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VA: Upland Hunt with Virginia Shooting Sports
March 5 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
ADC members will enjoy a full day of all things upland hunting by joining professional Paragon instructor, Kate Ahnstrom and handler, Sharon Townley with her champion english setters at Orapax Hunting Preserve in Goochland, VA. After arriving at 9am, all hunters will receive a full two hours of personalized, custom instruction specifically designed for your individual success in the hunt field. Towards the end of our lunch break, Sharon will present on dog handling in the upland field and offer a review of the parlances while hunting over dogs. We always say that half of the fun of upland hunting is watching the dogs work!
All hunters will be allowed additional time back at the warm-up field to hone in on their new skills. At 1.30p, we will head to our hunt field and put all of our bird hunting skills to the test! Kate and Sharon will be right with you in the field to help you navigate through how to properly walk behind the dogs, coach you through the hunt on shots and staying safe, and assist you throughout your adventure, as you require. There will be copious photos taken so get ready to start a new album!
The total cost of this event is $425 with a non-refundable $100 deposit required to reserve your spot on the hunt. Cost includes two hour training session before hunt, full-ongoing and continued education, mixed bag of upland birds, warm-up session before the hunt, bird dogs, guide, field coach, bird vest if needed, ear protection, gratuities and gourmet, wild game hors d’oeuvres and libations. For more information on what is NOT included, please refer to the link provided. All participants must be able to physically walk through fields for approximately 3hrs, follow instructions and safely handle a firearm.