In this weeks episode, Bob heads to Sylvester, Georgia and Southern Woods Plantation for some great southern Georgia quail hunting. Joining Bob on this hunt are S.C. Representative Brian White, Buddy Jennings and guide B.J. McKennon. And on the Sportsman’s Table, Bob’s in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina at Wicked Tuna Restaurant with Ed Drombroski, owner of Lee’s Farmers Market. He’s got a South Carolina certified shrimp recipe.
[Announcer] On this week’s Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, Bob heads to Sylvester, Georgia to Southern Woods Plantation for some great southern Georgia quail hunting. And on this week’s Sportsman’s Table, we feature a South Carolina certified shrimp recipe. All this and a whole lot more, and it begins all right now.
Well folks welcome to our show, we’re back in south Georgia, Sylvester, here at Southern Woods Plantation and I’ve got a great group of wing men. I’ve got our guide here today. Let me introduce all of these guys that are going to be with us today. I’ve got, Representative Brian White from Anderson, South Carolina. He’s going to join me as a wing man. I’ve got a good friend of mine, I know he’s been on the show, both these guys have, but its been a while since I had them over at Birdog. Buddy Jennings, the former director of the Parks Rec and Tourism agency in South Carolina. And then our guide extraordinaire today, BJ McKennon from right down here in Sylvester, Georgia. We’ve got a great show lined up for you, we’ve got some great bird dogs that are going to be hitting the ground today. Southern Woods Plantation, log on to bobredfern.com Go to my top 16 and if you want to come to paradise where there are birds flying and a great place to stay, Benji Deloach and all the staff down here would love to have you come. Guys, I’m ready to shoot some birds.
Let’s do it.
Alright man, lets do it. Alright. Alright guys, get after em.
[Brian] There goes Buddy.
[Bob] Buddy your namesakes on the back.
[Bob] Rudy is ready, Kate’s ready. Go bird. Hey, nice shot Brian, nice shot! That’s a beautiful covey rise right there. I’m tellin’ ya. Yeah. Gave them some more, get ready boys.
[Bob] Mm, no. Oh.
[Brian] Alright Buddy, both of you.
[Bob] Alright Rudy. Whoo! Nicely done boys, nicely done. What a covey rise.
[Brian] Holy moly.
[Bob] Oh my goodness. Whoo! Wow! Mm, mm,mm. Ah, there we go, may have some more in there guys. Get re-loaded.
[Brian] We’re ready. That Buddy’s good at retrievin’
[Bob] He’s got yours Brian.
[BJ] Here, here Here
[Bob] Oh goodness gracious
[Brian] That was a beautiful rise right there now.
[BJ] Hey, come here buddy, whoa, whoa.
[Brian] Mm, mm, mm.
That was wonderful.
[Buddy] No it wasn’t too good.
Hey you want some advice? Seriously, try closing just one eye. Don’t close both eyes.
[Bob] Oh my goodness. BJ come here. Come here just a second. I want the folks out there to understand what it’s like being a guide on a major plantation like this, real quick. I mean I know it’s got to be stressful for you, because you guys have go so many clients that are coming through here.
Yeah, some days it is. Most of the people, I say 95% of the people we have, are… You know, some what experienced gun havers, maybe not hunters, but they’ve handled guns. We get a few every once in a while that are new and we have to kind of help them along. But for the most part, I say 95% of people truly appreciate what the guide is trying to do for them.
Every once in a while you get some that have no idea, really, they have no idea when they leave.
You’re exactly right…
For the most part most of them, most of the people that come here you know, have bird hunted before and you want them to have a good experience because, you want them to come back.
Absolutely. You know when they come back everybody wins.
Well and you know the good thing too about coming down to Southern Woods is, you guys all 16 of you guides down here take the time. Even for the novice and the ones that don’t get out, you take the time to coach, teach, and mentor them and get them back up to speed again so they can enjoy…
Well we want them to have a good time, we want em to come back.
[Bob] Yeah. Well Rudy, there have got to be more birds where that came from. Alright bro lets get on it.
Alright, find some quail.
Alright come on Buddy!
[Brian] Here Rudy.
[Bob] Alright, Buddy’s got em, Kate’s got em, Rudy’s got em. Everybody’s on em.
[Brian] Rudy get out of there.
Come on Rudy here, not yet, whoa. Whoa no, not yet. Whoa, whoa. Okay.
[Bob] Nice shot Buddy.
[Brian] Nice shot. Nicely done Buddy. Nicely done.
[Brian] Rudy, here.
