Orvis Hill Country To Open November 3rd In Southern Pennsylvania
Orvis Hill Country Shooting Grounds and Sporting Clays Course will open to the public on November 3, 2018. Located in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania in the town of Blue Ridge Summit, Orvis Hill Country is just 25 minutes south of Gettysburg, and 1.5 hours from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Located on over 500 acres, this beautiful and historic property is the newest venue in the Orvis Shooting Grounds Collection, joining Orvis Sandanona and Orvis Pursell Farms as the premier sporting clays, upland hunting, and instructional shooting properties in the world.
Facing southeast on Haycock Mountain the original farmhouse, now part of the sporting lodge, and the barn were built around 1790 of hand-hewn chestnut beams which still carry the markings of the craftsmen who built them. This storied building with its rich 200-year history as a working farm, and for the past 30 years as a respected hunting preserve, will house the Orvis Pro Shop and provide the amenities catering to sporting clays enthusiasts as well as Orvis Hill Country’s upland hunting members.
Orvis introduced one of the first sporting clays courses in the country at its Manchester, Vermont Shooting School and now operates two of the finest courses in the country at Sandanona and Pursell Farms. Orvis Hill Country will uphold this tradition beginning with a 15-station course that has been updated with new traps and beautiful new cages. For when you don’t have time to shoot the full course, Orvis Hill Country also offers a 5-Stand.
"Orvis Hill Country offers a bit of everything from shooting at elevation with a 10-mile view, to shooting into corn fields or into the woods."
Sporting Clays Round Pricing
Ammunition not included. Prices are subject to change.
Sporting Clays Memberships at Orvis Hill Country provide you with the opportunity for Sporting Clays and 5-Stand at a favorable member rate.
Sporting Clays Membership
Upland Memberships offer the same benefit plus access to a members-only club room, and exceptional upland hunting on the high fields above the clubhouse, and as the property develops, other planned hunting opportunities. The Upland Membership also includes guide fees and field ammunition.
Upland Hunting Membership
Memberships also grant equal privileges at both Orvis Sandanona and Orvis Pursell Farms. At Sandanona in the beautiful and storied Hudson Valley of upstate New York, you can experience upland field hunts, mallard hunts, pheasant Continental, driven, and sporting clays as well as skeet and 5-stand with access to the members-only club room. Pursell Farms on 3,000 acres in the rolling piedmont region of central Alabama offers members the opportunity to hunt quail, upland, pheasant Continentals, mallards, and an exceptional 12-station sporting clays course. At all Orvis Shooting Grounds professional instruction is the foundation of a great shooting experience and is always available to members.
Memberships renew annually.
Orvis Shooting Grounds specialize in corporate outings and Orvis Hill Country can provide the ideal outdoor environment for corporate recreation. Many top firms have made Orvis Shooting Grounds their first choice when they are looking to conduct team-building exercises, bolster morale, and enjoy a respite from the office. We furnish the amenities that will ensure your time at Orvis Hill Country is productive and memorable. Our customized corporate retreat packages include sporting clays events, wingshooting instruction, as well as professional catering. Experience the rustic charm and unique sporting ambiance only Orvis can offer by selecting Orvis Hill Country for your next corporate outing.
Schools & Private Instruction
The Orvis Wingshooting Schools were the first of their kind offered in the United States, and for over twenty-five 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.
Must be at least 12 years old to participate.
Located in south-central Pennsylvania along the Maryland state Line, Orvis Hill Country Shooting Grounds is located 1.5 hours from both Baltimore and Washington D.C., just over an hour from Harrisburg, and 2.5 hours from Philadelphia.
FROM THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON METRO AREA, take I-70 East or I-270 North to Frederick, MD. Follow US Route 15 North to Emmitsburg, MD. Take MD 140 West towards Blue Ridge Summit, PA. MD Route 140 will become PA Route 16 at the state line. Continue West on Route 16 about 7 miles. As you enter the town of Blue Ridge Summit turn left on Jacob’s Church Road immediately before the railroad tracks. Orvis Hill Country will be on the left in one mile.
FROM HARRISBURG AND POINTS NORTH: I-81 south to Harrisburg, Take PA Route 581 to Camp Hill, PA. Take US 15 South to Emmitsburg, MD. Take MD 140 West towards Blue Ridge Summit, PA and follow above directions from there.
FROM PHILADELPHIA AND POINTS EAST: I-76 West to Harrisburg and follow Harrisburg directions.
FROM HAGERSTOWN, MD AND POINTS SOUTH: I-81 North to Greencastle, PA. Take PA Route 16 to Waynesboro, PA. Continue east past Waynesboro, approximately 6 miles to Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Turn right on to Jacob’s Church Road immediately past the railroad tracks. Orvis Hill Country will be on the left in one mile.
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