FWS South Carolina

HabNet Coalition

Coastal Program Highlights

Preserving history and bobwhite quail hunting traditions in South Carolina

South Carolina | 2017

The Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust, the Oakland Club, and the Coastal Program are conserving long-leaf pine habitat and some of the best bobwhite quail hunting in the region. The Oakland Club is maintaining the property and hunting tradition as it was in the 1900’s – when quail was the king.

This 11,000-acre property is permanently protected and is part of an extensive habitat corridor that follows the Santee River and extends from the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge along the Atlantic Ocean through the Francis Marion National Forest to the Santee National Wildlife Refuge and further inland. The owners retain many private-property rights while also preserving the historical home of Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion.

The Oakland Club was once home of the Revolutionary War hero – General Francis Marion, also known as the Swamp Fox, and is adjacent to his burial site.

Cover Photo: Bobwhite quail, USFWS
Inset Photo: (Top) Oakland Club Office, USFWS | (Bottom) General Francis Marion, State Archives of Florida