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Trophy Whitetail Hunts




Briarwood Sporting Club is home to a trophy Ohio whitetail estate. Unique experiences coupled with the perfect natural habitat creates the ideal setting for the hunt. Several years have been invested compiling the industry’s best whitetail genetics to provide our clients with the largest whitetails in North America. On our guided whitetail deer hunts, one can expect to see several whitetails in excess of 200″ and have the opportunity to harvest the “Buck of a Lifetime.”

Briarwood Reviews

m queen
m queen
December 28, 2022.
Amazing and beautiful place! Wonderful team who takes great care of the property, the lodges and their members.
Bryce Velasquez
Bryce Velasquez
December 1, 2022.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful my recent trip to Briarwood was. From the food and lodging to the guides and staff, everything and everybody was top notch. My guide Brennan was knowledgeable and professional and the owners Chris and Kristy were very accommodating. The whole Briarwood experience is one I will remember forever. I would not hesitate to recommend Briarwood to anybody. I can't wait to come back next year! If you are thinking about booking a trip, you owe it to yourself to make it happen!
Nick Baird
Nick Baird
November 26, 2022.
An amazing hunting and fishing experience, a beautiful place. Amazing accommodation and staff friendly and caring
Mike Natarian
Mike Natarian
August 6, 2022.
We spent a few days at Briarwood and stayed in the Rainbow Lodge. Great facility for relaxation and entertaining. We really enjoyed the deck view looking out over the water. The fishing was great as always. I highly recommend Briarwood lodging and fishing.
Jonathan Pinson
Jonathan Pinson
July 11, 2022.
My entire family recently had an opportunity to stay at the Rainbow Lodge . We had a total of 12 people all together. The property was beautiful and the fish were plentiful (we had a trout and catfish dinner one night). The staff was helpful, responsive, and made the experience top notch. The owners have truly created a special place. We had a great time and made many family memories that will last a lifetime. The family consensus was that this needs to be our new MO for family vacations (as opposed to the beach or the “magic” in Orlando).
Joe Chapman
Joe Chapman
May 20, 2022.
This is an absolute must for outdoors enthusiast or if you simply appreciate being around nature. Incredible place and amazing people. Its basically heaven on earth. I wish I could give it more stars 🙂
Kristen Sato
Kristen Sato
April 30, 2022.
My husband's family rents out a lodge several times a year here. It is such a blessing to get away in to nature and away from the bustle of the city with loved ones. The lodges blend modern utility with just the right amount of rustic luxe making one feel like a home away from home. Family time aside, it is made more special by the hospitality and dedicated staff that upkeep these beautiful grounds. Some of the bigger lodges have covered outdoor areas that allow you to enjoy the lakes in any weather. There is an abundance of trails and lush woods that give life to many of God's little creatures making it a wonderland of exploration for bird watchers, lovers of butterflies, chipmunks, salamanders and more. My nieces are never left without something to explore, and our boys enjoy being out on the boats until they're more cooked than the fish. During the day there are plenty of activities to stay busy with, our family is more keen on the fishing. At night the whole world slows. You relax by a fire and watch the stars while taking in the stillness feeling full and peaceful. This is a place where memories are made.There's also a town nearby that has a few activities to offer and it seems often holds events such as festivals.
Rick Jones
Rick Jones
April 4, 2022.
Dianna is very friendly and helpful. Lodge was great.We caught several trout and released them.We will stay in the future.Rick
  • positive review  Absolutely love it here!!

    Bill Bovett Avatar Bill Bovett
    August 25, 2021

    positive review  First class lodging, great fishing, and the experience of a lifetime! Me and the fellas will certainly be back next year!

