Smoking Gun Plantation
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Mike Matre
Mike Matre
Matre Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Contract Pending

Smoking Gun Plantation

Gunsmoke Rd, Sylvester , Georgia 31714 - Worth County
$2,850,000 759 Acres
4 beds 4 Bathrooms, 1 ½ Bathroom 3100 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 3208934


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Smoking Gun Plantation in Worth and Turner Counties in Georgia, exclusively offered by Matre Forestry Consulting Inc., is a truly special place. The property offering is all inclusive: the asking price includes everything from the lodge furnishings to the bird dogs to the jeeps, tractors, wagons, supplies, etc. This +-759 acre plantation is absolutely move-in and hunt ready, as a private hunting preserve, client/corporate entertainment property and/or, as it is currently used, a commercial quail hunting enterprise. The commercial hunting has been marketed almost solely by word of mouth, and Smoking Gun enjoys a host of repeat customers. The current manager, who lives in the manager's house, is interested in staying with the property should the new owner desire a manager in place. Additionally, the seller is able to assist with the transition.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: If you know anything about Georgia hunting, then you know Worth and Turner Counties are the best of the best. Situated on the beautiful gently rolling topography of the Pelham Escarpment in the Tifton Uplands of Georgia, Smoking Gun is a sportsman's paradise offering perfect habitat for bobwhite quail, deer, and turkey. Worth County has produced more Boone and Crockett record bucks than any other Georgia County, including the 195 buck harvested in 2016 just a little south of Smoking Gun. In addition to the fabulous hunting and fishing, Smoking Gun has a high site index for pine and hardwood growth, and the property is full of healthy, mature pine sawtimber in the uplands and hardwood and pine sawtimber in the bottoms.

ACCESS, ACCESS, ACCESS: Smoking Gun Plantation has road frontage on Gunsmoke Road and three other county graded roads with a paved county road leading to the southwest corner, plus an extensive and improved woods road network. County roads are only on perimeter, so no public roads dissecting the plantation (great privacy). The woods roads are mostly rocked and/or crowned where needed, providing all weather access to all of the property.

HISTORY: The owner purchased the property in 2006, and immediately began transforming the former Weyerhaeuser timber tract into the groomed hunting plantation it is today. Immediately upon acquiring the property in 2006, the owner designed and constructed the +-7.3 acre lake and 3100 square foot lodge. The overgrown pine plantation understories began a transformation via the introduction of prescribed burning, followed by mechanical and herbicide treatments. Also, the supporting structures were built, such as barns, kennels, and a modern bird barn. In 2011, Matre Forestry marked +-300 acres of mature planted pines for a select harvest to improve the understory habitat for quail hunting. The select harvest left the best pine trees unharvested, and was followed by meticulous logging clean up, and a herbicide treatment. The pines are very healthy and fast growing, and are ready for another harvest now or in the near future, depending on management objectives.

Fast forward to 2019, and the result of this labor of love is one of the finest recreational investment properties in the South, in possibly the best hunting locations in Georgia. With the hard work completed, Smoking Gun is fully in the maintain and enjoy phase - no further development is necessary. In addition to the +-300 acres of groomed quail woods, there are +-90 acres that were first thinned in 2016 that could be groomed for additional quail woods, or managed as is primarily for deer and turkey.

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Gunsmoke Road, Worth County GA. See map package. Shown by appointment only. You may drive by the property, but do not enter the property without authorization.

Agriculture and Farming

Agricultural Uses

Number of Poultry Houses
Pre Release Quail Barn

Number of Acres of Timber

Primary Soil Types
Loamy sand

Number of Acres Tillable

Financing Options

Mortgage Options
Conventional Mortgage



Exterior Features
Boat Dock/Slip
Skeet Range
Patio Covered
Satellite Dish
Wood Deck


Interior Features
Vaulted Ceilings

Utility Room
Dryer Hookup-Elec
Washer Hookup

Construction Status
New Construction- Complete

Fireplace Type

Central Air-Elec
Central Heat- Elec

Kitchen Equipment

Exterior Buildings
Bunk House
Tenant House

Ceramic Tile
Wood Floor

Housing Type
Lake House

Kitchen Other
Granite/Granite Type Cntrtop


Barn Information
Electric to Barn


Lot Description
Heavily Treed
Water/Lake Front

Number of Wells

Proposed Use
Quail Plantation Deer Turkey

Special Notes
Survey Available

Crop Retire Program

Whitetail Deer

Number of Lakes (water over 5 acres)

Present Use
Quail Plantation

Road Frontage Desc



Land Type
Quail Plantation

Number of Ponds (water 1-5 acres)

Property Type

Sandy Loam

Will Subdivide

Tax Data (Show Tax Data)

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Mike Matre
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Matre Forestry Consulting, Inc.

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