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The rut here in the South Carolina lowcountry heated up this past weekend when the weather finally cooled off. And the Orlando BassPro group and their friends that came in on Friday really benefited from the great buck movement that the temperature change brought.
The group of 12 got their hunt started right that evening when Cory killed two nice does while his dad killed a spike. Several good bucks were also seen by the hunters over on Pleasant Hill, but they either couldn’t get a shot on the quick moving deer or count the number of points fast enough to confirm it was a good buck. Saturday morning Anthony missed a giant 10 point that was chasing a doe, and then things really cranked up that evening when two great bucks were killed. Cory shot a good 3.5 year old 8 point that weighted 155lbs and Jimmy shot a great 4.5 year old 7 point that weighed 177lbs. We also had three more does shot as well as several more good bucks seen that hunters just couldn’t get shots on. And Sunday morning Vincent finished off the hunt by shooting a nice 7 point. So it was a great weekend for us here at Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge and a great hunt for our friends from the Orlando BassPro shops and their friends. Congrats to everyone on a great hunt, and we truly look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Now we just have a few hunters in camp this week to take advantage of the cool weather that continues to keep the good rut action going including our good friends Frank and Ryan from upstate NY. And Ryan has already made the most of it by shooting a heavy 8 point Monday morning over on Pleasant Hill; Please note that this guy is the luckiest hunter we know since he always shoots good bucks while hunting with us including three 8 points during his trip down 2 years ago. Now we just have to get Frank another great buck before he quits bringing him:) I will have the rest of their hunting story next week along with their pictures, so I hope everyone checks back… Until then, hit the woods while the action is hot.