Royal Flush

shane headshot 2By Shane Newbold

Flying pheasants, bird dogs pointing, retrievers fetching and girls gunning.  Or more appropriately, wing shooting ladies, sporting vintage attire from the glory days of upland bird hunts, demonstrating their markswomen’s skills on rocketing pheasants.

Royal Flush, a 400 acre bird hunting preserve in Giles County, provides the experience during their annual continental pheasant hunt for women only.  Ladies can invite their gentlemen to participate in the white tablecloth dinner after the hunt, but only the gals get to shoot.

Twin brothers Rick and Randy Chambers also offer quail and pheasant hunts to the general public from November through February.  Royal Flush’s charming and lovely hostess, Becky Yannayon, includes fresh homemade bread and fried pies to the over the top cuisine at the feast. Overnight accommodations complete the adventure for weary hunters relaxing by the wood fire in the preserve’s cabins.

Plenty of upland birds, good dogs, exceptional food and a hunting paradise:  I need to practice on the skeet range.  A superb southern bird hunt is as good as a Royal Flush.  It cannot be beat!

About Shane Newbold

Father to four and best friend to Becky Jane for 26 years, Shane Newbold lives life to the fullest birdwatching, fishing, boating and enjoying his family.


Royal Flush — 7 Comments

  1. What a tremendous response there has been to my October ad with Validity! I may have to hire a night shift to make more product!!!
    Facebook for Becky’s Fried Pies and Royal Flush Shooting Preserve (featured article) has gained an average of 7 likes per day since 1 October. Thanks so much!!!

  2. Readers pay attention to Validity! I never realized how wide-spread the publication is until folks from everywhere comment on my being the October cover…an unexpected honor from the editor. I am so grateful for the awareness it brought to the Preserve and to my bakery business. In gratitude, BECKY

    • We were not aware of how many people love your pies (somehow we thought they were exclusively ours…) ha! Thanks Becky for the opportunity to meet see Royal Flush. We look forward to visiting your new bakery. –Becky Jane

  3. Shane it was a pleasure meeting you and Becky. I enjoyed guiding you on your pheasant hunt that afternoon. Hope to see the two of you again at the Flush!!