    Matt Peck Avatar Matt Peck
    July 21, 2021

    positive review  I just feel compelled to write yet another review for Briarwood Sporting Club. I have hunted there 3 times and I am going again this fall. So many outfitters advertise they provide the “experience of a lifetime.” While may do deliver a great hunting experience, Briarwood is truly and exceptional hunting experience. I have been hunting Whitetails for nearly 50 years and Briarwood is just magical. I have never experienced anything similar. From the time you arrive to long after your hunt, you know you have experienced something very very special and your heart longs to return. If you are considering Briarwood for your next deer hunting experience, I hope my review will be the nudge you need to schedule your hunt that will truly be an “experience of a lifetime.” Chris Daniels and his team are simply amazing. Not only are they great people, they are all exceptional hunters. I can’t wait for fall so I can get back to Briarwood. If you would like to talk to me about my experiences at Briarwood, please feel free to call me at 816-914-2124. I love to talk hunting.

    Lora Hengstenberg Winkler Avatar Lora Hengstenberg Winkler
    April 30, 2021
  • positive review  Lodges are well maintained and very clean. The setting is beautiful and inviting for walks any time of the day or night.

    Cullie Rechner Avatar Cullie Rechner
    January 19, 2021

    positive review  It was one of the funnest times ever also the last time my father ever I take and to be of a go back where he shot his last animal and get these monster and trophy books of her own will remain in our hearts forever I would definitely recommend a Briar lady if you are looking forward and family filled or even just a single hunt or fish getaway .

    Jessie Warner Avatar Jessie Warner
    November 19, 2020

    positive review  Amazing experience with great people and awesome home made meals, couldn’t have asked for a better hunting trip... the folks at briarwood definitely know how to please a group of people

    Keller Woodward Avatar Keller Woodward
    November 12, 2020
  • positive review  5 star staff and unmatched beauty make this the trip of a lifetime. There are trophy deer and some of the best trout fishing in the US

    Mark Woodward Avatar Mark Woodward
    November 10, 2020

    positive review  One of the best fishing clubs I have ever had the pleasure to fish. The land is beautiful, staff professional, and fish are plentiful. Cannot wait to see you again.

    Sam Holley Avatar Sam Holley
    August 14, 2020

    positive review  Briarwood Sporting Club is a very special place. I just love hunting there. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. The property is so beautiful and well designed. They continue to invest in enhancements to what is already an amazing facility. The quality of the deer is beyond belief. Briarwood is so much more than huge bucks. It’s the total experience of being in the field and sharing the love of hunting with likeminded sportsman. I just returned from my second visit with my son and we have already paid our deposits for a third visit. Many hunting outfitters will claim they provide the “opportunity of a lifetime” and they work hard for their clients. At Briarwood, it really is an experience of a lifetime. Our guides, Jeff and Dane, are true professionals and have become good friends. Thank you Chris and Kristy Daniels for your attention to detail and for creating such a remarkable place. My son and I will hunt Briarwood many times over. If you are considering Briarwood and need additional information or just have questions, please feel free to give me a call. I would love to field your questions and tell you more about Briarwood. My cell is 816-914-2124.

    Lavon Winkler Avatar Lavon Winkler
    October 11, 2019
  • positive review  The entire trip was awesome! The best people ever and the most healthy whitetail deer population I've ever seen. The accommodation and hospitality was the most top notch that can be

    Ben Huntzinger Avatar Ben Huntzinger
    September 27, 2019

    positive review  When we are able to spend some time at Briarwood, I find it very peaceful!

    Pam Davis Avatar Pam Davis
    June 21, 2019

    positive review  Briarwood is such a beautiful place! The cabin was very nice and clean. The staff was extremely helpful. Will definitely go back.

    Michele Engle Avatar Michele Engle
    May 28, 2019
  • positive review  FANTASTIC! Family and I had a great time, clean lodge, great staff will stay here multiple times. Thanks Briarwood!

    Jason Craycraft Avatar Jason Craycraft
    April 4, 2019

    positive review  The accommodations were fantastic! The views from the Lodge were beautiful and the Lodge was large but cozy! We had a great family weekend and did not want to leave! I would highly recommend Briarwood!

    Julie Fuzinski Avatar Julie Fuzinski
    February 27, 2019

    positive review  Beautiful cabin and scenery. Staff was so pleasant and kind. Love that it was super close to Mad River Mountain. Our family made great memories staying here!!

