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Pine Hill Plantation, GA

Vintage Georgia Quail Hunting...Timeless Southern StyleIf you are a discerning upland bird hunter who wants a truly authentic plantation-style quail hunt and who enjoys the finer things in life...then we are confident that Pine Hill Plantation is the hunting lodge for you.
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32 of 32(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
Review 1 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Excellent,
January 22, 2015
By: Cuisine1
from Donalsonville, GA, USA
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"We had an excellent experience. The option to ride the carriage pulled by mules or ride a horse for your hunt was really cool! The guides and dogs were fantastic! The lodge was super accommodating, clean and comfortable. And the hunt was safe. Top notch operation all the way around!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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The greatest time ever,
January 17, 2015
By: Lancef
from Alpharetta, GA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Steve was fantastic
"The place is absolutely magical!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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One for the Book,
January 16, 2015
By: KNorris
from Essex, VT, USA
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"WOW... never quail hunted before and have hunted several other species. Pine Hill hasn't missed anything in providing a top notch experience. The food, staff, dog handlers and guides are some of the best. Doug and Jackie Coe have truly created an experience of a lifetime for you from start to finish... Hope to be back real soon. Kevin Norris-Essex Vermont"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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awesome,
January 15, 2015
By: jimmyD1066
from New York, NY, USA
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"top notch all the way,Doug and Jackie know how to make you feel welcome in first class accommodations with real southern quail hunting. wagons, guides, dogs, horses, all are first rate. you will love this place, and the house staff is awesome as well as the chefs."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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first class all the way around,
January 15, 2015
By: jhoff82
from San Antonio, TX, USA
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"This was a hunt of a lifetime one of the best experiences I have had. The staff was incredible , food was amazing and the hunt master all first class"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Field of Dreams,
January 13, 2015
By: MichaelBorello
from New York, NY, USA
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"In the immortal words of Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come!!!" Pine Hill Plantation is nothing short of a Field of Dreams. After just completing our fifth annual hunt at Pine Hill, I can attest to the fact that Pine Hill is nothing short of spectacular. Doug and Jackie Coe have pulled out all the stops to make sure your quail hunting experience is beyond memorable. From the lodging and food staff, to Todd Howard and the field staff, nothing is overlooked. Pine Hill is the Disneyland of quail hunting!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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They do it right at Pine Hill,
January 9, 2015
By: HiMan
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"I have hunted everywhere in the USA for almost everything to hunt. The experience we had at Pine Hill Plantation tops the list, Doug, Jackie and staff left no detail unturned. The attention to detail, starting from pick up to meals to actual hunt was a tr uely great experience. If you wish to take part in a old tradition Quail hunt from mule drawn wagons to horse back, try these folks. They are the best, we shall return.
Charlie Heye
Seabrook Island, SC
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Quality and Class,
December 30, 2014
By: kkindigplc
from Abingdon, VA, USA
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"After having experienced PHP during each of the last four years the two things which distinguish it are: (i) the quality of the birds and (ii) that Doug, Jackie and the staff provide the highest level of service without being the least bit pretentious about it."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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An experience of a lifetilme,
December 15, 2014
By: jharkey
from Brownwood, TX, USA
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"If you love real Southern Hospitality, great food, and an experience of a lifetime, this is a must trip and visit."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Exceptional Time,
December 14, 2014
By: Whittparty
from Wisconsin, USA
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"Our group has been to Pine Hill multiple times, but this was even more memorable due to having two New hunters with us, Father and son, and also Grandpa. The care and personal attention given to during our whole time there was to me special to be a part of and observe the Pine Hill staff make this a memorable adventure for them, and the rest of us also."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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beyond my expectations,
December 10, 2014
By: mgregory53
from Lumberton, TX
"I was told about Pine Hill Plantation by my brother in law, who had hunted there last year. Words are not enough to describe the top notch experience you get from beginning to end. The staff, accommodations, hunting experience, food are all outstanding. I do not know how you could improve on any aspect."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Fantastic!,
December 9, 2014
By: DRichard
from Covington, LA
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"The staff was great. Food was excellent, and the quail were plentiful. What an experience! Not only did we enjoy it, we all got a education about the eco system, the level of effort it takes to manage the forest year round. This is first class and great people."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Trip of a lifetime,
December 3, 2014
By: Retiredforever
from Merkel Texas
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"This is the place to be treated like kings while having a great hunting experience from the mule driver to the chef.. Very professional extremely pleasant and great hunting ."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Pine Hill is the best!,
December 1, 2014
By: rosborne
from Charleston, wv
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"Pine Hill is the best--the best accommodations, the best hunting experience, the best food, the best service, and on and on. Jackie, Doug, and all their people do their utmost to make a hunt at Pine Hill a memorable experience. We will be back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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First quail hunt - spoiled forever,
November 25, 2014
By: decraft88
from Clermont, FL
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"Quite simply an unsurpassed experience. Everyone we met from the owners (Doug and Jackie), to those in charge of our care at the lodge (Clayton, Al and Amanda), to those who braved the woods with us (Huntmaster Steven, Fireman Brandon, and Mule Driver Mike) were as personable as one could hope and knowledgeable in their craft. Thank you...all of you...for an experience of a lifetime.
