Cherrybend Pheasant Farm- Southwest Ohio's Pheasant Hunting Destination
Welcome to Cherrybend Pheasant Farm! Our farm has been in operation as a pheasant hunting preserve for over 60 years. We have 640 acres in the preserve that provides plenty of space for even our busiest day. We offer pheasant hunting as well as chukar and quail.
Cherrybend is family owned and operated by Matt & Beth Ellis and Scott & Melissa Ellis--a long time Clinton County farm family. The Ellis family has a long history farming on Cherrybend Road, since the mid-1800's, and is dedicated to keeping the farm an Ohio pheasant hunting destination. Our farm is fully operational and includes corn, soybeans, wheat, and the cover crops of sorghum and sunflowers.
We really enjoy having folks come out and hunt our farm. We have met people from all over the world, and some of them have even become good friends! So, come out to our slice of America and see what farm and country life are all about!
TRAVEL ALERT- NEW BYPASS AROUND WILMINGTON ON THE WAY TO CHERRYBEND-Reduces travel time by 10mins.
For those traveling to Clinton County taking State Route 73 from I-71
There is a new bypass that goes around Wilmington that will take 10 mins. off your travel time. As you approach Wilmington (heading east) on 73 you will be automatically routed onto the 4 lane divided highway bypass (you don't get a choice). After about 7 miles you will need to exit off onto the "Washington Court House/ Wilmington" exit for St.Rte. 22. Turn left off of the exit onto 22 and you travel about 4 miles and Cherrybend Rd. will be on your Right.
Also, please remember that many restaraunts and shops are located within Wilmington! Stop in!
News and Updates
Operation Cherrybend Flyer
February 06,2017 Spring tried to make an appearnence this week and was pushed back! Thats fine, cooler temperatures make for better hunting.
Planning our Sporting Clays events for the Summer season. Check out the schedule on the Clays page (may not be seen on some mobile device). We are now registered NSCA and will have official targets. Don't miss out on the Fun Shoots we are offering as well!
January 2, 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We have had an amazing holiday hunt season with just wonderful hunters choosing to spend time at our farm! Our staff have worked so hard and we can't say Thank You enough for all their hard work.
Check out our Clays page to see the results of our New Years Day Hanover Open shoot.
Now we settle in to the Winter hunt season. We will be posting the European Hunt schedule soon--watching weather patterns to try and set it up for success!
The great news about our sorghum/cover is that it is lasting well through the wet weather and fluctuating temperatures.
Hope to see you soon and wishing you a prosperous and healthy New Year!
November 30,2016 What an amazing holiday hunting week we had! We had some great family stories and memories made on the Farm. This week historically is quiet with Deer season. Here is what is coming up:
December 3-Saturday-7pm Experiential Wine Tasting Register for Winetasting here!
December 17, Saturday 1pm Open European Shoot Register in Calendar of Events
December 24, Saturday Open until 12pm. Then closed through Christmas Day.
December 25, Sunday Closed Christmas Day -- Merry Christmas!!
December 31,-Saturday Open until 12pm. Then closed for hunting through New Years Day
January 1st, Sunday Hangover Open Clay Shoot ( Closed for Hunting) Contact John Townsend for more info on the clay shoot--937-725-1990
Schedule your Holiday hunts in advace! Guides book up quickly. Deposits will be taken for non-member hunts to secure your guide and field. Call today!
November 20, 2016 Its Thanksgiving week! Thanksgiving Day is booked. We have a couple of openings for Friday. Saturday and Sunday have availability as well. Book your last minute hunt and enjoy the Traditional Thanksgiving experience!
November 09, 2016---- Yeeeeeees! It was a wonderful hunt day with cool temperatures and excellent scenting conditions! Field conditions are rapidly improving and hunts are going great! Get your gear out and come hunting.
Now is the time to schedule your Thanksgiving hunts. However there are plenty of openings for the rest of the week and weekend. Call today to secure your reservation for the best hunting week/weekend of the year! It's a great family tradition!
