Springtime – and it’s getting GREEN. Not that it ever gets that bad in this part of Georgia, but… We went to visit the folks at Gum Log Plantation over in Abbeville GA the other week. We had a blast. The place is huge and we’ve got to confess, we were pretty impressed.
The plantation house, enormous guest house in other words, is done completely in local pine and absolutely amazing. Really gives that homey sort of feel to the location. I can easily hold groups in the 20 or so range and believe it was 8 bedrooms or so. Not only is the actual property huge, but so is the house. Even with 20 people floating about, it’s not like you’re going to be crowded – trust us. Bland and Cary say that it is more typically smaller groups which come in and not necessarily the 20 individuals groups. Group hunts of 4-12 are fairly common.
Big Hog Hunting Areas
When you come on to the property, you’re struck by just HOW much space you have to roam around on. They say on their website that they have, I believe, like 3000 acres or something huge, but you can’t really appreciate JUST how big the hunting areas are until they start running you around the place.
Jump in the back of a truck and get the go-round of the entire property. Feed fields – they do hog and deer hunting here so you’ve got your choice depending on time of year. If you’re interested or inclined you may also do some fishing. Regular fields as well as plenty of areas that are forested. Merely so much property. If you’re a hunter, you value the outdoors – and you may not be disappointed here. You can roam around for days in the event that you would like, without seeing anything but nature.
Hunters Love Coming Back
It’s possible for you to roam away by yourself if you desire – especially if you have been here before. Cary said they do have a lot of returning visitors year after year. Daddies and sons, families, corporate outings. He mentioned the guys from Glock come down here. A lot of people from Raleigh. Cary owns another business started here in Georgia, Ocmulgee Concrete Services, that is headquartered in Raleigh NC. They end up with several groups because of that.
The food is great. The brothers do some cooking that is amazing. We’d some wrapped pork tenderloins. Delicious. Merely great down home cooking. A big ol’ spread of food – particularly for the dinners. Family style. Big table. BIG food!
Simply can’t say enough about this place. Definitely worth a trip to their website. If you’re going anywhere near Abbeville GA and are up for some ga hog hunts, we really have to give a nod to the men over at Gum Log. Give them a call and tell ’em where you heard about them!