Welcome to Oak Harbor Conservation Club

“Preserve Our Natural Resources”


Upcoming Events

Coming Events.

Nov 2
Ladies Upland Hunt
Trapping Meeting at Darr

Nov 3
Hunt Darr

Nov 10
Veterans Hunt Darr

Nov 14
Rimfire Sporter Match at Gordon Road

Nov 17
Hunter Education Course

Nov 23
Personal Defense Class
See sidebar

Nov 28
Thanksgiving Hunt Darr

Nov 28
Hunt at Darr

Dec 28
Hunt at Darr

Jan 19
Hunt at Darr

Feb 23
Game Dinner reward hunt

Mar 28
Wild Game Dinner

Ladies Only Self Defense Program.

The program is free and open to the public. It meets on the First and Third Mondays each month at the Oak Harbor Conservation Club, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Designed for women of all ages. Consists of both armed and unarmed self-defense. Firearms can be provided for the shooting part of the class. No prior training required. For more information or to register, email Terry Rudes at trudes@cros.net or call 419‑732‑3000.

Handgun safety, use, and competition.

The program meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For information about participating contact John Brikmanis at brikmanis@cros.net or call 419‑898‑0000.

Basic rifle safety and gun handling.

The program is free and open to the public and taught by NRA Certified instructors and Range Safety Officers. The program meets weekly from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For information about participating contact Richard Rudes at highpowershooter@yahoo.com or call 419‑732‑3000.

Archery Program.

Held at the Oak Harbor Conservation Club Saturdays beginning January 12 and running through March. This is a free program open to the public. All materials and instruction are included. There is a limited number of seats. To participate you have to contact Gene Baker at 419‑559‑8823.

Offering members shooting and hunting opportunities for the whole family.

  • Two indoor shooting ranges on Gordon Rd
  • 100-yard outdoor range on Gordon Rd
  • 400-acre private hunting preserve for all year around hunting in Carrol Township

The club offers programs for everyone. Free classes include:

  • Ladies Only Self Defense Classes for both armed and unarmed protection
  • Junior Rifle safety and marksmanship
  • Junior Pistol safety and marksmanship
  • Winter Archery program
  • Annual Youth Fishing Derby


  • 1700 and 2700 Pistol Matches
  • Smallbore Rifle League
  • Smallbore and high power matches
  • Handgun matches all year around on indoor and outdoor ranges

Social Events:

  • Annual Wild Game Dinner
  • Annual Gun Show and Swap Meet

Hunting and Fishing Opportunities:

  • 400-acre private hunting preserve with upland bird releases each year
  • Waterfowl hunting
  • Youth hunts
  • Fishing in a pond and three creeks and river

Training Opportunities:

  • Women’s Self Defense
  • Concealed Handgun License Courses
  • Firearms Safety Courses


  1. To foster and promote friendship and fellowship among lovers of the outdoors; to promote understanding and harmony between sportsmen and landowners; to encourage the teaching of constructive conservation in our schools; to propagate and preserve wildlife and fish and to aid in the restoration of proper habitat for them.
  2. To lend its influence to a strict observance of the fish and game laws of Ohio; to assist constituted authority in the enforcement thereof and to insist on elimination of unfair means in the capture or destruction of Ottawa County wildlife and fish.
  3. To encourage and support legislation along accepted practical lines; to eliminate agencies destructive to wildlife and its habitat; to inaugurate a campaign of education having for its purpose reforestation of suitable areas, control of erosion and elimination of pollution of streams (pollution of air, littering) to encourage and cooperate in measures and methods to replenish our coverts and waters with wildlife and fish.
  4. To create a fraternal spirit among the sportsmen of the county; harmonize their interests, unify their actions, and establish understanding and spirit of friendship between sportsmen, landowners, and farmers.
  5. To promote the wise use, conservation and restoration of our natural resources in all forms.
  6. To develop, promote, and support a comprehensive educational program; technical research of the advancement of conservation of wildlife and other natural resources.
  7. To cooperate with other conservation and wildlife organizations.

It is chartered as a non-profit organization under the laws of the state of Ohio.
Date of incorporation : August 20, 1948.