About Us

Our History

Hillcrest Farm at Rocky Mount located in Cumberland, Virginia was founded in November of 1997 by the Deitrick Family of Richmond, Virginia. Its namesake is the Hillcrest Farm of Bath, Michigan (circa 1950's), the homestead of  Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Alice (Webster) Kyes.  Walter Kyes was an accomplished hunter, fisherman, farmer, and outdoorsman. Welcome to theWebsite of our family  farm in the Central Piedmont of  Virginia, a special place where the Hillcrest legacy lives on.

Our History

Hillcrest Farm at Rocky Mount located in Cumberland, Virginia was founded in November of 1997 by the Deitrick Family of Richmond, Virginia. Its namesake is the Hillcrest Farm of Bath, Michigan (circa 1950's), the homestead of  Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Alice (Webster) Kyes.  Walter Kyes was an accomplished hunter, fisherman, farmer, and outdoorsman. Welcome to theWebsite of our family  farm in the Central Piedmont of  Virginia, a special place where the Hillcrest legacy lives on.

A Certified Stewardship Forest

New Canton

Cumberland, VA

A Certified Stewardship Forest

New Canton

Cumberland, VA

Hillcrest Website 1998-2013

Hillcrest97.com

Hillcrest Website 1998-2013

Hillcrest97.com

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Current Rocky Mount Links

2017

This year's ongoing projects and activities.

Hillcrest Photos Over the Years

Over 20 yrs of photos!

Hunting Successes

Current link to Hunting 

Farm, Forrest, Wildlife Management

Current link to management.

TrailCam

See it all here - Trophy bucks, bear, coyotes, turkeys, and all kinds of small game!

Shooting

Whether it be Pistol, Rifle, or Shotgun there is a place for you!

Pre-2014 Hillcrest Links

Aerial Photos

Yearly Projects and Activities Prior to 2013

Original Website of History, Guests, Family, Silvaculture, Poetry and Verse, Hunting and more!

Painter Family History

Rocky Mount Gravesite of Painter Family Mid-1800's


Hunting

Hunting Trials and Tribulations Pre-2013


Silvaculture, Agriculture and Wildlife Management

A Certified Stewardship Forest with many Silvaculture, Agriculture, and Wildlife Management Activities


"Over the years..."

See Photos spanning the lifespan of the Hillcrest

Interesting and Useful Links

Va Department Of Forestry

Va Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Gunsite Academy

Fire Weather NOAA

Quality Deer Management Association

VA Tech Dendrology Fact Sheets

Suggested Reading

  • Quality Food Plots - Your Guide to Better Deer, Better Deer Hunting - Written and published by QDMA
  • Quality Whitetails: The Why and How of Quality Deer Management Paperback – July 10, 2007 by R. Larry          Marchinton (Editor), Karl V. Miller (Editor) 
  • Professional Timber Falling (Book) by Douglas Dent 
  • Grow 'Em Right; A Guide to Creating Habitat and Food Plots; by Neil Dougherty (Author), Craig Dougherty (Author) 
  • On Combat, The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace 3rd Edition  by Dave Grossman (Author), Loren W. Christensen
  • AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide  by Walt Kuleck (Author) 
  • The Art of the Rifle - by Jeff Cooper (Author) 
  • The Modern Technique of the Pistol  by Gregory Boyce Morrison (Author), Jeff Cooper (Author)
  • Principles of Personal Defense – by Jeff Cooper (Author), Paul Kirchner (Foreword), Louis Awerbuck (Foreword)
  • The Ashley Book of Knots Hardcover – June 21, 1944 by Clifford W. Ashley (Author)