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We offer early season hunts for velvet antlered bucks, and during the regular season you can harvest four per hunt! 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 7,000 acres with 125 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. All hunts are by reservation only! Whether you are booking a deer or turkey hunt, reservations are limited to 6-8 persons per deer hunt and 4 persons per turkey hunt. Be sure to check out our Big Buck Photo Album for photos of some of our hunter’s harvests.

Call 1-855-4-BUCKRUN (1-855-428-2578)
to book your next hunt!

 

 

REMEMBERING A DEAR FRIEND AND OUR LIVES SPENT TOGETHER

IT WAS IN AUGUST OF 1962 WHEN MY DEAR FRIEND JERRY YORK AND I FIRST MET AT A LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL ALLSTAR TOURNAMENT AT SULPHUR SPRINGS LITTLE LEAGUE IN TAMPA, FLORIDA. EVEN THOUGH JERRY AND I DIDN’T EVEN PLAY IN THE SAME LEAGUE THERE WAS STILL AN INTERST IN HOW EACH TEAM WAS DOING IN THE TOURNAMENT AS SEVERAL PLAYERS FROM EACH TEAM WERE FRIENDS FROM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. JERRY PLAYED AT EAST POINT LITTLE LEAGUE WHILE I PLAYED FOR BRANDON LITTLE LEAGUE JUST 10 MILES APART. IT WAS THROUGH A MUTUAL

 
 
 
 

JANUARY REPORT

FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW AS SANDRA AND I HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT OUR ACHING AND TIRED BODIES MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED WHY WE HAVEN’T CONSIDERED BRINGING IN SOME YOUNGER, MORE ENERGETIC HELP?  I REALLY NEVER CONSIDERED OR EVEN THOUGHT SUCH A MANEUVER COULD EVER BE POSSIBLE BECAUSE AS EVERYONE OF YOU KNOWS I CAN’T EVEN PERFORM TO MY OWN EXPECTATIONS SO HOW IN THE WORLD COULD ANYONE ELSE EVER MEET SUCH HIGH STANDARDS.  ONLY TIME WILL TELL HOW WRONG I MAY HAVE BEEN!

OVER THE PAST 29 YEARS SANDRA AND I HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH THOUSANDS OF HUNTERS FROM LITERALLY ALL OVER THE WORLD INCLUDING 5 DIFFERENT CONTINENTS.  FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS THERE HAS BEEN ONE YOUNG MAN THAT SEEMED TO SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM THE REST.  LIKE MANY OF THE OTHERS HE WAS ALWAYS WANTING TO HELP DO WHATEVER I AND THE GUIDES HAD TO DO DURING NON-HUNTING HOURS FROM FILLING FEEDERS, PUTTING OUT CORN, REPAIRING STANDS, TRIMMING TREES, FIXING THINGS WE HAD PREVIOUSLY BROKEN ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS EVERYDAY DUTIES.  EVERYTIME I WOULD LOOK BACK I WOULD SEE ONLY ONE SET OF TRACKS.  HE SEEMED TO MIMIC MY EVERY MOVE.  ALL HE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT WAS HUNTING, FOOD PLOT PREP, TRACKING DEER, WHY SOME HUNTERS SHOOT SO POORLY (THAT’S WHY HE OWNS ONE OF MY GUNS), WHY I NAMED A CERTAIN STAND AS I DID AND ON AND ON.  OVER THOSE 29 YEARS I HAVE MET MANY HUNTERS THAT TALKED A BIG LINE, WOULD SAY HOW LUCKY I WAS TO DO WHAT I DO (THEY WERE RIGHT), BOY THEY SURE WISHED THEY COULD DO THIS AND THEN THEY WOULD ASK, “IS THIS ALL YOU DO FOR A LIVING?” AS IF IT WAS JUST A PART-TIME FLING WHERE YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING, PUT SOME HUNTERS OUT AND PICK THEM BACK UP IN TIME FOR LUNCH WITHOUT NOTHING TO DO IN BETWEEN OR AFTER.  

THE YOUNG MAN I SPEAK OF HAS FOLLOWED THE SAME PATH AS ME FOR A REASON!  I HAVE NEVER MET A MAN THAT HAS THE SAME ENTHUSIASM, ZEAL AND PASSION AS I HAVE FOR THE OUTFITTING INDUSTRY.  THE FUTURE OF BUCK RUN, ITS GROWTH AND CONTINUED SUCCESS OF CLIENTS NEEDS NEW ENERGY, NEW IDEAS AND RENEWED ENTHUSIASM TO CONTINUE TO BE THE LEADER IN THIS INDUSTRY.  MANY OF YOU KNOW THIS YOUNG MAN AND HAVE HUNTED WITH HIM ON OCCASION.  HIS NAME IS BOBBY KELZ.

AS OF JANUARY, 2021 BOBBY ALONG WITH HIS LOVELY WIFE ASHLEY WILL BE IN CHARGE OF THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF BUCK RUN WHILE SANDRA AND I WILL TAKE A LESS ACTIVE ROLE.  ALL ACTIVITIES WILL REMAIN THE SAME AND THE OVERALL OPERATION OF BUCK RUN WILL NOT CHANGE.  SANDRA AND I HAVE COMMITTED TO BE HERE ON EVERY HUNT AS IN THE PAST GREETING EVERY GUEST, FELLOWSHIPPING WITH ALL AND READY TO ASSIST AT ALL LEVELS TO INSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION.

MUCH MORE OF THE JOURNEY OF BOBBY, ASHLEY AND THEIR 3 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN GABBI, JACE AND JAXON WILL BE SHARED AS WE MOVE FORWARD.  THE COMPLETE FOUNDATION HAS BEEN LAID AND EVERY STEP HAS BEEN CAREFULLY PLANNED AND ORCHESTRATED BY GOD ALONE!

 

 

 


Our August hunters last year were all using custom made ATG Rifles!
Maybe you should be shooting an ATG Rifle too?


Click image for larger photo!
(What a great deer)
 

Click image for larger photo!
(You really need to see this one full size)


For more information or to book a hunt, contact:
Buck Run Hunting Lodge, LLC
620 Bens Road
Estill, SC 29918
1-855-4-BUCKRUN (1-855-428-2578)
buckrunhuntinglodge@gmail.com