In the Shadows SHADOW OAK PLANTATION
Shadow Oak Plantation is proud to announce that our Pro Shop now carries Orvis brand products. The complete line of hunting apparel and gear is available. Orvis represents the highest standards in the ethics, heritage and authenticity of the outdoor experience and annually donates five percent of its pre-tax profits to the protection and preservation of fish and wildlife. We are very proud of our association with such a committed and environmentally responsible company. The Pro Shop is pleased to offer a wide array of Orvis products. If you would like to order any Orvis product that is not in our store, from apparel to personally fitted and customized guns, we can order it and have it sent directly to you. You may choose to pay for merchandise with your Shadow Oak invoice or pay separately. Each Orvis product we offer has a no-questions-asked guarantee.
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Shadow Oak now carries orvis!
Vol. 5 Issue 7
Pg. 2 - Letter from the president Quail season Photos Pg. 3 - Welcome Tim Jones! Kennel Renovations Complete Pg. 4 - Calendar of Events
I’m sad to say, quail season has come and gone. What a great 2009 season we had! We’ve been working hard at Shadow Oak - prepping and planting food plots, kennel renovations while tending to three litters of puppies, continuing the training of our dogs, converting two more jeeps into self-contained hunting vehicles and grooming the woods and hunting courses. Needless to say, we’ve been busy! For those of you who have already made your hunting reservations for this upcoming season, thank you very much. It is hard for me to believe how many of you have already reserved your hunting dates. Thank you again! If you have not had an opportunity to reserve your hunting dates, please give me a call or send an e-mail as soon as you can. We look forward to seeing each of you next season. Best,
Harrison Smith, president
Quail Season 2009
Harrison with his two bird dogs, Kate and Smith.
Welcome Tim Jones! At Shadow Oak, we continue to strive to breed top quality bird dogs. We want to welcome Tim Jones that to our staff! Tim has joined us from South Carolina and has worked with other professional handlers. He has 15 years of upland and waterfowl training.
“I’m really looking forward to working at Shadow Oak. We already have some of the best bird dogs I’ve seen in a while and the new liters are only going to top them.”
Kennel Renovations Complete Our new state-of-the-art facilities are now in use! The $250,000 restoration began in October of 2008. The dogs are quite happy with their new home.
Outside view of kennel area. Outside view of kennel area.
Indoor kennel area.
Renovations include: - New training table and equipment storage area - 2 new birthing areas - New concrete work and septic system - 9 new above ground kennels - 6 new indoor and 6 new outdoor kennels - Planted over 1,200 trees and shrubs in the 15 acre game bird habitat area. - Increased the size of our training pond - Upgraded our game bird brooding area to accommodate 1,000 day-old quail chicks.
Dr. Moseley giving Hatch his annual check-up.
Additional kennels in the back.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MAY 2 Shadow Oak Plantation Open House
Come out and join us for an evening of friends and fun. Little Brown Peach will be playing. The Horse Creek winery will be host a wine tasting.
15-16 Annual Shooting Sportsman “ Reader – Writer “ Hunt
Shadow Oak was among the first in the state to develop quail hunting as a business a few decades ago, yet it has only recently expanded to allow a broader public access to the plantation’s extensively managed hunting grounds.The group, hosted by author Bruce Stevens, will be enjoying a three day of hunt.
18-20 Partners Benefit Group three day hunt 21-22 Coleman Talley LLC. two day hunt 27-30 Skeet Shoot Tournament and Fundraiser.
Skeet shoot tournament to benefit the Georgia Wildlife Protection Association. Entry fee is $100. Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
JUNE 5-7 Ducks Unlimited Youth Hunt
Ducks Unlimited Charimans’ of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina have worked diligently to make this annual event a reality once again. Shadow Oak Plantation is proud to be the 2009 host. This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to experience the beautiful outdoors and feel first-hand the excitement that a rising covey of native Bobwhite quail can create.
10 Wine and Dine with Little Brown Peach.
Dinner party for members of Shadow Oak. Tickets are $25 per person. Enjoy live music on the porch by Nashville’s own, Little Brown Peach. Please reserve your spot today!
18-20 Frederick- Smith wedding 24 Park Avenue Bank reception
Little Brown Peach
4 Fourth of July Celebration
Bring your family and celebrate Independence Day on the lake at Shadow Oak. Cook-out will begin a 7 p.m., with fireworks to follow.
10 Private Party 24-26
Auburn Alumni Association Hunt Southwest Georgia Auburn Club hosts a hunt at Shadow Oak. Coach Tommy Tuberville will be speaking at the opening reception and dinnet. For more information contact Steve Miller at email@example.com
For reservations please contact Shadow Oak Plantation at 229-686-7454 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O Box 925
Nashville, Ga. 31639