www.matreforestry.com , 2549 Lafayette Plaza Dr Ste 204, Albany GA 31707, 229-639-4973
PROPERTY OVERVIEW
SMOKING GUN PLANTATION
+-759 Acres in Worth and Turner Counties, Georgia


NARRATIVE:  (see property details below the narrative, and see attached files in the interactive map above)


Smoking Gun Plantation in Worth and Turner Counties in 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, supplies, etc. This +-759 acre plantation is absolutely move-in and hunt ready, as a private hunting preserve, client/corporate entertainment property and/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 interested in staying with the property should the new owner desire a manager in place.  Additionally, the seller is able to assist with the transition.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: If you know anything about Georgia hunting, then you know Worth and Turner Counties are the best of the best. Situated on the beautiful gently rolling topography of the Pelham Escarpment in the Tifton Uplands of Georgia, 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, including the 195” buck harvested in 2016 just a little south of Smoking Gun (see http://www.wideopenspaces.com/hunter-harvests-195-inch-georgia-buck/).  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 and pine sawtimber in the bottoms.

ACCESS, ACCESS, ACCESS: Smoking Gun Plantation has road frontage on Gunsmoke Road and three other county graded roads with a paved county road leading to the southwest corner, plus an extensive and improved woods road network.  County roads are only on perimeter, so no public roads dissecting the plantation (great privacy). The woods roads are mostly rocked and/or crowned where needed, providing all weather access to all of the property.

HISTORY: The owner purchased the property in 2006, and immediately began transforming the former Weyerhaeuser timber tract into the groomed hunting plantation it is today. Immediately upon acquiring the property in 2006, the owner designed and constructed the +-7.3 acre lake and 3100 square foot lodge. 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 2018, and the result of this labor of love is one of the finest recreational investment properties in the South, in possibly the best hunting locations in Georgia. With the hard work completed, Smoking Gun is fully in the maintain and enjoy phase - no further development is necessary.  In addition to the +-300 acres of groomed quail woods, there are +-90 acres that were first thinned in 2016 that could be groomed for additional quail woods, or managed as is primarily for deer and turkey.

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


TRACT WEBSITE:  http://www.matreforestry.com/worth-turner-ga-759.html
ATTENTION:  Southwest Georgia Quail Plantation for Sale
DISCLAIMER:  All information is believed to be reliable and from reliable sources, but the information is not guaranteed.    
LAST UPDATED:  5/8/2018
NOTICES:    Shown by appointment only.  Do not enter without permission.  See attached files/documents for more info.
TRACT:  Worth Turner GA 759 (Smoking Gun Plantation)
LISTING BROKER:  Matre Forestry Consulting, Inc. of Albany GA.  Established in 1999, Matre Forestry assists clients with land sales, acquisitions, and management.  Contact us today. Licensed in GA & AL.
LISTING AGENT:  Mike Matre, Broker, Accredited Land Consultant, Association of Consulting Foresters. 229-869-1111 mike@matreforestry.com
COUNTRY:  US  STATE:  GA  COUNTY:  Worth
ACRES +-:  759

ASKING PRICE PER ACRE:  $3755 per acre

ASKING PRICE TOTAL:  $2,850,000

PRIMARY USE: Commercial Quail Hunting

PROPOSED/POTENTIAL USE: Commercial Quail Hunting, and/or Private Hunting Preserve.  Ideal for weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, entertaining customers/clients/suppliers/vendors, etc.   Potential for conversion to agriculture (row crops, pecans, cattle, horses, etc.). A permanent conservation easement could be attractive.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION:  Multiple adjoining parcels
ZONING: Ag
ESTIMATED ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX:  $8492
CURRENT ANNUAL FARM RENT:  N/A
ESTIMATED TIMBER VALUE:  Significant.  Smoking Gun is well stocked with mature pine and hardwood sawtimber.  A timber cruise has not been done.
HUNTING & FISHING:  Managed for release bird quail hunting. Great trophy deer and turkey hunting.  Potential for duck hunting. +-7 and +-3 acre lakes offer great trophy bass and bream fishing.    
CROP BASIS:  N/A
SOILS:  Primary soils are a variety of loamy sand soils that are rated primer and of statewide importance
WATER RESOURCES:  Two lakes, Daniels Creek, Big Branch, smaller tributaries, 4 wells
TOPOGRAPHY:  Gently rolling, some rolling and some flat.  0% to 8% slopes
ELEVATION:  +-320’ to +-390’
LOCATION/ACCESS:  Main entrance on Gunsmoke Rd.  There are three other graded county roads and one paved.  No public roads dissect the property, which adds greatly to privacy.

