds that were harvested if desired. An overview of bird processing can be requested if students wish to gain those skills. Students will leave with gamebirds ready for the kitchen.|
Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back the original 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
Where is the School Located?
Orvis Hill Country, Fairfield Pennsylvania.
Located in south-central Pennsylvania along the Maryland state Line - about 1.5 hours from both Baltimore and Washington D.C., just over an hour from Harrisburg, and 2.5 hours from Philadelphia.
What is Included in the Price?
$995. Includes use of gun, ammunition, lunch, ear protection, eye protection, and instruction.
What Skill Levels does this School Cater to?
Beginners or novices looking to advance their skills
.How Many Students are in this School?
What Should I Bring?
Clothes suitable for a day outside in any weather; gloves if desired, personal hunting gear and gun if desired, extra layer, protective eyewear or prescription glasses, boots suitable for walking dry ground, blaze orange hat and vest.
Are there Specific Gear Recommendations?
Break action shotguns in gauges 12-28.
Do I Need to Purchase a License?
What is the Typical Weather?
A range of northeast seasonal weather is possible. During the winter/spring, snow is possible. Fall dates can see warm, sunny days.
What Happens When there is Bad Weather?
Our activities are not canceled due to the weather, with extremes being the exception. We always recommend that you dress in layers appropriate for the season. Cotton, although a comfortable fabric, is not recommended for outdoor activities. It can rain any time of the year. Please remember to bring a waterproof jacket and pants. Hats, sunglasses, and sunblock are also recommended.
What Lodging is Available or in the Area?
Allenberry Resort, an Orvis-Endorsed Lodge, is a short drive away from Orvis Hill Country and a shuttle is available between the two properties (upon request). Enjoy world-class lodging and dining, as well as many additional amenities that Allenberry has to offer. Please contact Allenberry Resort for lodging and reservations:
1559 Boiling Springs Road
Boiling Springs, PA, 17007
Liberty Mountain Resort is nestled in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, just 6 miles from Orvis Hill Country. This resort offers four seasons of exciting experiences, featuring winter sports, 18-holes of golf, a salon and spa, and delicious dining options. With conference and celebration space along with hotel rooms featuring sweeping views, Liberty is a chosen destination perfect for any occasion. Reservations can be made at:
Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Carroll Valley, PA 17320
What About Meals and Dining?
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Are there Additional Activities?
Plenty of fishing opportunities nearby as well as skiing. Historical sites abound.
You can bring a dog.
Potential opportunity for folks with limited mobility.
Birds can be packaged to bring home.
"If you must cancel your trip, refund fees are based on the cancelation date, as follows:
+90 days prior to trip - Full refund
60-90 days prior to trip - 50% of trip cost
59 days or less to trip - 100% of trip cost
Cancelation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather. We strongly urge you to purchase trip insurance, by clicking here.
For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213.
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