This year marks the 23rd that Shooting Sportsman has been hosting its Readers & Writers Adventures, and we have a wide variety of trips lined up for the 2018/19 shooting season. If you are unfamiliar with our trips, they are designed to bring together magazine staff and groups of readers interested in visiting world-class shooting destinations. Known for promoting camaraderie, good sportsmanship and fine hunting, they are responsible for creating countless friendships and memories for a lifetime. Isn’t it time that you joined us?
Argentina Mixed Bag
Due to popular demand, we are heading to Argentina to hunt with South Parana Outfitters. The lodge is in Entre Ríos Province, north of Buenos Aires, and from the one location we will pursue excellent populations of ducks, doves and perdiz.
Gun Review Editor Bruce Buck, who fluent in Spanish, will host the trip. This is an excellent trip for first-timers and veterans alike.
Attendees will convene in Buenos Aires on June 13 for a shuttle trip to the lodge. We then will hunt the afternoon of the 13th through the morning of June 18 and return to BA for an evening departure. The cost of $5,790 (single occupancy) includes ground transportation, lodging meals, permits, gun rental and gratuities. Not included are airfare, ammunition and entry fees for guns.
South Dakota Upland
There’s a reason that this will be the 11th year we are returning to Firesteel Creek Lodge, in Isabel, South Dakota: the experience is hard to beat. Members of the Lindskov Family are gracious and accommodating hosts, and the gunning for sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge and pheasants on much of the family’s 200,000-plus acres is legendary. Those who enjoy hunting open country with small groups will be in their element.
Associate Publisher Thierry Bombeke will host this trip, and anyone interested in attending should apply soon, as slots consistently fill quickly.
Our group will fly into Bismarck, North Dakota, on October 27 for the shuttle trip to the lodge. We’ll enjoy a three-day hunt and depart on October 31. The cost of $4,395 (double occupancy) includes ground transportation, lodging, meals, licenses and ammunition. The only additional expenses are taxes, tips and the cost of shipping birds home.
It has been several years since we enjoyed the hospitality and classic quail hunting at Wynfield Plantation, in Albany, Georgia. Located in the heart of bobwhite country, Wynfield is an Orvis-endorsed lodge whose grounds are managed for one thing and one thing only: “the perfect South Georgia quail hunting experience.”
Bruce Buck will host this trip and, in addition to enjoying first-rate meals and accommodations, guests will hunt from jeeps in pairs and be allowed 30 birds per day.
The group will fly into Albany on December 10 for the shuttle trip to the lodge, hunt for three days and depart on December 14. The cost of $3,795 (double occupancy) will include ground transportation, lodging, meals, licenses, ammunition and gratuities. Not included are taxes, birds beyond the daily limit and the cost of shipping birds home.
Georgia Quail Wagon Hunt
We will round out the busy season with a bang: a return to the quail-rich grounds of Pine Hill Plantation, in Donalsonville, Georgia. This is traditional hunting from mule-drawn wagons, and the plantation’s 6,000 acres harbor countless coveys in a well-managed mix of longleaf-pine forest and wiregrass understory.
Bruce Buck will host this trip to the only quail plantation that is both Orvis Endorsed and has a Beretta Trident (translation: quality hunting, luxury lodging and fine cuisine). Hunting is over teams of pointing and flushing dogs, and bagging the 12-bird daily limit will require a sharp eye and fast gun.
Our group will fly into Tallahassee, Florida, on February 21, 2019, for the shuttle trip to the lodge and depart on February 25. The cost is $5,175 (single occupancy) and includes ground transportation, lodging, meals, licenses and ammunition. Not included are taxes, tips and the cost of shipping birds home.