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A Famed Red Hills Wild Quail Plantation, Offered Turn-keyArguably One of the Most Diverse Turn-key Recreational Plantations in the SoutheastOld Fields is a 1,258 ± acre high-fenced Red Hills wild quail plantation located just 15 minutes east of Tallahassee and just a few miles from the Lloyd and I-10 interchange. The property is one of the famed Red Hills wild quail Quail Plantations and an outdoorsman's paradise. There are bountiful live oaks, rolling red hills, two large floodable duck ponds, pastures, several large bass ponds, and the famous Lake Drain. Approximately 1,000 acres are under a high fence and stocked with over 200 Whitetails with some of the best genetics in Florida. Best of all, it contains one of the ten most beautiful natural features in North Florida, Old Fields Canyon. It also borders Letchworth-Love State Park, featuring the tallest Indian Mound in the State of Florida. Old Fields contains one of the most significant archeological sites in Florida including the site of a "prehistoric city." The plantation has all of the amenities that one would want for a year-round sporting property including a breathtaking Greek Revival home, guest lodges, lakes, creeks, stable, kennels, and excellent wing-shooting, ducks, turkey, and monster bucks. This is a unique opportunity to step into an extremely well-capitalized turn-key property in the Red Hills.
Old Fields is one of the most intensively managed plantations in the belt. The quality of the wing-shooting is incredible. Everything is first class. Duck, dove, and quail hunting are spectacular. There are two plantable duck ponds totaling approximately 12.2+/- acres. The "Big Pond" is one of the largest floodable duck ponds in North Florida and features four walkout blinds with additional permanent blinds. Lake Miccosukee borders the plantation to the north and attracts some of the highest concentrations of migrating waterfowl in North Florida. Whitetail deer and turkey have also been intensively managed. The groves of mature white oaks and pristine hardwood bottoms offer both natural feed and sanctuary. There are approximately 9.3 miles of high fence built by Long Fencing. There is an established trophy deer program in place with 100% Mark Owen's genetics. The onsite breeding pen contains approximately 20 deer with approximately 100 deer (50/50 buck to doe ratio) released into the preserve.
The Greek Revival plantation house stands on a hilltop surrounded by tall pines, native grasses and moss-draped live oaks. The main house is 6,881 square feet with four bedrooms and five and a half baths and was built by renowned builder, Skip Sheffield and designed by Ginger Whetherell Scott whose teamwork also brought us the Florida State President's Mansion, among others. Seemingly timeless, it was built in 2009 and features all the modern amenities and details one could imagine. There is a saline pool, pool house/guest house, and detached garage, all to the same standards and style of the main house. What they built here is a historically accurate and architecturally correct exterior complete with a modern interior. The living space opens to the serene saltwater pool and gardens and features heart pine floors and Winchester firearms original display cases. There is a master on the first floor, a master with fireplace on the second floor, an office with fireplace, a gym, a movie theatre room, and a screened back porch perfect for relaxing and entertaining.
The separate 975 square foot furnished guest house/pool house is one bedroom, one bath, with laundry, kitchen, pool table, and dining area. There is also a detached three-car garage. For additional guests, there is a three-bedroom, two-bath furnished lodge overlooking one of the trophy bass ponds. Closer to the plantation headquarters, there is a three bedroom, two bath manager's house, and a large equipment barn with an office.
The dog kennels, some of the nicest on any plantation in the Red Hills, have 28 runs, an indoor washing station, whelping boxes, and a veterinary station. Well-trained bird dogs and horses are a testament to a property's quality. There are approximately 22 bird dogs and 11 gaited walking horses that are included. The stables tout a combination of open air and traditional design, complete with nine stalls, a tack room, a restroom, and a lounge. There is a steel equipment barn with office and a beautiful, gated entrance with a large electric gate and brick columns.
For 150 centuries and now this property has been at the forefront of Florida's culture. Its location is ideal. It's hard to imagine that we are just 17 miles from the steps of today's capitol. From Florida's tallest Indian mound, built 18 centuries ago, to one of modern Florida's best examples of Greek revival architecture, what has been built here stands the test of time. From its world-class wing shooting to one of its newest high-fenced trophy deer preserves, the outdoor recreation doesn't get any better than this. Old Fields is truly one of Florida's signature properties. For more information visit JonKohler.com