Orvis Wingshooting School in Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains

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Fincastle, Virginia Wingshooting School


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You'll cover it all at the Fincastle, Virginia Wingshooting School:

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

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The Story

The Orvis Preserve at Crooked Run Wingshooting School is held in Fincastle, Virginia, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and is home for our one- and two-day wingshooting schools. The Preserve offers a unique setting that allows our professional instructors to teach both novice and experienced shooters. It encompasses 475 acres, which, along with our 13-station Sporting Clays Course and Five Stand, include managed quail habitat and hunting grounds, a lodge overlooking a trout-stocked lake, and modern accommodations. Choose to attend either our one-day or two-day school. School includes lunch, shotgun shells, use of an Orvis shotgun, eye and ear protection, and a copy of The Orvis Wingshooting Handbook.

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
March 2023 3 Friday
April 2023 27 Thursday
May 2023 9 Tuesday
  23 Tuesday
June 2023 17 Saturday
July 2023 22 Saturday
August 2023 26 Saturday
September 2023 7 Thursday
October 2023 4 Wednesday
November 2023 16 Thursday
December 2023 9 Saturday
  16 Saturday
2-Day School
March 2023 25-26 Saturday/Sunday
April 2023 15-16 Saturday/Sunday
September 2023 19-20 Tuesday/Wednesday
October 2023 17-18 Tuesday/Wednesday
November 2023 1-2 Wednesday/Thursday

Luxury lodging is not included but is available on-property for students attending the Orvis Wingshooting School at The Preserve at Crooked Run. The property features lodge-style rooms available upon request.

Please call the Preserve at Crooked Run at (540) 412-7178 or email info@preservevirginia.com

The Preserve at Crooked Run offers other activities including fishing in a trout-stocked lake, upland hunting (in season) and a disc golf course.

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

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