LET'S GO HUNTING!
Quail hunting season at Split Mountain Quail & Preserve is
October 1st through March 31st
Split Mountain Quail & Preserve is part of Fowler Farms Sporting Clays
located in the Spring Creek community
near Hot Springs, NC & approximately 35 miles from Asheville.
You may even want to spend the entire day at the preserve
starting on the clay shooting course
The preserve is open Monday through Saturday
Hunts are 3 hours in duration in scheduled in these time frames:
9am - noon
1pm - 4pm
~ ALL HUNTS MUST BE SCHEDULED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE ~
~ HUNTS ARE SCHEDULED "WEATHER PERMITTING" ~
WHAT TO BRING
Supply your own shotgun and ammunition
rent the shotgun and purchase ammunition on site.
Eye and ear protection is recommended
ear protection is available at the preserve.
If you're new at this...
ask us and we'll be glad to provide you with details on how you should dress.
Contact us to schedule your hunt
with one of our guides and their dog
A North Carolina hunting license is required for all hunters.
North Carolina residents can use an existing hunting license
or purchase a special license for hunting on quail preserves.
The cost is $20 annually.
Out-of-state residents may purchase the license for hunting on quail preserves
for the $20 annual fee, too.
Licenses can be purchased locally at the Trust General Store
by calling: 1-888-248-6834
A cooler with ice is needed if you plan on taking a bird or two (or more) home with you.
We provide ziplock bags.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT OUR HUNTING PRESERVE
When you arrive at the preserve we'll have an orientation and safety briefing.
You'll be required to review and sign a liability waiver.
We allow a maximum of 3 hunting groups at a time in the allotted times, allowing one group per zone.
For safety reasons we allow a maximum of 3 shooters per zone.
Your safety, anyone hunting with you, our guide, and dogs are MOST IMPORTANT!
You must follow accepted safe hunting practices at all times at Split Mountain Quail and Preserve.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED.
ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR NARCOTICS IS
NOT PERMITTED ON THE PRESERVE.
THE TERRAIN AT THE PRESERVE CAN BE UNEVEN.
IF YOU HAVE A PHYSICAL CONDITION
THAT MAKES MOBILITY CHALLENGING THIS MAY NOT BE AN ACTIVITY FOR YOU.
The bird dog will track the quail by scent, alerting you when they locate them.
On command they will rush the covey of quail causing them to fly, which is your cue to shoot.
If you're proficient (or lucky) you'll have a bird/s by the end of the hunt.
If you use the services of our guides they can also assist you
in "dressing" your bird to take with you.
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