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 Post subject: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:21 pm 
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What courses are on your bucket list




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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:27 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:41 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:56 am 
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Try Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays near Allentown PA for a unique experience. A great course with unusual scenery and great target presentations.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:38 am 
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I've shot a fair number of courses, especially in Ohio (home state), Virginia, Tennessee and Texas, but my absolute favorite is a private course about 10 miles from me owned by Les Wexner, the founder of The Limited, Victoria's Secret, etc., etc., the richest guy in Ohio, who lives a couple of miles from me in an $80+ million estate (no, I'm not a millionaire - not even close). The course, named Black Dog Farms, is a few miles east of me, just east of Jersey, Ohio, where he tower shoots ducks and shoots skeet and sporting clays. The only way you get on the course unless you're a personal friend, which I'm not, is to shoot a fund-raiser. He generously offers his sporting clays course for that and adds enhancements at his cost as befits the status of his place. It's an excellent, challenging course and the most well kept course I've ever seen. Many targets are solid black so you don't see orange bits everywhere. The rabbit station base is some grade of sand that allows for fast, challenging targets and is regularly raked. When you shoot a fund-raiser there, you're given a complementary Black Dog Farms sweat shirt and a complementary box of Black Dog Farms 12 ga shotshells, in a Black Dog Farms box, each shell having the Black Dog Farms logo. Instead of eating the free lunch on a paper plate, you're at tables under a large white tent. You're served catered food on china with glass goblets. If it's cold, they have vertical salamanders running to keep you warm. And, a big surprise are the trophies, which are given for the four highest scores. I've won a few trophies, but the one I won there was the only one I've ever won with my name already engraved on it when they gave it to me. I've only shot it 4 times and not for years. It got too expensive. It's a fund-raiser, so you expect a higher fee, but in the time I was shooting it, the fee went from $300 to $400 to $500. That's a bit much for 100 targets, fund-raiser or not.

Les owns at least 4 other places - two in Great Britain where he shoots driven pheasants and one in Georgia, which is set up like a 19th Century plantation for traditional quail hunting with a mule drawn wagon, complete with a biologist on staff.

BTW - the first time I shot it and got my first box of Black Dog Farm shotshells, I was Ducks Unlimited State Chairman for Ohio. I thought it would be neat to get those for Ohio Ducks Unlimited. I could tell from the base that they were Estates, so I called Estate. Based on the quantity ordered, the price wasn't that bad. But I had trouble getting the box printed so it didn't work out.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:08 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:20 pm 
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Northbrook Red Course
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Providence Hill Farm
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Addieville East Farm

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Shot Nemacolin and Greenbrier, they were OK.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:21 pm 
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Greystone castle sporting club , mingus texas


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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:39 am 
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I'm relatively new to sporting clays but have shot all the great northeast US courses mentioned. I want to add Warriors Mark Wingshooting in central PA. They have great terrain which makes for some shots you won't see anywhere else.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:26 pm 
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I’d like to see Cherokee Rose. Heard in it’s day it was the place to go

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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:54 am 
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LSUFan1969 wrote:
Greystone castle sporting club , mingus texas


We just shot it couple weeks ago. Most diverse targets I think I have ever seen. Spend the night and have dinner.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:47 am 
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While The Fork is a decent course it’s not really bucket list material IMHO. Every time we go down there there are several traps that don’t work and they don’t have enough carts.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:34 pm 
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BobK wrote:
Try Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays near Allentown PA for a unique experience. A great course with unusual scenery and great target presentations.


This................ :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bucket List Courses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:53 am 
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GE-Mini-gun wrote:
Skeet at Camp David


That would be awesome.




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