Hunting on Hallowed Grounds

For the sons and daughters of the South who love the great outdoors, the annual hunting seasons usher in a lifestyle change that mirror generations past. Plantation life is certainly a thing for the history books, but the land and many of the great plantation properties that once dotted the countryside throughout the South still exist today. Many are now real estate developments with golf courses, equestrian centers and fishing lakes, but a large number are recreational properties where hunting, shooting and other outdoor pursuits make for one of the greatest getaways in the South. The region that encompasses southeast Georgia, the South Carolina Lowcountry and northern Florida is home to scores of plantation properties where whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove and other game species thrive. Such elegant recreation does not come at a bargain price, but it’s the overall experience that wraps the land around one’s soul that makes the day well spent. Featured plantations include: Bienville Plantation White Springs, Florida Beaver Creek Plantation Twin City, Georgia Cabin Bluff Woodbine, Georgia Pick up the latest issue to see the rest of the best hunting plantations in the South.

Story by Marty Fischer

Photographs courtesy of Broadfield Plantation

Photographs courtesy of Bienville Plantation