Georgia Quail Hunting Season

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No matter what part of the country you’re from, generations of hunters can all agree that the onset of fall is something you anticipate all year long – no matter what game you’re hunting. But for us, the Georgia hunting season is something truly special – it’s something as timeless and recognizable as the bobwhite quail itself.

As the thick summer air finally begins to dissipate and the first signs of fall appear – the start of school, the gentle hum of a college football game on the radio, a slight chill at night, and the first sight of hunting gear stocked on store shelves – you know it’s time to head outside and reconnect with nature. Our fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers taught us just how valuable the thrill of the hunt is, and in today’s hyper-connected world, there’s never been a better time than this year’s Georgia quail season to lace up the hunting boots, grab the shotgun, and head for the pines.

Rio Piedra Plantation Trees

The start of the Georgia quail season means different things to different people. For some it’s all about heritage – they were taught to hunt by their parents and grandparents, and they relish in the memories of childhood. For others it’s about the adrenaline rush – the crack of a fired gun, the sound of a covey flushing, the joy in watching a highly-skilled bird dog do his thing. And still for others, it’s about being with their sons and daughters, teaching them the joy of the quail hunting sport, showing them the value in a life connected to nature, and watching their skills sharpen season after season. No matter your reason, opening day of quail season in Georgia never gets old. It only gets better.

The Georgia quail hunting season typically begins in late-October and continues through mid-March, but don’t be surprised if you hear people in this area planning their first hunts months in advance. Opening day is a tradition that is so highly anticipated in the Southeast that some schools give kids the day off in recognition (maybe that’s why memories are so good for some hunters!). Luckily, you don’t have to drive far through South Georgia to find a good quail hunting lodge. The Plantation Belt is known throughout the world for its many thousands of acres of pristine quail habitat perfect for all types of hunters. Bobwhite quail are most plentiful here, and we pride ourselves in creating the perfect environment for this majestic bird to thrive. Once quail season in Georgia is here, we are ready.

Quail hunting season gives you a chance to live history. Its gives you the opportunity to walk the footsteps that others have walked before you – under a shady pine canopy over rolling hills and lush landscape – and to take a minute to really listen. Listen to your own footsteps, your own thoughts, your own memories. Listen for the flush, for the sound of the birds’ wings flutter, for the crack of the shotgun. Listen to the English setters pant and the whoosh of their tails. Listen to their excitement.

Just listen.

Georgia quail season might only be four months long, but that’s over 100 days - 100 opportunities - to create memories that will last a lifetime and more.

The Rio Piedra experience

Experience the Thrill of Quail Hunting South Georgia Style

We invite you to discover why quail hunting season in Georgia is one of the most highly-anticipated times of year at Rio Piedra Plantation.

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