FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
LOW COUNTRY HUNTING LODGE
Frequently asked questions
Where is Low Country Hunting Lodge located?
We are located in Garnett, South Carolina.
How do I book a hunt or check date availability with Low Country Hunting Lodge?
Check out our available date calendar on the website or just give us a call us at 803-942-3800.
What’s included in my hunt?
Your hunt includes
- Comfortable Lodging
- Home Cooked meals
- Linens (towels, washcloths, hand towels)
- Bedding (pillows, pillowcases, sheets, blankets/comforters)
- Game Retrieval
- Transportation to and from the Hunting Locations
- Bait (corn and other attractants)
- We also have .308 bolt-action rifles equipped with the ATN X-Sight II or ATN X-Sight 4K Pro Day/Night scopes for the hunters to use at $20 per hunter on our afternoon/night hog hunts or our combo whitetail deer & hog hunts.
Are the hunting license, big game permit and deer tags included?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide these. All hunting licenses, big game permits and deer tags are purchased online through the SCDNR at www.dnr.sc.gov.
Do you offer game processing?
We do not offer game processing. LCHL Staff only provides Field Dressing, Skinning and Quartering of the animals.
Whitetail Deer - $35 per animal
Wild Hogs - $35 per animal
Hunters must provide their own ice for their coolers.
When do you offer hog hunts and whitetail deer hunts?
Afternoon-Night Hog Hunts / Year Round
Can you hunt on Sunday?
Yes we can! Per the SCDNR Sunday hunting is allowed on private lands.
Are there trophy fees or size restrictions on hogs or whitetail deer?
We do not have any trophy fees on hogs or deer, but require all bucks to be 6-points or better and 12" outside spread. With that being said, the SCDNR does have additional size restrictions on certain whitetail deer tags. Please check with the SCDNR prior to buying your whitetail deer tags.
Do you bait for wild hogs and whitetail deer?
Yes! We put corn along with other attactants out for both the wild hogs and whitetail deer everyday of the year, multiple times per day. We use drop feeders mounted to our trucks, free standing tripod feeders and also hand pour.
What types of stands or blinds do you use?
For our hunts we use a mix of 3’ to 5’ elevated box blinds, 17’ ladder stands, 15’ tower stands and 20' tower stands. All box blinds and tower stands have comfortable office chairs in them.
What is the average shot distance?
Our rifle stands are 75 to 150 yards from the feeders or bait piles and our bow stands are 25 to 40 yards from the bait piles.
What type caliber of rifle do you recommend?
We recommend .243 and above for hogs and whitetail deer. When using any caliber below that the animal recovery rate is very low.
What kind of optics should I bring?
Binoculars and Good Scope on your rifle. What we mean by a good scope is one that is great in low light conditions. There are a few reasons for this: 1) Wild hogs are mostly nocturnal and generally move at last light right before it gets totally dark. 2) They’re low to the ground and dark in color which makes them difficult to see and hit in the low light conditions. 3) When you are having trouble seeing at that last light of the day, a good scope can usually squeeze out another 10 to 15 minutes of shooting time.
Is orange required while hunting?
No it is not. Per the SCDNR orange is not required when hunting on private lands.
Why is my deposit non-refundable?
Once you have paid your deposit to reserve the hunt dates LCHL can no longer offer those specific hunt dates to other hunters that call. Basically, LCHL is turning away other paying customers that are wanting your dates. So, when you decide cancel your hunt or not show up for your hunt. LCHL not only loses out on the rest of the money that you still owed for your hunt, but we also lost the other potential paying customers that we turned away that wanted your dates. Thus, keeping your deposit helps LCHL recover a small portion of the loss we incurred due to you cancelling your hunt or not showing up for your hunt.
What is your success rate?
We get this question a lot, and truly understand that hunters want to know how likely they will be to harvest game while hunting with us. However, hunters also must understand that our success rates are dependent on which opportunities hunters take and how well they shoot during those opportunities since buck/boar fever often impede hunters ability to shoot well. So to give hunters a better idea of how successful they should be while with us, we use “opportunity rate” instead.
What’s the biggest difference between hunting whitetail deer and wild hogs?
