Sporting Scene

North Carolina’s George Hi Plantation

Where the quail feel right at home

April/May 2016

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BB, an English setter, gets some love during a morning hunt at George Hi Plantation.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Don Lee (left) and Charles DuBose, Jr. discuss native grasses.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

A hunter swings on a bird while Booker, an English pointer, remains on point.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Covering ground in search of birds.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

A handful of native grass seeds.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

BB takes a breather.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Using seeds from native North Carolina prairies, George Hi Plantation’s owners and managers are restoring a long-lost habitat.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

BB after the hunt.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Walking the grounds of George Hi Plantation.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

A hunter spots a bird and takes aim.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Pointing dogs have plowed across George Hi’s landscape of pines and old fields since the mid-1850s.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Over the past three years, George Hi Plantation has emerged as a thriving laboratory for restoring native grasslands.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

Relaxing after the morning hunt.

photo: Andrew Kornylak

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