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THE SPORTING EXPERIENCES

The Fausti Wingshooting School @ Hollywood Farms

Over 70 years ago, Stefano Fausti created the first Fausti shotgun. Today, his three daughters exemplify the same enthusiasm he showed and are continuously ensuring Fausti shotguns lead the world.

 

Relish in a 2-night, 3-day unrivaled wing shooting school where you will learn the fundamentals of the instinctive wing shooting method; all while learning of the varied sustainable initiatives benefiting the land, its neighbors, and its invaluable wildlife. Whether a beginner or an advanced shooting enthusiast, be prepared to shoot over 200 clay targets a day as expert Fausti wing-shooting instructors teach you ways to improve your shooting ability.

  • An All Inclusive, 3-Day 2-Night, experience:

  • Overnight stay in historic 1850 Antebellum home.

  • Only 5 bedrooms welcoming single or double occupancy

  • Fine, table-served meals.

  • All libations, wine, & spirits

  • One-on-one instruction with Fausti shooting instructor.

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Beginner/ Introduction School

No knowledge of shotgun handling or shooting required.

Learn how to handle, shoot, and manage a shotgun. Understand the proper shooting thought process amongst the natural surroundings of a place entirely dedicated to bettering tomorrow.

2022 Dates

November 16 -18

2023 Dates

May 18 -20

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Improve Your Shooting Skills

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Sound shotgun knowledge & foundational shooting ability recommended.

Learn the path of taking your existing shooting skills to the next level. Know how breaking more targets and missing less game birds afield will be deeply rooted in how you approach every target, whether shown at longer or shorter distances.

2023 Dates

January 25 -27

April 20 -22

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Ladies Only

School

Welcoming women across the country with no basic shooting knowledge who have been looking forward to learning and appreciating the shooting traditions. This school also welcomes women with good basic knowledge of shotguns and wing shooting.

2023 Dates

March 8 -10

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The Wildrose Way @ Hollywood Farms

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An All Inclusive, 3-Day 2-Night, experience:

  • Overnight stay in historic 1850 Antebellum home.

  • Only 5 bedrooms welcoming single or double occupancy

  • Fine, table-served meals.

  • All libations, wine, & spirits

  • One-on-one Wildrose instruction with Mike Stewart

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Starting Your Dog

the Wildrose Way

Welcoming

  • Dogs with no prior formal training

  • Dogs 7 months of age and older

  • Any sporting breeds

  • What is offered:

    • In-depth, intimate, one-on-one experience

    • Learn about the psychology of your dog and being able to read your dog

    •  Featuring fundamental commands and behaviors (sit, steadiness, heel)

    • “Low force training” – no e-collars, no force fetch

      • Balanced/positive training methodology

      •  Essential Skills, obedience through delivery to hand

2022 Dates

November 11-13

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Wildrose is the oldest, largest, and most diversified producer and trainer of British Labradors in North America. Their dogs are regarded among wingshooters and adventurers as the finest, most versatile sporting dogs in the world.

 

We welcome you to spend an extraordinary & personalized 3-day, 2-night, one-on-one event with Mike Stewart, founder of Wildrose International as he teaches you and your best friend “The Wildrose Way;” starter through basic waterfowling & upland proficiencies ranging from fundamental commands and behaviors to advanced field practices to include working with pointers, steady to wing and shot, and more.

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Basic Gundog Training

Welcoming

  • Retrievers & Dual-Purpose dogs

  • Started on basic obedience: (heel, sit, steadiness)

  • Socialized & friendly dogs

  • All gundog breeds welcome; Retrievers, Spaniels, Dual-purpose dogs (Griffons, Deutsch Drahthaar, German Shorthaired Pointers, etc.)

  • What is offered:

    • Review obedience essentials

    • 7 categories of gundog training (field controls through hand signals). Recommend guests read book prior to event. Purchase HERE.

    • Bird and gunfire exposure

    • Methods applicable to both upland & waterfowl gundogs

    • Positive/balanced methodology (no e-collars or force fetch)

    • Elements designed to prepare dogs for first field experiences

2022 Dates

December 9-11

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Dogs

All dogs may stay the night in the house if they are in their kennels. During the day, they are welcomed in the house under supervision, leash or on the Wildrose mat. Hollywood Farms’ outdoor kennels would be available as well.

*Option for guests to stay for an additional evening may be available with prior notice.

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The Wild Quail Hunts @ Hollywood Farms

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There was a time when the glorious bobwhite quail could be found in large numbers across the Southeast.  Over the past five decades, the overwhelming number of challenges they've faced has forced their populations to plummet dramatically.

 

At Hollywood Farms, we are continuously working the land responsibly to bring back this timeless game bird.  

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2022/2023 hunting season:

3 Wild Quail experiences offered

  • Choose 3 days, 2 nights during the weekdays offered below

  • All-inclusive experience

  • Overnight stay in historic 1850 Antebellum home

  • Only 5 bedrooms welcoming single or double occupancy.

  • Fine, table-served meals

  • All libations, wine, & spirits

  • 100 clay targets & shotgun shell ammunition included in your pre-hunt experience

2022 Dates

December 5-8

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2023 Dates

January 2-6

February 6-10

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The Woodcock Hunts @ Hollywood Farms

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Rarely known in Georgia, woodcock present an extraordinary gamebird cherished by a few passionate wingshooters in the Peach state.  

 

At Hollywood farms, our habitat restoration efforts are making our 1400 acres an attractive ecosystem for their migration. 

2022/2023 hunting season:

3 Woodcock experiences offered

  • Choose 3 days, 2 nights during the weekdays offered below

  • All-inclusive experience

  • Overnight stay in historic 1850 Antebellum home

  • Only 5 bedrooms welcoming single or double occupancy.

  • Fine, table-served meals

  • All libations, wine, & spirits

  • 100 clay targets & shotgun shell ammunition included in your pre-hunt experience

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2022 Dates

December 13-16

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2023 Dates

January 9-13

February 18-20

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Durrell Smith, Orvis endorsed wing shooting guide

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The Dove Hunts @ Hollywood Farms

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Our 18 acres of sunflowers are welcoming only 10 shooters.  We have planted our fields strategically to maximize Georgia’s 3 dove hunting seasons.  Remember, it will be fun to compare the size of the local birds to those migrating northern birds arriving in December and January. 

An All Inclusive, 3 Day 2 Night, experience:

  • Overnight stay in historic 1850 Antebellum home.

  • Only 5 bedrooms welcoming single or double occupancy

  • Fine, table-served meals

  • All libations, wine, & spirits

  • 200 clay targets & shotgun shell ammunition included in your pre-hunt experience

2022 Dates

November 21-23

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2023 Dates

January 16-18

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"Now then, take your weapons.....and go out to the field and hunt game for me."

Genesis 27:3