Pheasant Bonanza Ultimate Shooting School

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Pheasant Bonanza Ultimate Shooting School


Enroll in a clays-specific Orvis wingshooting school at Nebraska's Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club and Kennel. Our Orvis-endorsed hunting grounds feature skeet and trap fields as well as a 20-station sporting clays course. Using these resources, instructors will help students study every conceivable shot encountered in the field, from a covey rise of quail to crossing pheasants, hopping rabbits, and decoying ducks. With incredible amenities available at the Ben Schoonover Lodge, home-cooked heartland meals, and a staff comprised of dedicated, passionate shooters and instructors, this wingshooting school is one-of-a-kind in the Midwest. Come be our guest!

Personalized instruction from one of our Orvis-endorsed instructors and the staff of Pheasant Bonanza.

  • Basic shotgun safety and proper shotgun fit.
  • Proper stance and how to mount a shotgun so you will shoot exactly where you're looking.
  • How to shoot all types of clays and hunting scenarios: going away, crossing, low incomers, singles, and doubles.


Day One:

Time Activity & Description
3:00 Arrival/Airport pick up if requested (Check in no later than 5pm).
5:30 Appetizers & Cocktails at Roosters (located at the lodge).
6:30 Dinner at Roosters.
7:30 Fire pit and leisure time, return to your room at leisure.

Day Two:

Time Activity & Description
8:00 Breakfast at Roosters.
9:00 Instructor introductions, student evaluations followed by our Orvis wingshooting video and safety briefing.
10:00 Students and instructors work in shooting instruction areas.
11:00 Break and change shooting areas.
Noon Lunch at Roosters.
1:00 Students and instructors working in shooting instruction areas.
2:30 Break and change shooting areas.
4:00 Program concludes, open shooting, leisure time.
5:30 Appetizers and cocktails at Roosters.
6:30 Dinner at Roosters.
7:30 Fire pit and leisure time.

Day Three:

Time Activity & Description
8:00 Breakfast at Roosters.
9:00 Students and instructors working in shooting instruction areas.
10:00 Break and change shooting areas.
11:00 Program concludes, check out, depart, shuttle back to airport.


3-Day Dates

June 2020 19-21 Fri-Sun
July 2020 17-19 Fri-Sun
June 2020 18-20 Fri-Sun
July 2021 16-18 Fri-Sun


Where is the school located?

Pheasant Bonanza is a well-known, Orvis-endorsed Wingshooting Lodge located in Tekamah, Nebraska just an hour drive from Omaha, NE and Sioux City, IA. We are located in the beautiful Loess Hills of North East Nebraska.

What is included in the price?

Included: All meals and drinks, lodging, and shuttle to and from the airport, if needed.

What skill levels does the school cater to?

All skill levels are encouraged to come to Pheasant Bonanza.

How many students are in this school?

The school accommodates a maximum of 16 students. We group four students per instructor, according to the respective skill levels. Ratio is skill-dependent. We handle beginners to experts.

Can children join this school?

12 years or older.

What should I bring?

We always recommend that you dress in layers appropriate for the season. Cotton, although a comfortable fabric is not a god choice for outdoor activities, especially in the summer. It can rain anytime of the year, so please remember to bring a waterproof jacket and pants. Hats, sunglasses, and sunblock are also recommended.

The Orvis Ultimate Shooting School is focused more on targets, but we still recommend comfortable boots or shoes, lighter clothing, layers and rain gear.

Students may bring their own shotguns if they wish, but we have plenty of shotguns available for students to use ($30 per day rental fee). Ammunition will be available for purchase in our pro shop.

Are there specific gear recommendations?

We encourage you to bring your own gun, but if a gun is needed, we can provide you with one at $30.00 per day charge. We have ammo for purchase as well.

Do I need to purchase a license?

You will not need a hunting license for shooting clays.

What is the typical weather?

Daily high temperatures increase by 7°, from 79° to 86°F, rarely falling below 68° or exceeding 94°. Daily low temperatures increase by 8°, from 58°F to 66°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 74°F. The month of June in Tekamah experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 41% to 30%. In Tekamah, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is gradually decreases, starting the month at 41% and ending it at 38%.

Daily high temperatures are around 88°, rarely falling below 79° or exceeding 98°. The highest daily average high temperature is 89° on July 20. Daily low temperatures are around 67°, rarely falling below 58° or exceeding 76°. The highest daily average low temperature is 68° on July 21. The month of July in Tekamah experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 28% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 27% on July 16. In Tekamah, the chance of a wet day over the course of July decreases, starting the month at 38% and ending it at 33%.

What lodging is available or in the area?

Overlooking the southern exposure of the Loess Hills, the Orvis-endorsed Ben Schoonover Lodge features three stories with 15 rooms: 12 rooms featuring two queen beds, and three rooms featuring one king bed. Rooms measure 400 sq. ft. and have full private baths. Each floor of the lodge has a lounge area, providing hunting groups with privacy. A freestanding fireplace extends through all three floors. We are excited to have a full commercial kitchen, bar, dining room, pool tables, conference rooms, balconies, and outdoor seating.

What about meals and dining?

All food and beverages are included in your school package.

Are there additional activities?

We have two nearby golf courses, a winery within five miles, and a great town to explore.

What happens when there is bad weather?

We shoot rain or shine. We only stop when there's lightning.

Other Questions?

Our packages include airport shuttle pick-up and drop-off from Eppley Airfield in Omaha, NE.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your trip, refund fees are based on the cancellation date, as follows:

  • +90 days prior to trip - Full refund
  • 60-90 days prior to trip - 50% of trip cost
  • 59 days or less to trip - 100% of trip cost

Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather. We strongly urge you to purchase trip insurance, by clicking here.

Have questions? Please contact Orvis Schools and Reservations at 866-531-6213


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