Alabama Quail Hunting, Deer, Turkey Southeast
Designed as a family Alabama quail hunting retreat in 1954, this plantation has been privately owned and managed for over 50 years. The plantation consists of approximately 5,000 contiguous acres. The bulk of the acreage consists of planted pine with vast hardwood bottoms. The hardwood bottoms provide excellent habitat for Whitetail deer, and eastern wild turkey.
The planted pine, combined with regularly scheduled controlled burning, provides some of the finest Bobwhite quail hunting in the state. Additionally, two ponds are stocked, enabling guests to enjoy some exciting bass and bream fishing. The combination of size, location and staff will provide guests with a unique southern hunting experience.
This lodge is part of the Alabama quail trail and has enjoyed a stellar reputation for almost 60 years years. You and your group will enjoy this fantastic Alabama Quail hunt as well as their turkey and deer hunting!
|Species:||Quail, Turkey, Whitetail, and quail/deer combo|
|Capacity:||14 (12 for an exclusive)|
|Location:||South Alabama 5,000 acres|
|Season:||Quail - October thru March; Whitetail - Mid October thru January; Turkey - March and April|
|Method:||Whitetail - Archery (Bow or Crossbow), Muzzleloader, Pistol and Rifle; Turkey - Bow or Shotgun|
|Lodging:||Rustic, Warm and Comfortable|
|Trip Length:||Varies by trip|
|Guided:||Whitetail - Semi-guided; Turkey - Semi-guided; Quail - Guided|
Quail Hunting: Unlimited Bird Harvest! No extra bird fees!
Bird hunting is what this lodge was created for in the 1950’s. Today’s upland hunts combine the traditions of the old south with modern convenience to provide a truly superior hunt. Quail hunters will hunt wild birds enhanced by coveys of liberated flight conditioned birds released months before the opening of the season (Oct 1st). It is virtually impossible to distinguish between the wild birds and the liberated coveys. This lodge is featured on the Alabama Quail Trail.
Whitetail Hunting:Alabama whitetail are among the most elusive in the country. Each hunt at this lodge is customized to meet your level of experience and interest. The herd is managed to produce trophy-sized bucks.
Minimum deer 8 pt. with a 16 ” spread. Penalty for shooting a smaller deer is $750!
Bow hunting begins mid-October, just as deer are feeding on white oak acorns, persimmons and around the edges of winter food plots. Mild temperatures prevail, and our guides know established travel routes and creek crossings. Ladder stands are placed strategically throughout the acreage, and you can also bring your own stand and safety belt.
The shooting tower and 3-D targets provide pre-hunt practice. 1000 of the acres are reserved exclusively for bow hunting.
Firearm deer hunt season starts in mid-November and lasts through January. If you are a novice, we encourage you to book early in the season when deer are most plentiful and free of hunting pressure. But no matter when you come, the guides will put you where the action is.
A typical hunt stretches from Thursday afternoon through mid-day Sunday. You will depart early and hunt late. Be sure to bring your hunter orange cap or vest.
Guided 3-day turkey hunts typically begin before sunrise, break for a hearty noon brunch, and resume around 4:00 P.M. Hunters are permitted to take up to 2 gobblers per 3-day hunt. Over recent years, around 75% of all hunters have bagged at least 1 gobbler.
There is no bow hunting allowed, and the hunts are 2×1 guided. If a hunter would like a 1×1 hunt and there is an extra guide available, this will be worked out at no additional charge.
The new accommodations are rustic, clean and comfortable. For overnight guests, the bedrooms are located in cottages with private baths and two twin beds. The lodge has a fireplace, bar and game room with a pool table. You will enjoy true southern cooking during your hunt. The lodge can accommodate 14 guests and you need a minimum of 12 for exclusive use of the lodge.
- Three-day bow hunt, Mid-October through December $1,050.00
- Three-day firearm hunt, November-December $1,550.00
- All January deer hunts $2,050.00
Quail hunts begin at $400
Turkey hunts $1,550 (two gobblers included and option for a 3rd for $250)
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If you are flying, you will want to fly into Montgomery, AL and rent a car for the hour and a half drive to the lodge.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times! The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible. Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.
Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues. It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.
Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.
The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:
- Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
- Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
- The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
- Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
- Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
- Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
- Travel insurance
A first class facility that is professionally managed. I saw deer on every sit and tagged a nice buck with my bow on the first afternoon. Of the 10 deer that I saw in 5 sits, I never saw a doe and saw two shooter bucks (one of which I shot)…. Very high buck population. The facilities are some of the nicest I’ve ever stayed in at a hunt camp. Beautiful lodge and great service. – Paul 2016
The hunting was great. The food was great. The people were great. The memories will last a lifetime. – Jason 2016
his was my first hunt with them but most definitely won’t be the last… The food was excellent and the hunting was great. Had a wonderful time – Marshall 2016
The food was the best southern home cooking you could ask for. The facility had everything you would want or need. The people were very attentive to our needs and super nice. The hunting was the best I have ever seen anywhere. – David 2014