Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds – New Video

If you have not yet visited Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds, we cannot recommend checking it out enough. We often find we have a hard time describing just how beautiful the setting is, and just how easy it is to jump into shooting at any level, thanks to their fantastic group of instructors. This video does a great job of demonstrating the fun of being there. Check it out.

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Summer of Carp: Vote for Best in Show, Plus Craziest Location and Prettiest Winners!

It’s time to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE entry to win the Orvis Summer of Carp BEST IN SHOW. Remember, the winner of the Helios 2 Outfit depends on YOUR votes, so come back often and give your support!

We want to congratulate our final two winners who are now in contention for the big prize:

Our winner in the “Craziest Location” category was Chad F. of Seymour, Tennessee. This is what it’s all about – chances are there are accessible  carp somewhere near you.

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Our Summer of Carp Ugliest, Funniest and Video Contest Winners!

We hope you’re enjoying the Orvis “Summer of Carp” celebration as much as we are! As part of the festivities, we’re holding an eight-week carp-photo contest that anyone can enter. Remember, the winner depends on YOUR votes, so come back often and give them your support! Here are the winners for our Video, Ugliest, and Funniest categories, as well as a special extra winner in the Smallest category:

Congratulations to Nicolas C. of Montreal, Quebec on his second win (this time for video!)

Click “Read More” for all the winners.

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Announcing the Orvis Dogs Video Contest!

You know we love dogs here at Orvis. You may also have noticed, we love dog videos. Now, we want to see video of YOUR dogs being their lovable, silly, adorable selves. So get out those smartphones and start filming!

The winner (selected by a panel of Orvis associates) will receive a FleeceLock™ Futon Dog Bed. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Click “Read More” for details.

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Another Eldad Hagar Rescue Update – Shaggy


Shaggy and her person Patty Hall
Photo via The State

We love the dramatic stories of Hope for Paws/Eldad Hagar’s wonderful dog rescues. Lately, we’ve also been hearing updates about these dogs we’ve come to feel we know. It’s so exciting to see these pups months later, settled in, comfortable, and most importantly, very much at home.

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Photo Essay: The 8th Annual Orvis Shotgun Classic at Sandanona

A little rain didn’t stop the fun at the 8th Annual Orvis Shotgun Classic. The event took place on June 6th and 7th at Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook, New York.

If you missed the event and don’t want to wait until next year, you can always plan a visit to Sandanona. One and two-day Wingshooting and Fly Fishing Schools are offered, as well as private instruction, guided fishing, and gunfitting. Learn more here or call 800-235-9763 for more information.


Orvis’s Donna Galotto and Jody Frederick made sure everything ran smoothly.
Photo by Kathleen Moore
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