GRITS at Orvis Hill Country

Meet the GRITS at Orvis Hill Country


About Orvis GRITS

What is Orvis Hill Country?
Orvis Hill Country Shooting Grounds and Sporting Clays Course is now open to the public. Located in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania in the town of Blue Ridge Summit, Orvis Hill Country is just 25 minutes south of Gettysburg, and 1.5 hours from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Located on over 500 acres, this beautiful and historic property is the newest venue in the Orvis Shooting Grounds Collection, joining Orvis Sandanona and Orvis Pursell Farms as the premier sporting clays, upland hunting, and instructional shooting properties in the world.

Facing southeast on Haycock Mountain the original farmhouse, now part of the sporting lodge, and the barn were built around 1790 of hand-hewn chestnut beams which still carry the markings of the craftsmen who built them. This storied building with its rich 200-year history as a working farm, now houses the Orvis Pro Shop and provides amenities catering to sporting clays enthusiasts as well as Orvis Hill Country’s upland hunting members.

When are the events?
On the second Saturday of every month, Orvis Hill Country will be hosting a GRITS event involving shooting and comradery to follow. Our facility will be open to use following shooting whether you are interested in casting on the pond or enjoying a bite to eat on our porch with a view.

What do we have to offer?
Here at Orvis Hill Country we offer a 15-station sporting clays course with a wide variety of target presentations set back in our rich woodland environment that partially covers our hill-side property. We also offer a 5-stand course comprised of eight different target presentations designed to keep you on your toes and potentially help you warm up for the course. Our facility also has a pond filled with largemouth bass, catfish, and blue-gills which is open to use following an afternoon of shooting. We are also a k-9 friendly facility, so you are welcome to bring your four-legged companions (as long as they are leashed). We also offer shooting instruction specifically catered to the needs of the individual regardless of skill level! Beginners are always welcome and encouraged to start with a lesson to start off on the right foot and to get comfortable with the sport.

Their Leader

“I really appreciate the “GO GIRL” attitude and support of the ladies of GRITS and of the shooting community and I am so very excited to continue on this shooting adventure!” – Liz Renaud ORVIS GRITS Chapter Leader

Liz Renaud spent nearly ten years in the public school system, instilling children with a love of learning and the courage to pursue their dreams. In May of 2013, Liz finally decided that it was time to be bold and follow her own dream. She stopped teaching, and Lovely Lashes was born. For many years Liz’s pastime was horses and fox hunting and she was content simply following her husband while he shot both in the US an in England, Liz’s home country.  Finally in the Spring of 2019 having decided to hang up her spurs, Liz decided to pick up a gun and give shooting a try and since then hasn’t looked back.  Now it’s John who follows her as her love and addiction grow for this amazing sport.

Upcoming Events

  • Remember September Shoot

    Enjoy good company and have fun shooting a lovely tree-lined coarse.

    September 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere

    Join us on this beautiful tree-covered coarse. Bring your favourite pumpkin-inspired dish and a liba...

    October 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Past Events


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