The South Carolina Lowcountry has long been known for its gorgeous beaches and spectacular golf. But the Lowcountry also has a rich tradition of the Sporting Life that often goes unnoticed. Hunting and fishing are a favorite past time of many area residents and a frequent activity for many of our seasonal property owners.
If you’re new to the area, or if you’re looking to experience wing shooting for the first time, Turkey Hill is a great place to start for quail, dove, turkey, and duck: http://www.turkeyhillplantation.com/
“At Turkey Hill Plantation, thousands of acres are maintained and preserved for use as bird woods. A typical quail hunt begins at 9 in the morning with a detailed safety orientation. Guests set out on a hunt wagon accompanied by a driver, relays of eager dogs, and experienced guides on horseback. Expect lots of coveys (some wild), the joys of working with well-trained bird dogs, beautiful and varied terrain, and last but not least cameraderie. Depending on the weather, a home made meal or box lunch is served outdoors at a lunch shed or back at the various houses. Afternoon hunts begin again around 2 and conclude just about when the sun appears over the yardarm, usually around 5.”
Perhaps the Lowcountry’s best kept secret, however, is fly fishing. While chasing Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and Saltwater Trout is certainly on the menu… stalking tailing Red Fish on the salt flats is hard to beat. 1 part hunting, 1 part fishing, 1 part nature watching… it’s an experience that’s as compelling as it is unique.
If you’re new to the sport or would like to learn more about our fishery, Orvis conducts a fantastic fly fishing school at Oldfield. Participants tell us that Orvis does an incredible job with the program(s) and that it’s well worth the time and investment to learn from some of the best in the business. Click Here for details.
If you need any recommendations on a guide or outfitter just shoot me an email or a call and I’ll be happy to help.