Noontootla Creek Farms

In a high elevation valley just south of Blue Ridge, Georgia lies a piece of sportsman’s paradise very different than almost anything in the eastern United States.

Twelve hundred acres of private farmland owned by the Owenby family for decades is open to the public for upland wingshooting, sporting clays and two glorious miles of trophy trout water. There is no other place this side of the Mississippi River where you can shoot a round of sporting clays on a picturesque course, go quail hunting behind a world class bird dog and catch a five pound rainbow with out even moving your car.

Guided Trophy Trout Fishing

Noontootla Creek Farms (NCF) is simply an amazing find for the folks that have not had the pleasure of visiting there. The fly fishing trips are stellar with rainbow and brown trout averaging twenty inches with massive fish up to thirty inches that is a possibility on every good cast. The fish are “educated” and can be as hard to catch as any spring creek trout in the American West when the water is low and clear. On the other hand, the slightly off color water after a big rainstorm can hide many mistakes and the fishing can be off the chain. The guide staff at NCF is second to none and can put you on the fish of a lifetime. The guided fishing is open year round because of the cooler water temperatures on this side of the mountains in the summer. Beginning instruction and equipment is available to those folks just getting started.

Upland Wingshooting

There is nothing like being behind a good brittany or german shorthaired pointer bird dog when they lock up on a covey of bobwhite quail. There are open fields and pine groves on the farm that are available to the bird hunter. Every direction you look is a postcard picture especially when that explosion of quail or cackling ringneck pheasant rises up to meet the surrounding mountain vistas! Our winter weather can be cold but the sun hits the fields early and the birds fly hard and fast. Upland wingshooting season is open from November 1st until the last day of March. Guides are available to hunt every day of the week; they'll even clean your birds for you!

Sporting Clays

Before hitting the fields in the afternoon, hunters will often shoot a round of challenging sporting clays to warm up. NCF has an awesome course that winds its way up to the top of the ridge where the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest is visible from the number 10 station. Golf carts are used for transportation to all of the 12 stations. One hundred shots complete the course or you can shoot as many as you want. A wobble trap is on site and ready for use even if it is raining. Shotguns are available for rent. Sporting clays instruction is available to those folks wanting to try this addicting sport for the first time. Take a look at the Noontootla Creek Farms website for additional information and pricing at www.ncfga.net or give us a call at 706-838-0585 to book a trip!

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