October 3,2016-- We are busy preparing for Operation Cherrybend! Please consider putting together a team for the Veteran Clays fundraiser competition on Saturday morning. All net proceeds go to the Flight Deck Veterans Deck to help fund events for these veterans. We are already planning a Gold Star event as well as a Veteran Father/Son (Daughter) outing.
To enter, go to our Calendar of Events tab and select the link. You can register online. Call or email with any questions. Sponsorships are also available if you can't attend.
September 26, 2016-- Wow! What a busy time on the Farm. Harvest has begun and the combines are rolling!! We have started on the corn harvest and the corn at Cherrybend has been cleared. The beans are still drying down and will be a couple of weeks yet. The sorghum is still green and needs a couple of frosts to burn it back. But, a change is in the air today! Very soon prime hunt conditions will be here!
We are hosting Operation Cherrybend--A Hero's Hunt for combat wounded veterans on Oct.5-9th. Please see the flyer above for access to free tickets for veterans!
Buy tickets to Lonestar at www.themurphytheatre.org
Purchase premium seats within the first 6 rows or VIP meet and greet seats by calling Beth at 937-218-5535.
August 25, 2016-- We are busy getting ready for our Member Appreciation BBQ that is on Saturday. This is the best opportunity to join and/or renew your Membership.
Rick Smith will be here Sept.24-28 for his amazing dog training seminar. Do not miss out on this opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional trainer and your dog!
The fields are still very green and thick (and hot). Hunt conditions at this time would be considered "Very Difficult" Be advised when planning your trip---hunt conditions impove aroud the first of October.
We are looking forward to the Fall/Winter hunt season! We will post when the John Deere combines roll.
June 12, 2016-- Summer is here! We have our first batch of chicks in the brooder house and they are doing great! We have 2500 pheasant chicks and 1000 quail chicks. Soon they will be released to the outdoor flight pens.
We are offering Open Shoot times for sporting clays and 5-stand as follows:
No appointment is required, although appts. can be made outside those shoot times to accommodate your schedule. Weekday appointments are welcome as well!
Rick Smith will be here the last weekend in September offering his outstanding dog training course. Don't miss out on registering for this event!
March 23, 2016-- We only have 7 days left in the Season! We will be closed Easter Sunday.
At this time all the pheasant hunts are booked. We have quail hunts available.
Hunt conditions have been great and plenty of residuals in the fields.
March 31st -Last day of hunting
April 16th--Clays and 5-Stand re-open for Spring/Summer hours
April 16th--Hunter Safety Ed Course offered through ODNR(go to their website to register)
August 27th-- Member Appreciation BBQ
August 31st--Last Day to get Early Bird Membership with 12 pheasant credit
September 1st--Open for hunting (weather permitting)
February 03, 2016-- The weather has been great for the entire season so far! We expect to have plenty of birds to finish out the season on March 31. We have two Open European hunts in February. Click the link on the sidebar for more information!
We are also planning a special event in March for our Members....it will be announced within the next two weeks once all details are finalized!
November 23, 2015-- We still have some hunting availability this weekend--Saturday and Sunday! Don't miss hunting on the best weekend of the season. We release a tremendous amount of pheasant and that all adds to the success of your hunt. Call today to grab the last spots!
What We Do
We recognize that not everyone has the ability to step out their back door into 640 acres of populated pheasant hunting land. This is what inspires us to open our lives and our farm up to people that enjoy the outdoors and upland game hunting.
Our mission is making sure that everyone has a safe and succesful hunt. But, remember...this IS hunting. Some days are good and you make "the great shot", and some days are bad and you can't hit the broad side of a barn. We get the birds in the fields for you, but we can't make the shot. Again, that's why it's called "Hunting". So, you shoulder up your shotgun, whistle for your dog, and go out and have a great day...you may get more than you expected, or you may tell us about the one that got away. Either way, no day of hunting is ever "wasted time". It's a great day!