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Our History

Manager Walter Patton is an older quail hunter who first experienced the thrill of Bobwhite Quail covey rise in the wild on the same property where the Poetry Shooting Club is located today. Walter’s Aunt Helen had a wonderful Bobwhite Quail call mastered. Walter first experienced pen raised quail with a family relative called Uncle Willie who raised Bobwhite quail and allowed the children to take a peek at his Bobwhites. Uncle Willie did not want the quail to see us looking at them and we could not play close to the outdoor pens. Today Walter is always looking for better ways to have the best flighty quail possible.

Manager Walter Patton  is very easy going and has a life time of experiences about all things outdoors, guns, hunters, dogs and hunting. We try to offer a good field for training as well as private quail hunts. We want to do our part to insure that future youngsters have the opportunity to experience and get the thrill of excitement watching a staunch pointing dog and the rush of the flush when Bobwhites jump up under your feet sometimes. Poetry Shooting Club has flighty quail on site at all times and offer unguided hunts and guided hunts. We hope to be a place close to Dallas for a quick and easy experience outdoors and behind some dogs after some quail.

Poetry Shooting Club offers a venue location for many types of gatherings. Shooting Clubs, dog clubs, family parties, countryside outings business picnics, community projects, corporate and friends quail hunts.


Quail Hunting Dog Heismen
The Poetry Shooting Club was started as a private shooting club in the spring of 2011 as a place for family members, friends and guests to come shoot rifles and clay pigeons for fun and family gatherings. The location has been in the family of the founder and manager Walter Patton for over 65 years and has been a place for precision shooting, quail, duck and dove hunting for family members. In the spring of 2011 the Poetry Shooting Club opened for business as a Shooting Range and Quail Hunting Preserve licensed by the State of Texas as a “Private Bird Hunting Area” and ” Game Bird Breeder” also offering day hunting leases for duck, dove, whitetail deer and a 700 yard range.

In the summer of 2013 improvements were made to establish the 700 yard shooting range for rifles and pistol precision shooting.

THE Poetry Shooting Club offers Quail Hunting and Bird Dog Training Facilities on a year round basis.  The club is licensed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a “Private Bird Hunting Area” and a “Game Bird Breeder” which allows for the use of live pen raised Bob White Quail for bird dog training and Quail Hunting any time and without limits.

The Poetry Shooting Club wants to serve the Bird Dog Owners and Upland Game Munoz Quail Hunting FamilyHunters who want to experience the surprise and unending excitement of quail hunting in Northeast Texas.

Other hunting opportunities in season are duck hunting, dove hunting and whitetail deer hunting. Offered throughout the year is pig-varmint hunting and a 700 yard shooting range for use with rifles and pistols of all sizes along with clay pigeon shooting.

We are dedicated to teaching young hunters and shooters the excitement of shooting, hunting the outdoors.

Poetry Shooting Club is a private membership club where you shoot in private. We offer a 700 yard range  and Quail Hunting Preserve located 35 mile east of Dallas, Texas and 8 miles north of Terrell, Texas off Highway 34 in the community of Poetry, Texas in northern Kaufman County. Educational and precision shooting encouraged.

Our Motto ” Take a Youth Shooting to Build Boldness and Confidence in Their Future”

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