Open Range Whitetail and Turkey hunts

Briarwood offers open range Whitetail and Turkey hunts in beautiful Logan County, Ohio. After many years of developing relationships with local land owners, we have secured exclusive hunting rights to some prime 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.

For over 40 years Briarwood has been a private fishing club offering first class fly fishing opportunities for four species of trout and lake fishing for eleven warm water species. In 2008, under new ownership, we expanded to providing whitetail hunts in our preserve from mid-September to mid-January.

At the request of our clients, we now provide open range whitetail hunts. The season varies from year to year, but is typically open from the end of September to the first week in February. Weapon used is dictated by state regulations, but bow/crossbow, gun and muzzleloader hunters are welcome.

Open range hunts will dove tail perfectly with our current activities as we will provide the same first class treatment our fishing members and preserve hunters have come to expect. Open range hunters stay on the property in Rainbow Lodge, set up with modern kitchen facilities, WiFi, a breakfast bar, large sunken fireplace, large deck overlooking a lake, an outdoor grill, and an outside fire pit. While hunting with Briarwood you will also have access to a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, adding a whitetail hunt in our preserve and shooting sporting clays/game birds at Mad River Sportsman’s Club.

Whitetail hunts are semi-guided, with a Briarwood staff member taking you to the stand and picking you up on your schedule. Our hunting areas will be pre-scouted with stand locations selected based on providing the hunter the best opportunity to be successful.

You will be on your own in the stand and will make shot decisions as you see fit. There is a 130″ size limit as the farms we hunt have a proven track record of consistently producing trophy bucks of this size and even over the 200″ class.

-Rob from MI

“Upon hearing about Briarwood’s expansion into open range whitetail hunts I contacted owner, Chris Daniels, to discuss dates. Having hunted with Briarwood three times already I knew the level of service and quality of game they would provide, so I was more than eager to book my hunt. Chris responded with recent trail camera photos of giants roaming their properties, which made me even more excited. I was not disappointed. Durning my 5 day hunt I saw mature shooters every day with multiple shot opportunities. My hunt ended on day 4 with a single shot on a monster buck walking through a picked corn field. Although the harvest of a wonderful trophy was the pinnacle of the hunt, Briarwood staff catered to my every need throughout my trip. All aspects of this hunt are first class…from the quality of game, guides, food, lodging, stands and low hunting pressure. If you are looking for a large whitetail and first class experience, hunt with Briarwood and you won’t regret it!”

“Upon hearing about Briarwood’s expansion into open range whitetail hunts I contacted owner, Chris Daniels, to discuss dates. Having hunted with Briarwood three times already I knew the level of service and quality of game they would provide, so I was more than eager to book my hunt. Chris responded with recent trail camera photos of giants roaming their properties, which made me even more excited. I was not disappointed. Durning my 5 day hunt I saw mature shooters every day with multiple shot opportunities. My hunt ended on day 4 with a single shot on a monster buck walking through a picked corn field. Although the harvest of a wonderful trophy was the pinnacle of the hunt, Briarwood staff catered to my every need throughout my trip. All aspects of this hunt are first class…from the quality of game, guides, food, lodging, stands and low hunting pressure. If you are looking for a large whitetail and first class experience, hunt with Briarwood and you won’t regret it!”

-Rob from MI

Whitetail Deer Hunt

All hunts are either 3 or 5 days (semi-guided). Hunters choosing our 5 day hunt will arrive on a Sunday, hunt Sunday evening through Friday morning and depart Friday afternoon. The 3 day hunt starts with hunters arriving on a Sunday, hunt Monday- Wednesday and then check out Thursday morning. Lodging (at Briarwood), meals, beverages (including all liquor), transportation during your hunt and field prep of you animal are included. You will be responsible for purchasing an , which can be done over the counter or via internet (there is no draw). We can coordinate processing and taxidermy if so desired. We will not book hunters every week but rather only take a limited number of hunters for the season.

