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Smoking Gun Plantation

Gunsmoke Rd, Sylvester, Georgia 31714 - Worth County
$3,500,000 759 Acres
4 Bedroom 4.5 Bathrooms 3100 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 3208934

Description

Smoking Gun Plantation in Worth and Turner County Georgia, exclusively offered by Matre Forestry Consulting Inc., is a truly special place. The property offering is all inclusive: the asking price includes everything from the lodge furnishings to the bird dogs to the jeeps, tractors, wagons, etc. This +-759 acre plantation is absolutely move-in and hunt ready, as a private hunting preserve, client/corporate entertainment property or, as it is currently used, a commercial quail hunting enterprise. The commercial hunting has been marketed almost solely by word of mouth, and Smoking Gun enjoys a host of repeat customers. The current manager, who lives in the manager's house, is very interested in staying with the property should the new owner need a manager.

Location, Location, Location: If you know anything about Georgia hunting, then you know Worth and Turner Counties are the best of the best. Situated at the northern extent of the famed Red Hills Region/Tifton Uplands, Smoking Gun is a sportsman's paradise offering perfect habitat for bobwhite quail, deer, and turkey. Worth County has produced more Boone and Crockett record bucks than any other Georgia County, with 19 bucks in the record book. In addition to the fabulous hunting and fishing, Smoking Gun has a high site index for pine and hardwood growth, and the property is full of healthy, mature pine sawtimber in the uplands and hardwood sawtimber in the bottoms.

Access, Access, Access: Smoking Gun Plantation has road frontage on four county roads, plus an extensive woods road network. The woods roads are mostly rocked and/or crowned, providing all weather access to all of the property.

History: The current owner, Mr. Buddy Henry, purchased the property in 2006, and immediately began transforming the former Weyerhaeuser timber tract into the groomed hunting plantation it is today. Buddy, with a background in engineering, designed and built the +-7.3 acre lake and 3100 square foot lodge. At the same time, the overgrown pine plantation understories began a transformation via the introduction of prescribed burning, followed by mechanical and herbicide treatments. Also, the supporting structures were built, such as barns, kennels, and a modern bird barn. In 2011, Matre Forestry marked +-300 acres of mature planted pines for a select harvest to improve the understory habitat for quail hunting. The select harvest left the best pine trees unharvested, and was followed by meticulous logging clean up, and a herbicide treatment. The pines are very healthy and fast growing, and are ready for another harvest now or in the near future, depending on management objectives.

Fast forward to 2016, and the result of this labor of love is one of the finest recreational properties you can find, in one of the best hunting locations in the South. With the hard work completed, Smoking Gun is fully in the enjoyment phase. For the most part, burning about 50% of the upland acreage every year is the only work needed to maintain the aesthetic upland pines. In addition to the +-300 acres of quail woods, there are additional pine uplands that have not been groomed. These areas, totaling probably +-75 acres, are currently great cover for deer sanctuaries, but could easily be cleaned up for additional quail courses.

Contact Matre Forestry for more information, and to schedule your showing.

Directions

Gunsmoke Road, Worth County GA. See map package. Shown by appointment only. You may drive by the property, but do not enter the property without our written authorization.

Agriculture and Farming

Agricultural Uses
CRP
Timber

Number of Poultry Houses
Pre Release Quail Barn

Number of Acres of Timber
695

Number of Acres Tillable
40

Financing Options

Mortgage Options
Conventional Mortgage

Housing

Construction
Siding

Exterior Features
Boat Dock/Slip
Skeet Range
Patio Covered
Satellite Dish
Stable/Barn
Wood Deck

Foundation
Slab

Interior Features
Vaulted Ceilings

Utility Room
Dryer Hookup-Elec
Washer Hookup

Construction Status
New Construction- Complete

Fireplace Type
Stone

Heating/Cooling
Central Air-Elec
Central Heat- Elec

Kitchen Equipment
Cooktop-Gas

Exterior Buildings
Bunk House
Mobile
Tenant House
Workshop

Flooring
Carpet
Ceramic Tile
Wood Floor

Housing Type
Lake House

Kitchen Other
Granite/Granite Type Cntrtop

Land

Barn Information
Barn(s)
Electric to Barn

Fish
Bass

Lot Description
Acreage
Creek
Heavily Treed
Water/Lake Front

Number of Wells
4

Proposed Use
Hunting/Fishing
Quail Plantation Deer Turkey

Special Notes
Survey Available

Crop Retire Program
Yes

Game
Dove
Ducks
Quail
Turkey
Whitetail Deer

Number of Lakes (water over 5 acres)
1

Present Use
Hunting/Fishing
Quail Plantation

Road Frontage Desc
County
Dirt
Gravel/Rock

Topography
Level
Rolling

Easements
Utilities

Land Type
Quail Plantation

Number of Ponds (water 1-5 acres)
1

Property Type
Farm/Ranch

Soil
Sandy Loam

Will Subdivide
No

Tax Data (Show Tax Data)

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Matre Forestry Consulting, Inc.

2549 Lafayette Plaza
Suite 204
Albany, GA 31707

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