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!
WHAT AN OCTOBER IT WAS! AFTER A MANDATORY EVACUATION DECLARED BY GOVERNOR HALEY IN ANTICIPATION OF HURRICANE MATTHEW’S ARRIVAL WE WERE FORCED TO CANCEL OUR FIRST TWO HUNTS OF THE MONTH. THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY WISE DECISION AS WE WERE BLOCKED IN OUR OWN DRIVEWAY FOR 3 DAYS BEING WITHOUT POWER FOR 4 FULL DAYS. NEARLY EVERY POWERLINE IN THE COUNTY WAS LYING IN ROADWAYS WITH HUNDREDS OF POLES BROKE OFF OR SEVERELY DAMAGED. WE HAVE OVER 1,000 HARDWOOD TREES ON THE GROUND, BLOWN OVER FROM THE ROOT MASS AND APPROXIMATELY 300 PINES. OF COURSE NONE OF THE FALLEN TREES ARE SMALL BUT FULLY MATURE HUNDRED YEAR OLD HARDWOODS AND 20-50 YEAR OLD PINES AND OF COURSE AGAIN NONE FELL FROM THE ROADS BUT COMPLETELY OVER THEM. OUR NEIGHBORING CHURCH HAD ITS ROOF BLOWN OFF AND WAS FOUND THE NEXT MORNING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTY ROAD BLOCKING TRAFFIC FROM ALL DIRECTIONS.
I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT THE DEVASTATION LEFT BEHIND BY THE VERY POWERFUL HURRICANE MATTHEW BUT THAT IS HISTORY AND THE GOOD NEWS IS, WE ARE BACK IN BUSINESS AND WERE ABLE TO HUNT WITHIN 8 DAYS OF MATTHEWS DEPARTURE. AFTER 5 DAYS OF DAYLIGHT TO DARK ROADWORK AND CLEANUP WITH A BULLDOZER AND 5 PEOPLE ON CHAINSAWS ALL ROADS WERE CLEARED TO THE POINT WHERE EVERY BUCK RUN STAND WAS HUNTABLE EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHERE FLOODING REMAINED AN ISSUE. AT PRESENT FLOODED AREAS HAVE DRIED TO THE POINT THAT WE CAN NOW NAVIGATE ALMOST EVERYWHERE. EVEN THOUGH MANY TREES REMAIN DOWN BLOCKING MANY ROADS WE ARE STILL ABLE TO ACCESS THOSE AREAS BY OTHER MEANS. CLEANUP WILL CONTINUE FOR MONTHS. GOVERNOR HALEY VISITS THE LOWCOUNTRY TODAY TO INSPECT AND ASSESS THE ALREADY DECLARED DISASTER AREAS OF THE COUNTY.
NOW BACK TO HUNTING! WE WERE ABLE TO START BACK HUNTING ON THE 16TH OF THE MONTH WITH A GROUP OF REPEAT HUNTERS THAT COMBINED FOR A 3 AND 7 DAY HUNT. IT WAS AS WE HAD NOT MISSED A BEAT. OVER THE COURSE OF THAT WEEK 12 HUNTERS HARVESTED 32 DEER WHILE MISSING JUST 5. AS A RESULT OF NO RAIN SINCE THE HURRICANE THINGS HAVE DRIED OUT VERY QUICKLY AND COMBINED WITH RECORD OCTOBER HEAT IN THE HIGH 80’S, THINGS SLOWED SLIGHTLY ON THE LAST HUNT OF THE MONTH AS 8 HUNTERS HARVESTED 7 WHILE MISSING 2.
AS WE NOW BEGIN NOVEMBER SOME COOLER WEATHER IS ON THE HORIZON BUT STILL NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST. DESPITE THE NEGITIVES OF UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS, A DELAYED RUT SHOULD PROMPT SOME GREAT HUNTING FOR THE MONTH. NO AVAILABILITY REMAINS SO GIVE US A CALL AND GET YOUR NAME ON THE BOOKS FOR NEXT YEAR! SAFE AND HAPPY HUNTING!
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(What a great deer)
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