Nestled within the rolling hardwood hills along four miles of the Big Black River in the south Delta near Edwards, Mississippi is a true sportsman’s paradise known as Go Away. For almost 30 years, Go Away has been the 2500± acre private hunting and fishing property of Jackson’s John Palmer, a successful pioneer in the telecommunications industry and a former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal. Mr. Palmer is a devout conservationist of both the land and wildlife and has focused his passions at Go Away entertaining many friends, family, and associates over the years.

Go Away is prominently featured in books and revered not only for being one of the south Mississippi Delta’s best duck hunting properties but also for being extremely well-managed for deer, turkey, dove, quail hunting and bass fishing. From sandy river bottoms to classic cypress brakes to traversing creeks to rolling savannah hunting fields to thick stands of upland hardwood in the hills, this property has a rich and beautiful diversity of landscape. Go Away also has a stately main lodge, pool and pool house in addition to its caretaker’s house, twin Rubico tennis courts, horse stable, dog kennel, and boathouse.

The idea, at Go Away, is that as a guest you will never want to “go away” once you have experienced the property.


  • Totals approximately 2500± acres, as 1860 are deeded and 640 are long-term leased
  • Private high-quality, turn-key hunting and fishing property in south Mississippi Delta
  • Exceptional duck hunting of mallards, gadwalls, teals, and wood ducks in several flooded food plot impoundments with controlled water
  • Exceptional whitetail deer and Eastern wild turkey hunting throughout the property and enhanced by multiple dedicated food plots
  • Exceptional dove hunting in an annually planted 30-acre sunflower field
  • Well-managed quail release and habitat program
  • Great bass and bluegill fishing in well-managed 50-acre lake
  • Stately main lodge, pool and pool house
  • Additional improvements include caretaker’s house, twin rubico tennis court facility, horse stable, dog kennel and boat house
  • Utility buildings include two large open metal framed equipment sheds, deer cleaning shed, bunkhouse office and storage buildings
  • Beautifully designed 1-mile long driveway and grounds around main lodge
  • Excellent interior road and trail system
  • Substantial standing inventory of merchantable timber
  • Located 30 miles west of Jackson, Mississippi and 20 miles east of Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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