Hunting & Outdoor Recreation

Hunting and outdoor recreational activities are as much a part of our culture today as they were during Mr. and Mrs. Ames lifetime.  Hobart and Julia Ames had a love for the outdoors that took them horseback riding, hunting and fishing. They came to the Plantation during late December and would normally stay through March.  For over 35 years they conducted the National Field Trial Championship for bird dogs during their annual visit.  When not at Ames they would fish in Maine and Canada or big game hunt in the West. This was a ritual, year after year.  

It is our desire to continue their tradition of outdoor recreational activities on Ames Plantation, but with a different twist. We are making the Plantation resources available to a select group of individuals, those who like the peace and serenity of a forgotten time in West Tennessee. We have established the Ames Plantation Hunting Club, with a limited membership that enjoys squirrel, deer and turkey hunting. Guided quail hunts can also be arranged.  Our staff is continuing to develop duck hunting habitat to be utilized sometime in the future.  People worldwide continue to look for locations that will take them back in time for a "taste" of the good ole days; those days when Hobart Ames and Nash Buckingham hunted these hallowed grounds, always searching for “good game and better dawgs”. Those days will once again be heard and experienced on Ames Plantation.

Continue to check these pages for more details as they become available…..Thanks.