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 since September 1, 1955. 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.  Seeing the returning faces again and again really fuels the feeling of community and history on the Farm.  So, come out to our slice of America and experience our farm and enjoy country life!


Why visit Cherrybend?


Private Fields.

Half Day hunts (3-4hrs.) make it your field --no "pushing".

640 acres to hunt.

Friendly staff and family.

Full service-bird cleaning, packaging,smoked pheasant, Browning gear.

Outstanding professional guides and amazing dogs.

Always a hot woodstove and coffee to get warm.

No bag limit.

Event space for meetings or outings.

And...that feeling that you just arrived where time stands still.


Come find yourself at Cherrybend...






And they drove all the way from Illinois to hunt here!

News and Updates

Watch our video highlighting our annual Veteran Event Operation Cherrybend!  The 2018 Operation Cherrybend is September 12-16 and the concert at the historic Murphy Theatre is on September 15. Plan on being part of this GREAT community event to honor our heroes!



01/03/2019  Happy New Year! Wow...we have much to be grateful for! Thank you to all who came and shared family time with us this holiday season on your hunts! It was just amazing. We are rested up and ready to roll through the winter months. The cover is perfect, residuals are plentiful and conditions are great. Call or email to book your hunt!


12/25/18-  MERRY CHRISTMAS! 


October 29, 2018--Conditions have finally improved with the consistent frosts to burn back the cover. We are taking reservations for 7 days a week. Holiday hunting is just around the corner! Get your reservations in for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks NOW!


**European Hunt Scheduled for 12/01/2018! REGISTER TODAY on the Calendar of Events page or the sidebar.


September 11-15,2018--Operation Cherrybend --our commitment to our Veterans. We are blessed to host this event bringing awareness to the struggles facing some of our returning Veterans. Check out our event webpage!



Corporate memberships may be purchased any time.


July 24, 2018--The Membership renewal packets will be sent out this week. Don't forget to renew by 8/31/18 to get your Early Bird Bonus Credit! Our Member Party is 09/08/18. Anyone interested in becoming a new Member, please email and we will issue you an invitation and information! Get ready! The season is coming!!!


Stop in on Open Shoot hours and try our NEW Wobble Trap located up by the Barn. A great game for new shooters as well as experienced.  Non-Members are $10 for 25 Shots.  Members 7.50.


June 10, 2018--Don't miss the chance to win an A400 shotgun at our next NSCA shoot!  Register online today at  This is a NSCA registered target shoot with the chance to win the shotgun.  At lunch, 5 tix will be randomly drawn. These 5 individuals will then proceed out to the stands for an elimination shoot off.  Last one standing wins the A400!! We must have 40 entrants to be able to give a way this gun.  (If we do not, the shoot will revert to a regular NSCA shoot with $65 entry.) Due to the format, we will only have morning shoot times.  Shotgun start at 9am.


May 20, 2018--

Please register for NSCA shoots at  All of the shoots for the summers registered targets are listed. We will be posting all of the Club(fun) Shoots as well for your convenience. Visit the Sporting Clays page for more info and hours of operation. 



April 7,2018--  The hunting season has ended for the 2017-2018 Season. However, Members may still call to hunt as winter conditions continue. Until we can get the tractors in the fields, Members will be allowed to continue. 


Our NSCA Registered Target Course will officially open for the season with limited Early Spring Hours on 4/14/18.  Special group events may schedule outside of listed hours by making a reservation.  


We have switched our NSCA shoot sign-ups to the iClays program. Please check for the tournaments we have scheduled for the summer. The first one is on Memorial Day weekend. 


Also, follow us on Facebook for current updates. 


Thank you to all of our hunters we had at the Farm this season! It was another amazing year! Mother Nature did her very best to challenge us, but we kept rolling along with die hard hunters in the fields. Thank you to our staff who worked so hard to provide the services that we are know for. We look forward to the 2018-2019 Season!  If you are interested in Membership, watch for our Member Pary Announcment. Invitations will go out in July for the event in August and renewals.  


February 03,2018--Looks like the weather will continue to waffle back and forth, but that doesnt stop our hunters from coming and having a great time! LOTS of events coming up this next two months. Dont miss out!


February 10-   Open Towershoot  (sign up link on Calendar of Events page)

February 24--  Private Towershoot   


March 5-7-- Rick Smith Advanced Training Course (call to register)


March 10--  Private Towershoot

March 24--Open Towershoot w/ WV Trophy Hunters 


Watch for additional special events in March to finish out the year!!!


Jan 01, 2018   Happy New Year!-- Thank you to all our customers, guides and staff that made 2017 a fantastic year! God Bless you all and my you have good health and prosperity for 2018!





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 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!