    Jodi Marie Avatar Jodi Marie
    February 10, 2019
  • positive review  Great place to rent for a get away! Beautiful, serene and cozy. Plenty of space for the family to make great memories!

    Shannon Utz Avatar Shannon Utz
    February 9, 2019

    positive review  Great place to stay during weekend ski trip! Got tons of snow that weekend, which was magically cleared from our porch and driveway

    Todd Witte Avatar Todd Witte
    January 26, 2019

    positive review  For the past 8 years our family has rented pine lodge at Briarwood. The lodge is able to handle our large family with room to spare. Briarwood is centrally located in Ohio an close to Ski Madriver and tubing. The staff has always been helpful and friendly. We’ve already book for 2019.

    Stephen Earl Wills Avatar Stephen Earl Wills
    January 22, 2019
  • positive review  One word, Exceptional! Worth every penny! Spent 5 days at Briarwood Sporting Club hunting white tail deer, we were 4 for 4! We all had the time of our life and would like to thank Chris and his family and staff for welcoming us and treating us like family. I recommend Briarwood Sporting Club to anyone that is planing an event and would like to give either family or customers a memory of a lifetime. We look forward to returning in the fall to do it all over again!

    Michael Morris Avatar Michael Morris
    January 10, 2019

    positive review  Briarwood stay was a comfortable, amazing gathering place for my family to share holiday time together. We enjoyed seeing the wild turkey and deer coming close enough to view from the breakfast bar. Many memories shared around the beautiful indoor fire pit area. Thank You

    Karen Cameron Avatar Karen Cameron
    January 9, 2019

    positive review  Phenomenal time, Chris and Christy and there family are terrific people, they cater to your every need and they spend quality time with you. Our guide Brennon was a exceptionally polite young man that always put us on deer and also catered to our every need. Mike and Pam also where great cooks and great people. Our whole group had a great time we all got Deer and we will be back.

    Toby Morris Avatar Toby Morris
    January 8, 2019
  • positive review  I grew up hunting whitetails in Northern Minnesota dreaming about big bucks and the thrill of watching whitetails during the rut. I have lived in Alaska for awhile and when I had the opportunity to purchase this hunt through the SCI Alaska chapter I really didn't know what to expect. Here's what I can say about Briarwood, it is a living, breathing, whitetail dream world. That may sound excessive, but what you experience on this property is nothing short of amazing. The attention to detail from the meticulously maintianed property to your treatment in the lodge and dining table are impressive to say the least. Chris, Mike and Brennan couldn't be better hosts and I truly enjoyed my time with them. So in Mike's words, this place is "PRIMO!!"

    Matt Thon Avatar Matt Thon
    November 16, 2018

    positive review  I would recommend the quality of the staff, the quality of the game here, the friendliness of the atmosphere and true caring of all the owners, guides, and staff members. I had a terrific hunt. The owners, guides, and staff made me feel at home. They all legitimately care about the quality of my aunt and my stay and asked me on several occasions what they could do to make this day more enjoyable. Definitely five star.

    Jim Howe Avatar Jim Howe
    November 14, 2018

    positive review  Briarwood Sporting Club is "THE" place to go for an incredible hunting and fishing experience of a lifetime. The owners, guides, chef and staff are top shelf!! I would highly recommend this club for families and sportsmen alike!!

    Steve Stokes Avatar Steve Stokes
    November 5, 2018
  • positive review  What a great place with great people. Love the family style atmosphere and the heart felt care given to all of the details.

    Randy Harden Avatar Randy Harden
    October 30, 2018

    positive review  The staff, guides, and owners of this operation are all top notch ! All aspects of our hunt were addressed ! It was truly a pleasure to visit and experience such a professional operation ! If I could go back tomorrow I would be there. Only problem myself and my hunting partner found was we didn't go sooner !All my best to Chris, Christy, and Mike the guide, Dan Zelna.

    Regina Zelna Avatar Regina Zelna
    October 27, 2018

    positive review  What a beautiful place to hunt, fish or relax with friends and family! The staff is friendly and helpful. LOVE this place!

