Gumfarm Hunt Club

Welcome to the Gumfarm Hunt Club located in Genoa, Illinois. Enjoy an unforgettable outdoor experience as owner Rich Gum and family open up their private estate with 7 hunting areas to you. The hunting fields consist of native grasses, sorghums, as well as corn. Perfect for large corporate hunts, small groups of outdoorsmen, or even lone hunters, the Gumfarm Hunt Club offers outdoor adventures for the discerning sportsman. Get back to basics and escape the daily distractions and stresses of life by enjoying the unique exploration and hunting experience offered only at Gumfarm.

Gumfarm Hunt Club season is from October 1 through March 31.

Founded in 2012 by Rich Gum, the Gumfarm Hunt Club is located in Genoa, IL and is steeped in rich history and tradition. The youngest child of Gerald and Delores Gum, Rich grew up on the very farmland where the Hunt Club sits today. The Gum family began farming in 1963 and Rich’s passion for farming and hunting dates back to his early childhood. The Gumfarm Hunt Club is run by Rich and family and they proudly continue to carry on the legacy of the now retired Gerald and Delores Gum.

The Gumfarm Hunt Club offers both corporate and individual memberships as well as guest hunts to nonmembers. Individual memberships start at $800.00 and membership includes 20 birds. Corporate membership starts at $3200.00 and includes 90 birds.

Unused birds do not carry over to the following year.

To make a reservation or for more information, please call the Gumfarm Hunt Club directly at 815-739-0612. We are open the morning of Thanksgiving, and are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday.

Gumfarm Hunt Club season is from October 1 through March 31.

We are open Tuesday through Sunday with confirmed reservation.

More Information:  amber.gumfarm@gmail.com 

We offer individual, family, & corporate memberships. We also offer guest hunts to nonmember hunters. (see more information below)

Any new or potential new members must call to set up an appointment prior to joining GFHC.

All hunters must have an Illinois hunting license and youth hunters must have completed Illinois hunters safety course.

If you’re on the “hunt” for a unique corporate retreat or charter, consider the Gumfarm Hunt Club to host your next event. We offer guided hunting trips that can be customized to accommodate groups both large and small. The Gumfarm Hunt Club is available for private charters and events, and you will have the entire resort and staff made available just for your group. If you’re looking for corporate retreat ideas or a weekend away with your friends, the Gumfarm Hunt Club is nothing short of spectacular!

E-mail: amber.gumfarm@gmail.com

Individual Membership

  • Minimum of 3 Pheasants are released per hunter per scheduled hunt.
  • There will be a $2 feed charge on all unused birds if not used by December 31st.
  • Our individual membership includes 20 birds. Additional birds for members are $22 ($24 after December 31) and can only be purchased prior to hunting season upon full payment of membership or once all birds in members package have been used.

Family Membership

  • Membership package for immediate family only. Spouse and children of member, will not include in-laws or family that is not immediate.
  • Minimum of 3 Pheasants are released per hunter per scheduled hunt.
  • There will be a $2 feed charge on all unused birds if not used by December 31st.
  • Our family membership includes 30 birds. Additional birds may be purchased for $22 ($24 after December 31) and can only be purchased prior to hunting season upon full payment of membership or once all birds in the membership package have been used.

Corporate Membership

  • Minimum of 3 Pheasants are released per hunter per scheduled hunt.
  • There will be a $2 feed charge on all unused birds if not used by December 31st.
  • Our corporate membership includes 90 birds. Additional birds may be purchased for $22 ($24 after December 31) and can only be purchased prior to hunting season upon full payment of membership or once all birds in the corporate package have been used.

Membership pricing if paid by July 1:
Individual membership $900
Family membership $1,250
Corporate membership $3,600

Membership pricing after July 1:
Individual membership $950
Family membership $1,350
Corporate membership $3,700
Membership pricing after October 1:
Individual membership $1,000
Family membership $1,450
Corporate membership $3,800

Guest hunt for nonmembers accompanied by a member is $25 and does not include birds. Any persons walking w/out gun during a member hunt is $25. There is no guest fee for guests that are accompanied by a corporate member.

Chukar for members start at $16. Chukar for nonmembers start at $21. Pheasants for members start at $22. Pheasants for nonmembers start at $29. All bird prices increase by $2 each after December 31st.

Quail (depending on availability) for members is $10. For nonmembers is $12. Prices of quail are an additional $1 each after December 31st. Minimum release is 25 per hunt.

Hunting for nonmembers is $75 and does not include birds.

Each bird for nonmembers is $29 with a minimum of 4 birds per hunter.

We do not offer clean up hunts.

Bird cleaning is $3-$5 each bird. We have an onsite bird cleaning area.

At Gumfarm Hunt Club if you would like to purchase a guided hunt, you will have the assistance of a bird hunting dog and guide who will assist you in your hunt. This guided service is an additional $100 fee that does NOT include tip. Reservations for this service must be made a week prior to desired hunt. Recommend tip is $20 per gun. Any member who wish to cancel or reschedule a booked guide must do so 72 PRIOR TO SCHEDULED HUNT, guide fee will be charged if not canceled in time. There is an additional $3 bird cleaning fee for each harvested bird.

Gumfarm Hunt Club has 2 trap houses for those of you who would like to warm up prior to your scheduled hunt. Additional charges apply.

Cash and checks only. No credit cards.

Unused birds do not get carried over to the following year.

All reservations can be made by calling/texting Amber at 815-739-0612. Texting preferred.

Open the morning of Thanksgiving. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday.

Gumfarm Hunt Club season is from October 1 through March 31.

