Consider this an introduction. Perhaps a teaser for things to come. The crew has pooled some funds together and leased land in-between Charleston and Hilton Head as a sportsman playground/escape of sorts. This is not your average yuppy hunt club that you ask your grandfather to bring a friend along but rather a gathering place for good times, good times in Gillisonville that is…
The property isn’t big by hunting land standards. A modest 243 acres. However, it makes up for its size with killer features and character. A large equipment shed, four stocked ponds, ten acre dove field and a spring creek that runs the entire west side of the property. Whitetail deer, turkey, doves, wood ducks, bass, bream and catfish; it’s got it all. There is even an old country store down the road that sells cold beer, candy for Logan, crickets and red worms. What more could you ask for?
Josh signed the lease and gathered the crew just six weeks before turkey season. We didn't have time to do much, but we were able to fire up the tractor, plow the fire breaks and do some prescribed burning in preparation for turkey opening day. All the while, having a ball in the making and wondering why we didn’t do this years sooner.
(Fall 2022 Sneak Peek!)
Our new go-to Summer short. Based on our best-selling Prime Short, the new Vintage Prime Short has a more classic cotton styling for a refined look while still maintaining plenty of stretch and comfort.
We snuck and crawled around every inch of our new property, making every mistake along the way. While it was clear the property had a healthy turkey population, we realized we needed a little help.
And who better to teach us the ropes than the legendary Gray Drummond at Florida Outdoor Experience. To our surprise, not only did he share some of his wisdom with us, but told us to hop in truck and head down to his hometown of Chiefland to hunt with him! We obviously jumped at the opportunity and for three days went through a turkey bootcamp of sorts from calls to land management. We hope to have Gray head our way next season where some of his family is actually from. If you’ve ever had an interest in hunting Osceola turkey, do yourself a favor and call Gray and his team of guides at FOE.
Happy dog, happy life... that's how the saying goes, right?
As we now head into the summer months, the work starts back up in preparation for the the highly anticipated dove season. On windy days when we can’t chase tarpon, you will find us in Gillisonville enjoying a cold one, away from the crowds getting our sunflower field ready.
Keep checking back in to see what we’re doing at the Elbo and hope to have some of y'all out there soon (BYOB). Don’t be surprised if someone builds a half pipe, or sticks a jet ski in the pond, it’s that type of “hunt club”.