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Hog Hunt
100 Acres at Bossville Farms in Allendale, SC
Starting Price$895 / Guest
3-Day Buck and Hog Combo Hunt
100 Acres at Bossville Farms in Allendale, SC
Price$1,795 / Guest
4-Day Buck and Hog Combo Hunt
100 Acres at Bossville Farms in Allendale, SC
Price$2,195 / Guest
South Carolina Whitetail Deer Hunting
80 Acres at Black Creek Stands in Mount Croghan, SC
Starting Price$100 / Guest
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History of outdoors and exploration in South Carolina

South Carolina's natural beauty was first explored by Native American tribes such as the Cherokee, Catawba, and Yamasee who utilized its abundant resources for hunting and fishing. European explorers in the 16th century were drawn to South Carolina's lush forests, fertile soil, and bountiful waterways, marking the beginning of an era of exploration that continues today. In the 19th century, South Carolina became a popular destination for wealthy Northerners seeking respite from harsh winters. They were captivated by the state's mild climate and diverse landscapes - from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west to the Atlantic coastline in the east. This led to a boom in outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The establishment of national parks and forests in the 20th century further cemented South Carolina's reputation as an outdoor paradise. The creation of Congaree National Park, Francis Marion National Forest, Sumter National Forest among others have provided ample opportunities for camping, bird-watching, boating and more. Today, millions of visitors each year are drawn to South Carolina's natural wonders. They explore its historic plantations and Civil War sites; they hike its rugged trails; they fish its rivers full of bass and trout; they hunt its forests teeming with deer and wild turkey. From mountain peaks to coastal marshes, South Carolina continues to offer unique opportunities for outdoor adventure that cater to all levels of experience. Whether you're a seasoned outdoorsman or a novice explorer looking for your next adventure - South Carolina has something for everyone. South Carolina is a large agricultural state with $2.7B of ag production, and roughly 88.2% of the land privately owned by farmers and ranchers. The major crops are broilers (chicken), corn and soybeans. When planning hunting trips to South Carolina on private lands like farms & ranches, it's important to understand some key dates for farmers and ranchers. Ranchers in this region usually raise multiple flocks of chickens per year, during the cooler months. During these times, they are extremely busy and may be harder to communicate with. Farmers in South Carolina will usually begin planting their crops in early spring and then will harvest their crops in late summer and early fall, depending on weather.
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Popular outdoor activities in South Carolina

The state is renowned for its diverse landscape which includes lush forests, scenic mountains, and picturesque coastlines. For hiking enthusiasts, the Palmetto Trail traverses through the state's most breathtaking terrains, offering over 500 miles of trails. The trail stretches from the mountains in the Upstate to the Atlantic Ocean, providing an unparalleled experience of South Carolina's diverse ecosystem. For those with a penchant for fishing and hunting, South Carolina doesn't disappoint. The state boasts numerous freshwater lakes and rivers teeming with bass, catfish, and trout. Hunting enthusiasts can find abundant game including deer, turkey, and quail in managed wildlife areas such as Francis Marion National Forest. Water sports enthusiasts are drawn to South Carolina's coastline which offers excellent conditions for fishing, surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding. The coastal city of Charleston is particularly popular for its vibrant watersports scene. Furthermore, bird watching is another popular activity in South Carolina due to its rich avian population. Places like Huntington Beach State Park offer prime bird-watching opportunities with over 300 species recorded.
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Popular counties for outdoor activities in South Carolina

Beaufort County, with its pristine coastline and marshlands, is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. The county is renowned for its redfish, flounder, and speckled trout populations. Meanwhile, Greenville County in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers an array of hiking trails that range from easy to challenging. Here, you can discover stunning waterfalls like Falls Park on the Reedy or venture into the wilderness on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. For hunters, Orangeburg County is a prime location with abundant deer and turkey populations. Its vast forests provide excellent hunting grounds that are both challenging and rewarding. If birdwatching is your passion, Charleston County is home to numerous species of birds including egrets, herons, and ospreys - making it a birdwatcher's paradise. For water sports enthusiasts, Horry County's Myrtle Beach offers surfing opportunities while its rivers are perfect for kayaking or canoeing adventures. In addition to this, Spartanburg County’s Croft State Park provides horseback riding trails for equestrians looking for an adventure off the beaten path. South Carolina's diverse counties each offer unique outdoor experiences catering to a variety of interests. Whether you're a seasoned outdoorsman or just starting your journey into nature exploration, South Carolina has something to offer every adventurer.
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