We are open Tuesday through Sunday with confirmed reservation.

Please note: All unused birds from members packages not used (hunted) by December 31 will have a two dollar surcharge.

*DISCLAIMER* Gumfarm Hunt Club reserves the right to substitute chucker for hunts in the event you have remaining birds in your package the last month of the hunting season (March). All birds in members package must be released by March 15th. No exceptions.

*DISCLAIMER* Any member who wish to cancel or reschedule a booked appointment must do so 24 PRIOR TO SCHEDULED HUNT or birds will be FORFEITED.

*DISCLAIMER* Any member who wish to cancel or reschedule a booked guide must do so 72 PRIOR TO SCHEDULED HUNT, guide fee will be charged if not canceled in time.

Please sign the Gumfarm Hunt Club waiver and return it with full payment:

Gumfarm Hunt Club release waiver – click here

Please be sure to read the Gumfarm Hunt Club rules:

Gumfarm Hunt Club rules 2019-2020 – click here

If you’re on the “hunt” for a unique corporate retreat or charter, consider the Gumfarm Hunt Club to host your next event. We offer guided hunting trips that can be customized to accommodate groups both large and small. The Gumfarm Hunt Club is available for private charters and events, and you will have the entire resort and staff made available just for your group. If you’re looking for corporate retreat ideas or a weekend away with your friends, the Gumfarm Hunt Club is nothing short of spectacular!

Enjoy the exciting adventure of upland bird hunting at the Gumfarm Hunt Club. We offer the ultimate experience in pheasant and chucker hunting in the great state of Illinois! Hunt for pheasant and chucker in one of our six hunting areas alongside some of the best hunting dogs in the country.

Hunting pheasants and chuckers in Illinois is a traditional practice that dates back for decades. The native prairie grass that encompasses the Gumfarm is the ideal habitat for pheasants.

After your group or individual hunt, relax back at the Gumfarm Hunt Club lodge. Bring house slippers or change of shoes and join us in the lodge to enjoy hearty home cooked meals and inviting company.

At the Gumfarm Hunt Club, we want nothing more than for you to have an unforgettable and safe hunting experience. Whether you are new to hunting and would like some safety information, or you’re a seasoned pro in need of a little refresher, please read on and familiarize yourself with the following firearms and hunting safety tips.

  • Whenever you see a gun, pick up a gun, or point a gun, always assume that it is loaded.
  • Ensure that your safety is always on and that the barrel of the gun is pointed down when you are walking with or transporting your gun.
  • Be sure you are certain of your target. This means make sure that you are shooting at an animal, and not a human. In addition, make sure that your target is not near any humans.
  • Wear the necessary amount of orange so that you do not become another hunter’s target.
  • Hunt with a buddy and do not bring small children with you when hunting. If you can’t hunt with a buddy, make sure someone knows where you are and what time you are expected back.
  • Make sure your gun is working properly and that it has been serviced before you begin a new hunting season.
  • If you’re using new equipment, make sure that you know how it works before you attempt to operate it.
  • Always store and transport ammunition and guns separately.
  • Don’t shoot at sound or movement.
  • Do not climb a tree or fence with a loaded gun. Have someone hand you your gun with the safety on when you have reached position.

Hunting for the first time can be a little intimidating. If you are new to firearms or hunting in general, it’s important to remember that you should always be prepared. The last thing you want is to forget a necessity, but you don’t want to hunt with unnecessary items either. At the Gumfarm Hunt Club, we are expert hunters and have compiled some information that we’ve deemed extremely helpful for first time hunters. For more information on hunting safety, please visit our “hunting safety tips”.

Clothing is extremely important when hunting, as most hunts take place early in the morning or later in the evening when it is most chilly. Bring a sweater, hunting jacket, heavy socks, gloves, a hat, and good boots. Wear brush pants or field chaps to keep you dry and free from debris. Know the regulations in regards to wearing blaze orange. Be prepared for all types of weather, and dress in layers so you can remove clothing if you become hot.

Know the habitat in which you will be hunting. Not all land is “created equal,” so find your sweet spot before you burn all your energy and ammunition. Always remember to follow the hunting dog and hunt with confidence and a strategy in mind. Try to stay quiet, don’t yell to your buddies or fellow hunters, and respect your fellow hunters.

Most importantly, use a shotgun that you are comfortable with. Anything from a .410 to a 12 gauge can be effective at killing a pheasant. Familiarize yourself with your gun beforehand and follow all hunting safety tips to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe hunt.

Nearly 2 million Americans partake in the enjoyable and exciting tradition of pheasant hunting every year. At Gumfarm Hunt Club, we want you to have the best experience possible and have provided some tips on equipment and gear to ensure you’re fully prepared and ready for the hunt!

  • Be sure to wear a blaze orange hat and hunting vest so that you will be visible at all times.
  • Wear a good pair of boots. While hunting pheasant, you will be traveling across varied terrain that will most likely cause some wear and tear on your feet. Investing in a good pair of boots while ensure that your feet stay warm, dry and comfortable.
  • Know the weather conditions in which you will be hunting in and be sure to dress accordingly. Dress in layers that can be added or removed, and stay away from clothing made from cotton as it retains moisture. Products made with polypropylene and fleece are good options as they wick moisture and retain heat.
  • Wear brush pants or field chaps as they will protect your legs and keep you dry when traveling through thick cover.
  • Use a shotgun that you feel comfortable with. Familiarize yourself with the different gauges and weights of each gun.
  • Know whether you’ll be hunting steel shot or lead shot.

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OPEN HOURS

Hunting Season: October 1 – March 31
Tuesday – Sunday

Reservations Required