Archives for March 2016

Sporting Classics Magazine awards Pine Hill Plantation the 2015 Hunting Lodge of the Year trophy

In the January / February 2016 issue of Sporting Classics Magazine Pine Hill Plantation was awarded the Sporting Classics Magazine 2015 Hunting Lodge of the Year award.

On a previous visit to Pine Hill Plantation, long-time Sporting Classics Magazine Editor in Chief Chuck Weschler exclaimed after wrapping up his final day of quail hunting with back to back doubles “This has been the best quail hunting trip of my life.”

In a recent conversation with Pine Hill Plantation owners Jackie and Doug Coe, Doug stated that “We love to share our passion for quail hunting with our Guests and we strive to preserve the tradition of quail hunting in authentic South Georgia habitat from horseback and mule drawn wagon so that our Guests have the opportunity to experience a taste of a by-gone era. Life has a way of slowing down on a South Georgia quail hunt so that you can savor the more important things in life such as spending quality time with your family and friends.”

Well, if preserving South Georgia quail plantation traditions is Jackie’s and Doug’s goal… they have certainly accomplished it!

For 25 years Pine Hill Plantation has been offering its Guests access to the lifestyle of a private quail hunting plantation owner.

All Guests groups hunt from horseback and mule drawn wagon. Pine Hill Plantation’s hunt staff consists of a Huntmaster on horseback, an Assistant Huntmaster on horseback and a Wagon Driver on the mule drawn wagon. Guests have the option of riding horseback, riding on the very comfortable mule drawn wagon… or doing some of both. Guests go to the field with 4 shooters to a Hunt Party. 2 shooters shoot the covey rise while the other 2 shooters observe… and the pairs of shooters alternate shooting turns with each covey find.

Pine Hill Plantation’s habitat is some of the best wild quail habitat in South Georgia. Located 40 miles to the west of Thomasville, Georgia Pine Hill Plantation is nestled in the heart of the “quail belt” deep within the wiregrass region. In the long leaf pine forest and meticulously maintained habitat you will be challenged with exciting covey rise shooting!

Each Guest Group of 4 or more shooters is hosted in their own private lodge and served by a dedicated house staff who is there to service only their group. Guests select the evening meal from Pine Hill Plantation’s menu in advance of their stay and the Sous Chef prepares their evening meal to order each night and serves them in their private dining room of their private lodge.