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Cheney, celebrities in town for quail hunt

February 11, 2005

Albany- Vice President Cheney often comes to South Georgia to hunt.

This time he may be shooting beside other well-known Americans. The 19th Annual Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt is the biggest fundraiser the group has ever had.

The Vice President landed in Albany on board Air Force II late Friday afternoon. He's not officially involved with the Celebrity Quail Hunt, but he will be hunting at one of the hosting plantations. He wasn't at the dinner tonight at the civic center. But 230 other hunters were that's the largest group ever for this event.

"We were preparing for about 200 and I guess the word got out that this is going to be a good year for quail, but landowners have accommodated them all well, did a great job and everybody's having a ball," said Rocky Evans, one of the event coordinators.

There are 54 landowners involved this year. That's also the largest group in the hunt's history. There are 57 celebrities hunting on those plantations. The hunt raises money for Quail Unlimited to preserve game habitat.

Former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler comes to the Celebrity Hunt every year.

"The friendship and the fellowship that you have with the people," Shuler said. "Not only the celebrities but the landowners and the people of Albany. It's just been incredible."

Shuler enjoyed the hunts so much, he bought a share of Wynfield Plantation.

Quail Unlimited hopes to raise $300,000 this weekend. Organizers say this year's Celebrity Quail Hunt should pump more than a million dollars into South Georgia's economy.

posted at 10:52 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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