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We knew it couldn’t last forever… our nice, cool Spring here in the lowcountry has finally given way to the hot, buggy weather of summer. And like I talked about in our last post, so has our summer hunting slow down.
We just had two small groups hunting with us this past weekend, and between the lack of rain, the intense heat and the high water in the swamp pushing the hogs to higher ground, the movement wasn’t great. We did have one good hog killed, one missed and one coyote shot. Gary, down from Pittsburgh, killed the beautiful young song dog while Lee, visiting from Tennessee, hammered the nice hog.
We also haven’t had many hunters the last two weekends, but one of the ones we did have was Eric over from Grays Court, South Carolina with his daughter to see if she couldn’t get her first wild pig. She missed one, but did get to take another home! We truly congratulate her on her first hog as well as her dad for taking the time to introduce another young hunter to our great sport.
As for us here at Cypress Creek, we are already using our summer slowdown to our best advantage. Danny has just gotten us a couple of new tracks of land for this coming deer season, so we are working hard right now on getting their roads cleaned up, the stands set up, feeders hung up and shooting lanes trimmed. And on these new tracks we will be hunting and shooting any legal buck, so they will work great for those hunters looking to take a lot of tasty venison home starting August 15th.
We are also still working on our bowhunting-only camp, and it is really coming along as well. We now have the pond-side cabin in great shape, stands out and the feeders up and running. As a matter of fact, we saw quite a few hogs over there the other day just waiting for our first hunters to give them a try with their stick and string.
Other than working on all of our vehicles and equipment, our other big project is getting Pleasant Hill Plantation, our 3000 acre trophy property, ready to go for opening day. And now that turkey season is over, and we can put out corn again, we are working on getting all of the feeders hung back up and slinging those golden nuggets out for our monster bucks.
We still have a some openings at the lodge for the first two weeks of the season, so please call Becky at 1-877-520-2245 to find out exactly what dates we have left and on which tracts. We would love for you to join us in pursuing bucks with velvet-covered horns, especially since they travel in bachelor groups for those first two weeks. Therefore when you see one buck, you normally see several. These bucks on their summer travel patterns also tend to move quite a bit during daylight hours, making them easier to harvest… and what hunter doesn’t like those improved odds?