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The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge, has added a wingshooting program to its extensive list of activities offered at the all-inclusive destination resort.
Now, guests can experience the thrill of a guided, private hunt for pheasant or chukars with the ranch’s team of bird dogs, as well as tower continental hunts from the ranch’s new shooting tower.
The new wingshooting adventures were designed by, and are led by, professional bird dog trainer, Joey DeGross. Classic Walking Hunts, suitable for beginners and experts alike, typically consist of two hunters with a private guide and pair of dogs, and a journey out into the vast private Wyoming landscape for a wingshooting challenge across meadowlands and high desert. In the Pheasant Continental Tower Hunt, 10 to 20 hunters are situated in one of 10 blinds surrounding a natural stone tower from which pheasants are released in waves. The blinds are in varied open and wooded terrain, giving each hunter a variety of shooting situations over the course of the hunt. Hunters are rotated after each round so that each hunter will get a chance to shoot from 10 different shooting positions. The level of shooting skill required varies from blind to blind.
To kick off the wingshooting program, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is offering a number of unique packages for hunters of all interests and skill levels, including the Platte Valley Cast, Blastt & Drive package. The package includes a Classic Walking Hunt and 18 holes of golf at the Old Baldy Club. Prices start at $1,425 per person.