  • Properties will be pre scouted with blinds/stands placed according to recent trail camera activity, time of the year, weather and hunter feedback.
  • Our hunts are semi-guided (turkey hunts can be guided upon request). Briarwood staff will drop you off and pick you up from the stand each hunt.
  • Every shot decision is made by the hunter, with a 130″ minimum on deer and 4″ minimum on turkeys.
  • Our guides will be available to field dress, cape and quarter your game.
  • All weapons must be properly stored while in Briarwood vehicles.
  • Ohio approved firearms for deer hunts- muzzleloader, pistol, bow, shotgun and gun with straight-walled cartridge rifle with a minimum caliber of .357 to a maximum caliber of 50. Turkey hunters can use bow/crossbow or shotgun.
  • Deer gun hunters must wear blaze orange cap and vest.
  • We provide a variety of hunting stands (lock on, ladder and ground blinds) made by Millennium. Please give advance notice if you require special assistance.
  • Local meat processors and taxidermy are available upon request, and are happy to transfer your animal accordingly. However, all hunters may use their preferred providers.
  • You may purchase licenses and permits  through the ODNR website.

Whitetail Deer Prices

A non-refundable, $1000 deposit is required to hold your date with the balance due the day of arrival. You will receive a pre-hunt email with additional details 2 weeks prior to your hunt. Ohio license and permit prices are listed below as well as the .

Annual non-resident hunting license: $125
Non-resident 3 day hunting license: $40
Deer permit: $24

Turkey Hunting

Briarwood is located in Logan County, Ohio. We have both a Fall and Spring Turkey season. If you already have a deer hunt scheduled with us and the season is in, you can add this species to your hunt. Contact us or check the pricing page for dates and availability. Hunts are 3 days (guided or semi-guided based on clients request). Hunters arrive on Sunday, hunt Monday through Wednesday and depart Thursday morning. Lodging (at Briarwood), meals, beverages and field prep of your animal are included. You will be responsible for purchasing an Ohio hunting license and permit which can be done over the counter or via internet (there is no draw). We will not book hunters every week, but rather only take a limited number of hunters for the season. There is a two hunter minimum to book this hunt.

  • Properties will be pre scouted with blinds/stands placed according to recent trail camera activity, time of the year, weather and hunter feedback.
  • Our hunts are semi-guided (turkey hunts can be guided upon request). Briarwood staff will drop you off and pick you up from the stand each hunt.
  • Every shot decision is made by the hunter, with a 130″ minimum on deer and 4″ minimum on turkeys.
  • Our guides will be available to field dress, cape and quarter your game.
  • All weapons must be properly stored while in Briarwood vehicles.
  • Ohio approved firearms for deer hunts- muzzleloader, pistol, bow, shotgun and gun with straight-walled cartridge rifle with a minimum caliber of .357 to a maximum caliber of 50. Turkey hunters can use bow/crossbow or shotgun.
  • Deer gun hunters must wear blaze orange cap and vest.
  • We provide a variety of hunting stands (lock on, ladder and ground blinds) made by Millennium. Please give advance notice if you require special assistance.
  • Local meat processors and taxidermy are available upon request, and are happy to transfer your animal accordingly. However, all hunters may use their preferred providers.
  • You may purchase licenses and permits  through the ODNR website.

Turkey Hunt Prices

Semi-Guided- $1500
A guide can assist you for $150/day.

Fall Season
October 15-19
October 22-26
October 22-26
October 29- November 2
November 5-9
November 12-16

Spring Season
April 22-26
April 29- May 3
May 6-10
May 13-17

Click here for information on Ohio turkey hunting licenses and permits.

Accommodations

Rainbow Lake Lodge contains seven private bedrooms, three full bathrooms and sleeps twelve. The lodge contains modern kitchen facilities, a breakfast bar and a large sunken fire place. Enjoy the lake, large deck and stone fire pit along with Midwestern hospitality and great food.

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