Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge in Mingus, Texas.

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Greystone Castle Sporting Club

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge

Phone icon800-399-3006 Phone icon254-672-5927 Email iconinfo@greystonecastle.com Link icongreystonecastle.com
PO Box 158
Mingus, TX 76463

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The Story

What's both unique and compelling about the 2015 Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year is that it can be so many things to so many different sportsmen. To the upland gunner, large fields of sorghum, millet, and switch grass bring memories of great gun dogs, flushing pheasants, bobwhite covey rises, and days in the field with friends. For the big game hunter, it's 6,000 acres that offer some of the best whitetail hunting in the country and over 40 species of exotic game. For the clay shooter, it's the great sporting clays and pyramid 5-stand courses that will test the best of shooters. And for the avid angler, their trophy bass lakes present year round opportunities for tight lines on largemouth and hybrid stripers.

What appeals to all visitors at Greystone are its top-of-the-line accommodations and gourmet meals. There are five elegantly decorated suites capable of hosting more than 30 guests, a dining room complete with a full-time executive chef, spacious conference facilities, a swimming pool with hot tub, and just outside the castle walls, a scenic lookout affords a breathtaking vista of the entire estate.

The ownership and staff have been dedicated to creating one of the finest sporting experiences found anywhere in the world. Long-term habitat improvement and wildlife management has made Greystone an extraordinary hunting venue. This coupled with the unique castle facility and outstanding customer service makes Greystone Castle a destination without equal

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations:

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in our state-of-the-art pavilion while comparing hunting stories with other guests. Then enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by our executive chef in our castle dining room. After dinner watch a gorgeous sunset beside our large fire pit, or challenge your friends to a game of pool, a round of shooting sports on the big screen, or a poker game in the gun room. Finish the evening in your private room with private bathroom getting a good night’s sleep before starting over with a breakfast fit for a king!

Sample of Typical Itinerary:

Although all packages can be customized per the customer’s needs, a sample itinerary is as follows:

Day 1
Mid-day arrival and check in
Warm-up clays
Afternoon hunt
Appetizers and cocktails
Gourmet dinner
Private room lodging

Day 2
Warm-up clays
Morning hunt
Warm-up clays
Afternoon hunt
Appetizers and cocktails
Gourmet dinner
Private room lodging

Day 3
Warm-up clays
Morning hunt
Check out and depart

What is Provided to Customer:

All-inclusive package hunts include lodging, gourmet meals, open bar in the evenings, hors d'oeuvres, in-room snacks and beverages, warm-up clays, transportation to/from the field, professional guides, seasoned gun dogs, bird processing, and vacuum packaging to take birds home.

What Should Customers Bring?

You are welcome to bring your own gun or rent one of ours. We sell ammo onsite, or you can bring your own. Brush pants are recommended but not required. Bring a good pair of shoes or boots and extra socks. Blaze orange is required on every person in the fields, not just the hunters. Shirts, hats and/or vests are recommended. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars as well as your Texas hunting license. We sell licenses onsite if you don’t have one!

On-site Activities:

Upland bird hunting, released mallard hunts, wild duck hunts, trophy whitetail hunts, exotic hunts, fly fishing for bass, sporting clays, safari ranch tours, state-of-the-art conference room, and team building activities.

Date Range:

Year round hunting, executive retreat, and wedding venue.

Species You Hunt by Season:

Doves in September. Upland birds in October-March. Quail, pheasant, chukar & Hungarian partridge. Whitetail Sept-Feb, Turkey March-May, Exotics year round, and Fishing March-Nov.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt:

Approximately 90 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Our bird fields are maintained and improved year round to offer the best upland hunting experience. Expect to walk on well-maintained grassy paths and to flush through waist high growth.

Typical Weather by Season:

Weather is fairly mild during the fall and winter with average low temps in the 30s-40s and high temps in the 50s-60s. Although temperatures can fluctuate during this time from much above to much below average, extreme temperatures usually are short-lived. It's best to check the forecast for Mingus, Texas (76463) just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.

Do I need a Texas hunting license?

Yes, The state of Texas requires all hunters to carry a hunting license. If you do not have one, you may purchase one on site.

What type of clothing should I bring?

Texas weather varies, I would recommend dressing in layers.

Is there a dress code for your dining room?

Yes, it is casual dress.

Can I bring my own dog?

Yes, you may but the dog must be crated.

What is the closest commercial airport?

The closest commercial airport is DFW Fort Worth/Dallas.

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