Open Range Deer Hunting Success in Ohio

Open Range Hunting at Briarwood

Connecting with us at Briarwood is a lot easier than you would think.  From the beginning of any potential relationship we are as accommodating as possible and are willing to work around anyone’s schedule. We offer simply the best Ohio deer hunting experience out there, from the time you make first contact, until you drive out with a buck in tow. The following chain of events depicts how easy booking a trip to Briarwood can be. This is the story of Jim, a hunter that achieved instant Ohio rut hunting success and an experience of a lifetime!                          

  • Sept. 18, 2018- Jim finds out about Briarwood Sporting Club and requests info via online about our estate hunting packets.   
  • Sept. 19, 2018- Once the request was made, Briarwood Staff member Dianna sent a personal email following up with his request for a hunt with the outfitter.  The packet included both the fishing and estate hunting packets, covering all of the accommodation’s, options for the hunt, and even some fishing club membership options.  
  • Oct. 30, 2018- After receiving the packet and follow up promotional details, Jim wrote back in asking for available dates to hunt some of the giant free ranging whitetails Briarwood Sporting Club offers.  
  • Oct. 30, 2018- A call was made directly to Jim shortly after reviewing what he wanted out of a hunt…intense rut action, giant whitetails, and a quality experience.  

  • Nov. 6, 2018- Jim calls us and leaves a voice mail. We returned his call and he wants to do a rut hunt. We told him we have availability for the upcoming week…this week. 
  • Nov. 8, 2018- Jim sends us a text committing to this week. He will drive in from Maine. 
  • Nov. 11, 2018- Jim arrives to Briarwood around 1pm and heads to the field around 2:30. Three hours into the rut hunting action and Jim encounters and successfully harvests the buck below. A giant Ohio whitetail pushing close to 300 lbs. on the hoof.

Besides the instant success, Jim reported that he was blown away by the experience, accommodations, and overall setting of the hunt. From the lodging and food, to the hunt and staff, Briarwood offers the whole package for a fair price! Briarwood Sporting Club offers open range Whitetail and Turkey hunts in beautiful Logan County, Ohio, as well as estate hunts for trophy whitetails.  

After many years of developing relationships with local land owners, we have secured exclusive hunting rights to some prime open range whitetail hunting property providing the perfect combination of hardwoods, thick cover and food plots. Our mission is to provide each hunter the opportunity to harvest a mature Northeastern Whitetail. 

We still have hunts available for this season! 

  • *** Existing members, please contact directly for all inquiries.


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Fish Species at Briarwood

Fall is in full force here in Central Ohio, and I keep waiting for “peak” color.  I’m afraid I am not going to see what I’m hoping for.  Half the leaves are off, and the other half are some shade of yellow or still green for that matter!  Don’t know what happened with the foliage,  but one thing is for sure…..the fish are active!

I wanted to touch on what species we have at the club.  Prior to us purchasing Briarwood, the trout were stocked a few times a year.  90% of the trout caught were 1-2 lb Rainbows.  Chris and I decided we wanted to make the fishing more exciting.  We now stock a variety of trout monthly: Rainbow, Brook, Brown and Golden.  Today, for the first time, we stocked Blue trout.  These are a cool blue/ silver looking fish.  They were small (around 1 lb), but we are hoping to stock them next year when they are 2 lb+.  They’re a pretty fish and one I think the members will enjoy catching.

Stay tuned for more fish stockings and what’s going on at Briarwood.  I hope to have some photos this Spring/ Summer of Smallmouth Bass to share with you!

Enjoy what’s left of Fall, and remember to take a kid with you the next time you head outdoors!