Introduction to Upland Hunting and Sporting Clays

Discover the Fun of Upland Hunting!

Edible Outdoors Event – Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 

We would like to welcome all of you to this new and exciting event at Highland Hunting. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about upland hunting, and clay target shooting. This event is open to a variety of skill level – you can be a beginner who has never hunted to someone who would like to sharpen their hunting skills. We will be focusing on the safety aspects of upland hunting and clay target shooting, gear needed, the role hunters have in wildlife management, things to do before and after a hunt or sporting clays event, and much more!

We have some great guest speakers that will be involved with this event and a chance to talk to all of them as they share their experiences with all of us.

This is what the day looks like so far:Upland Hunting Seminar

  • 8:00am – Introduction to Highland Hunting, house Keeping and an overview of the day  (Highland Staff)
  •  8:30am – History of Upland hunting/Safety presentation from Iowa DNR
  • 9:15 break
  • 9:30 – A dogs role in the hunt, along with the safety of the dog, nutrition and heath.  (speaker Steve Ries with Top Gun Kennels)
  • 10:15 – Introduction to firearm safety, basics of wing shooting, questions
  • 11:00 – Range time with participants and shooting instruction, along with hunting instruction/how to hunt in a group.
  • 12:15 -Lunch, determine groups (group size of 4), meet and great with groups guides.
  • 1:00 – 3:30  Head to field for pheasant hunt.
  • 3:45 – 4:15 – How to prepare the game, field dressing, and care.
  • 4:30– Questions, Depart for day.


Cost & Details:

The cost is $210 per person (plus processing fee) and includes the Hunt, 3 bird limit per person, guide and dogs, guns if needed (but would encourage you to bring your own), shells for clays, shells for hunting, lunch, clay target shooting.  Most important part of it all it includes a great time, and an information introduction to the great outdoors.

Participants need to have the following items:

  • Hunting and habitat license
  • Blaze orange hat
  • Blaze orange vest (optional)
  • Jeans or brush pants
  • Leather boots (hunting, hiking, work)
  • Lite gloves (optional)
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or shooting or safety glasses)


For more information or to purchase tickets online go HERE.