Cane Mill, Georgia
Property Types: Plantations
Cane Mill Plantation is a 3,890 +/- acre historic wild quail plantation located in the heart of one the most prolific wild quail regions in America. It and its immediate seven neighbors control 35,000 +/-contiguous acres in the middle of the 300,000+ acre famed “Albany Quail Plantation Belt.” As far as wild quail, trophy whitetail, and wild turkeys, Cane Mill and its immediate neighbors are arguably the most game-rich properties in all of the South.
From day one of wild quail management, Cane Mill has been at the forefront. Herbert Stoddard (the father of bobwhite management, prescribed fire advocate, and founder of Tall Timbers Research Station) personally directed the installation of the brood fields at Cane Mill; they are still benefitting quail populations today. There are approximately 400 +/- acres of small brood fields onsite at Cane Mill that been producing wild quail for nearly 100 years.
The plantation’s main lodge is 3,100 +/- square feet, with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The main lodge has a mudroom, a spacious living room, and a den with a fireplace and bar. The outside porch and fire ring may arguably be where the best stories and most relaxation occurs. There is also a 1,500 +/- square foot, three-bedroom, three-bath “manager’s house.” In addition, there is a 1,172 +/- square foot, one-bedroom and three-bath “hunt master’s house.” The plantation also has an eight-stall stable with tack room, feed room, office, laundry room and bathroom. Also onsite is a great dog kennel with feed room and two complimenting shops.
With deep rooted traditions and exceptional wildlife management – having been held by the Thompson family for five generations – Cane Mill is not only home to renowned wild quail populations, but also touts an abundance of wild turkeys, several bountiful dove fields, and a good amount of ducks. Almost as exceptional as the wild quail, is the number of trophy deer. 160 acres of irrigated farmland and 400+/-acres of planted fields provide year-round nutrition required to consistently raise trophy whitetails. In 2020 alone, not one, but three record bucks were harvested. One of which scored in at 150 B&C and the other two at an incredible 170+ B&C.
Located in the heart of the Albany plantation belt, Cane Mill is bordered by other large plantations and like-minded neighbors, such as Deer Run, Abigail, Pineknoll, and Gillionville. Cane Mill is conveniently located for shopping, restaurants, and travel. The commercial airport is a quick 15-mile drive. The best restaurants and shopping in Albany are on the same side of town and are just 15 minutes away, and Thomasville is only a scenic one-hour drive.