Lord of the Harvest Archery Club
email: lothac@lothac.com
or write:
P.O. Box 294
Vandalia, OH 45377
Lord of the Harvest Archery Club
Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt
2016
The Lord of the Harvest Archery Club invites you to join us for the 23rd annual Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt at Tar Hollow State Park October 21 - 29
 
$250 per adult covers lodging and meals for the entire week.  Reduced rate for 15-year and under.  Per day rates are also available.  See Registration Form for more details, deadlines, and a printable registration form.  Families welcome!
For additional information, or to request a registration packet, email us at:     lothac@lothac.com   

or write:  Lord of the Harvest Archery Club
                 P.O. Box 294
                 Vandalia, OH 45377
 
     The Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt began in 1993 at Tar Hollow State Forest and takes place during the first week of November each year.  This should put hunters in the woods close to the Ohio deer pre-rut and rutting activity.  This may also mean some colder temperatures so bring adequate clothing to keep warm.  The lodge and cabins were generally designed for summer use, so they can be cool at times.  They can be heated with appropriately rated propane or kerosene heaters which you will need to bring. 
You'll be well fed with delicious hot meals served 3-times a day in the main lodge.  The two large stone fireplaces at each end provide warm fires and combine with warm fellowship, the day's hunting stories, and dynamic speakers to quickly take the chill out of the evening air.   This unique deer hunt provides opportunities for Christian bowhunters to share fellowship and great bowhunting with their unsaved hunting buddies. 
     
Several articles have been written about this hunt and camp and have been published in Bowhunter Magazine and the Columbus Dispatch newspaper.   (Click Here to read a reprint of the Bowhunter Magazine story)
     
Previous guests and speakers have included: M.R. James, Founder of Bowhunter magazine; Dwight Schuh, Editor of Bowhunter magazine; Steve and Annie Chapman, Christian music; Ken Beck, Black Widow Bows; Roger Loomis, Oneida Bows; Dan Brothers, video producer; Larry D. Jones, video producer; Dave Roever, Dave Roever Associates,  Matt McPherson, Matthews Bow Co. and many others.


2016 Guest Speakers

'Tennessee Tom' Langston
Camp Chaplain

Dan Stapleton


Dave Mullins



Tar Hollow lodge is surrounded by over 16,000 acres of state forest woodlands open to hunting.
Rustic summer cabins sit among the hills above the lodge.

REGISTRATION and COST

We offer a significant discount  to those who register before September 30.   In addition, if you register and pay in full before this date, you will be entered in a drawing to win an early registration prize.  We also offer  a deal where 4 hunters register together and stay in the same cabin, then a fifth hunter comes with them for free.  Email for more details on this deal.  We are able to offer this hunt at such a low cost because, in addition to hunter participation in camp chores, early registrations allow us to purchase food and supplies inexpensively in bulk.   We pass these savings on to those who do register early. 


LODGING

There are 28 summer cabins.  Each cabin has eight bunks.  Normally, there are never more than 4 people in a cabin, unless requested as a group.  Married couples may have to share a cabin with another married couple.  Please bring your own bedding, electric blankets are great!  The cabins are not heated and you are responsible for supplying your own heat source (kerosene or propane).  No electric heaters can be used.  We suggest an old throw rug for the floor and a (14'x18') tarp to stretch across the rafters to keep heat down where you are.  A lawn chair or two for sitting around the lodge fireplace will also be appreciated and they're warmer than the metal chairs provided.  Note:  Fly-in hunters will be lodged with hunters who have heat.  There are a limited number of sites available for trailers and campers.  Some have electric, some do not.  The cost will be the same as above.  Please contact us about availability of these sites. 
MEALS

Three meals a day are served, cafeteria style, each over a 1-1/2 to 2 hour period.  This allows more flexibility for hunters who plan their comings and goings into the woods.  Provisions are available for those who wish to pack a lunch to take into the woods with them.  An ice machine is available in the lodge.  Please let us know in advance if you have special dietary needs.  Please note that beer or other alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the State Park or Forest area. 

HUNTING

Each hunter will be hunting on his own.  We will be lodging and dining together, but you are responsible for your own actions.  Please obey all Ohio hunting and fishing laws.  Portable treestands may be used, BUT NO SCREW-IN STEPS MAY BE USED.  You must be 400 feet from roads, trails, and buildings before you begin to hunt.  We hope that you will honor the law.  We are providing food and lodging, you are hunting on your own.

LICENSE

Hunting regulations and NON-RESIDENT hunting and fishing licenses may be obtained by contacting the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, License Section, 1840 Belcher Drive, Columbus, OH 43224-1329.  Phone 614-265-7040. NON-RESIDENT licenses may also be purchased locally at nearby stores. 

FOREST DESCRIPTION

Tar Hollow State Forest and Tar Hollow State Park's combined 18,000-plus acres offer a variety of plants and wildlife.  White Oak and Red Oak dominate this hill covered woodland.  The forest varies from areas that have been clear cut, selectively cut, mature forest growth, and selective pine planting.  The last week of October should see Tar Hollow plant life in full swing towards it's autumn beauty.  Hunting, fishing, and hiking will be inspiring and breathtaking.  There are many places close to camp for easy hunting.  Tar Hollow also has some physically challenging places as well.  A wounded deer may put you to work!  Dragging a BIG buck up and down the hills is tough, please be physically ready.  And remember, you can usually find someone at the lodge ready to help you recover your deer.

Topographical maps of Tar Hollow can be purchased from:
Map Distribution, U.S. Geological Survey, Building 41, Box 25286, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225.

File#                    Map Name                       Date                        Reference   
00275                   Hallsville                            61                      39082-D7-TF-02
00566                   Ratcliffburg                        75                      39082-C6-TF-02
00363                   Londonderry                      61                      39082-C7-TF-02
00347                   Laurelville                         75                      39082-D6-TG-0

CHECK-IN and ARRIVAL

Check-in will be in the lodge.  You may arrive anytime after 4:00 PM on Friday October 21 Due to employment constraints of the LOTHAC members, earlier arrivals cannot be accepted. Please note the first meal to be served will be Saturday breakfast.  Check out time is before Noon on Saturday October 29.

Kitchen Duty  - To keep the hunt affordable for all, everyone must donate time for kitchen duty.  You will be asked to sign up for open slots when you check-in.  Should this not appeal to you, you may "buy-out" your duty for an additional $50.  Please note this on your registration.

Delicious, HOT meals prepared daily!  You'll love the food... and our cook is a JOY!!
Click here for a printed registration form.
July 22, 2016
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