Welcome

Upland Gamebird Hunting at Its Best! has been our motto since opening in the early 1960s. Everything we do, from grooming our fields to our bird quality, is to provide the best hunting to be found anywhere. Elkhorn provides a destination hunting resort close to home.

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Your hosts, the Ballou family- Peg, seated with Ginger and Taffy, and Ruth, Sam, and Samuel.

Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club is image5781open to the public, not limited to memberships, offering Ohio ringneck pheasant, chukar partridge and Hungarian partridge hunting, as well as sporting clays and 5-stand clays shooting. Our hunting packages allow you  that once-a-year hunt, or let you try out our facilities.

Our pheasant season opens  with the Dog Training Special September 1st through mid October, using your dog for a 6 hen-pheasant bag limit per hunter for $85. Additional hens available at $14 each. This is our lowest cost of the year. Please note we are closed for Family Field Day the 4th Saturday in September.

The season then continues October 1st through March 31st for guided hunts, or using your own dog. Weekend minimums of a 12-bird bag limit ($170) apply.

Conclude the season with the Spring Quail Special for dog owners (our dog handlers available on a limited basis). Reservation required by March 25th. Watch email newsletter for details.

While some clubs offer memberships that just get you in the door, Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club memberships (available until November 1st) are not required, but offer a prepayment discount when paid before November 1st.  Prepay by October 1st and receive a 100-bird SC card.

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Photo credit: Andy Kisik

Individual memberships  include a twenty (20) pheasant package, costing $460 for a new membership (w/ NRA discount $440.) A previous membership renewal is $410, ($390 w/ NRA discount.) See the Hunting Packages page for discount details… Additional bird cards $400 ($380 w/ NRA discount)

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Come join in the fun!

Corporate memberships include a sixty (60) pheasant package costing $1280 for a new membership ($1220 w/ NRA discount), or $1220 ($1160 w/ NRA discount) if you have had a previous membership. Birds do not carry over from year to year, & must be released by March 15th or forfeited without prior arrangements, such as having them dressed.
Members needing dog and handlers add $45/ hunt.

All members receive a $2.00 discount on sporting clays.

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Our friendly guides want to see you have a great hunt. Meet Loyd, Kelly and Gerry.

Our hunts consist of morning or afternoon reservations  so we can better ensure your safety. Payment is for birds released. Although we do our best to see that you get your birds, we cannot guarantee your ability, or that of your dog.

Youth hunters smallOur insurance  carrier requires all hunters to sign a liability waiver. We use this address to add you to our mailing list. If an email is provided, we add you to our email newsletter, providing club news of open weekends, open Europeans, and special event reminders. We won’t flood your inbox or share your address. And we don’t sell our lists!

We offer good quality ringneck pheasant, chukar and Hungarian partridge hunting, the best possible to find anywhere. Our experienced dogs and handlers are here to see you have an enjoyable hunt. Why travel so far for what’s so close to home?image465

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Photo credit: Andy Kisik

We look forward to seeing you at Elkhorn. Call us for reservations. Please check the Packages and Prices page for additional information.

Peg & Sam Ballou
Ruth Malpas
Samuel Ballou
and the Elkhorn staff.