Orvis Shooting Grounds

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Hunting, fishing, and shooting offered with Orvis

In the heart of the South, in a land where shooting sports reign supreme, dwells the ORVIS® Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms.

With more than 3,200 acres of rolling hills, oak and pine forests, native grasses, and fertile land, our sporting amenities mingle a richness of Southern tradition with a modern touch of design and class. ORVIS® at Pursell Farms has created a highly experiential shooting grounds that are sure to deliver an unparalleled sporting experience. ORVIS® sporting clays, wingshooting and fly-fishing schools, upland hunting memberships, and clubhouse facility are the hallmarks of this one-of-a-kind destination. The ORVIS® Clubhouse features an ample line of merchandise and a vast wrap-around porch lined with wooden rocking chairs.

In addition, ORVIS® offers overnight accommodations on the grounds at Pursell Farms in deluxe cottages and cabins, along with five-star culinary experiences, and a host of other recreational amenities. Our shooting grounds are ideally suited for individual sporting pursuits and corporate recreation.

Sporting Clays

Our sporting clay shooting course is designed within the scenic rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and with the avid wingshooter in mind. The sporting clays course sits at the base of Chalybeate Mountain and is a diverse combination of open fields and a natural canopy of southeastern hardwoods.

Fly Fishing

Orvis' approach to fly fishing instruction is known for its comprehensive nature, combining practical hands-on experience with theoretical knowledge. Whether through in-person classes, online resources or equipment guidance, Orvis aims to provide anglers with the skills and knowledge needed to enjoy and appreciate the art of fly fishing while promoting conservation and ethical fishing practices.


The Orvis 5-Stand provides a dynamic and diverse shooting experience, simulating different hunting scenarios and offering a challenging yet enjoyable activity for shooting enthusiasts. It allows participants to refine their shooting skills in a controlled and safe environment while enjoying the thrill of hitting moving targets.

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Orvis Sporting Memberships

Make the Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms your home for adventure.

Pursell Farms has traditionally been dedicated to upland bird hunting, and Orvis Pursell Farms has a classic flair for what a traditional hunting club should be. Our extensive facilities include four upland fields for hunting pheasants and quail along with a traditional continental hunting area. Our duck-hole resides in a mix of flooded timber and open water offering the perfect wetland habitat for waterfowl game. The preserve hunting season runs October 15 to March 15. Make an appointment to tour the gun club. We are sure it will meet your highest standards.

Upland and Clay s Memberships are available now! Contact the ORVIS Shooting Grounds Clubhouse to inquire about and upland hunting membership.

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Stories of Orvis Adventures

I would highly recommend this place!

This course was incredibly fun to shoot and my employees and I sincerely couldn't have had a better time.

Trip Advisor

Best part of the trip by far...

This course was incredibly fun to shoot and my employees and I sincerely couldn't have had a better time. The instructor was extremely friendly and professional and didn't care that we were quite the novice shooters. I would highly recommend this place!

Tripp Cobb - Trip Advisor

A gem in the middle of Alabama

I bought my husband a 1 day shooting class at Orvis Shooting Grounds for Christmas! He and 1 other student had 6 + hours of 2/1 instruction with Chuck. My husband was so fired up when he returned to the Inn at Pursell Farms, that I insisted he book Chuck for private instruction the next day...

Allison E. - Trip Advisor

Great Family Experience

This is a great place for a family experience. My daughter harvested her first quail ever. You cannot go wrong with this Orvis experience. You will remember this for years to come.

Mike E. - Trip Advisor

In the middle of nowhere, but amazing

I have shot clay all around the country, but no one put the foo forward better than Orvis. Everyone from the shop staff to our trapper, first class! And the clay course is one of the best I have ever shot. It is challenging yet very accessible. Looking forward to returning soon!


Orvis is the best when it comes to customer service

The shooting was what I expected, but the people are what make this place great! Really enjoyed my time here, keep it up!

Calvin Sturgis

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