Keith Smith has spent more than 50 years training gun dogs and chasing quail through the gently rolling pines of South Carolina. A native of Allendale, Keith has been managing Butterfield Plantation along the Savannah River for two years. Recently brought back into the original owner’s family, Butterfield’s main house and dependencies have been undergoing extensive renovation. Keith, with the help of his two sons, has been leading the renaissance of Butterfield’s habitat. They have employed active forest management to create sustainable, diverse habitat, particularly for quail. Their efforts have not gone unrewarded. This past February we were lucky enough to join Keith, Butterfield’s owners, and a host of other folks as we enjoyed the best that South Carolina has to offer: great food, great fellowship, and unforgettable memories in the field. Ride along as Keith shows us what makes this part of the world special.

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