Orvis Two-Day Quail School at Pursell Farms

A unique learning experience held at Pursell Farms in Alabama

Orvis Two-Day Quail School at Pursell Farms


A unique learning opportunity for beginning upland hunters, or those interested in honing their understanding of the field hunting experience. This course is designed to take students from the basics of wingshooting technique right through participation in field hunts. Professional guides and instructors will be at your side every step of the way.

The Orvis shotgun shooting instructors are consummate professionals who use the English Churchill method to analyze and improving your style. This 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 second day of the course will be spent in the field, alongside an instructor and field guide. Here, the skills of from day one are put into practice, as you hunt our quail fields with working bird dogs. This is one of the greatest opportunities for aspiring upland hunters, offering not only improvement on the fundamentals, but continued instruction and improvement in a real-world hunting environment.

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 orvis.com/travelinsurance. Please note: you will receive important benefits if your insurance is purchased within 20 calendar days of your trip.


2 Day Program: Day One

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Arrival at Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms Clubhouse
9:15 Instructor Introductions- Student evaluations followed by our Orvis Wingshooting video and safety briefing
10:00 Students and instructors working in shooting instruction areas
Noon Lunch at the Orvis Pursell Farms Clubhouse
1:00 Resume shooting in instructional areas with instructors
2:30 Break and change shooting areas
4:00 End of first day

Day Two

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Arrival and warm up shooting at the Wobble Trap with instructor
10:00 Students paired with instructors and field guides then departing to hunting grounds for a 2 hour walk up field hunt
Noon Lunch at Orvis Pursell Farms Clubhouse
1:00 Students change instructors, guides and hunting fields for an afternoon 2 hour walk up field hunt
3:00 Program concludes


January 2021 16-17 Saturday-Sunday
November 2021 27-28 Saturday-Sunday


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