When a Mississippi River Equity Share conversation arises, Concordia Rod and Gun Club quickly
becomes an elite topic. Concordia Rod and Gun Club is one of, if not the finest, Mississippi River
Equity Share Club. Concordia was established on July 30, 1982 and is currently made up of 16 total
shares owned by just 9 families. The club owns 6,200 acres, of which 1,600 acres has been
enrolled in the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), and the remining 4,600 acres is unencumbered.
Concordia is not just a high end hunting club; it is much more.
The gated entrance welcomes you to the beautiful Mississippi Hardwood Bottom known as
Concordia Island, which is in both Mississippi & Arkansas. The gravel drive leads you near the center
of the island, where the hardwood bottom transitions into an open area and the first class
amenities start to show. The skeet and trap range is on the right, and the 3,000 foot grass airstrip
is on the left. Beside the airstrip is a 30 acre annually planted dove field that almost never
disappoints, and was absolutely loaded during an August visit. The full time caretaker of 16 years,
resides in the managerâs residence, which is tucked away across from the shop and houses all
farm/maintenance equipment that keeps this island in top notch condition 365 days a year. The
large lot camp area is situated amid the mature hardwoods making a picturesque setting. Each
cabin is of cypress construction and individually owned. Just beyond the camp area, you will find the
stables and fenced pasture for all your horse needs. The club is also equipped with a game care
center including a cleaning station, walk in cooler, camp map, and recreational vehicle wash area. A
game processor will be onsite during the hunting seasons to dress your harvest the minute it is
brought in from the woods.
Not only is Concordia known for the 5
star amenities, but the free range deer herd that resides on
this island is second to none in the state of Mississippi. Concordia has been extensively managed
over the years and currently names Steve Demarais as its wildlife biologist. The club has proudly
harvested deer in excess of 170 gross inches for 8 consecutive years, with the largest whitetail buck
grossing 207 inches, and the 2nd largest grossing 196 inches. Hunting pressure has a lot to do with
the proven high end whitetail hunting on Concordia Island. As stated, 9 families own the 16 total
share of Concordia, and approximately 6 people are âseriousâ deer hunters. Therefore, the herd can
grow to their full potential with every member still having ample opportunities at a trophy whitetail
on a yearly basis. The annual wildlife plots cover 220 acres of the island and are rotated between
soybeans, alfalfa, clover, and winter wheat. Most of the plots are equipped with box or ladder
stands for convenience. The turkey, hog, duck, and small game hunting is also exceptional on the island.