The Clove Valley Rod and Gun Club is an exclusive place: Its 70-odd members pay $30,000 a year for the privilege of hunting ducks and pheasants on 4,000 acres of land on the west side of Clove Mountain, an expanse of shrubs and trees speckled in orange and gold.
During its 104-year history, the club has played host to millionaires, generals and politicians.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower hunted there in the 1950s. In recent years, so did retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf. And John L. Dowling, one of New York's leading commercial real estate brokers, was a member and a regular visitor until his death in 2004.