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Alabama – Luxury Quail Hunting – Otter Creek Farm

Overview

Otter Creek is the ultimate luxury Quail hunting lodge in the south with each guest enjoying unlimited quail harvest.  Otter Creek is the dream achieved and vision of native Alabamians, Jane and Frank Brown.  Following the Alabama storms of 2011, this luxury Quail hunting lodge, Otter Creek, was rebuilt in 2013 making it one of the finest wingshooting lodges in the United States.  Otter Creek was featured in Garden & Gun’s 2016 Best of the Sporting South, 25 Trips of a Lifetime for the Traveling Sportsman.

Location, location, location…along with exceptional dog work and covey rises to please the most discerning shooter, Otter Creek is located just off I-20 between Atlanta and Birmingham with a 6,000 plus runway for private jets only minutes from the property.

The property produces consistent covey rises from rolling fields of native grasses to creek bottoms and open woods. What separates this luxury quail hunting lodge from other operations is it best in class accommodations and world-class service and attention to detail. Its’ lakes are filled with trophy bass and are stocked with rainbow trout during the winter and early spring months. Its’ convenient location, exceptional hunting and fishing, exquisite accommodations, gourmet cuisine, all in a private setting, make this a perfect destination for a corporate outing or relaxing among friends.

An accomplished field trial trainer who runs precision English Pointers, Setters and English Cockers runs the kennels and guides you in the field. Coveys flushed by talented English Cockers bring a whole new dynamic to the hunting experience. The dog work is an elegant experience and to many is the highlight of the day.

Parties may include 6 – 9 hunters with 12 maximum, who will divide into hunting groups of two or three based on group size and a maximum of four hunting groups on the property. After a morning of hunting, you will return to the Game Room for a wonderful lunch before returning to the afternoon hunt.

* 20 gauge or smaller break action guns only please.

Between fantastic wingshooting outings and over the top delicious meals some guests enjoy trying their hand at some fly fishing or spin fishing in the productive ponds located around the property. A Robert Trent Jones golf course is only 10 minutes from the property as well.

There are 9 private bedrooms with private baths.

Take a look at the “Make a difference” tab to see how this lodge is giving back to the community with some of the proceeds of the hunt.

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Shooting

Season opens October 15  and ends March 31

An accomplished field trial trainer who runs precision pointers, setters and English Cockers runs the kennels. Coveys flushed by talented English Cockers bring a whole new dynamic to the hunting experience. The dog work is an elegant experience and to many is the highlight of the day.

Parties may include 6 – 9 hunters with 12 maximum, who will divide into hunting groups of two or three depending on group size and preferences.  No more than 4 hunting parties on the property at one time. Led mostly by foot, you will depart the locker room on Polaris to reach fields. After a morning of hunting, you will return to the Game Room for a wonderful lunch before returning to the afternoon hunt.

For those that have difficulty walking, a Polaris will get you as close as possible to the shooting position needed.

* 20 gauge or smaller break action guns only please.

Fishing

There are three stocked ponds on the property.  Two with Black Bass and one with Trout.  Platform boats with trolling motors and fishing gear are available.

Make a Difference

The Brown Family has been a huge supporter of the Big Oak Ranch for a number of years.  They decided to make giving back as part of their business plan.  A portion of the proceeds from every hunt goes to support the Big Oak Ranch.  If you are curious about Big Oak Ranch, please click on this link for more information:  Big Oak Ranch

Lodging

Accommodations and lodges:

The photos speak for themselves!  Your lodging is both luxurious and comfortable at the same time.  The warmth of fires in the fireplace and the fire pit promote an atmosphere conducive to excellent conversation and relationship building.  There are nine private bedrooms for guests.

The grand room:  The Grand Room is a fully air conditioned facility that is 70’ by 40’ and has a 20’x70’ Veranda overlooking the Fire-Pit and Infinity Pool. The Grand Room has 32ft ceilings and contains a chef’s table with a wood fired oven and full complement of cooking appliances and a custom bar. The Grand Room also has a separate full catering kitchen for large events. The Chefs table is used for culinary demonstrations and dinners for small groups while the large dining hall can seat 200 for a large receptions or dinners or it can be arranged for smaller intimate dinners

The game room:  The warmth of the game room becomes the hub of conversation and relaxing.  Serving as lunch dining facility and the main after- hours facility, the Game Room is a great place to relax. Its main living area contains an inviting fireplace, pool table, and, wine and cigar room and full bar. Outside of the game room are two fire pits overlooking a luxurious infinity pool.

The locker room:  The Locker Room is where hunts start in the morning. It includes a gun room, complete with individual lockers to store all hunting gear.

The hill cottage:  The Hill Cottage provides a private get-away and a retreat from your busy lifestyle.  The Hill Cottage has four bedrooms with private baths. Two bedrooms have two queen size beds and two have one queen bed.  The cottage also has a full kitchen, common are and great front porch to enjoy a nice evening or a morning cup of coffee.

The Stables:  The Stables is a unique experience.  It contains 3 bedrooms with a 4th bunk room under construction.   Bedroom 1 has two queen and one full bed.  Bedroom 2 has two queen size beds and Bedroom 3 has two queen size beds and a loft with a twin bed.  Each bedroom has a full bath. The 4th bedroom under construction will have 3 sets of queen size bunk beds and a full bath.

Other bedrooms:  The grand room also has a private bedroom and bath.  The owners home has another private bedroom with bath.

Meals:

Delicious meals are a trademark of Otter Creek Farm.  Guests rave over the home cooked meals!

Breakfast might include quail & waffles topped with maple bacon, eggs benedict topped with quail, Frittatas or individual skillets with eggs and bacon.

Lunch is a simpler affair with selections like homemade pizza, shrimp and grits, fried catfish sandwiches, French dip and other delicious items.

Dinner always begins with cocktails followed by a delicious dinner menu.  You might enjoy Prime Rib, thick perfectly seared on the grill ribeye’s, Gruyere cheese grits with collard greens and corn relish accompanying heirloom pork chops, or Grilled halibut.

Dessert selections all homemade like the famous Otter Creek Cake made of pecan pie cooked in the middle of a fudge cake, bananas foster, crème Brulee or apple crisp topped with ice cream.

Activities

For non shooters that do not wish to accompany the hunters in the field, this lovely property has a beautiful pool, productive fishing ponds, a masseuse on call, relaxing in the rocking chairs listening to great music, and taking in the amazing scenery surrounding the lodges!  And the delicious southern meals inspired by some of the most famous southern chefs are a highlight of any hunt at this luxury quail lodge and property.  A Robert Trent Jones golf course is only 10 minutes from the property as well.

Activities and Amenities:

  • Relax around the infinity pool and jacuzzi
  • Firepit
  • 50-Minute Relaxation Massage with prior reservation
  • Whitetail Hunting can be added on as an activity
  • Cigar room

 

Rates

2018/19 Rates:  NO EXTRA BIRD FEES…UNLIMITED HARVEST

The minimum party size is 3 guns.  6 guns private.

1/2 day hunt: $650 per gun
Full day hunt: $1095 per gun

*Half day and full day hunts include lunch and unlimited birds.

Overnight Stays:

Overnight with full day hunt: $1395 per day

Full day hunt, overnight, plus half day hunt:  $1970 per gun

Includes unlimited birds, all meals, trout fishing, top shelf beverages, shotgun hire, shells, taxes and private accommodations for parties up to six hunters or 12 individuals based on double occupancy of the rooms.

Observer Overnight rate: $300 per night

Trout and Bass Fishing:  Complimentary with any hunt

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