IMPROVEMENTS & EQUIPMENT & DOGS (ALL INCLUDED IN SALE):  The following list is provided by seller and tax assessor data, and is not guaranteed and may be an incomplete list.  


LODGE:  

3100 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms.  Each bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed.

The open floor plan has a two story high cypress ceiling with the upstairs balcony hallway overlooking the spacious living area.

Fully tastefully furnished.

The kitchen is open to living area and has granite counter tops, 6 burner stove.

Commercial washer and dryer.

Nice front porch and a 12’ x 60’ back deck  with small covered porch area.

Deck overlooks +-7 acre lake and trap/skeet shooting range  

Lodge grounds have spotlights and irrigation.

2 Wells, septic tank

SMALL LAKE HOUSE:

600 square feet with covered concrete patio.

Wall unit air conditioning and a half bath.

Serves well as managers office and storage.

Ice maker and refrigerator

SMALL TRAILER HOME:

1 bedroom 1 bath

Patio

Well and septic tank

MANAGERS HOUSE:

Prefab 2460 square feet, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath

256 square foot screened front porch, back deck

Storage building, covered parking, well, septic

PROWLER TRAVEL TRAILER WITH QUEEN BED HOOKED TO WELL AND SEPTIC

DOCK WITH WITH AUTO FISH FEEDER

LAKE AERATOR

PLANTATION GUEST ENTRANCE AND PLANTATION SERVICE ENTRANCE

SKEET SHOOTING RANGE:

Electric wobble trap and batter single shot clay pigeon machine

Two shooting stands

DOG KENNELS

BIRD DOGS:


25 fully trained bird dogs including German Shorthairs, Pointers, Setters

SHOP AREA:

Enclosed area for storage (30’ by 15’)

56’ x 30’ Open pole barn with partial sides for tractors and other equipment (3 sides covered)

36’ x 34’ Open pole barn for jeeps and wagons, etc.

40’ x 24’ steel frame bird barn for storing birds until released

22’ x 12’ bird cleaning station, Traulsen commercial double door freezer, Scotsman commercial ice maker, chest freezer

Shipping container for additional storage

VEHICLES:

Blue Jeep, 115,000 miles

White jeep, 105,000

Light blue jeep, 130,000 miles

2000 Ford F150

2004 Ford F150 XLT

EQUIPMENT:

2012 Kubota UTV

2006 Polaris Ranger UTV

Arctic Cat ATV

2005 Polaris Sportsman ATV

Big Dog Lawnmower

EZGO Golf Cart

8 compartment bird wagon (1), 6 compartment bird wagon (2), 4 compartment bird wagin (1)

John Deere 6403 tractor

Massey Ferguson Tractor

New Holland 555E Backhoe

IMPLEMENTS:

2 row John Deere planters (71 model and tool bar)

2 row Covington planters and cultivator frame

6’ root rake

Boom Pole

30” dirt pan

6’ harrow adjustable gang

6’ spring tooth cultivator

Fertilizer Spreader

5’ Box Blade

Bucket for backhoe

6’ and 8’ bog harrows

Brown tree cutter bush hog

Garfield Road Grader

12’ x 7’ flat trailer and a 4’ x 6’ flat trailer

6’ bush hog

John Deere harrow

Grain spreader

Spray tanks

SHOP SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT:

Vice

Electric welder

Shop vac

1.8 HP 200 PSI compressor

Grinder, skill saw, drill bits, chain saw, gas blower

Pressure washer with extra tanks and pumps

Electric motor, portable flood lights

7’ steel storage cage (3 compartments)

acetylene welder and tanks

2 nail guns

4” gas sump pump

Battery charger

MISCELLANEOUS FURNISHINGS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT

MATRE FORESTRY

CONSULTING, INC.

Smoking Gun Plantation

Worth and Turner Counties Georgia, +-759 Acres

Southwest Georgia Land for Sale

  • $2,850,000 all inclusive (real estate, commercial quail hunting business, furnishings, supplies, equipment, bird dogs)
  • Contact Listing Broker Mike Matre, 229-869-1111 , mike@matreforestry.com 
  • Fully developed quail plantation.
  • Below is an interactive map and a video, and below that is a narrative and offering details.
  • The interactive map has pictures, attached files, and all kind of features such as zooming, panning, different base map layers, etc.  Click on a place marker to see a picture taken at that location.  CLICK THE FULL SCREEN ICON TO GO FULL SCREEN.