Break out your Plus 2’s, flashings, and Wellingtons as there are a few shooting dates left on the calendar at The Preserve.
Editor’s and Writer’s Shoot with Members and Guests – November 16, 2019
We’ll begin the morning with breakfast in our clubhouse featuring an omelet station, eggs served any way, Applewood smoked bacon, waffles, and coffee, tea and juice. Or, shoot our compact sporting clays to warm up.
Our shoot orientation begins mid-morning followed by a 1,500 bird release. Twenty-six shooters rotate between our 12 shooting pegs and 13th peg warming station.
Dinner follows with a filet and lobster combination, mini bison meatballs, roasted pheasant with endive and a Scotch and cigar pairing. The all inclusive cost per Hunt is $2000 for the day, with lodging being extra.
12-Station Compact Clays Course
The Preserve’s 12-Station Compact Clays Course features manicured shooting stations set amid naturally tall field grasses. These 12 wood-framed stations take thoughtful advantage of the landscape’s changing height elevations to provide sporting enthusiasts varietal shooting positions in a picturesque and natural setting.
Whether rain, shine, or snow, members may enjoy the Preserve’s two covered and heated 5-stands that provide 10 shooting positions and are beautifully built into the wraparound deck of a rustic and inviting hunting lodge. Positioned high on a hill, this lodge has an impressive prospect on the clays course providing incredibly over 250 different target presentations! Views of the surrounding landscapes only add to the enjoyment of this popular sport. The unique design of this clays course and hunting lodge also provides the perfect setting for 5-Stand tournaments, as well as corporate clays events year-round.
Specially designated fields are available where man and dog unite to meet the challenges of bird hunting. The Preserve is home to 8 new bird hunting fields, with the smallest being 300×100 yards. Whether you are shooting clean-up after one of our European Tower Hunts or choose to reserve a morning for you and your friends to shoot stocked game, we here at The Preserve can accommodate nearly any and every shooting experience.
“I’ve shot around the entire country and this is by far the best tower shoot and some of the best shooting grounds in the United States.”
– Larry Martin CEO & Founder Field and Stream Products
High Tower Hunts
Our NEW European tower stands the tallest in the Northeast region at 210’ above its lowest station. With 12 stations, 24 shooters, and enough guides and dogs to support all of the fun, The Preserve is the latest and greatest in driven tower hunts this country has ever seen.
“The shot presentation was unlike anything I had ever experienced, the bird soared higher than I had ever seen in America. Myself an avid wing shooter and this is type of European hunt everyone should experience. The great sounds of shotguns firing and friends applauding surrounded us, echoing over the high rough pitch of crackling roosters all around. For a moment it was quiet, we all took a breath and glanced over the wall to take it all in.”
-Todd Corayer; The Double Gun Journal
Being host to numerous fields, ponds, and obstacle course settings, The Preserve is a great location to express all of you and your companions needs. Its said that sometimes hunting is isn’t about hunting at all. The Preserve’s many upland fields double in as the prefect settings to test both your dog’s physical and mental toughness. Relax in our tranquil settings with just you and your dog, working together on our private 1000 acres.