Well folks this is an offspring of Rudy. This cocker right here it belongs to BJ McKennon, our guide today. 14 weeks, he’s gonna be a future good one. But listen, we’ve got more great quail action coming, from Southern Woods Plantation in Sylvester, Georgia. And I tell you what, this is going to be a future dog right here. You gonna be a good one aint ya? Yeah ya are. Stay tuned. When we come back, more quail hunting from south Georgia.
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[Bob] Alright boys, boys are working! There we go Buddy, nice back up. Awesome.
[Buddy] Whoa whoa. Hey it’s still pointed right here.
[Bob] Yep, get ready, get re-loaded guys.
[Buddy] Whoa, whoa
[Brian] Good shot Buddy.
[Bob] Drake is fetching em up! You know I’m kind of enjoying this from the bleachers here. Enjoying a little Southern Woods hospitality. There he goes Buddy. Whoa!
[Bob] You know there ain’t nothing worse than trying to ascertain to get around a tree. I’ll have to tell ya, that is tough.
[BJ] Got a dead bird right here, let’s see what he is.
[Bob] Alright. While we’re doing that guys, come on over here.
[Brian] Shooting with an audience.
[Bob] Now I have to ask y’all… What do y’all think of Southern Woods so far, as the experience of coming down here? Buddy?
I gotta tell ya it’s the … it’s the habitat is just fantastic, the food’s good, the lodging’s good and you can’t beat this guide. He is fantastic. This is a great place.
I tell ya what, Brian, I tell ya what, that pork chop we had for supper last night, man!
Good lord wasn’t that something?
Put me to bed.
Well you know as conservationists and sportsmen, you guys have done this all your life. I mean, to me, of course bird hunting is just something I love doing and I know you guys do too.
Over the back of a great bird dog, and I know you’re partial to this new…
One down here, Buddy, too. And then you’ve got your own.
So, you know, I just think coming together the comradeship and all of that it’s just a great experience.
It doesn’t get any better than this. I mean this is just beautiful, beautiful. I’m excited to be here.
I’m excited to have you guys.
I’m glad I’m a friend of Bob.
Guys I’m telling ya.
Man its awesome. Well I think there’s more out here, okay. I think I hear Drake, Jill.
And the best dog they got, it’s named Buddy, look at that.
That Buddy, there he goes. Alright men, lets go get some more. Nice Brian, nice, nice shot.
[Brian] You said shoot it.
[Bob] Nice chucker, whoo! Oh man. Wait a minute we got another point here, get reloaded. Get reloaded.
[Brian] There’s that bonus bird.
[Bob] I’m tellin’ ya. There you go, take him!
[Brian] Ahh. There you go.
[Bob] You got him, alright Buddy!
[Brian] There you go Buddy.
[Bob] Buddy takin up the rear! Alright.
[BJ] Here’s a decoy, right here. Come here boss, come here boss. Here, here, here, here.
Whoo, I’m tellin’ ya, a 747 hunt.
Well, listen. As we get reset here with the dogs, let’s talk a little bit about the congressional sports and caucus. You’ve been a member a number of years and those things that are passionate for you, what does that really mean to you to be a part of that group of legislators?
Well it’s a great organization Bob and its a bunch of legislators and the beauty of what we do is not about party. It’s about the Great Outdoors, it’s about, you know, the shooting sports, it’s about fishing, it’s just about preserving a way of life that this country was founded upon. It’s going out, it’s not only about taking game, it’s how to prepare it and how to be thankful for it and thanking the good Lord for one, giving us this great earth that we can go out and harvest these things. Some days you just don’t harvest anything, but, I mean, look where we are today.
I mean this is just absolutely wonderful and it’s about access and preserving what we do have and making sure we have good natural resources and quality air and water and those types of things for the habitat, the things that we take.
[Bob] Well the great thing for us as hunters and outdoors men is for legislators like you and the rest of the group that understand what this means to the rest of us out here across the… well not just in South Carolina, but across the country.
Oh absolutely and currently we got 48 states. Hawaii and Rhode Island are the only two we don’t have, that we’re currently working on. Rhode Island, I hope we’re going to secure it this year. But anywhere you go and it’s just a great brother and sisterhood that we have. It’s male, female, Republican, Democrat. I mean, it is absolutely phenomenal. But when we get together the beauty of it is, the folks out there that are just so divided on politics and just hate politics and all these politicians. We never talk party, we talk about outdoors. We talk about hunting, fishing, taking of game, trapping, shooting sports you know. Make sure the kids that are coming up today in high school and show them the proper way to treat a fire arm, to respect it. And not these video games or things that we do but absolutely and try to pass that on. I mean, we had that fortune that our parents would pass that along and did different things, but we got to make sure that’s still there for those kids.
