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Milton Reservoir

Heritage Sporting Club offers 2300 acres of private property for our members and their guests to enjoy.  We have 1500 acres of water, totaling nearly 4 square miles and 7 miles of shoreline. There is no other PRIVATE or PUBLIC access to our property. We offer PRIVATE memberships for water skiing & camping during the summer months of April-Labor Day, and for WATERFOWL and UPLAND bird hunting during the winter months of September-March. Whether you are interested in summer watersports & camping or seasonal hunting memberships, we have an AMAZING natural resource to support your passions. Come see why Heritage Sporting Club is different than any other club in Colorado. Contact us today for a complimentary tour of our amazing property!

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Meet The Team

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Derek Sowell


Derek Sowell grew up in Texas, where he developed a love for outdoor adventure. Starting his first company at 13, he has been a lifelong entrepreneur. His experience includes real estate development, product development and design, business consulting, strategy, eminence, sales and global ERP implementations in the oil & gas, A&D, real estate and life sciences industries.

Derek graduated with honors in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also was selected and graduated from the distinguished Euro Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program. He continues to serve his country honorably as an officer in the US Air Force Reserve. He has also served as a firefighter and EMT. He is a certified dive-master and skydiver, and his passions include rock climbing, flying, diving, traveling and all adventure sports. Heritage Sporting Club is a dream to turn his passion into a profession, and to spread his the love of the outdoors to future generations.

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Charlie Plush

Club Manager

Charlie is originally from Wichita, Kansas, but has lived and worked in numerous states across the country, including Oklahoma, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Georgia, and a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management from North Carolina State University.  Prior to moving to Colorado in April of 2019, he worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife for nearly 10 years, where he managed approximately 24,000 acres of public hunting and fishing lands in western Kentucky.  Charlie has a lifelong passion for the outdoors, and spends much of his free time hunting, fishing, hiking, and pursuing a long list of outdoor activities with his family.  Hired as the Hunting and Property Manager in August 2019, Charlie is excited to share with Heritage members his love and knowledge of the outdoors, and to ensure they make memories that last a llifetime!

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Club Foreman

Daniel Gore is a Colorado native and grew up irrigating fields with the very water he now manages for recreation. Growing up hunting, fishing, building jeeps for off roading, and boating are some of his favorite childhood memories; he continues that tradition with his kids and the hounds every chance he gets. 


He spent the last couple of decades devoting his life to the pursuit of agricultural perfection. With education and training in Automotive and Diesel repair, Natural Resources, Forestry, and Wildlife Studies as well as a background and long family history in agriculture, concrete and construction he is a genuine Jack of all trades.  He joined the Heritage team to help fix what needs fixing and help build the future. In a day and age where youth are tied to screens and computers, his goal is to preserve an outdoor heritage and provide recreation and connections to natural places just like he had growing up.

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Business Development & CE

Ryan Lynch grew up in Memphis Tennessee playing sports, upland hunting, and fishing his entire life. He has a leadership degree from Humboldt State and a sports administration M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado. That's how Ryan found this area and Heritage Sporting Club. Ryan has an extensive background in business and he has been an avid outdoorsman his whole life. He has lived on the West Coast for a number of years where he coached many competitive baseball and softball teams. He has one daughter, Tannin, who is pictured. He has turned his passion for the outdoors into a career with us and we are both excited to grow Heritage Sporting Club into it's prime. Feel free to reach out to Ryan anytime for future opportunities or sponsorships. (720) 877-8663.