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2015 READERS & WRITERS ADVENTURES

 

Hard to believe, but this will be Shooting Sportsman’s 20th year hosting trips that have come to be known as Readers & Writers Adventures. In 2015 we will be revisiting two perennial favorites and a new favorite sure to please bird hunters and bourbon drinkers alike. As it was expressed a few years ago by Editor at Large Silvio Calabi, here’s your opportunity to “come hunting with friends you’ve not yet met.” This year we’re visiting some of our recent mainstays as well as new favorites. For more information on joining our 2015 Readers & Writers Adventures, contact Associate Publisher “Terry” Bombeke, 207-594-9544; [email protected].

 

 

 


 

FIRESTEEL CREEK LODGE

Dates: Oct. 31 - Nov 4 (Hunting Nov.1,2,3)

Location: Isabel, SD

Description: “Small group” hunting for wild pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge in some of the West’s finest open country. Superb hunting, off-the-charts hospitality and a charming lodge make this a true favorite among SSM readers.  Hardly anyone leaves Firesteel without a strong desire to return.  

Host: Bruce Buck, Contributing Editor

Price: $3,599

Price includes: hunting, lodging, meals, ammunition, licenses, airport transfer

Not included: Airfare, taxes, gratuities, cost of shipping birds

Airport: Bismarck, North Dakota

 


RIO PIEDRA PLANTATION

Dates: Nov. 13 – 17 (Hunting Nov. 14,15,16)

Location: Albany, GA

Description:  Bobwhite quail in the plantation belt! Rio Piedra Plantation is one of the most acclaimed hunting lodges in America.  Teams of two hunters will pair with a guide to follow pointing dogs through classic quail cover. (Bags will not be limited.) Back at the lodge guests will be lavished with world-class service and ammenities. Rio Piedra has been a favorite among Shooting Sportsman readers for decades and we are thrilled to be going back.

Host: Bruce Buck, Contributing Editor

Price: $3,825

Price includes: hunting, lodging, meals, licenses, ammunition, airport transfer

Not included: airfare, taxes, gratuities, cost of shipping birds

Airport: Albany, GA

 

 

 

 

 


WINGHAVEN LODGE 

Dates: Feb. 16 - 20, 2016 (Hunting Feb.17,18,19)

Location: Marion, Kentucky

Description: Quail on the Bourbon Trail!  This no-limit opportunity shows hunters upward of 200 birds per day! More important, the birds are managed to be great flyers! The action is close to being non-stop. The lodge’s club-like atmosphere is highlighted by its famous bourbon bar, featuring some of the finest Kentucky single-barrel bourbons to be found!

Host: Bruce Buck, Contributing Editor

Price: $4,289

Price includes: hunting, lodging, meals, licenses, gratuities, ammunition, airport transfer

Not included: Airfare, taxes, cost of shipping birds

Airport: Nashville, Tennessee