|Hunt participants and SCDNR's Alvin Taylor, listen to |
DNR Board Member Mike Hutchins
|Chip Sharp and Chisolm Frampton have BIG hearts|
Deer hunting season in the Lowcountry is hitting full stride heading into the October rut, despite a fresh mosquito hatch compliments of Hurricane Irma’s ample rainfall totals. A very special youth-oriented deer hunt came to the White Hall section of Colleton County on September 22 – 23, involving a philanthropic organization from the upstate. The Outdoor Dream Foundation sponsored 8 youth hunters suffering from illness, and they harvested three deer and two hogs, invoking the Outdoor Dream Bill signed by Governor Henry McMaster.
|Meal time for all provides much fellowship|
A youth-oriented deer hunt takes an army of volunteers behind the scenes, and while Colleton County residents and businesses made up the vanguard of this armada of helpers, there was statewide support too. A banner for the 2017 Lowcountry Dreams Youth Hunt listed over 80 sponsors that came together in an effort to provide a quality hunt experience for the 8 youth hunters and their family members in attendance. Did you know that the Outdoor Dream Foundation (ODF) was founded in Anderson, South Carolina back in 2005?
|Hunt host property in the ACE Basin|
This is the second year that White Hall Plantation has hosted this hunt, thanks to the support of owner Richard Chilton. Readers of the Colletonian may recall that longtime manager Ray Jacobs was recognized as 2017 Conservationist of the year by the Colleton Soil and Water District. Tommy Crosby of Little Swamp is the assistant manager at White Hall Plantation, and he and wife Tammy served as hunt organizers. “We can’t put this kind of hunt together without local help and donations, and they help to make this event a great success.”
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