Brian, thank you for all that you do man.
But, I tell you what behind these Brownings, man, listen I think there’s more birds out there. I’m thinking your Buddy’s on point over there.
I tell ya, he is.
Well lets go, lets go find them.
[Commentator] Coming up we head to the Sportsman’s Table for another great South Carolina certified recipe, featuring fresh and locally grown South Carolina vegetables and South Carolina harvested shrimp. The Sportsman’s Table is brought to you by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Whether you live in South Carolina or out of state, be sure to buy South Carolina grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. Make sure your food is South Carolina certified. It’s a matter of taste.
Welcome folks for another Sportsman’s Table edition here. We are in beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina at Wicked Tuna Restaurant and I tell ya what, Ed Dombrowski, he is the owner of Lee’s Farm here at beautiful Murrells Inlet. You’ve seen Ed on the show before. Hey, Drunkin’ Shrimp, you’ve gotta remember.
Yeah, that’s right.
We love havin’ Ed come back and here, we’re on location at Wicked Tuna. Ed..
Great to see you again Bob.
Man, it’s good to see you.
Thanks for having me again.
Oh you’re welcome. What do you got for us today?
Today we’re gonna do a little shrimp dish, Shrimp Scampi, but I’m gonna do a little bit more Mediterranean style. Typically, when you think Shrimp Scampi, it’s more like Italian. Here I’m gonna make it more Mediterranean Greek. We’re gonna add little bit of feta cheese. We’re gonna use zucchini, things like that.
Oh wow, okay.
Alright, so what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna get some oil and butter in the pan.
There you go.
Gotta get that sizzle goin’.
Oh, yeah. Gotta put the butter in.
And, you know, the great thing too about these farms, you guys, it’s all about local South Carolina.
Excellent. The butter, everything.
Shrimp is local. A lot of the produce that you see here we actually grow right at the market.
So Well we got this goin’ here, I’m gonna throw some shallots. Gotta love those shallots
Gotta have shallots.
Gotta have shallots. Gotta have the garlic. Okay, I made these more like a sliver opposed to a mince. So they’ll get almost like little chips so they have a little texture to them.
[Bob] Well then your breath would be…
[Ed] Exactly, yeah exactly. Alright, I’m gonna throw a little bit oregano and thyme in it, which is, again that Mediterranean flavor.
[Bob] Gosh, you just smell the flavor.
Exactly. Now we’re gonna throw our shrimp in.
Okay now, lot of folks will argue how long to cook the shrimp, okay.
Very quick. Couple minutes, that’s all we wanna do. Is we wanna get ’em just pink.
[Bob] Now from sight, is just where they start to turn red.
[Ed] When they turn red, that’s what we wanna do.
Now instead of using pasta, ’cause a lot of people use pasta for scampis, I’m using zucchini and I spiraled it. Okay, so everything’s nice and fresh.
[Bob] Ahh, okay.
[Ed] Okay, so we’ll add that in there.
[Bob] Oh, neat.
[Bob] Now that’s a first.
[Ed] Yup. You know, a lot of people went to whole gluten free and stuff like that.
[Ed] So we do that and again you’ll notice it’s all fresh South Carolina grown. Mix that around a little bit.
[Bob] Now how long to you usually cook the zucchini.
Again, just like shrimp, real quick. Just ’cause it’s real nice and thin.
So it’s still gonna be crunchy.
I’m gonna throw a little bit more butter in there.
Okay, now I’m gonna throw a little bit, crumble a little bit of feta cheese in there.
Okay. A little bit of lemon zest.
[Ed] Mix it around.
[Bob] You know, that zucchini looks just like noodles.
[Ed] It does. Alright.
[Bob] And there we go, Scampi. Mm.
Now it’s gonna be ready to plate. So what we’re gonna do here… put that up on there, like that and then we’re gonna finish it off with a little…
Ahh, a little decoration.
Little bit more decoration. Gotta have some color on there. Okay, a little bit of lemon zest. Lemon goes great
[Bob] Oh yeah.
with this. Little bit more feta. Who doesn’t like cheese.
Yeah, there you go.
Okay and then finish her off with a little bit of parsley. And there you have, you have a Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi.
That is just fabulous. Look at there folks, another great recipe this week from Ed Dombrowski at Lee’s Farm, here at beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. I tell you what, I’ll let you hold that. I ain’t gonna shake your hand.
No definitely not.
Okay, now listen. I wanna thank you again for being a guest this week. And folks, remember, buy and eat local. It’s simply a matter of taste. Log on to certifiedscgrown.com and see what’s fresh on the menu for yourself. We’ll see you right back here again next week on another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table.
