SouthWind Has a History of Providing the Ultimate Hunting Experience.
SouthWind Plantation was once a vision of founder, Tim Smith, who has transformed his vision into the “ultimate hunting experience”. This vision began with an initial land purchase of one hundred seventy acres in 1994. For the first six years of operation, SouthWind Plantation was enjoyed on a private basis. In 2000, SouthWind’s doors opened to the public offering the original Main Lodge for overnight accommodations.
In 2005, our fifth season of public operation, SouthWind Plantation was honored to become one of only twenty-four Orvis Endorsed Wing-Shooting facilities in the United States. Over the last sixteen years, as business has grown, SouthWind Plantation has acquired several additional tracks of land and expanded its hunting operation to also include cattle production, row crop farming, and quality hunting puppies available for purchase. In 2015, SouthWind Plantation built a state-of-the-art puppy-birthing kennel and is honored to be one of the country’s select few kennels to be recognized as an Orvis Endorsed Dog Breeder. What began as one hundred seventy acres has now grown to over five thousand acres of rolling hills and long leaf pine creating perfect conditions for the avid bird hunter. Currently, SouthWind Plantation offers six uniquely furnished state-of-the-art lodges that accommodate forty-eight guests comfortably. In addition to these services, we have recently completed Smith Station, our 11,000 square foot multi-purpose corporate facility, which is available year round.
Although we take great pride in our recognition as one of the world’s finest Orvis Endorsed Wing-Shooting destinations, we are more honored by the lasting relationships that have been built with many of our guests who have become part of our “SouthWind Family”. It has been amazing to see many of the same faces return each year for another memorable hunting experience. Owner, Tim Smith, believes the relationships we have built with our customers, making them feel “at home,” separates SouthWind from other commercial hunting plantations. SouthWind Plantation would like to invite you and your family to become part of our “SouthWind Family”. So, book your “ultimate hunting experience” at SouthWind today!