Blackhawk Valley Hunting


Facilities
Skeet: yes | Trap: no | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: no | Other: no | Birds: yes
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Directions:
From St. Louis: Interstate 70 to Hwy 79, North on 79 to Hwy C. Take left (head West) on Hwy C. Stay on that (have faith) for a while, and look for Ethlyn Road. Take right on Ethlyn Road. Take a right on the first gravel road you come to. About a half mile in, on top of little hill, turn left into driveway of the club. From Columbia, Wentzville, Troy, Bowling Green, etc: Go up or down (depending on where you're coming from) Hwy 61 to Hwy C. Head East on Hwy C (in direction of St. Louis), look for Ethlyn Road (have patience, it is there). Take left on Ethlyn Road. Take a right on the first gravel road you come to. About a half mile in, on top of little hill, turn left into driveway of the club.


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Club Type: Public/Member
Location: Rt. 1, Box 118  Old Monroe, MO 63369
Phone: 636-661-5199

 

20 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Great club, I called Greg to make arraignments to shoot sporting clays. He met me, told me the rules and said go have fun.
    We did. Nice presentations and no problems with the traps.
    Will shoot here again next time through the area.

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I’m not sure why Brad stated that there isn’t sporting clays here, I’ve shot sporting clays every year at this location for the last 6 or 7 years. As of 3/12/15 the sporting clays course is closed until 4/3/15 for renovation to the walking paths and roads.
    Great facility and as many have mentioned, the owner, Greg, is a great guy.

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    This exclusively a trap and skeet facility. They have not had sporting clays in years.

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This was my first time to Blackhawk Vally and really enjoyed it. The sporting clays proved very challenging. Very nice club. Can’t wait to go again and hopefully improve my score.

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    I found the hunting experience at Blackhawk to be the closest to a wild hunt of anywhere I have ever been. The owner, Greg, is a hands on, no nonsense guy, who hires the best guides who have fabulous dogs. I would recommend Blackhawk to anyone who wants to go to a club to shoot, whether it be to hunt, skeet, or any of the other shooting venues he has. Top Notch place.

  6. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Great club! No frills and no BS. Just show up, pay and shoot. Had a great time and will definitely be back.

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This is a very nice club. They do have a few technical difficulties every now and then, but what club doesn’t. It is very nice to be able to go somewhere and shoot whenever you have the time and money. For me it is in a very good location. As everyone before me has stated take a buddy. Shooting should be enjoyed with others anyways. The Sporting Clays course has a great combination of close and long birds flying at all different angles. This makes for a tough shoot. Blackhawk Valley Hunting club has a very nice set up and I recommend it to anyone in the sport of shooting.

  8. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This is a good shooting course. I went the day after Thanksgiving and the course could have used a little maintenance. Four throwers were not working. I will go back and give it another try.

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Sporting clays are now $20 for a half round, $30 for a full round. As others have said, a nice course. I’ve shot there a couple times by myself and that leads to a challenge as the buttons for the throwers are difficult to reach. Can’t really shoot true pairs but still great practice. During the week you’re likely to be the only one on the course.

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Myself and two other new shooters went here last weekend.
    Greg helped us with everything from gun safety, loading and learning how to shoot 5 stand etc.
    We went through the course and Greg had a young man that works for him (sorry I forgot his name) help us through the course.
    It was a lot of fun and we will be back. Thanks again!

  11. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Having moved from the O’ Fallon, MO area my son and I greatly greatly miss this shooting area. It was always great to shoot and meet the people here. Plenty of walking which I needed (LOL). The courses were challenging and enjoyable. 5-stand-flurry was (is) a blast!.
    Shooting is very enjoyable with Greg and this club. Your burgers were to the too!

  12. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I always have a great time at Blackhawk!
    Really like the challenge of going from the open fields to the trees!
    I have met Greg on several occasions and like everyone else has stated…very friendly!

  13. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Great facility and Greg the owner is a great guy. The honor system works great and the course is challenging and well laid out. When I visit the St. Louis area, I look forward to visiting and trying to improve my score. Always a fun time.

  14. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Simply the BEST! Do bring a friend to pull for you as mentioned in other reviews unless it is a weekend day since everyone I’ve met that patronizes Blackhawk is very willing for you to join their game or pull for you. Bring ear plugs and exact change also. Greg (Owner) is a great guy, and he comes and goes all day most days and is very hospitable. Best shooting in St. Louis area!!!

  15. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Thought it was a nice well laid out course. I like the fact that its really close to us living in St Charles. Its on the honor system which was nice so bring exact change. Its a maintained walking course and very easy walking. The machines looked well maintained and worked well. We had a great time and look foward to going back soon.

  16. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Walking course. No golf carts, no wheeled carts of any kind, no employees to push buttons. No pavement, so wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty if it has rained recently. Yes, you need a friend to push buttons. Clipboards and score cards are inside the clubhouse on a table near the door. Payment is honor system, cash only, so make sure you bring several bills for exact payment. There is a lockbox with a slit in the side affixed to an awning wall across from the clubhouse, between the five stand field and the skeet field. Skeet and five stand are 7 dollars a round. 17 dollars for half course (50 targets) on sporting clays. 30 dollars for full course (100 targets). Figure a little more than an hour if it is just you shooting and no one else out there. If part of a group, it can take much longer, especially on busy weekend days when other groups are there. Half of the course is in open fields, so bring sunblock and a good hat. Water isn’t a bad idea either, but during the hot months there are a couple of coolers with water; may or may not be any cups nearby though, so bring at least one water bottle. Apparantly, it is open every day, and no posted hours I’m aware of; probably daylight hours since I saw no lights anywhere. There are days it will be closed, but they are listed on bulletins posted inside the clubhouse. Every station is challenging, but fun and practical enough. Excellent mix of hunting-type shots. Owner changes target flight every week or so, sometimes completely moving machines from one spot to another. I would rate this as good of a facility as the Willows at the Grand Casino in Tunica with the exception of the walking – but its good for exercise and allows the owner to keep the cost down for the shooters.

  17. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Very nice clays shooting, many challenging shots. Don’t look for a lot of services, you are pretty much on your own. The manager is a very nice guy and the mix of field, woods and water shots are terrific.

  18. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Great club!! The sporting clays course presents several challenging shots as well as some very realistic hunting ones. The five-stand course is also laid out well and most definitely lends itself to flurry shooting. The traps are all electronic and work best by bringing a friend along to shoot with you.

  19. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Visted Blackhawk Valley Hunting club last weekend. About an hours drive from St. Louis. Print out mapquest as it is a little difficult to find. The club offers several varieties of clays and hunting. Spent most of my time on their challanging sporting course. There are no employees to push the buttons for the clays, so make sure you take a friend with you. The coarse is laid out amongst the woods and surrounding area. There are several high houses and it is great fun. Paying for clays is on the honor system as there is no attendant to take your money. Hunting is available for members only and they offer upland, turkey, waterfowl and deer. There is a club house that can be used for special occassions or just to take a break. It is well managed and the hunting areas are some of the best I have seen. I highly recommend it to those that like a challenging clay course or for a good hunt.

  20. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Blackhawk had some targets I had never seen before, or since. Yes, battues will skip off a pond, just like a smooth stone.

    Lots of fun, good people, thoroughly enjoyable.


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