More Open Land to Practice Bird Hunting
For many of us, Labor Day signals a change in time. Our children are back to school, our vacations are over, and we’re looking at the care-free days of summer in the rear-view mirror. The pace at work always seems to increase after the holiday, and college football has kicked off (literally). Seasons begin to change, and as the temperatures cool off it’s time to get ready for your favorite field sports. After all, hunting season is right around the corner.
‘Practice makes perfect’ states the old adage, and Greenville, Florida’s Honey Lake Plantation is the ideal place to practice. With a tremendous array of activities from which to choose, sportsmen of all kinds can polish their skills to be ready for when their favorite seasons open.
Plantation owners Bob and Jon Williamson are sportsmen, and they well know that practice routines can be boring. As a result they’ve added a tremendous amount of fun and challenge to every aspect of their courses, all of which holds a sportsman’s attention.
Quail hunters, waterfowlers, and dove hunters can test their skills at the Honey Lake Plantation’s Sport Shooting Complex. Here they’ll find an impeccably groomed skeet and trap range, where target presentations include rising shots, dropping shots, crossing shots and going-aways. The Five Stand offers a quick warm up that throws targets in a wide variety of flight plans, all of which will imitate a diverse number of game birds.
Once you’ve mastered these shots then move on to the new 12-station, 100 shot Sporting Clays course. These targets resemble quail, dove, grouse, pheasant, mallards and so much more. By the time you’re finished you’ll have had so much fun that you won’t remember you were practicing.
The same holds true for archery hunters at the plantation’s new 3-D archery course. When you arrive at a station you’ll find a variety of big game animal targets that are presented in a real-time environment. Relax your breathing, perfect your draw, and fine tune your release. And based on the results you can make final adjustments to your bow.
If you’re a rifle hunter then sight in your weapon at the new rifle range. Precision with your firearm is an important part of your success, so make tweaks and modifications at the range before your hunt. Shoot from a variety of positions that you’re likely to encounter during a hunt, ensure that your scope is in range, or try out your new ammunition. After time on the range you’ll be back in the rhythm.
Whispering Pines Restaurant
Following a day of concentration why not relax for a while? A lunch break at the on-site Whispering Pines restaurant might be a good idea. Or catch an afternoon game at the Howling Dog Saloon. An afternoon of fishing for large mouth bass, tiger bass, and gigantic bream is an option, too. And if you bring along your family they can horseback ride, kayak, take a swim or relax in the Jacuzzi.
There’s no need to turn practice into the mundane. Honey Lake Plantation makes practice fun.
Call Honey Lake Plantation at 850-948-9911 or visit www.honeylakeplantation.com.