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[Brian] Look at that youngin’ Go get ’em Rock.
[Buddy] Fourteen weeks.
[Everyone] There he is.
[Brian] You got him in the wing.
[BJ] I don’t know.
[Bob] It went across the road.
[BJ] Rock, where’d he go.
[Bob] Buddy’s got him.
[Bob] Awe it’s Rock. Oh my goodness. Look at that dog.
[Brian] There he is.
[Bob] Well I’m here to tell ya that dog would look nice up in Little Mountain, South Carolina.
[BJ] Y’all would kill it.
[Bob] On Wieland Road.
[Buddy] Pick him up, good boy.
[Brian] Look at him.
[Bob] Look at that. Awe, looky here. Ha, ha, ha, wow.
[BJ] Bring him here.
[Bob] Amazing, fourteen weeks? Can you imagine?
[Bob] Oh my goodness.
[Brian] On point.
Is there not anybody that ever not love a puppy.
[Brian] I tell ya.
[Bob] I’m tellin’ you right there, wow. Rock the man, fourteen weeks old
[Brian] Alright Rock, time to work it boy.
I would like to buy that dog as well. But I don’t whether we’re gonna get there or not. You’ll just have to stay tuned.
[BJ] Alright Brian, you see all birds?
[Brian] No I’ve been missing it.
[Bob] Get ’em Brian, nice shot Brian. Nicely done. You had all the birds your way.
[Bob] Nicely done.
[Brian] Thank you.
[BJ] Whoa, whoa.
[Bob] Oo, look at that. Stopped on a dime.
[Brian] Buddy gonna back him up.
[BJ] Whoa, whoa.
Alright guys listen, we’ve spent a full day at Southern Woods Plantation and I asked you this morning, when we got in here, dinner was awesome, okay, y’all enjoyed the night stay, but tell me, after a full day of bird hunting here, what do you all think now.
It’s awesome. I’ve never hunted South Georgia but I’d definitely tell everyone to come to Southern Woods Plantation. It is one blessed place and birds fly great and the people are fantastic here.
You just can’t believe the habitat. I mean, it’s the most beautiful, it’s like they used to hunt in the old days, you know, with pines and broom sage like this, it’s just unbelievable. Just doesn’t exist everywhere.
Well my mission is almost complete, okay. I’ve got you guys both to shootin’ a Browning 410 and the 725 and so I know that’s gonna be in both Brian and your future, okay. We then have got you with a cocker puppy on the list, okay, and I know your wife is already on board with that, okay. And rock is awesome, I know. That was an exception this morning.
It truly was, I mean, the first time that he actually flushed a bird and the first time he retrieved a bird, I shot the bird. So, I fell in love with him, right off. I mean, I keep going up on the price but so far he hadn’t decided to sell it.
Tell ya, I know, we may have to do an alternate plan here, but the other thing that I got to work on here is I got to put Chevy’s in driveways and I gotta get one, you gotta get a new one, okay, and I gotta get one in Brian’s. Are we gonna make it?
I think so. I’m gonna sell mine and I can buy yours.
Okay, we can make that happen.
And I’ll go buy it before he has to buy that dog ’cause the price will go up on that truck ’cause he’s gonna try to make up the difference to get that dog.
There you go.
And the price keeps going up on the dog ’cause you had him in your arms the day he put him on camera so he’s now a star.
See, now he’s a T.V. star.
Oh my gosh guys. I just wanna tell ya both how appreciative I am and honored to have you guys as my wing men today on the show. That’s what our show’s about is showcasing guys like you that have that passion, who have grown up this. And I know, Brian, all the things that you do in the legislature both in the state of South Carolina and at the national level on the caucus, is just instrumental in preserving what we do. Buddy, you with your former directorship as the Director of Parks Rec. and Tourism, I mean, tourism, that’s your life and it still is. And both of you guys, it’s just been an honor and privileged to have both of you all.
Oh, thank you so much for inviting us.
We couldn’t have had a better day.
We can’t have a better spokesman in South Carolina than you for the Great Outdoors, I mean, you televise and showcase what we have across this country and you’ve always been a friend of the outdoors whether it’s fishin’ or hunting and as far as the Association of Sportmen’s caucuses, you always do a fabulous job with helping us to promote our cause and teach folks the Great Outdoors is a wonderful place. Walk out the door and just experience what God created.
You’re absolutely right and guys with that I’ll tell ya. Folks, as I always like to say, the outdoors is my passion. I know it is for these two guys. We will see you right back here again next week and we want the outdoors to be your passion too. Next week Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine is gonna be somewhere around the country. We’ll see ya then.