“Monster Trout in Georgia”

The secret is out. As featured in the April/May issue of Garden & Gun, there are monster trout to be found in Georgia. And best of all, these goliaths have been sighted within driving distance of some major metro areas. So if you live in Atlanta, Nashville or Chattanooga, it […]

Lucky at the Honey Hole

Quail hunting at the Beretta Shooting Grounds is always a pleasure and sometimes, it’s downright magical.  This post from friend, client and wordsmith Robert Parvin Williams captures the magic of one such experience.  His words make me relive that special day, which is without a doubt the best quail hunt […]

Sporting Classics Joins Us for the Swarvoski 1,000 Yard Challenge

“Until recently, a 1,000-yard shot was considered the purview of only… elite shooters.  Those days are over,” proclaims Keith Wood in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of Sporting Classics. You can experience the “pure challenge and joy of marksmanship” at the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company, located within an hour’s […]

Helping Promote Responsible Wildlife Management

High Adventure Company President John Burrell  delivered a presentation on the State of the Commercial Hunting Industry at Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Services. HAC is excited to play an active role in preparing graduate students for careers in enterprise wildlife management. Auburn University’s graduate program is one […]

Lifetime Memories and Amazing Photo Safari Pics

The photos we received from a long-time friend, client and fellow adventurer are enough to make you want to start packing your bags for a trip to Africa. The best way to describe them is breath-taking! The images and the words that accompanied them may well inspire you to take […]

Mastering the 1,000 Yard Challenge

Think you need to know a lot about guns to enjoy the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company?  Think again.  Men and women who have never handled a rifle are enjoying success on our Swarovski 1,000 yard challenge.  We’ll have you hitting a long range target in no time […]


Eddie Bauer – Wildlife biologist, destination hunting guide, and owner/operator of the High Adventure Company

John Burrell has guided hunting and fishing in world-class locations, from Zimbabwe and New Zealand to Uruguay, Alaska, and Argentina. From fly-fishing in Patagonia and wing shooting in South Dakota to hunting big game in Africa, Burrell’s High Adventure Company has assembled the finest collection of sporting lodges worldwide. One of his favorites is Tipiliuke in Argentina, a wing-shooting and fly-fishing paradise that recently hosted former President Jimmy Carter and was named top lodge in Patagonia with an Anglers Choice Award.

Garden & Gun – Searching for Monster Trout on Georgia’s Soque River

In the headwaters, cornfields in the valleys nudge against sycamores and mountain laurel as the river, here little more than a creek, twists through banks clad in vine and wildflowers. Farther downstream, it gathers flow from limestone springs, and its rock-ribbed pools are cooled in the shade of soaring hemlock groves. The Soque River (pronounced so-quee) flows for about thirty miles contained in a single county—Habersham, merely four counties northeast of metro Atlanta—an intimacy that lends it a homey, winsome, tucked-just-out-of-sight appeal.

Shooting Sportsman – The Adventurous Life

John Burrell drops two shells into his over/under as deftly as he would plunk Alka Seltzer into a glass of water. Plop, plop. He eases closed the gun and slips into the grass, stopping shy of the staunch setter. At the handler’s command, the pin is pulled from the waiting cocker, which launches like a grenade into the cover, blowing the covey of quail skyward.