$15,500,000 • 4,515 acres
Tarva is a 4,515± acre wild quail plantation located in the Albany, Georgia quail belt adjacent to or in the immediate neighborhood of dozens of other highly coveted and similarly-managed properties. The diversity of habitat and wildlife makes this an exciting, all-season recreational hunting retreat. And, when not in the field, the circa 1850 historic main house, set among sprawling live oaks, is a showplace, meticulously preserved and outfitted in a comfortable southern style.
~ 4,515± acre quail plantation in the Albany quail belt in Baker & Dougherty Counties, Georgia.
~ Adjacent to or in the immediate neighborhood of other large recreational properties such as Pinebloom, Nilo, Pineland, Wildfair, Blue Springs, and Nonami.
~Thousands of acres of quail hunting habitat have undergone an intense management and restoration plan over the last several years yielding strong quail counts. In the 2022 and 2021 seasons, Tarva moved 6.8 and 6.1 coveys per hour hunted.
~ Phenomenal 30± and 7± acre dove fields. 150 to 160 class whitetail deer, abundant turkeys, and wood ducks galore. Tarva’s wildlife-rich diversity stretches the annual use of this property out across all hunting seasons.
~ This will only be the fourth sale since it was established by the Tarver family over 185 years ago.
~ Beautifully maintained and recently restored 7,300± square foot Greek Revival antebellum house circa 1850, offered furnished and featuring three bedrooms and three full and two half bathrooms.
~ Parklike grounds around the main house were also recently improved to create a fantastic outdoor entertaining area and showcase the beautiful and sprawling live oaks that frame the entrance drive and house.
~ Additional improvements around the main campus include a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest cabin, three-bedroom guest house with kitchen, and a modest horse stable.
~ Other improvements include a manager’s house, an assistant manager’s house, and guest house, seven small concrete block tenant houses (only one is occupied), a farm shop, new grain bins, and equipment barn.
~ Entire eastern property line, shared with Nilo, is game-rich Cooleewahee Creek, a tributary to the Flint River.
~ 11± acre Hunter Lake, shallow water
~ Dozens of unique cypress-filled ponds scattered throughout the property that range in size between one and 125 acres.
~ Just 17 minutes to the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
~ Less than an hour’s drive north from Thomasville and three hours south of Atlanta.
~ Tarva is protected with a conversation easement held by Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
~ Tarva is offered furnished and with all of its operating equipment and tools.