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The Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League was formed in 1926, meeting in various places until 1946 when they bought the 80 acre farm located on 1930 Co. Rd. 1035 – 5 mile south of Ashland ( halfway between Hayesville and Mifflin off Co. Hwy. 30-a.)   The farm was purchased Feb. 27 1946 and paid for in full with money from memberships and fees through the sale of hunting and fishing licenses.

It is now a non-profit organization funded from memberships, barn rentals, donations, and special events.  Almost 80 years have gone by since the organizers: G.J.Baxter, L.G. Shenberger, H.F. Martin, B.F. Donley, and many others who believed in the future of the farm for conservation purposes and an outdoor playground for the members and their children for years to come.  It has happened the way they visualized and is a wonderful place to fish, have reunions, and to enjoy the outdoors.

The bottom of the large old barn has been remodeled with a nice kitchen and bathrooms and is available for rent year-round.
For rental information and available dates please call 419 368 3001

We have good caretakers that live on the farm in the old house. The caretakers clean and maintain the farm grounds, receive rentals for the barn, and sell memberships.

  • Each year we have an annual fish fry in April, Kids fish day in June.
  • The conservation league is also host to a Muzzleloader club and a Bow Hunter Club.

You must join the Conservation League ($25 per year per Family) then you can join the the hosted clubs at their fee schedule.

  • No fishing license is required to fish the ponds other than a Conservation League membership.
  • The Conservation League closes at 11:00 pm. all members and guests must leave at that time. Fishing hours are dawn to Dusk.