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Open Range Whitetail

Briarwood offers open range Whitetail 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.

  • positive review  Absolutely love it here!!

    Bill Bovett Avatar Bill Bovett
    August 25, 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

-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. During 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!”

Whitetail Deer Hunt

All hunts are 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. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2022 Whitetail Deer Dates & Prices

September 25 – September 30BOW$4,500
October 23 – October 28BOW$4,500
October 30 – November 4BOW$4,500
November 6 – November 11BOW$4,500
November 13 – November 18BOW$4,500
November 27 – December 2GUN$5,000
December 4 – December 9BOW$4,500
December 11 – December 16BOW$4,500
December 14 – December 19 BOW/GUN COMBO

$5,000
January 6 – January 11MUZZLELOADER$5,000
January 8 – January 13BOW$4,500
January 15 – January 20BOW$4,500
January 22 – January 27BOW$4,500

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: $180.96
Non resident either sex deer permit: $76.96

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.

READY TO BOOK YOUR HUNT?

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