European Style Driven Shoots with Western Sensibilities

This is our signature event. European Style Driven Shooting is better in America at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch.

That’s a typical line of guns waiting for birds to cross one of our canyons with guns on pegs below. European shooting attire encouraged, but not mandatory.

That’s Danny discussing overhead bird hunting technique with Dick Mandeville, well-known competitive shotgun shooter and one of only 80 Level 3 shotgun instructors in the country. Dick spends much of the fall at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch teaching and hunting his two amazing gun dogs.

Poaching? Me? The back story here is in the UK and elsewhere poaching a bird in some else’s lane is considered poor etiquette shooting on the line of guns. You will be told politely but firmly, “Not your bird, Sir or Ma’am.” We are not so strict at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch maybe because we have so many targets and no bag limits.

We doubled the number of driven shoots we will be running this season. Available pegs are selling out rapidly.
Here’s what is still available:
October 8: 2 pegs available
October 22: 5 pegs available
In addition, we can run a driven shoot for up to eight guns September 14 to 20 or after October 22.

We supply loaner shotguns if needed, all ammunition, guides and well-trained dogs, snacks during the day, lunch, cocktails and conversation on the deck at the end of a very full day, and birds cleaned and vacuum packed for your departure for $2,900 per person shooting plus 6% Idaho sales tax. We are keeping prices unchanged in 2022, actually unchanged for the past 12 years, despite 30% cost increases.

Shooting in late October or early November will depend on the weather and bird supply. We are holding back enough birds for a late in the season driven shoot. Let us know if you are interested in joining a group of four to eight for a driven shoot in early November.

Driven shooting at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch at Thanksgiving would be a wonderful family tradition. Add a stay in our nine-bedroom lodge to make it even better.

That’s all folks.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay shooting.

The Team at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch

 

If you want to shoot upland birds with us with a guide and well-trained dog, please book now.

We supply shotguns if needed, all ammunition, a guide and well-trained dog for every two shooting, snacks during the day, lunch, and birds cleaned and vacuum packed for your departure for $695 per person shooting plus 6% Idaho sales tax. Minimum two.

We have openings for upland bird walk up hunts with a guide and well-trained dog on:
September 14 to 20
October 4 and 5
October 18, 19, and 20
After October 26

Well trained dogs are welcome. The memories are free.

Our 2022 upland bird hunting season got off with a bang. Several hundred bangs actually, as we opened our upland bird hunting season this week with walkup hunts and the first of many European Style Driven Shoots with Western Sensibilities.

More on European Style Driven Shooting with Western Sensibilities opportunities below.

We are beginning to close down our clays courses as we concentrate on upland bird hunting. We are keeping Five Stand and our world-class 14 station sporting clays course open for those staying with us and hunting upland birds, driven or walkup.

If your passion is the shotgun sports, please come back for our 2023 season for trap, skeet, crazy quail, grouse butt, five stand, simulated driven shooting with clays high overhead, and maybe the best 14 station sporting clays course anywhere.

This is our signature event. European Style Driven Shooting is better in America at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch.

We doubled the number of driven shoots we will be running this season. Available pegs are filling rapidly. Here’s what is still available:

September 3: 4 pegs available
October 8: 2 pegs available.
Then sold out until October 22 when five pegs are available.

The shoot on September 3 will be clays and driven birds, no walkups, for $2,100 per person, not the usual $2,900. We are keeping prices unchanged this season, actually unchanged for the past 12 years, in spite of 30% price increases across the board this year.

Shooting in late October and into November will depend on the weather and bird supply. We are holding back enough birds for a late in the season driven shoot. Let us know if you are interested in joining a group of four for a driven shoot in early November. Driven shooting at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch at Thanksgiving would be a wonderful family tradition. Add a stay in our nine-bedroom lodge to make it even better. European shooting attire encouraged but not mandatory.

That’s all folks.

Stay healthy. Stay safe. Stay shooting.

