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Believe it or not, we only have 6 months until the South Carolina deer hunting season starts again for the lowcountry. So if you are thinking of finally putting a great buck in velvet on the wall, you had better call and book your hunt now. Opening day is August 15th, and we only take a limited number of hunters during this time. And many of our spots are already filled with returning guests.
The first two weeks of the deer hunting season in South Carolina is usually the best bet for such a hunt since bucks start losing their velvet around the first of September. Also, the bucks are usually in bachelor groups for those first few weeks of the season, so if you see one buck, you usually see a bunch together. And while it is unbelievably hot here in August, the bucks are in their summer coat which helps keep them cool, allowing them to move earlier in the afternoon. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon to see 4 to 8 good bucks standing in a field as early as 4 or 5pm, and it doesn’t get dark until after 9pm!
And in case you need some encouragement to come join us for some of these early South Carolina deer hunts, take a look at three of the great bucks our hunters harvested last year. Ken from Florida shot a very nice 8 point that grossed over 110 inches, Hank from NC killed a monster 130 inch 8 point and Monster Plot TV cameraman Craig harvested a good 100 inch 8 point. All three of these deer were taken over on Pleasant Hill Plantation where we only kill bucks with at least 8 points and a minimum of 16 inches of antler spread. We also only hunt that tract the first two weeks of the South Carolina deer hunting season; we then don’t allow any more hunts on that piece until October 15th when the pre-rut starts up. This allows us to really keep the pressure off of those deer so that we have great rut hunting for our trophy bucks, but it also means that we don’t have a lot of time or spots for hunters looking for that trophy velvet buck. So like I said, call NOW if you want to get in.
We are also running out of spots during the early season on our other tracts that we hunt as well, so call about those hunts too. We offer great velvet buck hunting on land where you can shoot any legal buck (2 inches above their hairline) as well as on land where the bucks must have 4 points on a side. Hunting on tracts with these rules is only $400 a day, so it is quite a good value for a sportsman looking to get a jump on the deer season and put some fresh venison in the freezer.
We look forward to sharing camp with you!