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Schools & Instruction

at Orvis Hill Country

The Orvis Wingshooting Schools were the first of their kind offered in the United States, and for over 25 years have offered shooters the finest shotgunning 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, proper gun mount, and correct fit of the gun stock. The Orvis shotgun shooting instructors are consummate professionals who are beside you at every shot quietly analyzing and improving your style.

Looking to hone your fly-fishing skills? Whether you're just starting out or have been fishing for years, there’s always something new to learn at an Orvis Fly-Fishing School. Our schools cover rod rigging and essential knots, gear and tackle, stream entomology, fly selection, how to read water, and how to play, land, and safely release fish. Our experienced instructors tailor lessons to your level, so you can enhance your skill set. Learn more and book now!

Private Shooting Instruction: $175/hr

$25 per additional person—(up to 4 people)

Private Fly-Fishing Instruction:

1 Student–$75/hr

2 Students–$95/hr

3 Students–$125/hr

4 Students–$155/hr

Private instruction is available by reservation. Please contact us at 717-253-9665 or email hillcountry@orvis.com for more information.

Our Orvis Wingshooting School or Fly-Fishing School can be booked online or by calling 866-531-6213.

Must be at least 12 years old to participate.

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