Georgia's famous quail
hunting tradition is inextricably tied to its rich plantation history. The
numerous cotton plantations established in the rich soil around Folkston in
the 1850s continued to operate as winter retreats for wealthy Northerners
after the agricultural collapse of the late 1870s.
These winter retreats preserved large tracts of
prime quail habitat for generations. However, the longleaf pine- wiregrass
ecosystem that the bob-white calls home has disappeared or become fragmented
throughout much of the majestic game bird's range. The property owned by
Newell Lodge harbors some the last remaining stands of longleaf pine in the
Currently, Newell Lodge has plans to develop an area of prime quail and wild
game habitat to preserve this fine Southern tradition. Expected to begin in
2013, the Newell Lodge shooting preserve will allow sportsmen to appreciate
world-class hunting and the rich culture of plantation life.
Hog hunting is now available. Call 912-496-2838 for more information!