"First off I want to say how great it is to have made a new friend. You
and your family are a true blessing when it comes to making people
like me and my son feel right at home. Oh by the way, the
huntin'...ain't bad either. Your birds and shooting blinds made it a true
pleasure to get up on a cold morning. I would highly recommend
Skeeter Branch to all of my friends, especially those who love good
action and great hospitality. I can't wait to get
back and shoot my limit of birds. Good hunting to all."
Fox Sports Nascar Analyst
|"I have traveled to eight states and two countries to hunt ducks. I am glad
to say that I do not have to leave the state of Georgia for great duck
hunting anymore! My brother and I had the pleasure to hunt with Bob last
month and had a great time and hunt. These ducks acted as wild as any
ducks I have hunted. The lodge and food was perfect, and I cannot say
enough about Bob and his family. They treated us like friends and I will be
back. Again you do not have to pay big money for a hunt of a lifetime."
|Mr. Cathey, I am 61 years old and have been hunting since age 12. The duck hunt I had with you and
your son Daniel on March 11, 2010 has to rank in the top most enjoyable and professionally directed
hunts I have ever been on. The manner in which you both made sure everyone enjoyed themselves and
had every opportunity to shoot ducks was far beyond expectations. The meal was great, thanks to
Mrs. Cathey, and the Christian atmosphere was felt, I'm sure, by all. I look forward to bringing my son
with me next week for what I am sure will be another great experience.
Thank you again,
|"North Dakota, South Dakota,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee
and Louisiana-my search for ducks
was futile in 2004-2005, except at
Cathey's ranch, Skeeter Branch. If
you enjoy a social hunt with fine
accommodations, food and
unbelievable customer service, you
will not be disappointed. My
cautious single hunter commitment
in November, blossomed into four
visits involving over twenty men.
Not a single person was
disappointed and Bob and family
made the experience special."
Dr. Timothy J. Giannoni
Sandy Springs, GA
"I have hunted ducks all over the world, and
your hunt was among the best ever. The
accommodations were outstanding, and the
food was fantastic. I'll be back as many
times as you will allow me to come."
Trummie L. Patrick
|"What a hunt...my son had a first
impression of duck hunting that
will last him a lifetime. Thank
you for creating an environment
that encourages the next
generation of hunters to enjoy the
outdoors. He could not quit
talking about the fun he had at
Mr. Cathey's farm. We will be
back to enjoy more great food,
fellowship and incredible Georgia
|"Mr. Cathey, I've been on a lot of
duck hunts that were supposed
to be good, but this was the first
one that really was."
Clemson Offensive Line Coach
"From the quality of ducks, the blinds, and the flooded fields to the great food and wonderful hospitality of
the Cathey family, all have gone a long way to making each of my hunts there a special experience. At such
The sight of all those ducks funneling out of the evening winter sky into the long pond, while we sit on the
porch with a cool drink, watching in awe and anticipating the coming mornings sport. So to follow "Papa"
Hemingway's observation...I can say hunting mallards at Skeeter Branch is that good!
It's worth whatever price you have to pay for it!"
Professional Hunter, Author and Waterfowl Enthusiast
|Dear Bob and Leila,
I had a great time hunting ducks. When my Dad told me we were going duck hunting, I was instantly
excited. I waited impatiently and when the day came, we left early that afternoon. When we arrived at
Skeeter Branch, It was amazing, ducks flying overhead, hundreds of ducks on the ponds, and Baley,
food, and great hunting. The whole time you are there, you feel as if people are instantly your friend.
While you are there, even if you don't hunt it is still worth the trip for the scenery. No one will ever have
to beg me to come back to Skeeter Branch. It is one of the most amazing places I have been. Thank you
for a great hunt.
Frank Richardson, Tallahassee, FL
|"I've been chasing ducks since the mid 1970's and have had the
pleasure of watching the sun rise from Rock island blinds in
Ontario, from layout boats on the Great Lakes and from flooded
timber and rice field pit blinds in Ohio, Arkansas and Louisiana.
I was both surprised and delighted at the quality of the operation,
the realistic hunting conditions and the excellent customer service
that Bob and Daniel provide at Skeeter Branch. Each outing
resembles a great "opening day" experience, with hard flying
mallards that demand the hunters behave as duck hunters should.
Treat yourself to the best. Hunt Skeeter Branch!"
|For the past four years I have experienced some of the finest duck hunting at Skeeter Branch
Hunting Preserve that I have ever had. This could possibly be the best "free-flight" release
program on the East Coast. Over the past 40 years, I have hunted ducks from Alaska, the rice
fields of the Northern Sacramento Valley to Lake Mattamuskeet and all areas in between and I
find Skeeter Branch equal in all ways. The fact that you are going to have good shooting on
every hunt, it's an ideal situation for training and putting the finishing touches on your favorite
hunting dog. The camaraderie of every hunt continues in the rebuilt 1800's log house with
everyone reliving the mornings hunt and enjoying the great breakfast prepared by Sarah. The
cost of traveling to Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi or any place to hunt ducks will far exceed
the daily hunt fees you will pay to experience this quality of duck hunt. I want to thank Bob and
Daniel for all the work that they have done to bring this experience to Northern Georgia.
|Bob and Daniel,
It would be remiss if I did not both thank and compliment you for providing such a great
experience at SKEETER BRANCH. Ducks flew and the meals and accomodations were
great, but the hospitality even better ! The experience made me turn back the clock 50 yrs
when growing up on my beloved eastern shore when hunters were invited into your homes
as friends. My late father and favorite uncle would have both said, "This is how it's supposed
to be",... and it is, at SKEETER BRANCH!
Kirk Patchel, Chesapeake City, MD