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 2019 Operation Cherrybend is September 11-15 and the concert at the historic Murphy Theatre is on September 14. Plan on being part of this GREAT community event to honor our heroes! Visit for more info!





September 1, 2019-- The 2019-2020 Season has begun....!  Of course, this really means its time to tune up your dogs and your shot. Its way too hot to hunt and the cover and brush is still very green. Due to the late Spring, we expect there to be a late harvest/fall as well. Pretty much the same as last year. We are scheduling hunts for October when we expect conditions to improve. Members have their September training privileges with no bird release required.

Remember--we will be totally honest with you if we think your hunt will be unsuccessful due to the weather conditions or field conditions. We want you to be successful and to have a great hunt on our Farm!


June 24,2019--  Summer has finally arrived. It has been a difficult planting season for our farming operation. Cherrybend was the first fields planted and looks good. 

Our chicks are doing great! Our first batch is ready for the flight pens. Before we know it, fall will be here. 


Mark your calendar:

July 27--NSCA Shoot

Aug.24--Member Appreciation Party

Aug. 31st  Early Bird Bonus Deadline

September 11-15, 2019--Closed to the public for Operation Cherrybend Veteran Retreat

Sept. 21st- NSCA Shoot

Sept. 28-29 Rick Smith Foundation Seminar

Sept. 30-Oct.2 Rick Smith Intermediate Seminar

Oct. 05- Last NSCA Shoot for 2019


Email for info on being a Member of Cherrybend. The benefit of being a Member is discounted bird pricing and being allowed to hunt residuals (no release) after your credit is gone. You only pay for whats bagged ($15 residual pheasant). A great way to work your dog or meander along with guests. Your guests only pay $88 per person to hunt (4 pheasant). 



04/01/2019--The 2018-19 Pheasant Season has ended!  For Members, due to the wet and cold conditions we will still allow Residual hunting for another week by appt. As soon as it dries up enough, the tractors will roll in and work on planting the farm. Please refer back to the website or call for information.


Sporting Clays is available. Please review the listed Open Shoot times for those who do NOT have a pre-paid card. Pre-Paid cards are available by appt. or may be purchased during Open Shoot times.  This is a discount bulk card allowing you access onto the course outside of listed hours. You MUST fill out the registration forms to have access to and purchase a card.


Operation Cherrybend Clay Shoot Fundraiser is April 6th, 2019. You can find the link on the sidebar to register a team or to donate for the event. All proceeds will be used for funding a Veterans trip to the 2019 Operation Cherrybend week in September. 


03/18/19--  The moody Ohio weather hasn't slowed down the hunting on the Farm! What a great week! We are approaching the end of our hunt season on 3/31/19. As we get closer to the end, we will be booking out the remainder of our birds. Any additional hunts will be put on a waiting list should anyone cancel. Thanks for coming to our Farm and being part of this great hunt season!


Our Clays course will be opening in April. Our first fun shoot will be on April 6, 2019 as a fundraiser for the veteran event Operation Cherrybend. Participans will also be entered for a chance to win a Henry 22LR Goldenboy!  Click the link on the sidebar for info and to register. 


02/23/2019-  The warm temps have amped up everyone and hunting is great! We have plenty of birds to finish out the season which runs to March 31st. Call today to get on the books and secure your hunt!


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. 






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!