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Boar hunting in the South Carolina lowcountry during February is truly hard to beat. We generally have nice, cold temps to keep the big boars moving and not a lot of natural food left for them to eat, so that just creates great conditions for killing one around our feeders and food plots.
And several of our guests this past week did just that. Steven, down from our nation’s capital, stuck a great 180 lb boar with an arrow. He was part of the group at the bow camp who all had to leave a little early to get home before the HUGE snowstorm that took over their DC area. However they all had a fantastic hunt, saw lots of hogs and several others had shot opportunities but were busted on the draw… Sounds like a great bowhunting trip to me!
While they were at the bow camp, we also had several hunters at the lodge. And they too had good success on the big hogs. David, down from Il, shot a nice 160 pound hog right behind the lodge during a super windy afternoon. And that was AFTER missing two others first!!! We also had Eric over from Bray’s Island (about 30 minutes away from us) with friends Jim and Cyril, and they all saw hogs too. Eric ended up taking a 150 pound boar over on our Lower End tract while his buddy Jim missed a huge boar down on the river and Cyril held off on shooting due to the fading light during his hunt over on Boggy Creek.
Then we had Allen from Columbus, GA who killed a nice hog down on the River despite the heavy rain and wind. And that left Steve, from Northern VA, to clean up after everyone else had left, and he took home two. First he killed a 120 lb boar behind the lodge, then missed another one before getting the crosshairs back on a 130 lb boar that was running with over 30 other hogs down on the River. His friend Robert also had an opportunity, but just didn’t close the deal.
So, another great week of boar hunting here in South Carolina despite more tough hunting conditions. And with the lowcountry about to get some more rain and high winds, it will probably be another tough week . But we expect to keep putting the hogs down, and as soon as some better weather shows up, we look forward to doing even better! Come join us if you can.