We are located in the eastern most part of Cumberland County, atop what is known as the Cumberland Plateau. We are only a few miles from where our ancestors settled in beautiful Grassy Cove. In 1800 a settler named John Ford had a wagon accident in this mountainous region. The accident killed all but one of his mules and halted his move west. He then settled in the cove with his family, one mule, and a pair of dogs. These dogs later became known as Mountain Curs. Our family came to this cove in 1806 and used this breed of dogs for their very survival. When you come to the Spartan Hunting Preserve you to will use this same line of dogs to locate your boar if necessary.
The heart of the Preserve is less than two miles from one of Tennessee’s two oldest hog hunting ranges. Renegade Hunting Lodge began in the 1960’s and operated for some 30+ years. The East Tennessee Russian stock that was pursued by this range still fills the woods in this area. I hunted these same hogs as a child with my grandfather in these same woods. Fortunately the closing of Renegade only served to increase the already high population in this area. We then began our Preserve in a highly populated area adding the Tellico Plains blood and the huge Bzikot bloodline. Constant surveillance throughout the Preserve has convinced us that this has served to improve an already incredible line of Trophy Boars.
When you arrive here you will hunt on land that has belonged to my grandfather since 1950’s. Land that I grew up hunting on. I then chose to turn this same land into our Hunting Preserve. I could think of no better way to pay tribute to my Father and Grandfather whose blood makes me what I am.
ADDRESS TO THE LODGE: 51 Old Gordon Road, Grandview, TN 37337.
(For GPS directions)