NILO Sporting Clays Open to the Public Extended Through October 31, 2020

EAST ALTON, Ill. (September 17, 2020) — NILO is excited to announce that it will extend being open to the public for sporting clays through October 31, 2020. The legendary 640-acre hunting and shooting sports facility is now open for sporting clay shooters on select Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other times are by reservation only.

• Saturday, September 26
• Wednesday, September 30

• Saturday, October 3
• Wednesday, October 7
• Wednesday, October 21
• Saturday, October 31

The beautiful 12-station sporting clay course is located near Brighton, Illinois, 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis, and winds through mature trees, upland habitat and along banks of two scenic ponds. The targets are set to recreate fun and challenging hunting scenarios and are sure to thrill shooting enthusiasts. 

In addition to the public sporting clays dates above, the legendary Winchester-owned property is now accepting reservations for its 2020-2021 upland hunting season. 

The NILO hunting season runs October 1, 2020-March 31, 2021, and with limited availability, now is the time to book a world-class hunting experience at one of the most premier hunting and shooting preserves in the region. 

The NILO staff is fully prepared to entertain and share lasting memories with guests this fall. Due to COVID-19, NILO staff will abide by all health and safety requirements as issued by the state of Illinois. For more information, visit

Hunting Dates: October 1, 2020–March 31, 2021


  • One-day hunt: $475 per person
    • Four ducks, six pheasants, lunch and sporting clays
  • Two-day hunt: $775 per person
    • First day: sporting clays, trap, skeet, five-stand, lunch, six pheasants (with more targets optional)
    • Second day: four ducks, six chukars and lunch

Visit for more information and updates throughout the season.

Address: 15025 IL-111, Brighton, IL 62012 
Phone: (618) 466-0613 

NILO reserves the right to cancel/postpone hunting or shooting sports activities due to inclement weather or other circumstances. Please contact NILO with any questions or to confirm a date.

About NILO

John Olin created NILO nearly 70 years ago by purchasing several adjoining properties near Brighton, Illinois. At that time, Olin needed a site to train his champion retrievers and develop new conservation and game management techniques. He quickly turned the overgrazed farms into a sportsman’s paradise replete with a beautiful mix of hardwood timber stands, grassy fields and abundant food sources for wildlife. This site became one of Olin’s favorite places, and he would often entertain movie stars, famous athletes and government officials who came to hunt and shoot with him.

Very few sites in the country can offer this incredible mix of history and outdoor recreation. Come out and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and fun shooting opportunities all on the site where legendary lab King Buck was trained and folks like Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Roy Rodgers, and Cardinals baseball icons Red Schoendienst and Stan “The Man” Musial came to hunt and shoot.

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