    Lois Ann Brinn Daniels Avatar Lois Ann Brinn Daniels
    October 20, 2018
  • positive review  Just returned to Florida from a stay at Briarwood. Every aspect of this facility is TOP NOTCH and impressive! The grounds are beautiful, lodging for eight of us was perfect, and the owners and staff could not have been more helpful or professional. Truly an amazing experience. Rick & Barbara Williams Chapman

    Rick Chapman Avatar Rick Chapman
    October 19, 2018

    positive review  8 of us stayed at Briarwood for 5 days and had a wonderful relaxed and at the same time adventurist time . Staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs and wants. Thanks to Briarwood Sport Club! 😊

    Thomas Danny Daniels Avatar Thomas Danny Daniels
    October 17, 2018

    positive review  We really enjoyed and loved our stay at Briarwood, everything from getting picked up from the airport, to the amazing accommodations, the professional service and staff, and most of all the hunting and fishing is absolutely the best!! At Briarwood we have experienced memories of a lifetime....Mahalos and Thank You, Mark and Doris

    Mark Yamada Avatar Mark Yamada
    October 11, 2018



While hunting with us you will be staying in our beautiful Pine Lake Lodge. This lodge contains modern kitchen facilities, WiFi access, large flat screen television with DirecTV, pool table, and a massive stone fireplace. After your hunt kick back and enjoy the views on the large wrap around deck over looking our private lake. Included are all meals and beverages. If you have dietary restrictions let us know and our staff will ensure that your meals are prepared accordingly. 


Making travel as easy as possible

Briarwood Sporting Club goes beyond expectations in every aspect of your hunt, including pick up and drop off service at your local airport via private jet. The Briarwood experience is absent of long drives to the airport, checking in, security lines, flight delays, wondering if your gun will arrive with you, and paying for drinks. Your VIP hunt starts when you climb aboard our own corporate jet with Briarwood owner, Chris Daniels as your pilot. This will give you additional time to discuss the upcoming hunt and laugh about the memories just made on the flight home. We look forward to providing your private transportation, setting the tone for your entire three-day luxury hunt. When you are ready to head home, just let us know and we can be on our way within an hour.

– Tom V. – FL

Tom- 254- FL Briarwood Hunting Testimonial

“Being a native Midwesterner, I have always enjoyed being in the woods with Tall oaks and dark green pastures with an autumn leaves scent surrounding me. That has always felt like home. For 3 years running Briarwood has given me a beautiful reminder of what home is like in the fall, which I miss dearly now that I’m in Florida. The hunting experiences I’ve had with my family and friends for those 3 separate weeks are truly vivid in my mind. Each week had its own unique memories that I’ll be able to look back on with pride as I see my trophy whitetails in my man cave! The Daniels’ family has done a fabulous job custom tailoring each hunter/fisherman’s options to best suit them. Never before have I seen such hospitality and attention to detail on such a unique property. I highly recommend this trip to anyone that’s looking to make memories, have fun and learn what it is to hunt world class whitetails and fly fish on beautiful streams.

Hunting Prices

Estate hunts are available from mid-September to mid-January.  Contact the office for the current availability.

A hunt at Briarwood offers the opportunity to harvest some of the largest Whitetail deer in North America. Experienced guides provide one-on-one advice and tailor the hunt to each individual. Years of detailed research, strict deer management, and Briarwood’s own on-site breeding facility ensure the land is abundant with genetically superior deer.


Briarwood provides the perfect environment for hunters to enjoy a three-day, fully guided one-on-one hunt for trophy Whitetail. Our guides have several years’ experience taking Whitetail hunters afield in many states across North America. Rifle, muzzle loader, and bow hunters are welcome.

Whitetail hunts take place Mid-September through Mid-January and include meals, beverages, accommodations, and field preparation. Relax in the largest of our four rustic lodges, located on its own private lake. Private lodging can be arranged and we welcome non-hunters at an additional daily rate.

