Sawgrass Plantation is located in the heart of over 5,000 acres of beautiful Alabama countryside in the land known as the "Black Belt" region of the state. Whether you're on a corporate or personal retreat, you'll find whitetail deer and other game in abundance, terrain that is managed to provide perfect cover, six fishing lakes and staff who roll expertise and Southern hospitality into one. Sawgrass Plantation caters to your needs providing an experience that will last a lifetime! Don't wait; plan your Sawgrass Plantation hunting retreat today!
Welcome to authentic Old South hunting in an unspoiled, family-owned setting.
Whitetail Deer Hunt
“Fair chase” is the name of the game at Sawgrass Plantaion.Located in the heart of the Black Belt, known for huge antler growth, we take pride in the representation that we have for our trophy bucks. We do extensive work on burning and off season feed programs. It has been a mystery for others to figure how we consistently harvest 140 – 160 class deer on our prime Black Belt property. Sawgrass provides the bedding area for several thousand acres that surround our property. The adjacent land owners all have 8 point or better limits only. Each year Buckmasters sponsors a big buck contest out of Meridian, Mississippi (45 minutes from Sawgrass Plantation Lodge). This is an open contest that means you shoot a trophy, take the deer to Meridian and then enter free of charge. In 2008, Sawgrass placed two deer in the top 25 for the MS-AL open division. In 2007 one of our adjoining land owners placed 1st with a 23 pt typical and scored over 190 points.
We have limited dates for hunting so as not to put too much pressure on the game. We call this “hunt and rest.” We have 15 shooting housesthat rangefrom tall to short and another 35 sturdy metal ladder stands along with 30 green fields to choose from. There are hardwood bottoms, creeks and old watering holes located throughout the property. You may bring your own tree stand if you prefer.
Wild dove are attracted to Sawgrass’s rolling fields and planted crops. The hardwood and cedar areas provide easy visibility and the terrain is managed to provide the perfect cover. You are bound to shoot your limit on your next hunt at Sawgrass. Dogs are welcome at our kennels.
Located in the edge of the flyway, our lakes and ponds provide the perfect feeding and bedding areas, made easy for these wild ducks to find. We hunt a 15–acre pond that naturally grows its own seed that attracts all kinds of ducks. We also hunt flooded timber in a 62-acre lake that has Japanese millet planted around parts of the bank.
Wild hogs are attracted to Sawgrass’s range of timber, ravines, and crops planted. The hardwood and cedar areas provide easy visibility. You are bound to see your dream hog on your next hunt at Sawgrass.
Directions – 2600 Highway 116 Emelle, Al.
We are located less than 2 hours from Birmingham, less than 15 miles from Interstate 59. The convenient location is about half way between Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Meridian, Mississippi. All roads to the lodge are paved and easy to locate. People from as far away as Atlanta, Georgia pass by the driveway to our Lodge on their way to the Golden Moon and Silver Star Resort and Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi .We are located 45 minutes from the casino which features gaming and Las Vegas type entertainment. Sawgrass is located on Highway 116 seven miles west of Gainesville, Alabama.