Bear Run is a hunter's paradise with a variety of regional wild game available in one place. Our unique location on the edge of the Okeefenokee Swamp allows us to offer you some of the best hunting opportunities in the Southeast.
About the Owner
Want a change in hunting opportunities and scenery without having to worry about airfare, out-of-state license and trophy fees? Well, it's right here in Georgia...barely!
About 5 years ago, we lost a 9-year trophy managed deer lease to a developer who thought that a neighborhood would be more suitable than undeveloped land. The timing was horrible as we were less than 30 days from the opening day and there was no time to find another club, so I decided to just use the season filming and hunting in some different places and, quite by accident, stumbled upon the best kept hunting secret in the industry, and it was right here in my own home state of Georgia.
Like most avid archers, I love to have a bow in my hands, but most of my time during the season is spent as a free-lance outdoor cinematographer filming other hunters, and editing and producing their videos. Because of my experience, training and education in forestry, hunting, cameras and television, it definitely gives me an edge as well as an opportunity to meet some great people and visit some places with a camera that I would have never found on my own. I have hunted or filmed at some of the best unfenced locations in the lower 48.
My first trip of the season immediately following the loss of our lease found me driving about as far South as you can go in Georgia on I-75 without going into Florida and then East following the state line into Echols, Clinch and Ware counties. The name of the closest town is Council, Georgia, just South of the town of Fargo. The name of the place I was going is Bear Run. The property of Bear Run is part of the enormous Langsdale Lumber Company tract near the Suwannee River. It is run by two of the finest people you'll ever meet. J.T. Steedley has worked for the Langsdale's all of his life and at age 78, he still covers every road every day and knows every marsh, hammock, swamp and hunting spot on over 30,000 acres that he manages for Langsdale. J.T. personally cut every road on the property back in the early 50's so he knows the land as well as the wild game that live there. Jamie Steedley, who is the other half of Bear Run and the son of J.T., can offer you opportunities for anything you want to hunt including deer, hogs, bear, turkey, ducks and gators...all in the trophy class! He is the "hunt designer" and provides everything from the hunt and lodging to the food and even catered barbeques of local cuisine of deer, bear and wild hog for the hunters and guests.