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Blixt & Co

Sporting Days

Join us for the best of the sporting life: the guns, the dogs, the gear and of course shooting!

Blixt Sporting Days
TETON VALLEY, IDAHO

June 20- 24, 2017

Join us in Teton Valley, Idaho for classic sporting education.

 

NEW! Two Day Ladies Only Event: Girls, Guns and the Grand
June 20-21, 2017

June 20-21, 2017: GIRLS, GUNS and the GRAND

In conjunction with Blixt Sporting Days, we are excited to offer two days of clinics, instruction, events and more…JUST FOR THE LADIES!

 

Ladies will participate in customized 2 day clinics as well as daily one on one instruction with Lars Magnusson and Willie Cole. Additionally, ladies will learn to cast a fly-rod, handle a sporting dog and cook over fire from some of the industry’s most passionate instructors.

June 22-24, 2017

Participants can partake in 2 day intensive shooting clinics with instructors from around the globe. We have designated two specific areas for high-bird practice and finish the Sporting Day Week with a Simulated Day at Ash Hill on the high drives.

 

We are excited to announce that Willie Cole will be joining us again this summer and together we will have a week of instruction, both in group as well as individual lessons.

 

In addition to the instruction and simulated shoot, Wildrose Kennel and Henry’s Fork Anglers will be joining us for demonstrations and workshops.

 

Please know that we would be glad to help you organize fishing, accommodation and any other logistics for part or the full week of festivities.

Costs & Packages: Teton Valley

Sporting Days Package: $1295
The Best of Blixt Sporting Days!

 

Welcome Party
One Clinic of Your Choice (Shooting or Dog Handling)
Your choice of One Hour of Private Shooting or Dog Handling Instruction
Simulated Shoot
Field Dinner

 

Add a clinic for $600

Clinics: $650
Shooting Clinics
Clinics have been designed for a small group and are customized for to Ladies, Kids, Beginner, Intermediate, Advance and Game shooting focus. Gather your friends, and book a clinic! Over the two days you receive six hours of instruction!

 

Dog Handling Clinic
Join Mike Stewart, one of the country’s leading trainers and breeders as he outlines the “7 Successful Habits of the Sporting Dog”. From obedience to shed hunting, Mr. Stewart will guide us through the skills that every sporting dog should master and how to implement those skills in the field. This day long workshop requires advance bookings. Don’t miss this chance to set your sporting dog up for success using the Wildrose Way!

 

Private Instruction: $200/hr
Shooting Instruction
Each one hour lesson will be crafted based on the students shooting level and goals. Private lessons can be booked in multiple hours as well.

 

Dog Handling Instruction
Take advantage of working one on one with Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels to target specific skills, challenges, goals and training methods. Mike will customize the session to you and your dog and your specific goals and needs.

 

Shared Lessons: $125 surcharge
Shared lessons require a 2-hour minimum. Clays and cartridges are not included.

 

Other Fees
25 Clays & Cartridges $18

Blue Sky Sporting Club
BLUE SKY, UTAH

June 15-18, 2017

Designed by Lars Magnuson of Blixt&Co, the Sporting Club at Blue Sky features a multi-station clay shooting that winds through the majestic landscape. Blue Sky Shooting is a true outdoor sportsman’s experience.

 

Blue Sky Utah is developing forty luxurious rooms and suites on 3,500 secluded acres, all with stunning Wasatch Mountain views. A stream flows year-round, and wildlife abounds. Every mountain activity imaginable is at your fingertips, at Blue Sky. The High West Distillery and five-star dining are sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Costs & Packages: Blue Sky

Private Instruction: $225/hr
Each one hour lesson will be crafted based on the student’s shooting level and goals. Private lessons can be booked in multiple hours as well. Clays and cartridges are not included.

 

Member Rates for Private Instruction: $200/hr
Members of Blue Sky Sporting Club, Fins and Feathers and Blixt & Co will received a member discount. Private lessons can be booked in multiple hours as well. Clays and cartridges are not included.

 

Shared Lessons: $125 surcharge
Shared lessons require a 2-hour minimum. Clays and cartridges are not included.

