Recreation

Recreational Considerations

Located in the heart of the Red Hills, Loveridge is some of the most coveted quail hunting land in the Thomasville and Tallahassee region. It is surrounded entirely by other quality plantations with some of these neighbors being known for record-breaking quail populations. Loveridge has a total of fourteen quail courses that run with the natural topography of the land. With around 90% of the property in upland pine habitat, this landscape maximizes quail management opportunities and thus, hunting results. Loveridge is blessed to have a world-class dog handler with a kennel that includes 49 dogs: 3 English cocker retrievers, 26 seasoned pointers, 11 derby dogs in training, and 9 puppies. The dog handler likes to raise his own puppies, so he will typically have one to two litters each year with the assistance of outside breeding stock to keep the gene pool strong. He maintains some type of year-round work with the dogs.

 

Lake Thompson has existed well prior to the start of people purchasing land in this area for hunting and it is depicted on some very old plantation maps. Lake Thompson is a 100± acre wet weather pond that was converted to a duck hunting impoundment. Over the decades, this lake has produced sensational duck hunting. Its location is in a key flyway for the ringnecks that visit the Red Hills. In recent years, the impoundment has not been entirely managed and it needs a modest investment to be restored to its glory days. It is nearly impossible to find a 100± acre duck impoundment in the Red Hills, particularly with such a good location within the local flyway.

 

There are several good dove fields managed on Loveridge, and the property has a prolific population of whitetail deer. The deer genetics are impressive and 150 class deer have been harvested regularly. There are a few turkeys as well.