Every hunt begins with a thorough safety talk at the lodge. This will cover the basic “DO’s and DONT’s” in the field. Your professional guide will monitor your safety on the hunt. Gun safety (safety on until ready to fire), dog safety (no low shots), and hunter safety (proper shooting lanes) are all covered. After your safety talk everyone is welcome to a free round of 5-stand at our newly enclosed 5-stand course.
Your Wild Wing Guide will have extensive knowledge of all aspects of the hunt. Each guide we use here at Wild Wing will be hunting over professionally trained dogs, (consisting of two pointing dogs and a flushing dog). As you walk behind and shoot over these exceptional animals, you will instantly see the “Wild Wing Difference”. With that being said, here at Wild Wing Lodge, we also encourage and welcome customers to bring there personal hunting dogs on the hunt. A well-known trainer once said, “Due to lack of experience, only 5% of the dogs reach 50% of their potential”. There is no other experience like the Wild Wing Experience, your dog will encounter more coveys of hard flying birds than you could ever imagine.
Our extensive habitat management and our feeding program ensures the survival of our early release birds. This allows our birds to, “get wild”, which in turn produces our big coveys of hard flying birds. The fields have mowed walking lanes, but the habitat conducive to quail survival also comes with a few thorns. We recommend hunters wear chaps or briar pants. Side-by-Side buggies are available for folks who may struggle with the terrain.
After a hearty breakfast, you will leave the lodge for your morning hunt at 8:30, then pause at 11:30 for a light lunch at the lodge. The afternoon hunt will get started at 1:30 and will conclude at 4:30. Your guide will return you to the lodge for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages are on a “bring your own” basis due to our dry county here in KY. Dinner, expertly prepared by our professional chef, will be served around 6:30. Get ready to loosen your belt and enjoy your Wild Wing Experience!