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 our 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.”

WINGHAVEN LODGE — A few openings available!WL 1730

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, ammunition, licenses, gratuities, airport transfer.

Not included: Airfare, taxes, cost of shipping birds

Airport: Nashville, Tennessee

For more information contact Terry Bombeke — (207) 594-9544 or [email protected]




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

Location: Isabel, South Dakota

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.

Price: $3,599

Price includes: Hunting, lodging, meals, licenses, ammunition, airport transfer.

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

Host: Bruce Buck, Contributing Editor

Airport: Bismarck, North Dakota

For more information contact Terry Bombeke — (207) 594-9544 or [email protected]



Rio Piedra Plantation — 2015

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

Location: Albany, Georgia

Description: Bobwhite quail in the plantation belt!  Rio Piedra Plantation is one of 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 amenities. 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, Georgia

For more information contact Terry Bombeke — (207) 594-9544 or [email protected]


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