ALABAMA HUNTING

 


 

 

HAWKINS RIDGE LODGE
In Business Since 1987


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John or Craig Hawkins (11/12/07)
910 County Road 79 South
Eufaula, Alabama 36027
(334) 687-6820 
(334) 695-2258

hawkinsridge@earthlink.net

 A Family Owned and Operated Hunting Lodge 
Where Everyone Is Important 

GENERAL INFO:
  Alabama has some of the best Whitetail deer hunting and Eastern Wild turkey hunting in the southeast. Hawkins Ridge Lodge is located in a relatively undeveloped part of Alabama, and our lodge is located on one of the largest unbroken tracts of land in the southeast. Being known for its big bucks and large turkeys, Hawkins Ridge Lodge, with it's fine accommodations, is the place to plan your next hunt.

  The terrain we hunt is a basically dense type of terrain as is all of Alabama hunting. We have over 400 permanent tree stands and 75 covered shooting houses. All of our biggest bucks are killed out of stands or houses. Our stands are located all over the 12,000 acres of land that you will have the opportunity to hunt. We plant over 250 food plots for our turkey and deer. Each time you're in the woods you can hunt from a different stand if you wish.

      All of our land has been managed for trophy bucks for years. The bucks that you will be harvesting must have at least 8 points or have at least sixteen inch spread. You will also be able to take does, bobcats, foxes, and coyotes.

After you have changed into your hunting clothes, your license will be ready, and your guide will go over our rules. Then you will have the opportunity to fire your rifle on our covered shooting range. You will then be ready for the woods! You will be taken to an area where your guide will explain to you where the stand is and describe the lay of the land. After the hunt ends, your guide will pick you and your Trophy Whitetail up if you were lucky enough to score. Your deer is then dressed and put in our walk-in cooler. Your trophy mount is caped out and if you wish, sent to a taxidermist of your choice.

DEER HUNTING:
  We have over 12000 acres to hunt with over 400 stands. Our stands consist of enclosed boxes, tripods, and ladder stands. The stands are placed in hardwood bottoms, power lines, clear cuts, food plots and other areas used frequently by game. The average length of shot is about 100 yards. You will be placed in one of our stands before daylight and be picked up by our guides late morning we then return after lunch to a different tract of land and different stand. We constantly rotate the stands and land to prevent over hunting. Hawkins Ridge Lodge strives to offer you an enjoyable hunt and successful hunt.

  There are no hidden cost and no surprises all you will need is your personal gear. We provide lodging, maid service, meals, field transportation, and limited game processing. The hunt is customized from the most avid deer hunter to the novice hunter with success in mind.

ARCHERY HUNTS:
 Our Archery season starts off the Whitetail Season in the early Fall. Leaves should be falling blanketing the woods with a gold brown tint of Autumn.  
    During our archery season, we suggest that you bring your favorite portable tree stand. Although it is not necessary because we have over 400 permanent stands.

    This time of the year food sources are abundant and change weekly. You will hunt over corn food plots, around persimmon, white oak acorn trees and established deer trails.
    Our archery hunters at Hawkins Ridge have had a 70% kill ratio or better since 1989, and numerous missed shots.


Hawkins Ridge Lodge is equipped to provide you with most professional and specialized service to make your hunt successful and enjoyable. All hunts are booked on a first come first serve basis. We accept a limited number of hunters for each hunt to assure low hunting pressure and to provide individualized attention.

TURKEY HUNTS:
  On March 20th of each year, spring gobbler season begins. Hawkins Ridge Lodge has the very best to offer in wild turkey hunting. Our lodge takes a limited number of hunters so each hunter will have access to hunt thousands of acres solely to themselves. When you arrive, we will have an old Tom located for you. Due to our abundance of long-bearded gobblers, we allow you to take two turkeys per hunt. In the morning you will have the opportunity to work a gobbling bird and after lunch you will be able to hunt on food plots and in blinds. You can call your own gobbler or have an experienced guide with you.    Our success ratio for the past several years has been 90% or better.


    Hawkins Ridge Lodge is located on 16,000 acres of land, much of which has been owned and farmed by our family for 100 years. This land is now carefully managed exclusively for this production of trophy game. We are located 12 miles southwest of Eufaula, Alabama and 10 miles west of beautiful Lake Eufaula. We are located 5 miles from the Barbour County Wildlife Management Area and Refuge. This refuge has long been noted for the heavier weights and larger racks of Alabama's deer population and is the showcase of all Alabama's management areas.

