Fall Field Day at Okapilco Plantation
The 2009 Tall Timber’s Fall Field Day held on Monday, October 19, was hosted by Mr. Warren Stephens and Okapilco Plantation.
Okapilco Plantation is located in Brooks County near Sand Hill, Georgia. Okapilco is a rare gem demonstrating how state-of-the-art bobwhite management can produce superb bobwhite populations even when somewhat isolated from other quail lands. The Stephens family’s goal was to develop a premier bobwhite hunting plantation, and with that vision and skillful management by Mr. Jim Davis, they have succeeded.
After Jim Davis welcomed the almost 300 who attended Fall Field Day, he discussed the history and management goals of Okapilco. Clay Sisson and Bill Palmer reported on the 2009 quail hatch from Albany to Tallahassee.
Always the highlight of a field day is the tour of the property. On the field tour were several stops to discuss quail course renovation, Okapilco’s management program, control of exotics (bicolor, bahaia, kudzu) and using water as a management tool.