While we hunt deer and hogs out of the same stands, they are two very different animals to shoot properly as well as to recover. Whitetail deer tend to move earlier in the afternoon making them easier to see, have a large kill zone and also tend to stand still while eating, making it easier for the hunter to get off a quality shot at them. The deer also tend to not run very far before bedding up after being shot properly along with usually bleeding a lot, making them easier to find. However, wild hogs tend to be darker colored, shorter in stature and move later (or after dark), making them harder to see against a dark wood line. All of this combined with the fact that hogs almost never stop moving while eating and have a much smaller kill zone makes them a much tougher animal to shoot properly. Then, following any shot that doesn’t anchor the hogs on the spot, our hogs retreat back in to the absolute thickest cover they can find (usually briers). Finding them in this super thick cover is further compounded by the fact that hogs have very thick hides that seal up the bullet wound, keeping them from bleeding much or if any at all! So there is usually very little or no blood at all to assist in finding them in that cover.
1. How many deer can I shoot during a Daytime Combo Deer & Hog Hunt?
- 1 Deer, 1 Hog per day
- 1 animal on the morning hunt
- 1 animal on the afternoon hunt
- Only 1 Buck per hunt
- Bucks must have a minimum of 6-points and 14-inch spread.
2. How many hogs can I shoot during a Afternoon-Night Hog Hunt?
- 1 Hog per day
The hunter will be charged $500 if they pull the trigger on a second hog. It does not matter if the shot is a kill, missed shot or the hog is wounded but non-recoverable. The attempt by the hunter to harvest the animal was made.
How many hunters can you accomodate?
Combo Hunt - 2 to 3 hunters
Do you have a washer and dryer at the lodge?
We do not have a washer and dryer for hunter use. We ask that you bring the appropriate amount of hunting clothes for the duration of your hunt.
What is a normal tip for guides and lodge staff?
The standard tip in the outfitting industry runs anywhere from 10% to 20% of the hunt cost. The 10% to 20% tip is generally shared between all the staff members that worked during the time of your hunt.
- Tipping is not a requirement but does show the staff you appreciated their hard work in making your hunt enjoyable and is always greatly appreciated.
On the other hand, if you feel that the service provided was not as expected, please don’t leave without letting us know.
Can I bring my handgun?
For safety reasons we do not allow hunters to carry handguns on their person or in their hunting bag while hunting or during the animal recovery.
Do you have a wounded animal or missed shot policy?
Can I bring a non-hunter?
Yes, you can certainly bring a non-hunter. You will need to schedule that when booking the hunt.
Non-Hunters are same price as the hunter.
All Non-Hunters under the age of 18 are required to accompany the hunter in the field during the hunt.
If the Non-Hunter under the age of 18 does not want to go to the field for that morning or afternoon hunt the hunter must remain at the lodge with them.
Does my son/daughter require a hunting license, big game permit or tags?
Youth Hunters under the age of 16 years!
Non-Resident Youth receive base set of deer tags for free by request.
They may also purschase additional tags: one antler restriction buck tag ($50) and up to 4 individual antlerless tags ($10 each).
To request free base set of deer tags call 803-734-3833 or go online to http://dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html
Do you take individual hunters?
If we have an available spot with another group of hunters, but their choice of dates will be limited to what remaining spot we have available with the other group of hunters that have already booked a hunt.
How far in advance should I book my hunt?
LCHL only takes a limited number of hunters per week/weekend and spots fill up rather quickly. We recommend booking your hunt as far in advance as possible. With that being said, we can sometimes fit 2 or 3 hunters in on short notice due to a hunt being rescheduled or a hunt cancellation.
Can I shoot coyotes, foxes or bobcats while on a hunt?
Is this a guaranteed hunt?
No, we are a 100% fair chase hunting operation and not a fenced operation. We can't control the animals, the weather or how the hunters shoot.
Breaking a Game Laws while at LCHL?
If you are interested in hunting just hogs. Please do not book a Daytime Combo Whitetail Deer & Hog Hunt and expect to just hunt hogs. This hunt is a daytime only hunt and hogs are nocturnal by nature. They do not move very often during daylight hours. So, please book an Afternoon-Night Hog Hunt if you are interested in hunting just hogs.
Hunters under the age of 18 years old.
If the hunter under the age of 18 does not want to go to the field for that morning or afternoon hunt the adult hunter must remain at the lodge with them. No exceptions will be made to this rule!