Monday, February 14, 2011

Quail Hunt at Airy Hall









Most of the way down Bennett's Point Road, deep in the heart of ACE Basin territory, rests Airy Hall Plantation. Approximately 1600 acres of land and impoundments along the Ashepoo River, this property has remained intact for over 200 years. The live oak allee runs between the Georgian style brick plantation house and the matching horse stable. Horses have always played an important role at Airy Hall with a special emphasis in modern history on polo and fox hunting. A saturday sunshine that helped to reveal the splendor of Airy Hall greeted the bird hunters that assembled to search for gentleman Bob. Not one but two English setters were on point and a lively boykin spaniel was on back-up duty. S.C. Representative Chip Limehouse made the most of his time in the field by demonstrating that he is a fair wingshot, but he also shared gunning time with friends September Welborn and Charleston City Councilman Tim Mallard. Afterwards, the hunting party relaxed and ate lunch by the pool and reflected on their day in Colleton County, which was once known as St. Bartholomew's Parish.

To view a video of Airy Hall click here.
To view past blog entries about quail hunting click here.

PhotoByJeffDennis: Buck Limehouse, September Welborn and Rep. Chip Limehouse in the field at Airy Hall; Star and Chester are both on point under this brushy live oak; Tim Mallard and Chip show off a chukar; the dogman for the day had his hands full!

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