Wilderness Hunt Club
As a member of WHC you can take advantage of one of the most unique deer hunting clubs in South Carolina. We are centrally located between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC, an easy drive from either. In fact, I-77 (between Exits 62 & 55) is the only major interruption of our boundaries. WHC has well over 5500 acres making it one of the largest contiguous tracts of land established as a hunt club in the state. With this amount of contiguous property, we’re able maintain a ratio of ~125 acres per member.
The club property consists of a mix of thinned pines, clear cuts, stands of hardwoods and creek bottoms. WHC has over 2 miles of power line which runs through the property. We maintain 16 permanent tower stands on the powerline with year-round food plots. All members meeting criteria will have the opportunity to hunt these powerline stands on a rotating schedule each year.
WHC has a unique marker system which allows Members to have personal areas (Our marker system is explained on our Rules & Regulations page). Members that don't have the time to prepare stands and/or food plots can take advantage of the tower stands on the power line where the club maintains ~17 acres of food plots and numerous mineral lick sites.
Our Quality Deer Management policy has been in place for over 25 years. State game biologists have taken surveys of our deer population on several occasions. They informed us a few years ago that if we could only see what they do when they survey at night with lights, we would increase our minimum buck from its existing 16 inches of outside spread to 17-18 and take some of the monsters they see. During the past 15 years several bucks in the 130-140 class have been taken and usually 20-25 quality bucks are taken each year.
Historically, WHC produces 70 - 90 deer per season, fluctuating usually by the number of Doe taken. (We stress 2 or 3 Doe to be taken per quality buck). The club also produces turkey, ducks, a few hogs (not many, they are shot on sight), small game and quail. The 3-acre stocked pond is great for fishing (bass, bream, and shell crackers). Our facility page has pictures that show our pond, dock, club house (which is heated and air conditioned for Members to sleep in), fresh water well, skinning poles with winches, an 8x8 walk-in cooler, and limited camper spots with electricity.
Spouses and children are welcome and Youth day hunts for deer and turkey are supported by many Members donating their areas to be hunted by the Youth. Safety is one of our primary concerns and ALL new Members must attend a club orientation before hunting.