Hunting Trips and Lodges | Primland



The Blue Ridge Mountains in south-central Virginia provide the perfect setting for one of the country’s premier sporting resorts: Primland. This luxury retreat sits on 12,000 private acres, the topography of which lends itself to one of the few legitimate driven shoots in the US. The combination of hilly terrain and woodlands allows beaters to present high pheasants over the Guns, and loaders and dog handlers complete the experience. In addition, guided walk-up hunts behind pointing dogs offer opportunities for pheasants, quail and chukars on the rolling, well-managed grounds. Primland's expansive lodge sits atop a mountain affording sweeping views of the highlands, and individual cottages, mountain homes and even tree houses provide additional accommodations. A variety of dining options are on offer in the resort’s restaurants, as are fine wines from an extensive cellar. Other amenities include sporting clays and 5 Stand setups, a world-class golf course and a full-service spa. With all there is to do and see, it’s little wonder that Primland is considered the ultimate mountain getaway.



  • Bird season: September through April
  • Species: pheasant, bobwhite quail, chukar
  • Driven shoot: 300 or 400 bird days
  • Walk-up: 8-15 birds per half-day
  • Hunting parties: 1-21
  • Dogs: pointing breeds

Lodge & Logistics

  • Main lodge and guest cottages: 48 bedrooms with private baths, and 64 beds
  • Mountain homes: 10 homes / 41 bedrooms with private and shared baths, and 102 beds
  • Closest commercial airport: Greensboro, NC
  • Closest private airport: Martinsville, VA
  • Airport shuttle can be arranged

Amenities & Services

  • Loaner guns
  • Ammunition
  • Game processing
  • Clay shooting
  • Pro Shop
  • License processing
  • Kennel facilities available for guests’ dogs


Birds, beaters, loaders, dog handlers for driven shoots

Guide and dogs for walk-up hunts

Packages including meals, lodging and other amenities can be arranged



European Style Released and Driven Pheasant shooting pricing upon request

Walk-up: Approx. $500 per half-day per hunter


Custom itineraries and pricing can be arranged

Combination hunts available

Additional birds available for a fee

Deer and turkey hunts, sporting clays, RTV trail tours, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, paddleboarding and fly-fishing offered

``The driven shooting here is the best I've been to in the United States. They understand British shooting here.``

- James Horne, James Purdey & Sons