Sometimes one of the great pleasures of life is just getting away from the regimen of daily life and slipping away to a special place where the amenities are bountiful, the pointers are true to the point, the quail are fast and elusive and your aim is accurate!
OK, lets be honest, you may have to work on your aim, but you won’t find a nicer place to quail hunt than Dorchester! Located near the Georgia coast, near Midway, Dorchester now has new cabins and a first class lodge that will make you want to linger longer than a day or two.
Dorchester Shooting Preserve is a southeast Georgia hunting preserve that offers the finest quail hunting, duck hunting, continental pheasant shooting, whitetail deer hunting and sporting clays in Georgia. Located just 25 miles from historic Savannah, a day at Dorchester makes a perfect corporate retreat or family activity. With deluxe accommodations, delicious southern cooking and a bird habitat to rival any in the nation, Dorchester is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
Dorchester Shooting Preserve has more than 5,000 acres of pristine quail habitat. The property is managed European game management-style, says owner Chuck Gaskins, with early-released, fast-flying birds. Dorchester supplements its own wild bird population seasonally, giving hunters the best flying birds possible.
As a wing-shooter, you know that a personable, skilled and safe guide can make all the difference in your day in the field. At Dorchester, the guides, like Andy Sittle, have years of hunting experience and possess the skills and know-how to ensure you get the birds.
Well-trained retrievers and pointers are a source of pride at Dorchester. Young, healthy, enthusiastic dogs make the day even more enjoyable as you walk behind these agile hunters. Guests are welcome to bring their own well-trained, professional hunting dogs to their own hunts.
Pheasant hunting is mostly found out west, but now they have it at Dorchester! Throughout the hunting season, Dorchester organizes continental pheasant shoots, an activity that offers high volume shooting that is perfect for a corporate outing or entertaining guests.
During a pheasant hunt, participants (in pairs) occupy one of 12 stations located in a circle approximately 150 yards from a 60-foot tower, but contact Dorchester for full details.
Dorchester Shooting Preserve offers inshore and offshore fishing charters through Captain Mark Noble, one of the most experienced charter fishing guides on nearby St. Simons Island.
Spending the night at Dorchester couldn’t be more comfortable. The newly constructed cabins are spacious and upscale-rustic. Each cabin is complete with three bedrooms and they have one bathroom for each bedroom.
Southern cooking is tops at Dorchester and you will not go away hungry! Lunch is an event itself at Dorchester, with two meats and three vegetables. Visitors enjoy Southern specialties like fried chicken, stew beef or meatloaf with delectable vegetables like their squash casserole, stir-fried cabbage and cauliflower. Homemade biscuits and desserts like banana pudding are made daily. Evening meals range from thick steaks cooked on the grill and a chicken barbeque, to a traditional low-country boil or oyster roast.
Contact them at “Dorchester Shooting Preserve, Midway, GA” • Tel: 912-884-6999 • Fax: 912-884-7567•For email go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brunswick, St. Simon’s Island and Jekyll Island are just a short distance south. If you want to get in some beach time for the family, give the Jekyll Island club Hotel in the Jekyll historic district a try as it offers outstanding accommodations at a reasonable price and great food in the grand dinning room. Contact them at 1-877-325-1530 or go to http://jekyllclub.com