By Jeremiah Jensen
One of the most famous wild quail hunting plantations in the Red Hills of Northern Florida and Southern Georgia, Chemonie Plantation is on the market for the first time in a generation.
Established in the 1830s, Chemonie was originally a cotton plantation. The iconic holding gradually evolved from cropland into a premier destination for wing shooters.
Chemonie is situated in bird-rich Leon County. Under its current management program, hunters expect to move four to six coveys per hour. All are wild; none are pen raised. Although it is famous as a world-class quail hunting locale, Chemonie also supports wild turkey and whitetailed deer on its varied terrain.
A 7,000-square-foot main house and adjacent dogtrot-style guest house overlook 30-acre Cody Lake. Lake Chemonie features walk-out duck blinds. Improvements also include kennels, stables, and staff housing.
In addition to its significant appeal as a recreational property, Chemonie offers opportunities as a long-term investment. Because of its location in Leon County, Chemonie benefits from Florida’s lower property tax rates. Listing broker Jon Kohler believes that the land value of the plantation is slated to double because of the mounting demand for land in Leon County, which is home to Florida’s state capital.
Chemonie is being offered with all improvements for $15.5 million. Alternatively, a buyer could acquire approximately
2,000 acres without improvements at market rates.
This 2,410-acre Wild Quail Plantation in the Red Hills is listed for $15.5 million. For more information, visit www.jonkohler.com or call (850) 508-2999.