ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A tough economy had an negative impact on one of south Georgia's largest tourism events.
Organizers of last week's annual Quail Unlimited celebrity quail hunt noticed a difference in attendance. They say from the social events, to the celebrities, to the properties donated for the hunt, the event didn't do as well as it has in the past.
"Our properties were down by approximately a dozen hunting properties. Celebrities were cut back. The bid hunters that were there, there weren't as many so it was just on a smaller scale this year," said Celebrity Hunt Committee Member Bill Stanfill.
Committee members are expected to meet in the next 30 days to review the numbers from this year's event that was anticipated to bring more than $309,000 for the local economy.