The Team at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch

Upland bird walkup hunting begins on Friday, September 2. Between opening day and the end of October, we can accommodate additional guns on only ten days. If you want to shoot upland birds with us, please book now. Availability is best on September 6, 7, 13 to 17, and after October 25.

We supply loaner shotguns if needed, all ammunition, a guide and well-trained dog for every two shooting, snacks during the day, lunch, and birds cleaned and vacuum packed for your departure for $695 per person shooting plus 6% Idaho sales tax. Well trained dogs are welcome. The memories are free.

We can accommodate those wishing to shoot our trap, skeet, crazy quail, grouse butt, five stand and our best in the nation 14 station sporting clays course on August 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, and 27, and that’s all this season.

We supply loaner shotguns if needed, all ammunition and clays, a welcome at 9:30 am with coffee, pastries, yogurts, fruit, and a safety briefing. We also provide snacks and lunch. Minimum two. $395 per person plus 6% Idaho sales tax.

It’s August 15 and we are very close to sold out for the season. We must be doing something right. At least those who shoot with us think so.

I say in almost all newsletters to those wanting to shoot with us, “Please book early.” If you would like to shoot with us this season, my message is, “Please book now.”

This is our signature event. European Style Driven Shooting is better in America at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch.

Available pegs are filling rapidly. Here’s what is still available:
September 3: 6 pegs available.
October 8: 4 pegs available.
Then sold out until October 22 when five pegs are available.

The shoot on September 3 will be sporting clays and driven bird hunting, no walkups, for $2,100 per person, not the usual $2,900.  We are keeping prices unchanged this season, actually unchanged for the past 12 years, in spite of 30% price increases across the board.

Bird hunting in late October and into November will depend on the weather and our supply of game birds. We are holding back enough birds for a late in the season driven shoot. A major publication is featuring Lazy Triple Creek Ranch and we would like to be able to support the business that generates. Book now and we will hold birds for your event. Driven shooting at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch at Thanksgiving would be a wonderful family tradition. Add a stay in our nine bedroom lodge to make it even better. European shooting attire encouraged but not mandatory.

We hope you’ll join us to shoot clays, hunt upland game or take rifle, shotgun, or pistol classes with us in Idaho.

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Stay shooting.

The Team at Lazy Triple Creek Ranch

Upland bird walkup hunting begins on Thursday, September 1. You can hunt a variety of birds on our 2,200 grounds, including chukar and pheasant. We provide well-trained dogs and a guide for every two shooting. You’re welcome to bring your own dog to stay in our on-site kennel. If you’re not up for doing all the walking involved, we have two Polaris Rangers to ride in and shoot from. Learn more about upland bird hunting at our ranch.

Between opening day and the end of October, we can accommodate additional guns on only ten days. My usual message is, “Please book early.” The message now for those who want to shoot with us this season is, “Please book now.”

We are looking for one to join another bird hunt on Friday, September 2.

We supply loaner shotguns if needed, all ammunition, a guide and well trained dog for every two shooting, snacks, and lunch for groups of four or more. $695 per person shooting.

Only two Shotgun Saturdays remain this season, August 6 and 13. Locals enjoy a significant discount on those days, $250 versus the usual $395 plus 6% Idaho sales tax per person shooting. Come shoot trap, skeet, five stand, crazy quail, grouse butt, and the best 14 station sporting clays course in Idaho or anywhere. Add simulated driven shooting with clays high overhead for $150 per person more. Minimum four. We have room for five more on August 6 and ten more on August 13.

Tuesday, August 16 will be sporting clays in the morning, lunch, and simulated driven shooting with clays high overhead after lunch. $545 for the day. We supply loaner shotguns (if needed), all ammunition and clays, a welcome at 9:30 am with coffee, pastries, yogurt, fruit, and a safety briefing. We also provide snacks, lunch, cocktails and conversation on the deck at the end of the day. We have room for four more.

We have openings on only ten other days this season for clays shooting until we change over to upland bird hunting, walkup and driven, on September 1. Maximum eight per day. $395 per person shooting.