But the epicenter, according to Barnett, is in the southern part of the state, where the hunting largely takes place on private land. The area is home to several renowned lodges where one can chase gobblers in genteel southern luxury. Spend the morning calling toms on 21,000 acres of prime turkey habitat, for example, at the White Oak Plantation near Tuskegee. Afterward, stuff yourself with a gourmet meal, cast for bass in the private pond, or shoot at one of the country's best sporting clays courses. "We offer three- and four-day hunts and allow only six hunters at a time to ensure a quality experience," says marketing manager Wes Cumbie. "It's all fair chase, with one-on-one guiding."