Pinewoods Plantation

Jefferson County, Florida1388± ACRES

One of the Original “A” Ranked Red Hills Wild Quail Plantations

Recently Sold
  • 1,388 +/- acre Wild Quail Plantation, Jefferson County, FL
  • Exceptional Game Flow: Wild Quail, Turkey, Deer, Dove and Ducks
  • Four Wild Quail Courses: 200-275+/- acres
  • 18.4 acre duck pond w 7.4 acres Plantable (wood ducks and ringneck)
  • 15.3 acre Lake for Great Fishing
  • 2.6 acre pond (which is partially plantable and floodable) and a 1.4 acre Fishpond
  • Two Dove Fields
  • 35 acres Flooded Wood Duck Habitat
  • 25 acres of Pastureland and Headquarters
  • 80 acres of Brood Fields
  • 931 acres in Wiregrass/Longleaf and Old Field Ground/Loblolly
  • 279 acres mature Hardwood Bottoms
  • 25 Run Dog Kennel w 2 Heated and Cooled Whelping Boxes
  • Beautiful 11-Stall Equestrian Barn with Living Quarters
    • Completely Renovated Three years ago
    • Three bedrooms and 1.5 Baths
    • Beautiful, Modern Chef’s Kitchen
    • Full Bar/Lounge Area
    • Outdoor Firepit
  • New 7,500 sq. ft. Equipment Barn: 50x50 Enclosed and 50x100 Open Air
  • 2,112 sq. ft. 3 BR Lake View Lodge or Manager's House being Remodeled
  • Two Main Entrance Gates
  • 4,000 ft Horse Fence
  • In a Neighborhood of Primarily Large, Like-minded Land Owners
  • 2.82 miles of Paved Road Frontage
  • Located only 15 minutes to Restaurants in the Historic Town of Monticello
  • Just 22 Minutes to Tallahassee, FL & 40 Minutes to Thomasville, GA
  • There is Currently no Conservation Easement

One of the Most Game-Rich Properties in the Red Hills

Thoughts on the Sale: Another Red Hills Quail Plantation sold to a great new owner! This 1,388 acre place went for a premium, as it should have. We had numerous suitors who agreed. Wish I had five more just like it. Not sure this one made it past the "rolodex." Pinewoods is not far from our own place, Lick Skillet, and we were particularly glad to see this one stays in strong hands.

Pinewoods is one of the original “A” ranked Red Hills wild quail plantations. Located in Jefferson County, Florida, the plantation is 1,388+/- acres consisting of rolling mature longleaf wiregrass, old field loblolly, mature park-like hardwoods, and numerous lakes and ponds. It has been continuously burned and managed for the propagation of wild game for well over 100 years. Few properties can attest to wild game and aesthetics as Pinewoods. A major recapitalization of both the habitat and improvements was recently completed. Today, this property is at the forefront of modern wild game management.

Pinewoods Aerial

Its signature quail woods are meticulously maintained to the most up-to-date habitat. Prescribed fire has been used consistently since the 1600s, as noted in records going back to the first European settlers of a nearby Spanish mission. Today, Herbert Stoddard’s “firebird” thrives on the four wild bird courses, which average between 200-275 acres each. Hunts here are both traditional horseback with mule-drawn wagon or by modern UTV. The dogs, handler, and crew here are exceptional.

Outgoing Hunt

“I had the privilege of spending a day filming, putting dogs on the ground and really seeing this place from daylight to dusk. I can testify this is one of the most game-rich properties in the Red Hills.” – Jon Kohler

With diverse, well-managed habitat in a great area, comes exceptional game flow, and Pinewoods is no exception to this. There is an 18.4-acre duck pond with approximately 7.4 acres +/- acres plantable that produce exceptional wood duck and ringneck hunts. There is a 6" electric well for the pump at the duck pond.  There is a 15.3 +/- acre lake for great fishing and a 2.6 +/- acre pond (which is partially plantable and floodable, the "teal pond") and a 1.4 +/- acre fishpond loaded with trophy bass. Turkeys are abundant and the two dove fields average two-three hundred doves per shoot!

“It’s hard to imagine, at one time, 93 million acres of Longleaf and Wiregrass covered the coastal plain and less than 3% of it remains today. This is some of the best of it.” – Jon Kohler

Turkey Hunt

Contributing further to the game flow, Pinewoods is bordered by large like-minded landowners who all manage their land for the benefit of the wildlife. Ted Turner’s Avalon Annex is one such adjoining neighbor.

For the equestrian lover, Pinewoods features a state-of-the-art, 11-stall equestrian barn. Prominently overlooking sweeping fenced pastures, the barn serves as an unexpected surprise, as stunning living quarters are hidden just behind ornate hand-carved doors. Completely renovated and modernly appointed, there is a large chef’s kitchen, two bedrooms, a full bath, bar, living area, and another separate bedroom adjacent to these quarters. Just outside of the lounge/bar room, an outdoor fireplace makes for post-hunt conversation while overlooking views of horses grazing as the sun sets over the pastures. There are several fenced pastures and 4,000 feet of horse fencing.

Lounge In Stable

“Of all the great horse barns I’ve seen in over 30 years, I think this barn has the biggest “WOW” factor!” – Jon Kohler

There is a 25-run modern dog kennel. The kennel was recently updated and has two heated and cooled whelping boxes, a dog washing station, a kitchenette, a washer and dryer, storage and more. There is also a new 7,500 sq. ft. equipment barn with 50x50 of enclosed space and 50x100 open air. An additional 2,112 sq. ft. three-bedroom, two-bathroom lake view lodge or manager's home is in the tail end of being remodeled.

Ideally located, Pinewoods is only 15 minutes to restaurants in the quaint town of Monticello, Florida. It is only 22 minutes from Tallahassee, Florida, and 40 minutes to Thomasville, Georgia for shopping, nightlight, fine dining, entertainment, and private air travel. The Tallahassee International Airport is only 22 miles away.

Pinewoods Location Map

“With all the water on this place, it’s certainly a year-round property. The Gulf of Mexico at Mandalay is an easy 35-minute drive and the spring-fed Wacissa River is less than 15 minutes. There is something to do year-round here.” - Jon Kohler

Lake Aerial Pinewoods

Although almost half of the Red Hills plantations are already protected by a conservation easement, one has not yet been placed here. The over 2.5 miles of road frontage and close proximity to Tallahassee make this an ideal and particularly valuable candidate.

Pinewoods also shares an additional value feature that makes it even more unique. In our experience of selling over $1B in properties like this, over three decades in all types of markets, we recognized that some properties were sought out not only for recreation and enjoyment but also as a place for protection and wealth preservation. Over time, we developed a 10-point scorecard of measuring these attributes and a decade ago we trademarked the term Social “Storm Properties.” Pinewoods is a great social storm property.

Social Storm Pinewoods

“If tomorrow brings a better day, it will continue to go up in value and if tomorrow is a worse day, there will be even more demand. If you can find them right now and they score high enough, Social Storm Properties like this one are perhaps the perfect hedge for today’s uncertain times.” - Jon Kohler

Whether you are looking for world-class wild quail hunting and wing-shooting, a year-round property with entertainment for the entire family, a safe place to store wealth, or even a Social Storm Property, the fact is Pinewoods is exceptional in all of the above. Earning its ranking as one of the most unique investment and recreational properties on the market today.

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