Complete Upland Hunting School at Orvis Sandanona, New York

What better way to learn the sport or become a better and more productive upland hunter.

Complete Upland Hunting School at Orvis Sandanona, New York


Orvis Sandanona is offering a unique, one-of-a-kind 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 the process of actual upland field hunts. Professional guides and instructors will be at your side every step of the way, and they will provide a safe and enjoyable entry into the world of upland bird hunting.

This special opportunity begins with our elite team of instructors guiding you through our instructional shooting areas, and improving every detail of your wingshooting technique. Clay target presentations will mimic real hunting scenarios, and students will build confidence and comfort through practice. Our corps of seasoned instructors will polish your wingshooting skills, or teach you from the ground up, in order that you might seamlessly transfer your skills into the hunting field.

The second day of the course will be spent in the field, alongside an instructor and field guide. Here, the skills of Day One are put into practice, as you hunt pheasants and partridge over top-notch dogs. Day Two will consist of a 2-hour morning field hunt, then a break for lunch in the new clubhouse, then another 2-hour hunt in the afternoon.

This is one of the greatest opportunities for aspiring upland hunters available, offering not only improvement on the practice range, but continued instruction and improvement in a real-world hunting environment. What better way to learn the sport or become a better and more productive upland hunter.

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.


Day One

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Arrival at Sandanona Clubhouse.
9:15 Instructor introductions - student evaluations followed by our wingshooting video and safety briefing.
10:00 Students and instructors working in shooting instruction areas.
Noon Lunch in the Sandanona 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 instructors.
10:00 Students paired with instructors and field guides then depart to hunting grounds for a 2-hour walk-up field hunt.
Noon Lunch in the Sandanona Clubhouse.
1:00 Students change instructors, guides, and hunting fields for another afternoon walk-up field hunt.
3:00 End of day.


One-Day School Dates

February 2020 14 Friday (SOLD OUT)
March 2020 28 Saturday
October 2020 11 Sunday
  25 Sunday
November 2020 21 Saturday
December 2020 12 Saturday

Two-Day School Dates

February 2020 22-23 Sat-Sun (SOLD OUT)


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