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Greystone Castle Sporting Club

The Shooting Sportsman Endorsed Lodge Program and Greystone Castle Sporting Club Manager Patrick Wall recently reviewed some FAQs that illustrate why this Texas wingshooting oasis is one of the most popular destinations in America.

Where is your lodge located?

We are in a little town called Mingus, which is about 1.5 hours west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It’s the perfect location: very accessible from the city but still very rural, like a great hunting location should be. It goes without saying that most guests fly into Dallas if they are taking commercial flights. For those flying privately, we have two airports that are about 30 minutes away.  

What species do you offer, and what is the limit?

We offer a wide variety of upland birds that can be hunted in either a walk-up or Continental format from September through March. Species include quail, chukar, Hungarian partridge and, of course, pheasants. We also have surprisingly good duck shooting for mallards. In either case, we don’t have limits.

What is your hunter-to-guide ratio?

It depends on the type of hunt and the preferences of our guests. Our walk-up hunts, for example, usually have a 1:1 to 3:1 ratio. Our Continental shoots and flighted-mallard hunts will accommodate larger groups. These also include a small team of staffers, to help oversee all the moving parts inherent in driven and flighted shoots. 

What are the terrain and cover like?

Our upland hunts are conducted in a mix of native cover and planted grasses. Because of the preponderance of the former, the habitat looks and feels like natural gamebird cover. Although our terrain varies a little, the vast majority of it is flat and easy to walk, allowing the hunter to concentrate on the birds instead of worrying about his or her footing. 

Do you hunt with pointing or flushing dogs? Can a hunter bring and hunt with his/her dog—and if so, where will the dog stay?

The huge variety of hunting we provide requires just about every type of dog imaginable. Our first goal is to have the best dog for the given task. Sometimes that’s a pointer, sometimes it's a flusher or retriever, and sometimes it's a combination of the two. Guests are indeed welcome to bring their own dogs. There is a pet fee and we can provide a list of required vaccines for dogs staying at Greystone.

Greystone Dog and Hunter

Do you welcome non-hunting spouses—and if so, what is there for them to do?

Yes, we offer a special rate for non-shooting guests. With its infinity swimming pool, fitness room, hot tub and steam room, there’s a lot to enjoy at the lodge. Guests can also accompany hunters in the field, fish our ponds and even go on a tour to see the exotic animals that live on the property. 

How is your lodging managed? Single or double occupancy? Main lodge/cabins?

Our compound includes a main lodge and 26 rooms. Just about all of the lodge’s amenities are conveniently accessible from the guest rooms. Our standard pricing is based on single occupancy, but the rooms have large beds and can therefore accommodate spouses.

Greystone Castle Sporting Club is a full-service Shooting Sportsman Endorsed Lodge. To learn more or to make a reservation, call 254-672-5927, email info@greystonecastle.com or visit greystonecastle.com.

Greystone Castle Sporting Club is also a Shooting Sportsman Readers & Writers Adventures host. Click here to see details about Shooting Sportsman’s hosted hunt at Greystone Castle in February 2025!

Photographs courtesy of Greystone Castle Sporting Club.


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