Dean
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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pinehill palntation trip,
April 4, 2014
By: hrtfixer
from oak ridge tn
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"my wife and i visited pinehill in february and were treated to an exceptional wing shooting experience.Spectacular quail habitat,gracious hosts,fine accomodations and staff. we are already planning a return trip.."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Great respect for tradition,
April 1, 2014
By: smithjeff53
from Castalia, Ohio
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"My wife and I visited Pine Hill Plantation over Valentine's Day weekend, 2014. The Coe's were perfect hosts and the staff in our lodge attended to our every wish. A "traditional" quail hunt was on my bucket list and I couldn't have found a better place for checking it off. This is not a put and take operation; it so obvious that they manage the habitat and the hunting pressure to ensure a great hunting experience. The mules, dogs and horses were top notch and the hunting staff were friendly, professional and very safety conscious. The food was fabulous and the accommodations luxurious. My wife did not shoot but enjoyed riding the hunt wagon one day and exploring south Georgia on the other days. Probably one of my favorite features: no internal combustion engines were involved."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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Awesome!,
March 26, 2014
By: ckelliott
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"My husband and I visited Pine Hill in late February. We had such a great trip and would definitely do it again and again! The staff goes above and beyond - my husband enjoyed the hunt and I enjoyed riding horseback and watching the dogs work. Doug and Jackie are gracious hosts and their staff is amazing! Thank you so much for everything!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Pine Hill Plantation, GA
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A trip back in time,
February 22, 2014
By: Ken0315
from Talladega, AL, USA
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"To the whole crew, but especially Steven, JR, Sharlene and Marci, thank you. I cannot express in words how much fun we had. Even though I shot like a rookie, it was a trip back in time for me. So many memories of so many great people, dogs, horses, land and covey rises flooded back inside my mind.
I began Quail hunting with my father before I was big enough to carry a gun. I have a picture of my father and me on a horse at a field trial at Sedgefield Plantation when I was less than a year old. I am fairly certain I did not ride the brace but it is a constant reminder of my father and my heritage. I lost him when I was 13, but he rides with me every day.
There are stories in my family of quail hunting dating back to the turn of the century and I'm not referring to the one we lived through. My grandfather and his sons hunted Quail in the winter and would ship them by train to the Elite Cafe in Montgomery, which at the time and even into my early life was the premier restaurant in Montgomery. They tell a story of my Uncle Joe's return from World War I. No one knew when he was to arrive, but "his" bird dog jumped up off the porch and ran down the road to meet him as he walked the 3 miles from the train station home. When the Great Depression hit, my grandmother left home, moved to Auburn and ran a boarding house so one of my other uncles and my father could stay in school. My grandfather stayed on the farm and shipped food, including Quail in the winter, to Auburn to feed the boys. So the link to Auburn is long and strong with me. A big War Eagle to Steven!
Again, thank you for a wonderful time. Keep doing what y'all are doing. You are keeping alive a part of the South that is at the heart of our culture and what makes us unique and strong."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
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Great Hunting,
February 9, 2014
By: Aiken
from Memphis, TN, USA
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"Jackie and Doug,
Everything was excellent. If I had scripted every minute, it could not have been any better. Having my son's in laws and their fathers together was priceless and we thoroughly enjoyed everything from the trap shooting, the food, the accommodations the meals, and the excellent hunting. We will definitely be coming back. It was beyond perfect."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes