The Emerald Creek Guarantee

At Emerald Creek Kennels, we understand every dog has different traits, strengths, and needs, which lead to different results.  When your dog trains with us, we’ll work together to lay the foundation for success. We will give your dog the best opportunity to learn to point birds. 

Give your pointing dog its best opportunity for success with foundational training from Emerald Creek Kennels.

Who Am I?

My name is Jacob Huckabee and this is what I’m passionate about—helping you and your dog become the best bird hunting team you can be. I worked on HVAC units for nearly a decade, but I hung up my tools because I realized this is what I’m good at and this is what makes me happy every single day. Ever since I got the opportunity to help run a hunting plantation—Watermelon Pond Plantation—I haven’t looked back.

What I do?

At Emerald Creek Kennels, we train some of the best hunting dogs in the Deep South. I can guarantee that I will give your dog the best opportunity to learn to point birds. Ever dog has different traits, strengths, and needs, which leads to different results, but when your dog trains with me, you will have laid the foundation for success.

Services

Dog Training

When your dog comes to Emerald Creek Kennels for training, they will be housed and trained on a month-by-month basis, with a customer evaluation at the end of the first month. Since each customer wants something different for their dog, I will work with you to achieve the outcomes you desire. Dogs trained at Emerald Creed Kennels will be exposed to both kennel and outdoor living as well as pointing training on nearly 800 acres of wild land at Watermelon Pond Plantation where they will learn to handle high grounds, marsh lands, and water.

  • 6-Months and Younger
    • $500 per month
    • Additional costs for birds
  • 6-Months and Older
    • $700 per month
    • Additional costs for birds

Guided Hunts

An Emerald Creek Kennels guided hunt is a close as you can get to a guaranteed good time. Our guides are lifelong hunters with decades of hunting, guiding, and pointing experience. All hunts take place at Watermelon Pond Plantation just west of Gainesville, Florida on nearly 800 acres of sandy pine country and pond flats, perfect for quail, pigeons, chukars, pheasants, snipe, and ducks. Your dog can test their stuff on high grounds, marsh lands, and in water.

  • Half-Day Guided Hunts
    • $350 with 12 birds included
    • $8 per additional bird
    • $1 per bird cleaning fee
  • Full-Day Guided Hunts
    • $600 with 24 birds included
    • $8 per additional bird
    • $1 per bird cleaning fee
  • Half-Day Self-Guided Hunts
    • $75 with five birds included
    • $8 per additional bird
    • $1 per bird cleaning fee
  • Full-Day Self-Guided Hunts
    • $150 with 10 birds included
    • $8 per additional bird
    • $1 per bird cleaning fee