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Great Southern Outdoors offers a bountiful sportsman’s paradise in its ninth season open to the public. There are six thousand acres of naturally beautiful land abundant with wildlife and full of southern heritage. This dream destination for any outdoorsman or woman consists of prime habitat for deer, turkey, quail and hogs not to mention our great fishing. Great Southern Outdoors is owned and operated by Rex Pritchett III. The history of this location is very extensive, Bughall Plantation has been owned by the Pritchett family since the 1880’s. The owners have been grooming the property for this opening season and all of the property has been in a wildlife management program to grow trophies for the past 16 years. The Plantation has three lodges. First Lodge is made of cypress wood and pine. Second Lodge - Bughall Lodge built in 1823 made of cypress. The inside has it's original tongue and groove. This lodge is overlooking the main plantation. Third Lodge - Hunter's Hide Out is the newest lodge made of cypress wood inside and out. This lodge has 6 individual rooms with private bathrooms in each. The lodge has a beautiful view of an open green field as you step outside your room. Activity Center - The center is 6000 sq. ft. and consist of a game room, restaurant and lounge area. It is built out of cypress wood with a great open window view to observe the wildlife in the open green fields at the back of the building. A great place to gather on the deck to watch ducks, geese and bass jumping. In the afternoon hear owls talking and see turkeys strutting in the hardwood bottoms. Whitetail deer hunting is available to meet every sportsmen’s desire. The plantation is home to 60 quality green fields and over 150 strategically located deer stands. We have shooting house stands to accommodate two hunters as well as several ladder stands. Climbing stands are also permitted for the adventurous deer hunter. The management program for the past 16 years has been focused on growing the trophy southern whitetail. Eastern turkeys thrive on the property. They can usually be found in several of our wheat fields or among our planted pines. We also have many mature trees in creek bottoms where the turkeys love to roost. There is nothing like a spring morning hunt when you can listen to multiple birds hammer gobbles at you from different directions, the experience is truly amazing. Great Southern Outdoors has a lot of great things to offer, but one of the most important is their quail staff. They are truly some of the greatest host around. Just being out on the field, watching them handle the dogs, and making sure you have an experience of a lifetime is what they do best! Wild hog hunting is another option you will certainly enjoy. It is available beginning in May and runs through June, a time when most hunters feel they have to put their bows and guns away until the next season begins. Since 1990 we have harvested over 400 wild hogs. Typically, wild hogs move from place to place, depending on the food source and the time of year. They may not win any awards for their smell, but our cooks can smoke some of the finest tasting pork you’ve ever had. Want to talk about fishing, we have three fully stocked beautiful lakes. One is 123 acres, another is 88 acres and the third one is just over 15 acres. The largemouth bass range from 2-12 pounds and can provide never ending action. Each lake is also home to bream, crappie and some of the best tasting catfish you’ll ever eat. All boats are ready to go!!! Great Southern Outdoors also offers dove shoots twice a year to show fellowship with other hunters. You’ll enjoy this time just to share your hunting experiences with others and of course talk about the one that got away. Our plantation is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Montgomery and only 6 miles northwest of Union Springs. Montgomery’s airport offers daily flights all over the country and Union Springs has a small private airport as well. Again, transportation is provided for all commercial and private airline arrivals and departures. In the event of an unforeseen accident or personal health crisis, we have quick access to hospitals in both Montgomery and Union Springs. In addition, all of our guides are trained and certified in CPR. Great Southern Outdoors is excited to present this location for outdoorsmen to enjoy. Our Staff will welcome you with open arms. Not only is it equipped to offer a sportsman’s dream hunt, but it is also a place where you can bring your family and friends to enjoy nature, serenity, and southern hospitality. You will most likely re-book before you ever leave, and you will always remember the time you shared in the great outdoors of Alabama.

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Great Southern Outdoors

Great Southern Outdoors is the place to be whether you are looking to hunt deer, turkeys, hogs, or even partake in a quail hunt. Great Southern Outdoors is located in the heart of Bullock County, Alabama, which has a rich history of producing trophy sized game. Rex Pritchett and his staff are very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional, and they truly care about the customer having a remarkable time during the stay. During my turkey hunt, I was guided by Rex's son, Hunter Pritchett, who has a vast knowledge of the outdoors and was very courteous to me during my hunt. Our hunt was limited from a weekend storm rolling through Alabama; however, Great Southern Outdoors has ample opportunity to harvest any game you desire. The kitchen staff is fantastic and will have you asking for second helpings. The grounds are kept well maintenanced and the rooms are spot-on clean. I will definitely be going back, thank you Great Southern Outdoors!

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Date of Hunt
March 19, 2017
Successful Hunt
No
Animal Hunted
Turkey
Type of Hunt
Fully Guided
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Great Southern Outdoors

I have made three trips to GSO --- 2 hunting and 1 fishing. The facilities are clean and comfortable. The staff is most helpful and the food delicious. The location is in a beautiful area of southern Alabama. I am already planning for additional trips.

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Date of Hunt
Jan. 2017
Successful Hunt
Yes
Animal Hunted
Deer
Type of Hunt
Semi-Guided
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No Place Better

I have hunted several places for Hogs & Deer, this by far was my best experience ever doing a hog hunt. Went out 3 times saw hogs each time. I was looking for a nice sausage hog which I was able to harvest. The guides were all professional and knowledgeable. The rooms are great and the food is the best if you like true southern cooking. Ms. Ginger the office manager is the greatest, she will answer any questions you may have. They are about family. If you want a place you can go alone or with your family this is a place to check out. You won't be disappointed.

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Successful Hunt
Yes
Animal Hunted
Hog
Type of Hunt
Fully Guided
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2.4
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3.0

Nice place / few hogs.

We took 6 experienced hunters and we went on 4 hunts each over the weekend, not one of us saw a hog. Out of a total of 18 hunters two killed hogs for a kill ratio of 1/9. 16 hunters did not get a shot on a combined total of 64 hunts (4 each).

My guide Destinee was very professional, helpful and did her best to put me in a position to kill a hog, I just don't believe there are many hogs on this property. This property is honest when they say they are a whitetail deer / bird outfit we saw several deer and many turkeys. Tony was not my guide but he was helpful and professional. The other guide (we will just call him Guide C) was a jerk.

Many of the stands are in disrepair.

Base camp is nice. Great fishing lake, dining hall, and bar area.

Hunt Info

Date of Hunt
5/13/17
Successful Hunt
No
Animal Hunted
Hogs
Type of Hunt
Fully Guided
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1.6
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1.0
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3.0
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Waste of money

Save your money,not a good experience. I should have read the other reviews before doing this. Out of 8 hunters not one saw a deer or hog, pretty unusual for 6,000 acres unless you've over hunted it. 25 hunters the week before and only 2 does taken per guide. Anytime someone ask for the tip in advance(150.00) be concerned, almost certain the guides will never see it. Facilities are better than average, owners son is more concerned about himself than the hunters that are paying his salary. We left a day early, do not waste your money, you'd be better off going to Publix and buying meat.

Hunt Info

Date of Hunt
12/10
Successful Hunt
No
Animal Hunted
Deer and hogs
Type of Hunt
Drop Camp
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