ORAPAX HUNTING PRESERVE
3831 River Road West

Goochland, VA 23063

Phone: 804.556.2261

 

SEASON:

7 days a week, September thru April 

 

Local Lodging

 

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Located roughly 40 minutes from Orapax in Cumberland County, VA.  Offers camping facilities that surround a 30-acre lake situated in the 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest.  Nice, clean cabins are also available for rent:

Bear Creek Lake Rd

Cumberland, VA 23040

804-492-4410

 

Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

Located roughly 35 minutes from Orapax:

12042 West Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia, 23233

804-364-3600

 

Wingate by Wyndham Richmond Short Pump

Located roughly 40 minutes from Orapax:

13991 North Gayton Road 

Richmond, VA 23233

1-800-337-0077

Pheasant Ring Shoots

Ring Shoots, sometimes called European of Continental Shoots, are hunts where pheasants are driven towards the shooters, who then try to shoot them as they fly overhead. Here's how they work.

Our Release Pad is in the center of a 70 acre cleared field. Around the Pad is a Ring of 10 Shooting Stations. Each station can accommodate 2 shooters for a maximum of 20. The minimum number of shooters is 10. The total number of pheasants released will normally be 15 per Shooter, but more can be arranged. Pheasants are released one or sometimes two at a time. After one tenth of the birds are released, shooters change stands so every shooter visits each stand. Retrievers outside the Ring collect the bag.

Ring Shoots can be scheduled on any day of the week, including Sundays. Lunch is included and is served before or after the Ring shoot.

Each Retriever will get a pheasant to take home. After that, the bag will be divided evenly among the shooters. The cost is $325 per shooter, breasting of pheasants is $4.00 per bird.

These events provide hours of fun and are a great experience for friends and families, business associates, or any other group of hunters. Shooters experience memorable fellowship and lots of shooting! Most hunters will use 3-4 boxes of shells.  Released pheasants present a formidable challenge, and many will escape the Ring. There are only 34 weeks in the season, so make your reservations early. For the cost of a trip to South Dakota (where the limit is 3) you can enjoy a Ring Shoot 4 or 5 times. There is no limit at Orapax!

Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. As always, we will do our best to accommodate your special requests.

185 pheasant down, very nice split of the bag!
Pheasant leaving the release pad at a Ring Shoot
Father and daughter at a ring station awaiting pheasants to fly their way...
Ring shoots are enjoyed by several generations within a family...
Trying for the "$100 money bird" at a recent ring shoot!
Waiting for his turn to retrieve...
We have very successful retrievers at our ring shoots.
This rooster did not escape the ring.