Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School / 1-Day School

Our renowned New York wingshooting school and sporting clays course.

3.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: 1-Day School
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Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School


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You'll cover it all at the Millbrook, New York 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

Must be at least 12 years old to participate.


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

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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Select month
Select days

Recipient Email Address

We will need to contact you to confirm your reservation.

Enter Names for All Students

Add up to 5 people. First and Last name required.
$1149
per student
$1149
Item #10P8 Per Person
Great Catch Guarantee insignia

100% Customer Satisfaction

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.

Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School


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

You'll cover it all at the Millbrook, New York 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

Must be at least 12 years old to participate.


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

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

If you've ever had the desire to raise a fine, handcrafted shotgun to your cheek and fire a perfect shot, look no further than the Classic Sandanona Wingshooting School, offered in either a one- or a two-day program. Situated in the scenic upstate New York town of Millbrook, Sandanona encompasses more than 400 acres of meticulously-manicured upland hunting grounds. Spend one or two full days shooting at the Sandanona Grounds, including, in the two-day school, an afternoon on the world-class sporting clays course accompanied by experienced Orvis shotgun shooting instructors. From first-timers to accomplished wingshooters, everyone is welcome at the Orvis Sandanona shotgun shooting school.

The Orvis Winghooting Schools were the first of their kind offered in the United States, and for over twenty-five years 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, proper gun mount, and correct fit of the gun stock.

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

In addition to firing hundreds of rounds of ammunition, each student participates in classroom instruction on basic shotgun safety, shotshell selection, and shotgun patterning. Students are grouped together according to their level of skill and experience, and treated to a uniquely designed, fully automated instruction area that provides a full array of clay target angles.

The tuition includes comprehensive shooting instruction, all targets and ammunition, lunches each school day, and a copy of the Orvis Wingshooting Handbook. The use of an Orvis shotgun is available at no additional charge if desired. A complimentary gun fitting to establish and record individual stock dimensions is also available for students participating in the two-day school at this location.

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
June 2021 13 Sunday (2 SPOTS LEFT)
  26 Saturday (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY)
  27 Sunday
July 2021 3 Saturday
  17 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  31 Saturday (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY)
August 2021 1 Sunday
  7 Saturday
  22 Sunday
  28 Saturday
September 2021 4 Saturday (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY)
  11 Saturday
  12 Sunday
October 2021 9 Saturday
  23 Saturday
November 2021 13 Saturday
  14 Sunday
  21 Sunday
December 2021 4 Saturday
  5 Sunday
  12 Sunday
  26 Sunday
January 2022 8 Saturday
  15 Saturday
February 2022 5 Saturday
  26 Saturday
March 2022 5 Saturday
  27 Sunday
April 2022 2 Saturday
  9 Saturday
  23 Saturday
  24 Sunday
May 2022 7 Saturday
  14 Saturday
  29 Sunday
June 2022 4 Saturday
  12 Sunday
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  26 Sunday
July 2022 2 Saturday
  16 Saturday
  30 Saturday
  31 Sunday
August 2022 6 Saturday
  21 Sunday
  27 Saturday
September 2022 3 Saturday
  10 Saturday
  11 Sunday
October 2022 8 Saturday
  22 Saturday
November 2022 12 Saturday
  13 Sunday
  20 Sunday
December 2022 3 Saturday
  4 Sunday
  11 Sunday
2-Day School
July 2021 24-25 Saturday/Sunday (SOLD OUT)
August 2021 14-15 Saturday/Sunday
September 2021 25-26 Saturday/Sunday
October 2021 2-3 Saturday/Sunday
  16-17 Monday/Tuesday
November 2021 6-7 Saturday/Sunday
  27-28 Saturday/Sunday
December 2021 18-19 Saturday/Sunday
March 2022 19-20 Saturday/Sunday
April/May 2022 30-1 Saturday/Sunday
May 2022 21-22 Saturday/Sunday
June 2022 18-19 Saturday/Sunday
July 2022 9-10 Saturday/Sunday
  23-24 Saturday/Sunday
August 2022 13-14 Saturday/Sunday
September 2022 24-25 Saturday/Sunday
October 2022 1-2 Saturday/Sunday
  15-16 Saturday/Sunday
November 2022 5-6 Saturday/Sunday
  26-27 Saturday/Sunday
December 2022 17-18 Saturday/Sunday

Activities

Sporting clays
Private wingshooting instruction

Other Activities in the Area

Antiquing
Golf
Horseback riding
Hiking
Hudson River kayaking
Rail Trail
Wineries
Spa
Tennis
Tour historic homes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vanderbilts
Dine at and tour the Culinary Institute of America

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