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Primland, VA

Primland is a 12,000 acre resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, approximately 30 minutes east of Interstate 77. Primland has been an Orvis endorsed wingshooting lodge since 1990. Guided hunts are available 7 days a week from September through April and can be experienced with your own gun and dog or ours.
Average Customer Rating:
4.946 out of 5
4.9
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37 of 37(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Primland, VA
Review 1 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Father/daughter trip,
April 17, 2013
By: Featherchaser
from Charlotte, NC, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:Fantastic-actual foot hunter w/great dogs
"Superb dog work/excellent birds but the service and amenities at Primland Resort are head & shoulders above the competition!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Primland,
April 12, 2013
By: Jeffyl
from Chevy Chase, MD, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"This was our second visit to Primland. I have had 4 hunting days and my last day was the best. There were some stragglers who flew better than the less experienced birds.
Excellent dogs and guides."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good experience with kids too!,
April 11, 2013
By: jplake
from from California
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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"I brought my four and six year old sons on the pheasant and our guide did a great job with them. We took a few birds and really enjoyed watching the dogs work. I would definitely come back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Our Third Trip,
April 11, 2013
By: NPB3
from Dallas, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Hunting is excellent. Guide was best in class. We travel light, use Orvis gear, and have a turnkey experience. This was our third trip. Grass is low in the spring. High in the fall. Dogs very proficient. Also used shhoting instruction class/ sporting clays for my daughter with very good results."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
1st time,
April 11, 2013
By: Chivas
from Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"More than I expected. Had a great time and could not have been treated better. Looking forward to my next visit"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A very fine driven shoot without travelling to the,
April 11, 2013
By: Lump
from Primland , Meadows of Dan
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"I have taken a group to Primland three times in March over the last three years. Each of our experiences have been excellent. In my judgment Primland currently rates as the best resort experience in Virginia. I have done driven shoots all over the UK for the last 25 years and believe Primland's driven shoot ranks with the best in the UK."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome,
April 11, 2013
By: hornhunter
from North Carolina
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"This was my first Upland Bird Hunt after visiting Primland many times for golf and deer hunting. Wonderful place to take family or customers for outing. Food is always outstanding..If you do have the opportunity to visit you must order the "Pig Candy" appetizer.."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
wonderful trip,
April 11, 2013
By: Daddyslabs
from Delaware, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"The staff is sbsolutely the best. The dog work was great. No detail was left out. Already planning for next season."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality Time,
April 11, 2013
By: PDB3
from Roanoke,VA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"My son and I work together, and therefore do not get away together as often as I would like, but we did slip away early and pheasant hunted at Primland. As always, it was a great experience, good dogs and quide and a breath taking place. Thanks again for making our hunt enjoyable!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
April 11, 2013
By: MountainMan1958
from Primland, VA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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"This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. The staff is wonderful and attentive to your every need. The food is great, the accommodations fantastic, and the scenery beautiful."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
wonderful driven pheasant,
March 6, 2013
By: bk28ga
from georgia
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"great birds,great, friendly staff, wonderful accomodations&food.my friends&i enjoyed ourselves immensely.i have been shooting here for almost 20 years & it seems to get better each year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Always a great hunt,
March 4, 2013
By: ParkerHuntsBirds
from Greensboro, NC, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Excellent
"A few times a year I get the pleasure of hunting at this resort. We always try and use the same guide; however he had moved to a different area of the company. We ended up using his nephew Rusty who has moved up to the title of guide. His knowledge of the field, the dogs, and the hunt in general made our party feel very comfortable and relaxed. His ability to provide a personalized hunt was as good if not better than some of the more experienced and older guides. We now have a new guide to request from now on."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Review,
March 4, 2013
By: Birdkilling666
from Blue Ridge Mountains
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Poor
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"I thought the hunting was picturesqe as there were great mountain views. It was a cold day and in order to get the birds to fly the guide had to hit the grass in which they were hiding with a stick. This eliminated any sense of surprise."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great shoot,
March 4, 2013
By: rt4birds
from North Carolina, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Poor
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"great shoot - my 11yo son's first experience and the staff and birds were great!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Plentiful Birds,
February 21, 2013
By: braverifles33
from Spartanburg, SC, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Additional Thoughts:Marcus is great!
"Hunted Primland twice this season. Once for a big gathering, 40th birthday celebration in October and a second time with my brother in February.
Positives. Very scenic and very nice facilities. Birds a plenty. Would be hard to go home without the limit. Good sized birds. Marcus is one of the best guides I've ever used - ask for him.
Cons: Reservation/planning was a little lacking. For the large group they forgot to put us in the system to do the Clays Game Trail, weren't ready for us at lunch before our afternoon hunt and forgot we asked for a couple 3 person squads due to age etc.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Driven Pheasant at Primland,
February 15, 2013
By: CoverDog
from Richmond, VA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:very personable
"Had a great time at Primland just before Christmas, participating in both a Driven Pheasant shoot and taking two of my boys on Parent/Child walk-up hunts. It turned out to be very windy for the driven shoot, but the additional challenge of very fast, very high birds on several drives took none of the enjoyment of the whole experience away. The walk-ups were a great first look at pheasants for young hunters used to quail, but next time we'll go for a full hunt of birds that have been out for a bit longer and present more of a challenge. All of the staff were fantastic and the accommodations first-rate--I'm looking forward to taking my own Springer to Primland for a late-season hunt soon."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Memories for a Lifetime,
January 15, 2013
By: WildTurkey
from Midlothian, VA
"This was the ninth time that I have taken a group of customers to Primland, and it gets better year after year. We were booked for a weekend late in October, and the colors were spectacular, and the cover in the fields was great. We shot sportiing clays on the first day, and hunted and fished on the second day. Throughout the entire weekend, the employees and guides are focused on each guest having a safe and memorable experience. The dogs are very well trained, and a pleasure to observe working the fields. We stayed in some of the cabins on top of the mountain, and thoroughly enjoyed those facilities. We look forward to returning next October!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just One of Many,
January 13, 2013
By: RedJeep
from Roanoke, VA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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"I've been coming to Primland to hunt for over ten years. I am always comfortable bringing my most valued customers. We are always treated to a wonderful experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good hunt!,
January 10, 2013
By: Chauchat15
from Bell Buckle, TN
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
"Lots of pheasants, very good dog work, and an excellent guide...what more could one want?"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Primland, VA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Guys Trip.,
January 8, 2013
By: RaleighRay
from Raleigh, NC, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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Poor
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Excellent
"Visited Primland with 8 guys for a work outing. Location was perfect, hunting was great as was the food."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes