Clays mimic the rapid flight of airborne game such as pheasant, grouse, and the ever-elusive wild frisbee. Take aim with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for a clay-target-shooting package for up to four (a $149 total value)
- $135 for a clay-target-shooting package for up to eight (a $298 total value)
Each party of up to four shares a shotgun rental (a $20 value), 100 clays (a $45 value), 100 shells (a $34 value), and a four-person golf cart (a $50 value) to shoot wobble trap, sporting clays, or five-stand on one of two sporting clays course.
Deer Creek Hunt Club
Two hunters step through a field of sorghum, making their way toward the tree line in the distance. Just where the wild grasses brush up against the tree trunks, there's a slight movement in the brush. It might be a hen-sized chukar partridge about to spring into the air on its short, barred wings. But if they're lucky, the hunters will spy the green crown, red wattles, and long tail of a plump prize pheasant.
These kinds of upland bird hunts draw sportsmen year-round to Deer Creek Hunt Club's more than 500 acres of woodlands, rolling hills, and wetlands. Well-trained gundogs—both flushing breeds and pointers—can accompany hunters on these expeditions, which are led by able, professional guides. Off the field, visitors can sharpen their skills in clay-shooting facilities with skeet and five-stand fields as well as a sporting-clays course with different sections for beginner, intermediate, and experienced marksmen. Convenient automatic traps throw clays, and a wobble trap challenges shooters by changing the flight of each target it throws. The staff also leads private shooting lessons and hunters’ safety courses.
After a day in the fields, guests can refresh at the clubhouse, where furniture built by local Amish craftsmen fills a rustic but comfortable dining room. Memberships grant frequent guests privileges such as access to the clubhouse’s upper level, where the ghost of Davy Crockett often appears to give out hunting advice. Just a few miles inland from Lake Michigan, Deer Creek is located about 90 minutes from Chicago and about 30–40 minutes from South Bend.