Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.

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Phone icon276-222-3800 Email iconcmcdaniel@primland.com Link iconprimland.com
2000 Busted Rock Road
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

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The Story

Primland is a 12,000 acre resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, approximately 30 minutes east of Interstate 77. Primland has been an Orvis endorsed wingshooting lodge since 1990. Guided hunts are available 7 days a week from September through April and can be experienced with your own gun and dog or ours.

Date Range

Primland is a year round resort, with wingshooting available September through April each year.

What is Provided to Customer

Guns, ammo and dogs are available to the customer at additional cost. Shooters may bring their guns and dogs.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt

Elevation for our hunting fields is 1500-1800 feet, the Lodge is perched at approximately 3,000 feet elevation with grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont Plateau.

Wingshooting is conducted in extensively managed habitat including small grains and warm season grasses among a terrain of gently rolling hills.

Typical Weather by Season

Average temperatures and monthly rainfall:

September: 49-75 degrees; 3.28 inches rain
October: 38-65 degrees; 2.57 inches rain
November: 29-53 degrees; 2.87 inches rain
December: 22-41 degrees; 3.23 inches rain
January: 18-39 degrees, 3.15 inches rain
February: 21-43 degrees; 2.98 inches rain
March: 27-52 degrees; 3.45 inches rain
April: 36-63 degrees; 3.39 inches rain

On-site Activities

Fly fishing, pond fishing, full service spa, indoor pool, atv trail rides, mountain bikes, nightly astronomy tours, sporting clays, geocaching, tree climbing, nature hikes, kayaking, golf, driven shoots, turkey hunting, and deer hunting.

Off-site Activities

Antique shopping, winery tours, tour the quaint towns of Floyd VA and Mt. Airy NC.

Sample of Typical Itinerary

1/2 day walkups, full day shoots also available. 2 hour parent/ children packages. Combine 1/2 day walkup with a round of sporting clays. Primland is ranked among the Top 25 destinations for sporting clays and this fall is introducing a special package to experience their newest sporting clay course simulating a true shooting experience.

Species You Hunt by Season

Pheasant hunting is a specialty at Primland, and bobwhite quail and chukar provide additional shooting opportunities. Primland's spacious grounds, varied terrain and extensively managed habitat which includes small grains and warm grasses ensures that every outing is inherently unique and challenging. Early release methods ensure an abundance of hard flushing flighty birds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are gratuities included?
A. Gratuity for guides is not included in the package pricing.

Q. Is there wireless internet access?
A. There is complimentary wireless internet access and underground parking for overnight guests at the Lodge.

Q. Do you have a fitness center?
A. The state of the art fitness center is located adjacent to the spa and is complimentary for overnight guests.

Q. Where are the closest airports?
A. Private aviation - Blue Ridge Airport - Martinsville VA - 45 minutes - runway length 5002 ft.

A helipad is located at the north entrance. Coordinates are available upon request.

The Piedmont Triad Airport in Greensboro NC and the Roanoke Regional Airport in Roanoke VA are both about 90 minutes from the resort. Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged prior to arrival.

Charlotte International Airport is approximately 2 hours travel time.

Primland is located about 30 minutes east of Interstate 77 south at exit 14 (Hillsville-Galax VA).

What Should Customers Bring?

Appropriate clothing.

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Packages are available to include only wingshooting or can be combined with lodging packages that include accommodations and meals. The Lodge at Primland includes 26 spacious accommodations while the nearby Fairway cottages offer expansive rooms, fireplaces and decks. There are 12 Mountain Homes on the resort property and they range from 3-7 bedrooms, some capable of accommodating up to 22 persons.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have been three times! Each time the whole experience has been top notch! The dogs, were awesome along with the guides and gun club. The experience is what got me hooked on wing shooting!
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Pheasant Hunt Four friends and I spent a day pheasant hunting at Primland. The staff was great, the dogs worked hard, and the lodging was spacious.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good resort hunting The hunting is pretty good at Primland. The birds are pen raised and released with disorientation which makes it a lot easier for beginners. For me I had the most fun in the second half of the hunt where we found the "survivor" birds that were much closer to hunting wild birds. The staff was very friendly and the food staff went the extra mile for us. Even though they were closed they offered to make us lunch. My son and I were very appreciative. The grounds are beautiful and they have a ton of space to hunt. My guide knew what he was doing and his dogs didn't disappoint.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Primland Bird Hunting Primland provided very helpful and knowledgeable guides who made the hunt very enjoyable. The property is beautiful and offered a great background for the day.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Michael was exceptional Michael guided me for my upland hunt and he was exceptional. The property was expansive and beautiful. The facilities were fantastic.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Primland has it all On this, my second trip to Primland,I concentrated on the marvelous upland bird hunting on several of the eight courses on the massive property. My guide was Sammy Howell and he and his wonderful dogs--we hunted pointers, a setter, and a German Wire-Hair--provided wonderful hunts replete with excellent-flying chukar, pheasant, and quail. I used one of the loaner Caesar Guerini Woodlanders in 20-ga and it handled and shot beautifully. Also did some of the new clays venues, but hunting was my main interest. Service and food were excellent, and I can't speak highly enough about both. Most of the staff are hired locally, and guests receive huge doses of true Southern hospitality from everyone.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent hunt The hunt at Primland was an excellent opportunity to get my son and nephew involved in upland game hunting. We had a great time and our guide was wonderful!
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fabulous wing shooting I can only describe it as a great experience from start to finish. Professional staff and great environment.
Date published: 2015-12-04
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