Hunting Trips and Lodges | SouthWind Plantation

Southwind Plantation


They call it the quail belt—a swath of bobwhite-rich ground stretching from Albany, Georgia to Tallahassee, Florida. And nestled in the southwest portion of the belt is SouthWind Plantation. Comprised of more than 6,000 acres of fields, longleaf-pine forest, wiregrass understory and live-oak and cypress bottomlands, this picturesque private estate has been intensively managed for quail. Hunters travel the rolling hills in jeeps or in traditional fashion on mule-drawn wagons and horseback. Professional guides run dogs from a kennel of about 70—a mix of pointers, English setters, German shorthairs, Brittanys and English cockers—with hunters setting up on pointed coveys before the flushing dogs are released. (SouthWind also breeds and sells its own line of English cockers.) In the evenings guests enjoy meals prepared by award-winning chefs and accommodations in one of twelve uniquely furnished lodges—including the main lodge, overlooking a 20-acre stocked pond. With such great hunting and amenities, it’s little wonder that SouthWind draws sportsmen to the quail belt again and again.



  • Bird season: October through March
  • Species: bobwhite quail, dove, duck
  • Hunting parties: 2-50
  • Bag limit: 15 quail
  • Dogs: pointing and flushing breeds
  • Driven/tower shoots can be arranged

Lodge & Logistics

  • 12 Lodges: 41 bedrooms and 76 beds
  • Most rooms have private baths
  • Closest commercial airport: Tallahassee, FL
  • Closest private airport: Bainbridge, GA
  • Airport shuttle can be arranged

Amenities & Services

  • Rental guns
  • Clay shooting
  • Pro shop
  • License processing
  • Kennel facilities available for guests’ dogs
  • Bird processing


Full day guided hunting

One night lodging

All meals and beverages



Approx. $1,425 per person, per day


Additional birds available for a fee

Duck, dove and deer hunting offered

Custom itineraries and pricing can be arranged

``The only thing that outshines Southwind’s great quail hunting is the exceptionally high level of hospitality. They really make you feel like family!``

- Jim Leiferman, Orlando, FL

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