Established in 1970 the clubs 1000 acres has been lovingly managed and continually improved under the stewardship of Dan & Cindy Ihrke who have achieved their dream of creating the complete sporting estate by adding the Green Acres British Shooting School under the supervision of renowned English instructor & gun fitter, Keith Coyle, the last living direct coaching descendant of the great “Robert Churchill’.
As well as providing outstanding traditional upland hunting and duck hunting, Green Acres offers a full range of classic full British-style driven Pheasant & flighted high flying Mallard shooting days. In addition we have our own unique clay target simulated British driven Partridge & Pheasant event and simulated upland hunt and duck blind layouts for hunters to practice on.
Meet Dan and Cindy Ihrke!
Dan and Cindy have managed Green Acres since 1997. They both came from tightly knit families where hunting was held in high priority. They started their journey here as a young couple with great ambition and with their vision, our facility has grown from a basic hunting club into one of the nation’s most unique, well rounded sporting facilities. Although the club has grown and diversified, Dan and Cindy continue to passionately remain the Stewards of Business.
Cindy accents the club with her personal flair for service and genuine appreciation for our beautiful property. She oversees the office and kitchen, assists with organizing hunts/events, as well as cooking meals for our guests.
Over the years Dan worked diligently to refine our beautiful property and develop the hunting & shooting amenities that we offer today. One of his most substantial creations is the Gun Dog Success hunting dog training program, which, under his leadership, has become nationally recognized for excellence. Although Dan remains the visionary of hunt club, overseeing all of its main functions, he spends most of his time as a professional dog trainer/manager of Gun Dog Success.
Resident shooting Instructor/ Shoot Captain – Keith Coyle
Keith Coyle has worked for Green Acres since November 2015 accenting our club with his unique talents as a seasoned professional shooting instructor. He is responsible for completely revamping our sporting clays course and has transformed it into a well-groomed English sporting venue.
Keith has also developed several new British-style wing shooting events; including our unique Downton Day simulated game shoot where “wing meets clay”. Because of Keith, Green Acres is now able to offer an authentic selection of British-style shooting events, qualified shotgun instruction, and highly trained, experienced gun fitting.
Office Manager/Outdoor Operations Coordinator – Sage Ihrke
As most of our long term members already know, Sage was raised at our beloved Green Acres Sportsman’s Club and, over the years, has participated in about every part of the business, including; taking care of the dogs in the kennel, assisting dog training, cleaning birds for hunters, stocking upland fields, and assisting in the kitchen. Hard work, and focus on customer satisfaction have literally always been part of her life. Sage is an avid outdoorsman. She has trained her own upland flusher and loves shotgun shooting, archery hunting and fishing. During her teenage years she was active with our local Pheasants Forever chapter, assisting with events and being part of the high school shooting team. She was also given the honor of being elected to the Pheasants Forever National Youth Council.
Game Keeper – Andy Pecchenino
Andy supports all of the Tower Shoots, oversees the bird stocks, including the management of the Duck Flyway and Upland Hunts, as well as working alongside Jim Griggs in outdoor operations maintenance.