 

Other Fees
Clays $20/lesson

Cartridges $10/ box

Pheasant Hunting
EVENT SCHEDULE
Blue Sky, Utah

Thursday, June 15
Private Instruction
Sold Out

 

 

Friday, June 16
Private Instruction
Sold Out

 

 

Thursday, June 17
8 am-11 am
Shooting Workshops

1pm-5 pm
Private instruction

9am-5pm
One Day Dog Training Clinic

 

 

Friday,  June 18
8 am-11 am
Shooting Workshops
11 am – 5 pm
Private Shooting Instruction
One-on-one Training with Mike Stewart

Labrador Gun Dog
EVENT SCHEDULE
Teton Valley, Idaho

Tuesday, June 20
GIRLS, GUNS & the GRAND
9-Noon
Shooting Workshops

1pm-5pm
Private Instruction

 

 

Wednesday, June 21

GIRLS, GUNS & the GRAND

9-Noon
Shooting Workshops

1pm-5pm
Private Instruction

 

 

Thursday, June 22

8 am-11 am
Shooting Workshops

1pm-5pm
Private Instruction

9am-5pm
Day one of Dog Training Workshop

 

 

Friday, June 23

8 am-11 am
Shooting Workshops

1pm-5pm
Private Instruction

9am-5pm
Day Two of Dog Training Workshop

 

Saturday, June 24

9 am
Simulated Shoot
Simulated Picking-up

Field Dinner

CLINIC SCHEDULE BY CLINIC

All clinics are two days, 3 hours per day and can be progressive.

 

 

Level 1 (Beginners, Ladies and Kids)

 

Level 2 (Intermediate, Advanced, Game Shooting)

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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Every day from 11 am to 5 pm

 

 

Gun fits and multiple hour lessons are available

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Blixt Sporting Days
WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTION

We are proud to offer world class instruction by European guest instructors: Willie Cole and Lars Magnusson. All hailing from the West London Shooting School heritage and teaching the Percy Standbury method, students from novice to expert can draw from their highly regarded tutelage.

 

Two instruction options are available: 2 day intensive clinics or one-on-one private instruction.

Lars Magnusson

Lars’ formal shooting education started in his native homeland of Sweden at Sweden’s first shooting school. Two years later he was recruited by West London Shooting School, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious.

 

After establishing the West Stockholm Shooting School, Lars accepted a position with Griffin and Howe as the managing director of the shooting school at Hudson Farm.

 

In 2006, he headed west. Lars and his wife Jennifer established Blixt & Co in 2008 and began the pursuit to bring authentic driven shooting to America.

Willie Cole

In 1971, Willie was introduced to the West London Shooting School by the famed instructor, Percy Standbury, whos method and technique became the foundation taught by all instructors at West London.

 

In 1981, Willie became Mr. Henry Ford, II’s butler, managing his properties and homes in the UK. After Mr. Ford’s death, Willie returned to the WLSS and became the managing director.

 

In 2002, Guy Richie and Madonna approached Willie to become the director of Ashcombe Estate, one of the most premier estates in the UK. Ten years later, Willie and his partner Louise have embarked on his newest endeavor, WL Sporting, a sporting agency in partnership with the WLSS.

Mike Stewart, Wildrose Kennels

With forty years of association with dogs, pointers, flushers, retrievers, as well as hounds and obedience companion dogs Mike developed the Wildrose facilities creating a comprehensive gundog-training program focused exclusively on the English Labrador, specifically for the wingshooter and outdoor enthusiasts. He developed the unique, positive, training methodology, “The Wildrose Way,” which is being recognized across the country.

 

Over the past nine years, he has appeared in a variety of television programming featuring retriever training including “The World of Ducks,” with Drake and Deke, the Ducks Unlimited mascots, ” Benelli’s American Bird Hunter,” The American Sportsman,” and other sporting programs. He has produced a series of best-selling DVDs, for hunting dog training, “The Gentleman’s Gundog” series.

 

Mike retired as Chief of Police, University of Mississippi in 2000 after a 25-year career in law enforcement, a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BPA and MCJ, as well as the FBI National Academy in 1989. He retired from the US Navy Reserves as a Commander in 2005 with nine years as a NCIS credentialed agent.

Blixt Sporting Days
INSTRUCTION OPTIONS
Blue Sky

Individual Instruction $225/hr

See costs here

 

Teton Valley

Sporting Days Package: $1295
The Best of Blixt Sporting Days!

 

Welcome Party
One Clinic of Your Choice (Shooting or Dog Handling)
Your choice of One Hour of Private Shooting or Dog Handling Instruction
Simulated Shoot
Field Dinner

 

Add a clinic for $600

 

Shooting Clinic Only: $650
Hourly Instruction: $200/hr
Dog Handling Clinic Only: $150

Clinics: $650
Clinics have been designed for a small group and are customized for to Ladies, Kids, Beginner, Intermediate, Advance and Game shooting focus. Gather your friends, and book a clinic! Over the two days you receive EIGHT hours of instruction!

 

Small Group Lessons (Blue Sky Only): $650
Enjoy a three-hour small group lesson, customized for the skill level of the group. Ladies, Kids, Beginner, Intermediate, Advance and Game shooting focus.

 

Private Instruction by the hour
Each one hour lesson will be crafted based on each students shooting level and goals. Private lessons can be booked in multiple hours as well.

GIRLS, GUNS & THE GRAND

In conjunction with Blixt Sporting Days, we are excited to offer two days of clinics, instruction, events and more…JUST FOR THE LADIES!

