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Explore a Southern Wild Bird Haven

Go on the hunt for wild quail at Pineland Farm in South Carolina

October/November 2014

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Pineland Farm is a private spread of several thousand acres near the Santee lakes of South Carolina.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Bird dogs raring to go.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

A hunting dog on the trail of wild quail.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Two pointers lock up on a scent trail.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

From left, Toddy Smith, Edwin Cooper III, and Mac Stidham prepare to let the bird dogs loose.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Quail hunting at Pineland is done on horseback.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Horse handler Ervin Smith prepares for a day afield.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

A dog on the hunt.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Stidham, left, and Cooper III on the hunt.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Horseback is the best way to get around Pineland.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

A hunting dog points in the direction of the quail.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Stidham, left, and Cooper III take the shot.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

A bird in the hand.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Smith greets a hunting dog.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

The farm is home to some of the finest bird dogs in the South.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Retired collars and bridles.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Whistles at the ready.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Jack, a pointer, leads the hunters down the trail.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Smith, Cooper, and Stidham swap stories after a successful day.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards