John's Journal... Entry 66, Day 1
EDITOR'S NOTE: Larry Collins acts as camp manager of Dollarhide, a traditional hunting camp in central Alabama near the Mississippi line that has existed since 1888.
Question: What do you do at Dollarhide?
Question: When did Dollarhide start?
Question: Is Dollarhide a corporation?
Question: How much did hunters initially pay to get in Dollarhide? Answer: In 1942, Dollarhide shares sold for $1250 each.
Question: What value does a share have today?
Question: Has Dollarhide always operated as a dog-hunting club? Answer: No, Dollarhide started as more of a duck-hunting operation. Back in the 20's and 30's not that many deer lived on Dollarhide land, so we hunted a lot of ducks. Now we don't have many ducks, but we have a lot of deer. We didn't have any turkey down here until after 1958 when we restocked the land with turkey. We started hunting turkey again in 1961. Dollarhide has everything from squirrel, turkey and deer to rabbit and some quail. We also have 12 to 14 lakes and seven miles of river where members and their guests can fish in.
Question: How many duck ponds do you have?
Tomorrow: Dollarhide Traditions