 

Ladies will participate in customized 2 day clinics as well as daily one on one instruction with Lars Magnusson and Willie Cole. Additionally, ladies will learn to cast a fly-rod, handle a sporting dog and cook over fire from some of the industry’s most passionate instructors.

Lars Magnusson

Lars’ formal shooting education started in his native homeland of Sweden at Sweden’s first shooting school. Two years later he was recruited by West London Shooting School, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious.

 

After establishing the West Stockholm Shooting School, Lars accepted a position with Griffin and Howe as the managing director of the shooting school at Hudson Farm.

 

In 2006, he headed west. Lars and his wife Jennifer established Blixt & Co in 2008 and began the pursuit to bring authentic driven shooting to America.

Willie Cole

In 1971, Willie was introduced to the West London Shooting School by the famed instructor, Percy Standbury, whos method and technique became the foundation taught by all instructors at West London.

 

In 1981, Willie became Mr. Henry Ford, II’s butler, managing his properties and homes in the UK. After Mr. Ford’s death, Willie returned to the WLSS and became the managing director.

 

In 2002, Guy Richie and Madonna approached Willie to become the director of Ashcombe Estate, one of the most premier estates in the UK. Ten years later, Willie and his partner Louise have embarked on his newest endeavor, WL Sporting, a sporting agency in partnership with the WLSS.

Mike Stewart, Wildrose Kennels

With forty years of association with dogs, pointers, flushers, retrievers, as well as hounds and obedience companion dogs Mike developed the Wildrose facilities creating a comprehensive gundog-training program focused exclusively on the English Labrador, specifically for the wingshooter and outdoor enthusiasts. He developed the unique, positive, training methodology, “The Wildrose Way,” which is being recognized across the country.

 

Over the past nine years, he has appeared in a variety of television programming featuring retriever training including “The World of Ducks,” with Drake and Deke, the Ducks Unlimited mascots, ” Benelli’s American Bird Hunter,” The American Sportsman,” and other sporting programs. He has produced a series of best-selling DVDs, for hunting dog training, “The Gentleman’s Gundog” series.

 

Mike retired as Chief of Police, University of Mississippi in 2000 after a 25-year career in law enforcement, a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BPA and MCJ, as well as the FBI National Academy in 1989. He retired from the US Navy Reserves as a Commander in 2005 with nine years as a NCIS credentialed agent.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Monday, June 19

GIRLS, GUNS and the GRAND
Check in & welcome party

 

 

Tuesday, June 20

7:30-5:30pm
GIRLS, GUNS and the GRAND
Ladies Shooting Instruction Clinics and Lessons
Afternoon: Fly Fishing workshop, Dog workshops & wine tasting

 

 

Wednesday, June 21
7:30-5:30pm
GIRLS, GUNS and the GRAND

Shooting Instruction Clinics and Lessons
Afternoon: Cooking demo, Clothing demonstration with Jennifer Magnusson & wine tasting
7pm: Dinner

Cost per Person: $1400

 

Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
2-days of 3 hour small group clinics
1 Hour of Private instruction

Dog Training, Fly Casing, Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

 

Events at the Grove

Vendors-both local and in the sporting industry will be in the field. Shop while listening to music by local artists or watch a cooking demonstration by Chef Stephanie Sias and Cowboy Cauldron.

Additional Clinics, Lessons and events will be continuing June 22-24th for Blixt Sporting Days including dog training instruction with Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels. We have also scheduled a Simulated Shoot at our new property Ash Hill on the 24th.

Introduction to the Wildrose Way
Blue Sky, Utah

Wildrose shares their unique, positive training methodology, which has gained enormous credibility among hunters, adventurers and competitors alike. Learn, firsthand, the methods used to train Drake and Deke, the Ducks Unlimited mascots.

 

Emphasis is on developing the handler’s skills. Focus topics: canine behaviors, reading your dog, delivery, whistle commands, steadiness, handling, hunting cover, and lining, all based on Wildrose training principles.

 

Participants will learn how to train their gundogs for a variety of game through positive reinforcement, avoiding the use of e-collars, force fetch, spike collars and other mechanical training techniques. You will see the difference in dogs after just one day!

More About the Wildrose Way
Three Day Sporting Dog Workshop
Teton Valley Idaho

This three day workshop will focus on the Wildrose positive methods for advanced retriever handling, focusing on driven shooting picking-up, hand signals to blinds. Emphasis will be on developing handlers’ skills for transitional training and hunting situations based on the unique Wildrose training principles. Topics include: advanced steadying drills, upland walk ups, lining on multiples, memories (circle) and blinds. A transitional training exercise will be conducted to include all participants.

 

To put participants new skills in action, all handlers will culminate the workshop with a simulated “picking up” during the Simulated Driven Shoot.

About Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart is the President of Wildrose Kennels, Inc. located in Oxford, Mississippi, with training facilities Arkansas and in Colorado, and starting in June, Teton Valley. Wildrose is the largest breeder and trainer of imported British and Irish Labrador retrievers in North America. The kennel is an Orvis-endorsed facility specializing in producing their trademark retrievers, “The Gentleman’s Gundog” and “Adventure Dog,” Labradors that complement a families’ outdoor lifestyle. Mike has over 40 years’ experience training and hunting a variety of sporting dogs, but is best known for his appearance on Ducks Unlimited tv, “The World of Ducks,” with Drake and Deke, the DU Mascots. Mike and his dogs have appeared in over 75 national television programs on hunting and training gundogs. He conducts retriever training workshops throughout the United States instructing in his unique dog training methodology, “The Wildrose Way,” a gentle, positive way to develop versatile, sporting companions.  Wildrose was featured on the cover article of Forbes Magazine, April, 2009 edition, as one of six luxury, recession-proof businesses and again in Forbes Life, 2013.  Wildrose has been recognized twice in articles by Garden & Gun magazine as “Best in the Sporting South,” December 2009 and December 2011.

 

A law enforcement officer for 25 years, Mike retired as Chief of Police for the University of Mississippi. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia. Mike retired from the US Navy Reserves in 2005 as a Commander after over 20 years of service.

FINE GUNS: KRIEGHOFF

Family traditions help define Krieghoff and what they represent. Since 1886 the Krieghoff family has taken pride in their tradition of crafting exceptional firearms that have stood the test of time to be owned and enjoyed by generations.  It is the personal experience and intensive dialogue with their shooters around the world that drives the dynamic innovations and ongoing improvements of their successful shotguns and rifles.

Get to know the finest gun makers in the world. During Blixt Sporting Days we welcome representative and craftsmen join us for the opportunity to get to know that brands that you love and respect.

FLY RODS: TENKARA ROD CO

In addition to fine guns, we have invited a range of gear from hand crafted fly-rods to our favorites that we have discovered over the years, allowing attendees to have the opportunity to meet the best in their craft.

Fishing gives people a chance to get out and and enjoy the best nature has to offer. The complexity and expense of fly fishing can be daunting to someone who just wants to throw a line and catch some fish. Tenkara gives people this opportunity.

Tankara is based out of Driggs, Idaho, within 1 hour of our headquarters we have some of the world’s best trout rivers and streams (but don’t tell anybody that). Idaho’s geography has inspired the design and functionality of their rods. But, you don’t have to live somewhere like Driggs to enjoy Tenkara. You just need to be able to find some water to throw your line in!

https://www.tenkararodco.com/

Cowboy Cauldron
TETON VALLEY, IDAHO

June 20th
Welcome Reception
Sherwood’s Post

 

June 21-23rd
Clinics & Lessons

 

June 24th
Simulated Shoot
Ash Hill

Followed by Field Dinner & Shoot Barn

Fly Fishing

Henry’s Fork Anglers
We are located in the heart of our country’s finest trout waters. Unparalleled fly-fishing is available and can be arranged with the guides from one of our regions best outfitters. From novice to seasoned pro, we can help arrange a package perfect adventure before or after your clinic and lessons.

Bluesky Horseback Riding
BLUE SKY, UTAH
Horseback Riding

 

Canyon and Creek ride – 3.5 hours
Special Sporting Days rate of $375/rider
Ride through the mountains and cross creeks on the way to Tavern Blue Sky where our Chef has prepared a 3-course meal in an open mountain meadow.

 

 

Cowboy Way ride – 5 hours
Special Sporting Days rate of $500/rider
A full day beginning with breakfast prepared by our Blue Sky Chef. Start in our outdoor arena where you’ll receive Natural Horsemanship and cow working instruction. Then head up the mountain through meadows and rugged terrain to the pastures where our cows graze. Savor the opportunity to experience the Cowboy Life as you move the cows to new pastures. Enjoy a 3-course meal at Blue Sky Tavern.

High West Distillery

The High West Distillery invites visitors to follow the whiskey making process from grain-milling and mashing through distilling and aging. Learn how some of the world’s most storied beverages are made, from rye, wheat, oat and malt, in massive copper stills imported from Scotland. Cap off the tour with educational whiskey tastings, of course, then enjoy inspired western country cuisine amid glorious mountain views.

How to

BOOK YOUR TRIP

This year we are featuring two venues. We can also customize packages.

Join Us at Blixt & Co
HOW TO BOOK

Please contact us for the most current availability. We can also help you decide the best clinic for your shooting level. There is something for everyone, so don’t hesitate to let us know your goals and shooting experience.

QUESTIONS & INFORMATION

Feel free to contact us with question and more information. As we finalize details, we will help you to customize your package to ensure to capture the best of the sporting life.