Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School

Our renowned New York wingshooting school and sporting clays course.

Millbrook, New York Wingshooting School


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.

Must be at least 12 years old to participate.

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

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.

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 Schools and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Travel Insurance:
To protect your investment, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance may help you in the event you have to cancel or postpone your trip for reasons outside of your control. It is also beneficial if you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation during your travels. To learn more about purchasing travel insurance or an emergency evacuation membership through Global Rescue, please visit Please note: you will receive important benefits if your insurance is purchased within 20 calendar days of your trip.

As with most states, New York has issued travel guidelines for visitors coming into the state. Please visit the state website for further information: We ask that you please research the County in which you reside and make the appropriate decision for your visit.

1-Day Dates

January 2021 2 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  16 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
February 2021 27 Saturday
March 2021 6 Saturday
  28 Sunday (SOLD OUT)
April 2021 3 Saturday (CLOSED)
  10 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  24 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  25 Sunday (SOLD OUT)
May 2021 8 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  15 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  30 Sunday
June 2021 5 Saturday
  13 Sunday
  26 Saturday
  27 Sunday
July 2021 3 Saturday
  17 Saturday
  31 Saturday
August 2021 1 Sunday
  7 Saturday
  22 Sunday
  28 Saturday
September 2021 4 Saturday
  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

2-Day Dates

March 2021 20-21 Saturday-Sunday
May 2021 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
  22-23 Saturday-Sunday
June 2021 19-20 Saturday-Sunday
July 2021 10-11 Saturday-Sunday
  24-25 Saturday-Sunday
August 2021 14-15 Saturday-Sunday
September 2021 25-26 Saturday-Sunday
October 2021 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
November 2021 6-7 Saturday-Sunday
  27-28 Saturday-Sunday
December 2021 18-19 Saturday-Sunday



Sporting clays
Private wingshooting instruction

Other Activities in the Area

Horseback riding
Hudson River kayaking
Rail Trail
Tour historic homes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vanderbilts
Dine at and tour the Culinary Institute of America


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  • 1-Day School $575
  • 2-Day School $1,149
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