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

1-Day Dates

August 2019 3 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  17 Saturday
  18 Sunday
  31 Saturday
September 2019 1 Sunday
  7 Saturday
  28 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  29 Sunday
October 2019 12 Saturday
  13 Sunday
  26 Saturday
  27 Sunday
November 2019 9 Saturday
  10 Sunday
  16 Saturday
  17 Sunday
December 2019 7 Saturday
  14 Saturday
  28 Saturday
January 2020 4 Saturday
  18 Saturday
February 2020 1 Saturday
  29 Saturday
March 2020 7 Saturday
  29 Sunday
April 2020 11 Saturday
  25 Saturday
  26 Sunday
May 2020 9 Saturday
  16 Saturday
  31 Sunday
June 2020 6 Saturday
  14 Sunday
  27 Saturday
  28 Sunday
July 2020 5 Sunday
  18 Saturday
August 2020 1 Saturday
  2 Sunday
  8 Saturday
  23 Sunday
  29 Saturday
September 2020 5 Saturday
  12 Saturday
  13 Sunday
October 2020 10 Saturday
  24 Saturday
November 2020 14 Saturday
  15 Sunday
  22 Sunday
December 2020 5 Saturday
  6 Sunday
  13 Sunday
  27 Sunday

2-Day Dates

August 2019 10-11 Saturday-Sunday
  24-25 Saturday-Sunday
September 2019 21-22 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
October 2019 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
November 2019 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
Nov-Dec 2019 30-1 Saturday-Sunday
March 2020 21-22 Saturday-Sunday
April 2020 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
May 2020 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Saturday-Sunday
June 2020 20-21 Saturday-Sunday
July 2020 11-12 Saturday-Sunday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
August 2020 15-16 Saturday-Sunday
September 2020 26-27 Saturday-Sunday
October 2020 3-4 Saturday-Sunday
  17-18 Saturday-Sunday
November 2020 7-8 Saturday-Sunday
  28-29 Saturday-Sunday
December 2020 19-20 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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