George Hi Plantation, located in Garland, NC, has quail hunting in its very roots. Records show that this land, originally granted to the George Highsmith family by the King of England, has been hunted for quail prior to the Civil War. Purchased by the Dubose family in 1942, the estate has been completely transformed by third generation proprietor, Charles DuBose, Jr.
Trek through 1,000 acres of methodically constructed habitat, thoughtfully restored by DuBose in order to mimic the authentic vegetation of a past era. By converting the land into sweeping fields of native warm grasses and open pine woods, the quail population at George Hi is able to take on wild characteristics, providing an organic hunting experience. Newcomers can take advantage of shooting lessons and practice with clay targets at the new five stand, while seasoned shooters are offered expert guides and veteran flushing dogs upon request.
Southern traditions extend to the hospitable accommodations at George Hi. Guests can choose from the eight bedroom Lake Lodge, featuring crackling fireplaces, expansive porches and a lakefront gazebo, or the historical 1855 Guest House, which has been painstakingly restored to offer modern conveniences amid charmingly country furnishings.
Farm breakfasts and hunt lunches are provided by the plantation’s private chef, not to mention savory steak selections and wild game dinners, which are served in front of a cozy fireplace — the perfect place to relax and enjoy the day’s spoils.
Every year from October through March, this property opens to those seeking a truly unique Southern hunting experience. Diverse Quail courses, expert guides, dutiful hunting dogs, luxurious lodging and fine dining blend to achieve the ultimate quail hunter’s haven.