Nestled in the backwoods of Columbia County, New York.
Established in 1928, the Austerlitz Club, Inc. is one of the oldest private hunting preserves in the United States, here you will find some of the best pheasant-hunting habitat in New York State. Located in beautiful northern Columbia County, approximately two and half hours north of New York City, the Club encompasses almost 500 acres of groomed fields, wooded hedgerows and forest all specifically maintained for upland bird hunting.
The pheasants are raised by our staff from day old chicks to ensure good fliers, excellent sport and an outstanding meal at the end of the hunt. Chukars and quail are available for preseason dog training and hunting during the season.
The Club also offers members a comfortable lodge, tower shoots, five stand, skeet, a combined 400 yard rifle and pistol range and a stocked one and half acre spring fed pond for dog training, trout fishing, swimming and ice skating. A full time manager, living on the property, oversees the raising of the pheasants, the hunting/shooting operations and maintains the facilities.
The total membership is limited to 55 to ensure ready access to the Club facilities. Applicants can apply and be put on a waiting list when the Club has reached maximum membership. An application is available in the Membership section.
Come see for yourself why hunters are choosing the Austerlitz Club.
The 1,800 square foot wood paneled lodge is complete with an oversized floor to ceiling field stone fireplace, full kitchen, locker room, shower and accommodations that sleeps four. A flat screen TV, comfortable furnishings, great views of the pond and fields and a deck to enjoy an after hunt drink and smoke adds up to a classic hunting experience.
Members and their families have access to the lodge year round, and can reserve it for events.