Georgia Hunting

Jim Childers and I decided to go on a guided hunt to Georgia. We heard about a hunt in Sumter County that was on a Cotton Plantation that supposedly had not been hunted in the last several decades. We were part of the first group of hunters who had the opportunity to hunt the farm. The two landowners were the "guides" for the hunt and knew about as much at deer hunting as I do about skydiving. I know it starts with jumping out a plane and they know hunting on their land starts with several Ben Franklin's in their pocket. They had spread some rye grass seed in the corners of their cotton fields, put up some ladder stands and expected people to pay to watch it grow. They would pick us up after daylight in the morning and bring us back to camp around 10:00am. In the afternoons they would pick us up 2 hours before dark and by the time the last guy was dropped off it was only 30 minutes before dark. They were in the middle of harvesting cotton and we were looked at as a nuisance. In the middle of one day, Jim and I went into the field in front of the camp without our weapons to just look around, as they would leave us at camp for 4 or 5 hours in the middle of the day. We found a nice food plot tucked off in the woods about 500 yards from the camp. One of the owners came looking for us and went ballistic - accused us of "rambling". I ask him about the food plot and he said it was for a relative to hunt. No hunting in decades - I don't think so. I was allowed to hunt the green plot and harvested a doe on it that afternoon. Jim harvested the largest doe I have ever seen outside of New Jersey.

Weapon: Remington 700 Sendero
Scope: Leupold VXIII 6.5x20 50mm
Caliber: 7mm Rem Mag
Bullet: Sierra GameKing 140gr.
Range: 80 yards

This is the place we stayed

Jim Childers with a Huge Georgia Doe

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