One of the outstanding characteristics of Bullock County, which lies in the rich soil of the Black Belt Community, is that it is world famous for its wildlife habitats and hunting plantations, whether white tail deer, turkey, ducks, quail, etc.
Known as the Field Trial Capital of the World, bird dog competitions, both professional and amateur, have been held in Bullock County since early 1920s. Sedgefield Plantation, at the time owned by Mr. L. B. Maytag, in 1951 hosted the National Amateur Free-for-All.
Today, from November until March of each year, there are several championships held within the County. Hundreds of hunters from various parts of the United States and foreign countries converge on Bullock County during these months to enjoy the outdoor life. There are several game preserves including hunting clubs and lodges throughout the county ranging in various sizes.
The Trials are a competition to display a bird dog's ability to successfully point out the hiding places of quail. While riding on horseback, dog handlers, judges, officials and a gallery of spectators follow the dogs that run along designated courses. It is only permissible to follow on horseback and horse-drawn wagons. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.
Located within the heart of downtown Union Springs, standing on top of an 8-foot granite pillar which contains eleven names of Bullock County residents who were inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame, stands a beautiful life-size bronze statue of an English Pointer.