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Dove Hunting is a great way to have a good day afield with your family. (Photo John Trussell)

Dove Hunting is a great way to have a good day afield with your family. (Photo John Trussell)

For more than 36 years, Floyd Moye has been the driving force behind the highly successful hunts at Redbone Farms Hunting Preserve and looks forward to greeting you for your next hunt. (Photo John Trussell)

For more than 49 years, Floyd Moye has been the driving force behind the highly successful hunts at Redbone Farms Hunting Preserve and looks forward to greeting you for your next hunt. (Photo John Trussell)

Fred Moye, left, and Floyd Moye - These successful business partners get ready to greet hunters for the Wild Game Dinner. Fred is an excellent cook and makes sure all the hunters are well fed!

Fred Moye, left, and Floyd Moye - These successful business partners get ready to greet hunters for the Wild Game Dinner. Fred is an excellent cook and makes sure all the hunters are well fed!

Setting in a dove field, hoping for doves to turn the sky dark with darting targets  is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! It helps if your  favorite football team is winning on the radio and you can sip on a coke. (Photo John Trussell)

Setting in a dove field, hoping for doves to turn the sky dark with darting targets is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! It helps if your favorite football team is winning on the radio and you can sip on a coke. (Photo John Trussell)

The annual late season Wild Game dinner at Redbone farms is not to be missed! Normally, season ticket holders and guests can expect grilled or roasted meats like venison, doves and bacon wrapped quail with delightful trimming to please the palate. It is a great evening to enjoy great food, sit by the warm fire, enjoy musical entertainment and share outdoor memories. (Photo by John Trussell)

The annual late season Wild Game dinner at Redbone farms is not to be missed! Normally, season ticket holders and guests can expect grilled or roasted meats like venison, doves and bacon wrapped quail with delightful trimming to please the palate. It is a great evening to enjoy great food, sit by the warm fire, enjoy musical entertainment and share outdoor memories. (Photo by John Trussell)

Remembering Good Friends

On a sad note, Redbone has in the last year or so lost four of our biggest boosters and staunchest friends. First, Rodney Ware died of a heart attack in North Carolina. Rodney and I were associates in the financial service industry in Atlanta prior to his returning to North Carolina to be nearer to his family but while living in Atlanta he was a frequent visitor to Redbone where he enjoyed guiding quail hunts and helping with our dove shoots.

Bob Watt passed away since last season. Bob was a great family man and a successful business man with close family ties to Bob Woodruff of Coca Cola fame. Bob grew up in Thomasville and always had a bird dog or two. Bob would bring his boy-hood friends from Thomasville and used his own dog while hunting at Redbone. One day I asked him if he would guide some parties for us. He quickly agreed. Some of Bob’s business friends would ask me to have Bob guide their party. Great great guy.

Gene Hardwick was a retired Bell South executive, a former Lamar County Commissioner, Chairman of the Barnesville, Lamar County Republican Party (I was Vice Chairman) and one avid Redbone dove hunter. He, too, died of a heart attack back in May. He, too, was a super guy.

Many of our hunters will fondly remember Mose McCall. Mose enjoyed a long and distinguished career with GA Department of Natural Resources, where he was the manager of both the solid waste management section and the hazardous waste management section prior to being promoted to Deputy Commissioner of GA D.N.R.

Mose McCall was one of the most avid hunters I have ever known. He has been responsible for much of the wild game we have eaten at our annual wild game suppers. He has guided quail hunts and helped with our dove suppers over the last 35 years. Mose was distinguished by his gray ponytail, on Mose it looked good. Mose died of lung cancer in June. I was humbled but honored when he asked me to speak at his memorial service. We mourn the loss of these great hunter-friends, but we thank our lord and master for having them to be a special part of our lives.