Quail hunting in the southern style will be the focus of the CCA of Skidaway’s September meeting and seminar to be held on Monday, September 10, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7:00 pm. Dave Massey, manager of the Dorchester Shooting Preserve, will take attendees on a virtual expedition through this hunting paradise that many proclaim to be second to none.
Dave will provide a brief history of quail hunting in Georgia, talk about how the Dorchester staff prepares the land and environment to support a quail population, and discuss a typical hunt complete with excellent dog work and experienced guides. If we are lucky, he might even bring one or two of the 70 trained pointers and flushing dogs from the Preserve’s kennel. It has been said that watching the dogs work, expressing their natural abilities in the field, is the highlight of any upland bird hunt.
Dorchester Shooting Preserve is in Midway, Georgia, just 50 minutes south of Skidaway Island. It is a 5000 acre sanctuary specializing in premier classic southern quail hunting. Owned and run by Chuck Gaskin, a strong and long-time supporter of CCA Georgia, the Preserve also hosts deer, continental pheasant, and wild boar hunts.
The raffle prize for the September meeting will be select hunting apparel from the Dorchester pro shop.
CCA is a non-profit organization with chapters on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts. For more information about CCA of Skidaway contact Joe Tyson, 598-8765. For more information about CCA’s Georgia District, contact Tom Rood, 598-9753. For information about this month’s meeting and seminar, contact Dave Devore, 330-329-6457. Area residents are invited to attend the CCA of Skidaway meetings and seminars held on the second Monday of the month at St. Peter’s Church.