Incredible Sedgefield Plantation In The Heart Of The Alabama Black Belt Is Now Available


NOW AVAILABLE:  Chances are that if you are from Alabama or the Southeast, you’ve heard of Sedgefield Plantation. This turnkey recreational property having only been held by 3 owners over the past century, is now being made available to the next generation of owners. Paul “Bear” Bryant, the famed championship coach of the Crimson Tide, and Curt Gowdy, host of the beloved “The American Sportsman” as well as many other celebrities have graced the property over the years. The National Field Trials have been held at Sedgefield and many Buckmaster’s Life Hunts have been filmed there as well. 

Sedgefield is located in Alabama’s fertile Black Belt Soil Region in Dallas County along Chilatchee Creek and the Alabama River drain basin. This soil region consists of thousands of acres of bottomland hardwoods and is flanked by very productive farmland. The rich soil is the nucleus for this unique wildlife mecca consisting of trophy deer, turkey, waterfowl hunting and of course the Bobwhite Quail.

Sedgefield is an excellent place to entertain family, friends, clients and would make an excellent corporate retreat, quail plantation, commercial hunting operation, safe haven social unrest compound, real estate investment, or possible tax-saving Conservation Easement tract. Opportunities on properties like this don’t come around very often. Located just 30 minutes from Selma, 1 hour 40 minutes from Tuscaloosa & Montgomery, 2 hours from Birmingham and 2 hours 25 minutes from Mobile. Craig Field Airport in Selma is only 45 minutes away, and Vaiden Field Airport is 16 miles North of Sedgefield.

WILDLIFE:  The property consists of a very diverse mix of old-growth hardwoods along Chilatchee Creek, as well as upland areas of tall pine timber with the sage undergrowth that you are accustomed to seeing on premier quail properties. Quail hunting has been a prime attraction for Sedgefield over the years and continues to be a treasured tradition. Approximately 200 +/- acres are planted in food plots, and approximately 50 +/- acres of Chufa is planted every year.  As you can imagine, all of this produces incredible trophy deer and turkey hunting. This is one of the finest properties we’ve stepped foot on and this area of Alabama is known for excellent hunting. Several deer in the 150”+ range are killed every year, with some having been in the 170’s+. It’s not uncommon to hear several turkeys gobbling at any given time on the property in the spring. 

ACCOMMODATIONS:  County Road 101 takes you to the heart of the property, where you’ll find the “Manor House” (3 bed/2 baths upstairs, 3 bed/1 bath downstairs), 2 guest houses (2 bed/1 bath & 3 bed/ 1bath) and the “New house” (3 bed/ 3 bath) that was built in 2003. The historic “Manor House” was built in 1926 and has hosted many well-known guests over the years. There is a 30’x60’ 10-stall horse barn as well as 3 other barns on the property. The 8-stall dog kennel behind the Big House has been home to championship bird dogs in years past. Just beyond the Main House Complex, you’ll find a 10 +/- acre lake, having produced up to 10-pound bass from its waters. There are also a couple of other ponds ranging from 3 to 6 +/- acres in size. A 1,000-yard shooting range has a building with power, fans, roll-up doors and a refrigerator to make your time on the range as comfortable as possible.  A great road system allows you access to all of the property.  Part of the property is partially high fenced as well (6 to 6.25+/- miles of fence).

THE LAND:  Gently rolling Black Belt soil types with elevations ranging from 125/ft along Chilatchee Creek to 210/ft on ridges. Soil types in the upper elevations consist of Oktibbeha clay, Kipling loam and Sumter clay. These soils are well suited for hardwood and pine timber production as well as pasture and row crop production. This property is currently in a native piney wood savanna ecosystem of mature thinned pines with broom sage understory. Undergrowth is managed with frequent prescribed burning. In addition, there’s also a mix of natural pine, mature bottomland hardwoods that provide a great source of mast-bearing trees, open agriculture fields and cedar thickets that are great for wildlife bedding. Soil types in the lower elevations consist of Leeper silty clay loam, Sucarnoochee silty clay and Mantachie loam. These soil types are very productive and are well suited for bottomland hardwood.


2,156+/- acres of merchantable hardwood

1,581+/- acres of upland areas of tall pines/sage undergrowth

1,020 +/- acres of sage fields

406+/- acres of upland hardwood drains

144+/- acres of pine plantation

69+/- acres of pre-merchantable pine

538 +/- acres of open fields/food plots

27+/- acres of cedar

Sedgefield Plantation is co-listed and exclusively marketed by National Land Realty and Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC. Showings are strict to qualified buyers and by appointment only with at least a 24-hour notice. Contact us for your private showing!

Whitetail Properties Real Estate:  Chris McCune (205) 331-8516  

National Land Realty:  Bob Jamison (205) 454-2239 

National Land Realty and Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC or any of its agents, will not be held responsible for any false or misleading information. Information is collected by Agents from sources that the agent deems reliable. Agents have used their best efforts and good faith to obtain reliable information. Property lines shown on maps are approximate.


Property Details

  • Premier recreational property with excellent hunting opportunity
  • Beautiful mature hardwoods as well as tall pines with sage undergrowth
  • 4 homes offer plenty of accommodations for many guests
  • 4 barns, with one being a 10-stall horse barn
  • 8-stall bird dog kennel
  • 1,000 +/- yard shooting range with range building
  • Beautiful Chilatchee Creek borders to the West
  • Excellent deer, turkey and quail hunting
  • 200 +/- acres planted in food plots
  • 10 +/- acre, 6+/- acre and 3+/- acre lake
  • Great internal road system allows you to easily get around on the property
  • Craig Field Airport in Selma is only 45 +/- minutes away, Vaiden Field Airport is 16 +/- miles North

537 Sedgefield Road
Safford, Alabama 36773