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President
Mike Craig
     
                cpinsure@windstream.net


Vice-Pres. &  Membership
 
Scott Bowers   704-460-1986
           scottlbowers@bellsouth.net


Secretary
Barry Barto        704-221-4495
                        bbarto@lddavis.com


Treasurer
Jerry Lemonds
  704-575-0283
                  lemondsj@bellsouth.net


Executive Officer
Eric Penegar       803-548-1842
        eric.penegar@membrana.com

Full Membership Complete access to the club. Annual invitation to Turkey Division. Hunting all legal species. Voting privileges. - $1200


 
Limited Membership - Restricted access to club. Only hunting deer without the company of a Full Member. No voting privileges. - $750
Wilderness Hunt Club


 
Hunting Chester County, SC for over 30 years                             
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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. Our land consists of a mix of thinned pines, clear cuts, stands of hardwoods, creek bottoms, and a 2 mile power line where the club maintains 16 permanent hunt blinds/towers.  With this much space we maintain a ratio of 100 acres per member. Our unique system of exclusive hunting areas allows Members to personalize their "Marked" areas (this is explained on our Rules & Regs page) Members that don't have the time to prepare stands and food plots can take advantage of the permanent stands on the power line where the club plants soybeans, corn, sorghum, and oats.
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Our Quality Deer Management policy has been in place for over 15 years. State game biologists take particular fancy to our results since they have been monitoring it for all these years and have taken surveys of our deer population on two separate 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 15 inches of outside spread to 17-18 and take some of the monsters they see. During the past 15 years several bucks in the 140-150 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 does taken. (We stress 2 or 3 does 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 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.

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