The European Hunt at Cherrybend is a modified driven hunt, modeled after the traditional hunts from Europe. In Europe, pheasant were driven over a hill or cliff toward hunters stationed at "pegs". This is a sport that King's participated in.
Our version of the European hunt is centered around the Hickory Grove, a small copse of trees in the center of the farm. There are 12 stations around the Grove. We release the pheasant out of the top of the trees and shots are taken as they fly high and fast overhead of the hunters. After all of the birds are released, the hunters then freely move about the field to hunt-up the ones that got away!
Included in the price of the European Hunt:
1:00 The Pheasant Tower Release 10 pheasant per man
2-5:00 The Walk-up Hunt over the afternoon with NO bag limit.
5:30 Talking about the "ones that got away" around the campfire!
$300 per person ALL-INCLUSIVE (regularly $$375)
We usually will release 160-300 pheasant in one of these shoots! Bring plenty of shells! 2-3/4 shells (no larger than 6) ONLY. You will be disqualified if using 3' shells--and yes, we will know. This is a safety issue for our staff and family in the tower.
Private Tower Shoots
To schedule a private towershoot with only your group, we have a minimum participation. We have to close the rest of the farm to the public. A Deposit is required to schedule a private Towershoot as we close the farm.
Weekdays-- 15 person minimum (150 pheasant)
Weekends-- 20 person minimum (200 pheasant)
Cherrybend Pheasant Farm
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
October 1st- March 31st
Currently booking hunts beginning October 1st-Mar.31st
Sporting Clays & Wobble Trap
See Clays Page for hours.
The 12Station course will close Mid-October.
The 5-Stand will open Mid-October.
Contact us directly:
Summer Office Hours:
Sat & Sun 9am-2pm
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