EA hosting benefit hunt
Published 2:15 am Wednesday, January 12, 2000
Escambia Academy will host a three day benefit deer hunt on Jan. 17-19 in Blacksher on Hooper Matthews' property.
The hunt will include 20,000 acres of prime deer hunting property in north Baldwin County, 18 miles north of Stockton. The property has been under the Alabama Game Management Plan since its inception 14 years ago. The yearly deer harvest last year exceeded 225.
First class accommodations including all meals, lodging and transportation upon arrival. Tickets are $500 and will be limited to 24 hunters who will be housed at three exclusive hunting lodges, all in close proximity to each other. Hungry hunters' he-man breakfasts along with sandwich lunches will be provided at the main lodge on Matthews' property.
The Monday night meal will include fried and grilled quail at the Matthews' lodge, and hunters will be treated to a steak and shrimp supper on Tuesday evening at the popular Arrowhead lodge nearby.
A good family-type atmosphere surrounds the hunt and activities. Fathers and sons, husbands and wives are encouraged to register. There will be no more than four hunters per private guide. Rifle and skeet ranges are available, as well as expert deer processing.
Check in is at noon on Monday, Jan.17, with hunting beginning that afternoon. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, there will be a morning and afternoon hunt. The three-day event will conclude at noon on Wednesday, Jan. l9, after a hunt that morning.
Deer that are six-points or higher, as well as does will be allowed.
Credit cards are accepted. For more information or registration, call Kay Wagner during weekday hours of 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p. m. at 1-800-262-7479 or 368-3197. After 5:30 p.m. or on weekends call Hooper Matthews at 334-368-1628.