West Point, Mississippi Wingshooting School

A traditional upland hunting and shotgun shooting school located in Mississippi.

West Point, Mississippi Wingshooting School

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The Black Prairie of Mississippi is an incomparable place with picturesque views, quaint towns, and home to Prairie Wildlife, the conservation-driven sporting estate in West Point, Mississippi. For years, initiatives to restore this unique area have been underway and Prairie Wildlife's decade-long efforts have brought back the native grasses, the valuable pollinators, the habitat, and the irreplaceable wild bobwhite quail.

Today, Prairie Wildlife is home to the Orvis Wingshooting Schools and it gives us great pleasure to have partnered with a sporting estate whose mission is being accomplished through visionary conservation efforts and dedicated community involvement. As a guest and student, not only will you learn shooting concepts from our Orvis' expert instructors, but your attendance will help bring awareness to the valuable efforts restoring this exceptional ecosystem. By offering a wide range of unique sporting experiences before, during, and after your visit, delivering superb gourmet cuisine, and providing first-class accommodations, The Orvis Wingshooting School at Prairie Wildlife is sure to exceed your every expectation.

Experience and learn the building blocks of the Orvis Wingshooting school program:

  • 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, doubles, and springing teals
  • Proper stance and footwork
  • Proper shotgun handling
  • Proper shotgun fit

In addition to expert comprehensive instruction, the Orvis Wingshooting School at Prairie Wildlife will also include:

  • Lunch each school day
  • All targets and ammunition
  • Copy of "The Orvis Wingshooting Handbook"
  • Use of an Orvis shotgun if you wish
  • Ear and eye protection

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.

Dates

 
November 2020 14-15 Saturday-Sunday
  16-17 Monday-Tuesday (1 SPOT LEFT)
 
December 2020 10-11 Thursday-Friday
  12-13 Saturday-Sunday

Activities

Additional experiences at Prairie Wildlife: (www.prairiewildlife.com)

Wild Bobwhite Quail hunting (limited hunts) on mule drawn wagon, horseback or simple prairie walk

A new shooting venue at our Black Prairie Helice Field

Early Release & liberated Bobwhite quail hunts

Mourning Dove hunts in December & January

Southern Rabbit hunts following the howling choruses of Short-legged Beagles

Managed Trophy Whitetail Deer hunts (primitive weapons only)

“My First Game” - A two-day experience expressly designed to bring young sportsmen and their mentors together

The Conservation Shooting Grounds overlooking Horseshoe Pond

And much more...

Additional Experiences "In The Neighborhood"

Old Waverly Golf Club, the exceptional, Scottish Highland influenced golf course of the South that hosted the Women’s U.S Open a few years ago.

Prairie Arts Festival – On Labor Day Weekend. With over 600 exhibitors, many consider this wonderful celebration as one of the top ten events in the South. The Prairie Arts Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the country, attracting crowds of more than 10,000.

Historic Main Street – Discover its quaint shops and wonderful antique stores.

Steve Barnett Fine Guns – an exquisite, unique, and friendly fine gun store located in Historic downtown. (By appointment only)

Waverly Mansion - built by Colonel George Hampton Young of Georgia in 1852, Waverley is a striking example of antebellum elegance. From its octagonal shaped cupola to its self-supporting curved stairways, Waverley is truly unique among antebellum plantation homes in the South.

Friday House/Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum – Learn and admire Chester Arthur Burnett, a native son of Clay County, MS. and other blues greats such as Bukka White, Big Joe Williams, and West Point’s lesser known Bluesman, “Piano Red”.

Ritz – Theater and Conference Center - a most special place for lunch, dinner, and social events. Witness the revival of this historic theater that has been brought back to life.

Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum - central feature of the museum is the largest working model railroad exhibit in the south.

Visit The Largest Mossy Oak Store in the World – West Point, Mississippi is home to Mossy Oak, the outdoor enterprise dedicated to helping people live their best life through a close connection with nature.

For more information of other activities and experiences, please go to: http://www.westpointms.org

Lodging

Please contact Prairie Wildlife at 662-295-7224 about lodging and reservations or visit www.prairiewildlife.com

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Book online or contact us:
schools@orvis.com
866-531-6213

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