Alabama is a hunter's paradise, having the second largest deer and turkey populations in the country. While you are hunting at Hawkins Ridge Lodge you will have the opportunity to hunt out of some 475 shooting houses, tree stands and blinds that are located on or near 250 food plots. The combination of limited hunting pressure and isolation make the steep pine ridges, oak flats and dense beaver pond swamps of Hawkins Ridge lodge an excellent place for big racked bucks, and long bearded gobblers to mature.


    

QUAIL HUNTS:
  Hawkins Ridge Lodge has expanded it's hunting to accommodate the outdoorsmen who enjoy beautiful dog work, perfect points and exploding coveys that stir a man's soul.  Quality, well trained pointing dogs and knowledgeable guides lead you to each covey.  While hunting with us you will be able to relax on our special equipped hunting vehicles as you watch experienced dogs point back and retrieve quail.


    We hunt liberated quail that are fast flying to assure that your hunt is enjoyable and action packed.  You can bring your own dogs or hunt with ours.  We will also customize your hunt to your request.
    Hawkins Ridge Lodge also offers corporate retreats and conference meetings year round.  Located within a few miles of beautiful Lake Eufaula, you can enjoy fishing, hunting, golf, horseback riding, hiking or just relaxing on the deck at our boat house overlooking our 16 acre private lake.  All trips can be customized to accommodate each individual person in every group.  Most of our quail, deer, turkey and hog hunts can be combined to accommodate the most avid sportsman.


    Relax after enjoying the outdoors by a roaring fire in the comfort of the main lodge.  Enjoy an evening on the deck or even a quiet walk to see the white tail deer, elk and buffalo that roam in the pastures of our facilities.

DUCK HUNTING:
  Hawkins Ridge Lodge offers preserve Mallard Duck hunts. The hunts take place out of blinds over flooded corn and grain fields. Decoys will be placed in the ponds and our guides will call in the ducks. If you like fast action in the field there is nothing like watching hundreds of mallards pouring into well manicured duck ponds at daylight.

  Our ducks are raised in the wild not in flight pens this is the most realistic way to assure a quality hunt. Hawkins Ridge furnishes guides and well trained retrievers. You can bring you own retriever if you wish. Hunters will be allowed to take six mallards on these hunts but will be allowed to add addition ducks if they wish. Accommodations for overnight guest can be arranged in advance. See our price page for details.

HOG HUNTING:
  Hawkins Ridge Lodge has the very best to offer in wild hog hunting. Our lodge takes a limited number of hunters so each hunter will have access to hunt thousands of acres solely to themselves. When you arrive, we will have an abundance of hogs located for you. Due to our abundance of hogs, we allow you to take three hogs per hunt. In the morning you will have the opportunity to stalk or sit for a hog and after lunch you will be able to hunt on food plots and in blinds.    Our success ratio for the past several years has been 90% or better.


    Hawkins Ridge Lodge is located on 12,000 acres of land, much of which has been owned and farmed by our family for 100 years. This land is now carefully managed exclusively for this production of trophy game. We are located 12 miles southwest of Eufaula, Alabama and 10 miles west of beautiful Lake Eufaula. We are located 5 miles from the Barbour County Wildlife Management Area and Refuge. This refuge has long been noted for the heavier weights and larger racks of Alabama's deer population and is the showcase of all Alabama's management areas.
    Alabama is a hunter's paradise, having the second largest deer and turkey populations in the country. While you are hunting at Hawkins Ridge Lodge you will have the opportunity to hunt out of some 475 shooting houses, tree stands and blinds that are located on or near 250 food plots. The combination of limited hunting pressure and isolation make the steep pine ridges, oak flats and dense beaver pond swamps of Hawkins Ridge lodge an excellent place for big racked bucks, and long bearded gobblers to mature.

LODGING:
  Hawkins Ridge Lodge will provide you with some of the finest accommodations found anywhere! Our lodge is a new, comfortable lodge with large sectional sofas and a huge stone fireplace to relax and enjoy the fellowship of each hunter and rehash the day's hunt. 

O  ur lodge is also equipped with a spacious game room where you can enjoy a game of billiards or cards. Or you might want to choose a video to watch from our hunting video collection. Our huge front porch and back deck is perfect to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of country living. For your dining pleasure, all meals are served "Buffet Country Style." Upon arriving at the lodge, you will check-in to your room where we provide semi-private bedrooms with each having its own bath. At Hawkins Ridge all you have to do is hunt and relax. Our lodge is equipped to accommodate up to sixteen hunters.

OUR LOCATION:


  

HAWKINS RIDGE LODGE
John or Craig Hawkins
910 County Road 79 South
Eufaula, Alabama 36027
(334) 687-6820 
(334) 695-2258

hawkinsridge@earthlink.net

 

 

 

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