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
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!