Barrs Industries acquired Diamond Island, a 9,000-acre island on the renowned Mississippi River from the paper company giant, International Paper. This investment was focused on two primary assets. The first was the large mature hardwood timber which was well supported by the fertile alluvial soils of the Mississippi River Delta. The second and primary target of the acquisition was in the recreational value Diamond Island possessed and has become known for throughout the hunting community. Most recently the island produced a typical mature 11-point whitetail buck that challenged the Louisiana state record. Diamond Island Plantation is a treasured resource for recreational hunters of trophy deer, turkey, migratory birds, and fishing enthusiasts. This family-friendly preserve is built on a first class membership body that shares in the desire to own an interest in the most prominent hunting and fishing plantation in the southeast.