We offer early season hunts for velvet antlered bucks, and during the regular season you can harvest a buck and doe each morning and evening of every day you hunt! That's no misprint, that's four deer per day! Our season runs from August 15th thru January 1st annually, offering the longest and most liberal deer season in the entire nation. We combine unbelievable deer hunting opportunities with great accommodations and incredible food. Buck Run Hunting Lodge is the adventure you're looking for!
Located in Hampton County, South Carolina, where whitetail deer populations and harvests have traditionally been number one or two statewide throughout the history of deer hunting, Buck Run Hunting Lodge offers the serious whitetail hunter an experience he will never forget!
Click on the Play arrow to watch the video of a group of velvet antlered bucks in one of our fields in August!
We hunt deer, turkey, and wild hogs!
We have an amazingly long deer season beginning in mid-August and continuing through January 1. Our velvet buck season is one of the most popular (see video). Ranking right at the top with the August hunts are the Mid-October to mid- November rut hunts. Hunter’s average from 1.25 to 3.25 deer per hunt depending on the number of days hunted.
We hunt over 8,000 acres with 175 different stands located over prime hardwood bottoms, agricultural fields, swamps and timberland. All stands are metal fabricated and designed to hold from 1 to 3 hunters depending on the situation. You will never see the same one twice. Be sure to check out our Big Buck Photo Album for photos of some of our hunter’s harvests.
Call (803) 625-3791
to book your next hunt!
AFTER A BRIEF TIME OFF THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER WE STARTED BACK HUNTING ON THE 8TH. INITIALLY DEER MOVEMENT WAS VERY GOOD BUT THEN BECAME VERY UNPREDICTABLE FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS. AN ENORMOUS MAST CROP OF ACORNS AND OTHER BROWSE MAY BE KEEPING DEER DEEP INTO MORE WOODED AREAS WHERE THEY REMAIN TO FEED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. TRAIL CAMERAS HAVE REVEALED JUST THAT AS MOST MATURE BUCKS HAVE BEEN CAPTURED ON FILM BETWEEN 1:00 AND 4:00 AM. NOT IDEAL TIMES FOR LEGAL HARVEST!
THERE HAS BEEN SIGNS OF THE RUT GETTING INTO FULL SWING AS THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH HAS NETTED MANY QUALITY ANIMALS BUT HARVEST STILL REMAINS VERY UNPREDICTABLE. ONE EVENING HUNTERS WILL HARVEST 8-9 THEN GO TWO DAYS AND HARVEST ONLY 2-3 MORE. THIS IS NOT TYPICAL DEER MOVEMENT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR! ON ONE HUNT IN WILL RAIN FOR 3 DAYS THEN ON THE VERY NEXT HUNT TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 30íS ONE MORNING THEN IN THE 70íS THE NEXT. HOPEFULLY MORE CONSISTENT WEATHER PATTERNS WILL DEVELOP IN NOVEMBER AND DEER MOVEMENT WILL BE MORE CONSISTENT AS WELL.
I SPEAK AS THOUGH OCTOBER DEER HUNTING HAS BEEN VERY POOR BUT IT HAS BEEN QUITE THE OPPOSITE. DEER HAVE BEEN ACTING JUST LIKE DEER, FALL WEATHER IN THE SOUTHEAST HAS BEEN VERY CHARACTERISTIC OF FALL WEATHER IN THE SOUTHEAST AND OCTOBER HARVEST HAS BEEN VERY HIGH AS OCTOBER HARVEST SHOULD BE. IN JUST 14 DAYS OF HUNTING DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH, 44 HUNTERS HARVESTED 77 DEER WHILE MISSING 13. NOT TOO SHABBY CONSIDERING THE ELEMENTS. AS DEER MOVEMENT WAS SLOW HUNTERS TOOK GREAT ADVANTAGE OF NEARLY EVERY OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED THEM. OF COURSE, THERE WAS THE USUAL CASE WHERE THE BIG ONES ALWAYS GOT AWAY.
HOPEFULLY NOVEMBER WEATHER WILL RETURN TO MORE CONSISTENT PATTERNS AND RUT ACTIVITY WILL PICK UP AS IT SHOULD ANY MANY BIG BOYS WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF HUNTERS! BE SAFE!
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(What a great deer)
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(You really need to see this one full size)