Orvis Wingshooting School in West Point, Mississippi.

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Orvis Two-Day Quail School at Prairie Wildlife

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Prairie Wildlife is excited to offer a unique opportunity for anyone interested in becoming an upland bird hunter. The Orvis Two-Day Quail School at Prairie Wildlife is perfect for those who are new to bird hunting, or those who are interested in homing in on their understanding of the quail-hunting experience.

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The Story

Learn from the best at the Orvis Two-Day Quail School on your wingshooting trip to Prairie Wildlife in West Point, Mississippi. This quail school starts with the basics of gun safety, gun selection, and the instinctive method of shotgun shooting that we teach at Orvis. From there, we move outside where we put those techniques to work. We work on stance, gun mount, target focus, and follow-through. These are the elements that make you an effective and efficient wingshooter. You will then walk with the instructor as you come up on mimicked points, where you will experience singles and multiple bird presentations. By the end of these sessions, students will be ready to put the skills they've acquired and accomplished to work. You will go to the field with an Orvis-Endorsed guide as well as a qualified wingshooting instructor. There, you will execute the skills you have acquired over our well-trained bird dogs that love their job. It is suggested that you take advantage of the comfortable lodging and fine dining Prairie Wildlife has to offer on the property.

Arrival & Welcome:

2:00 PM or later – Arrive at Prairie Wildlife on the afternoon before the school is to start and enjoy a round at the five-stand or fish in our beautiful horseshoe lake, right off the back porch of the Lodge.
6:00 PM – Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the great room of the Lodge or at the Pavilion on Kathy's Hill.
7:00 PM – Dinner prepared by Chef Dave consisting of a fresh salad, a five-star entrée, and a delicious dessert.
8:00 PM – Relax with a fresh beverage of your choice in front of a cozy fireplace or outside by the firepit for the rest of the evening.

Day One:

8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:15 AM – Introduction of instructors and discussion of the agenda for the day. At this point we will also have student evaluation, talk about skill levels, and outline more specifically what you hope to gain from this class.
10:00 AM – Student and instructor will go out to area where shooting instruction will begin. Students will learn the techniques of the instinctive method of shooting while breaking flying clays to simulate birds.
12:00 PM – Lunch at the Lodge
1:00 PM – Resume instruction on shooting ground with targets that fly more birdlike. As we walk up to approach a point, we will explore the safety aspect of going to the alert position. Breaks will be as needed, so we can review each situation as we go.
4:00 PM – First day instruction ends. Free time to fish or enjoy the scenery.
6:00 PM – Cocktails
7:00 PM – Dinner at the Lodge

Day Two:

8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Review and recap of day one
10:00 AM – Depart to the exquisite native grass fields of the Black Prairie for a reasonably paced walk-up of bobwhite quail.
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Return to an additional field for two more walk-ups.
4:00 PM – Certification and pictures

2-Day School
September 2023 21-23 Thursday/Friday
  23-24 Saturday/Sunday
October 2023 19-20 Thursday/Friday
  21-22 Saturday/Sunday
January 2024 25-26 Thursday/Friday
  27-28 Saturday/Sunday
March 2024 14-15 Thursday/Friday
  16-17 Saturday/Sunday

Luxury lodging is available on-property for students attending the Orvis Two-Day Quail School at Prairie Wildlife. Please call 662-494-5858 for lodging reservations and more information or visit https://prairiewildlife.com/lodging/

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 School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

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