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Hunting & Wingshooting Orvis Double-Endorsed Lodge & Sporting Club


Challenge yourself in tracking wild game across Primland’s expansive landscape with our hunting and wingshooting adventures. Participate in guided or semi-guided adventures when deer, turkey, pheasant, quail or chukar are in season. Group and individual excursions are available and provide an opportunity to explore the many facets of the Primland landscape. Licenses are required to participate and can be purchased on-site.

  • To book, call 877.625.7532 or email for rates and availability.

Peg Shoot

European-Style Released Pheasant Shoots

  • 300 pheasants released to 10 gunners (30 pheasants released per shooter)

  • A loader provided for either single-gun or gun-pair shooting

  • Elevenses (non-alcoholic)

  • Lunch

  • Two-Hour Upland Hunt (up to 8 pheasants harvested per shooter included)

  • Released Shoots Priced at $1,375 per peg | *Licensing, ammunition and outfitting additional

  • UPCOMING DATES: Release Shoots – Inquire for new dates


Driven Pheasant Shoots

Primland introduces hunters to the uniquely magnificent shooting experience of Driven Pheasant Shoots.

Tall, flighted birds are flushed towards the gun line as loaders and dog handlers dressed in proper shooting attire assist you at each drive. Properly attired shooters will be paired with loaders to assist with single gun or gun pairs. Field slips are needed and can be provided by Primland. Side-by-side and over/under shotguns are the tradition in this sport but autoloaders are allowed as long as only two cartridges are loaded at a time.

Ammunition is limited to #5 fine shot or smaller and can be purchased on site. Safe and courteous shooting is key. While shooters may share pegs and load for each other, a Primland loader will also be assigned due to safety concerns. Price is based on gun line size and release or daily bag will be subject to gun line size, if less than 10 gunners. Lodging, licenses, and ammunition is not included.

Package Details

  • Includes morning of driven pheasant shooting

  • A loader provided for either single-gun or gun-pair shooting

  • Elevenses (non-alcoholic)

  • Lunch

  • Up to three afternoon drives – maximum of six drives per shoot day

  • Shooting day ends once aggregate bag is marked 5 scheduled drives Bag of 300 birds | Maximum of 8 gunners

  • Driven Shoots Priced at $2,800 per peg | *Licensing, ammunition and outfitting additional.

  • Upcoming dates: Saturday, January 20 & February 17, 2024

  • For $6 per bird, we will package them in coolers after the hunts and send them home with you when you depart. If you choose not to take the meat, we donate it to local food banks.


Hunting Experiences

Inquire at 877.625.7532

Deer Hunting is available in season, which is set by the state of Virginia. Seasons run late September through early January. Firearms are available for rent upon advanced reservations. This is a semi-guided activity. All guests participating in VA deer hunting and guided deer hunts must obtain proper VA hunting licenses which are sold on site. Complete processing of meat is available. For those who either can not or choose not to transport game, a charitable organization is available locally that will accept, process and distribute venison to feed the less fortunate.

  • All Virginia game regulations apply. Season dates set by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Licensing is additional and available onsite or at
  • One-Day Deer Hunt | $550/person Two or More Days Deer Hunt | $500/day Half-Day Deer Hunt | $350/person
Inquire at 877.625.7532

Wild turkey hunting at Primland is a challenging and exhilarating experience. This is true fair chase hunting at its best, with no guarantee of success. The gobblers typically make their homes in the most rugged areas of the Blue Ridge, so it’s important to accurately gauge your ability to hike physically taxing terrain while engaging in spring turkey hunting. As turkeys see color and are sensitive to any movement, full camouflage including face and gun is a prerequisite before you can begin tracking Primland’s most elusive bird. Our Virginia turkey hunting is a guided activity offered only during a state-regulated hunting season, which generally runs from mid-April through mid-May. This is subject to change by The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. We are members of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

  • Turkey Hunting is offered only in the Spring, with the season running April through May. Hunts begin two hours before sunrise and conclude at Noon or whenever a shot is fired. This is a fully guided activity.
  • One Day Spring Gobbler | $550/person Two or More Days Spring Gobbler | $500/day

Upland Hunting

Primland is an Orvis endorsed wingshooting lodge and Virginia licensed wingshooting preserve.

Pheasant hunting is a specialty here and Bobwhite Quail and Chukar provide additional shooting opportunities for our guests. With Primland’s spacious grounds and varied topography, each guided outing promises to be challenging and inherently unique.

Dogs on a hunt

All wingshooting is fully guided. Guests may hunt with their own sporting dogs if they prefer but each guide has their own group of fine dogs with which to hunt. This activity is available September through April and is offered in three-hour hunts. Advance reservation and deposit are required. Bird cleaning and transporting services are available for an additional fee.

Pricing Information

Inquire at 877.625.7532.
  • ½ Day Upland Pheasant/Quail/Chukar  **Bag limit per hunter is 8-Pheasant, 15-Quail, or 10- Chukar** $500/person

  • ½ Day Upland Combination Hunt (Pheasant/Quail/Chukar) **Bag Limit is 6 pheasant/4 quail or 6 pheasant/3 chukar** $500/person

  • Two-Hour Pheasant Hunt $375/person

  • Parent/Child Upland Pheasant Hunt $500/person

  • Extra Pheasants $42 each
    Extra Quail $22 each
    Extra Chukar $27 each
    Bird Cleaning $6/bird
    Shotgun Rental $20 per gun


Sport Shooting Hunting Packages

Available November 2023-January 2024. Blackout dates apply.

If you’re looking for a breathtaking adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Upland Hunting Retreat is for you. These exhilarating Upland Hunts include an experienced guide and dogs to help you navigate our 12,000 acres of stunning Virginia landscape. Choose from a luxury accommodation or a rustic mountain home stay package.

  • Stay Package Details:
  • Package includes luxury accommodation or rustic mountain home, breakfast for two, and Half Day Upland Hunt for two.
  • License, ammo, additional birds, cleaning, outfitting, taxes and gratuity are not included.
  • To book, call 877.625.7532 or email for rates and availability.
December 2023 - March 2024. Sunday-Thursday only, based on availability

Enjoy significant savings on an Above All Else wingshooting experience at Primland when you purchase a package of 10 hunts. Use the package however you choose between Sundays and Thursdays, December through March: Spread out trips with a friend or bring a group to enjoy a hunt together. Purchase multiple packages to save even more on world-class upland hunting at Primland.

  • Choose between pheasant-only, pheasant and chukar, or pheasant and quail.
  • Blackout dates apply. Bird cleaning, licensing, gun rental, extra birds, and ammunition available at an additional charge. Cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.
  • To book, call 877.625.7532 or email for rates and availability.