Over 80 acres of food plots provide amazing opportunities to harvest a huge Whitetail at close range. Choose your perfect vantage point in an elevated blind, or stalk your ideal buck for a true face-to-face encounter with nature. Current year trail cam data and extensive scouting are used to ensure that stands are placed in perfect locations.

Up to 170″ SCI3 Days$8,000
170″ to 180″ SCI3 Days$9,000
180″ to 190″ SCI3 Days$10,000
190″ to 200″ SCI3 Days$12,000
200″ SCI and up3 Daysstarting at $14,000
  • Fees above do not include daily fee of $350/day per hunter. Daily fees
    include accommodations, meals, beverages, guide, field preparation, onsite transportation, and transportation of trophies to local meat
    processor/taxidermist. Non-hunting guests are welcome at $250/day.
  • Advance reservations with a $1,000 per hunter non-refundable deposit are
    required to confirm booking for all hunts.
  • All hunts include one-on-one guides, unless otherwise agreed upon.

*Pricing is subject to change – contact us to confirm current pricing.


Briarwood is known for big deer, first class accommodations, and Midwestern hospitality. Hunters will enjoy a rustic lake front lodge equipped with WiFi, DirecTV, and all the necessities to make them feel at home.  During your stay our staff will make sure all your needs are met to ensure no detail is overlooked.

Truly unique among sporting clubs, Briarwood offers the experience of both world class fly-fishing and trophy Whitetail hunting. Hunters will also have access to our many spring fed trout streams as well as 16 different lakes and ponds stocked with Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Perch, Catfish and Walleye.

We are far more concerned with providing quality hunts than massing a quantity of hunters, so availability is limited!

From the Owners…

“What separates Briarwood is our attention to detail and the relationships we have with our hunters.  Our goal is for a hunter to arrive as a client and leave as a friend. How do we make that happen?  Details.  The little things.  From the point of booking, we respond promptly to hunter calls and emails, to the follow up on the back end to ensure that your trophy and meat have been received. Experienced guides, delicious food, beautiful accommodations, and regular interactions with Chris and myself all play a huge role in our operation.  We are here daily making sure every detail is in place and our clients have a fantastic time while they’re in camp. For those who want an elite level of service, we offer pick/drop off at your local airport on your schedule via private jet. We take great pride in the Briarwood experience and want each person who visits to know that Chris and I are available at all times.

-Kristy Daniels, Owner 


A hunt at Briarwood includes field dressing your harvest and we can cape your animal at no extra charge. We will deliver your meat to a local processor and taxidermist if you so desire. We can also take care of shipping your trophy directly to you.


All preserve hunts are booked for three days and will include 1-1 guide service, accommodations, meals, beverages, on site transportation, field preparation, and transportation of trophies to local meat processor/taxidermist. Transportation to and from the Columbus International Airport (61 miles) or Dayton International Airport (59 miles) can be arranged for a nominal fee. Non-residents do not require a hunting license. Non-hunting guests are welcome at $150/day. Deer hunting season runs from Mid-September through Mid-January. Rifle, bow and muzzle loader hunters are welcome. Prices do not include 7.25% Ohio State Sales Tax.

Our hunts are not guaranteed. If a hunter is unsuccessful, we will retain $1,000 of the deposit, which will be applied towards your next hunt. If a hunter draws blood and wounds an animal, all fees will be collected for that hunt.


Advance reservations with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit are required to confirm bookings for all hunts, and the balance is due upon completion of hunt.


Deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless canceling client finds a replacement. If Briarwood Sporting Club Inc. finds a replacement, a $1,000 rebooking fee plus any discounts given to replacement hunter will be deducted from original deposits and balances paid. These monies are then transferable to another hunt date.


While we will do everything within our power to retrieve a wounded animal, this is still considered a harvested animal. If the animal is found dead at a later date, the antlers will be sent to you.

Terms, conditions, and rules subject to change at any time without notice.


Feel free to contact us by phone or using the form below to get started on your next Briarwood Adventure!

Briarwood Sporting Club
2001 TR 55
Bellefontaine, OH 43311 

P.O. Box 760
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

937.593.8045 – Office and Reservations
937.593.4492 – Fax