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Mobility Impaired Deer Hunts

Since 1996, TCA has conducted 31 mobility impaired deer hunts.  These events were done in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources or a MD group.  To date 205 hunters have participated in our Scott Place hunts and have harvested 46 deer.

 

The Scott Place

   

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These weekend hunts are held at The Scott Place - 3964 Island Ford Road in Newberry County.  The 1,464 acre property is owned by our sister company, TCA Timberlands, Inc.  The property has 3.4 miles of river frontage on the Little River.   The two story house was built in 1840.  The one story handicap accessible addition was added in 1995.    
For a map or aerial view - click here.

SCDNR Eligibility

 

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The SCDNR hunts are for severely mobility impaired individuals only.  The eligibility requirements are very specific and include those who are permanently confined to a wheel chair, permanently require some type of mechanical aid such as a walker, braces, etc or have had a single or double leg amputation.  Applications can be downloaded at the DNR website www.dnr.state.sc.us or call SCDNR in Union, S. C. at 803-427-5140.

The Scott Place Events

 

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Pictured here are some of the participants
at the 2004 MD Hunt. 

Hunting Blinds

 

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In 2003, all of our hunting blinds were replaced with new ones.  They include plywood floors with ramps and plywood roofs with adjustable shooting rails (32" to 46").   Each blind is brushed in with fresh, green cedar branches for both camouflage and scent control.  In 2007 four fiberglass igloos blinds were added.  

Food Plots

 

Currently we maintain 26 food plots/openings - from 1 to 5 acres in size.  Summer food plots - soybeans or peas.  Winter food plots - oats, winter peas, and clovers.

Deer Herd

 

Steve Avinger of Conway, S. C. is looking at pictures of a 4 1/2 year old, 173 pound,  8 point buck named "Sue" that he took during the 2012 hunt.

Old Bucks

 

  We try not to harvest bucks until they have reached at least 3 1/2 years old.  This picture was taken in the summer of 2014.  The front buck is an 8 pointer with a split main.beam.  The rear buck (named Caribou) has 11 points.  They were part of four bucks that ran together during the summer.  In 2015 both were bucks were still alive.  

Healthy Deer

 

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This 9 point (165 lb) buck was harvested at our 2005 MD Hunt by Bobby Harrell of Walterboro, South Carolina.   This was one of four deer harvested by eight MD hunters October 15-16, 2005.

Picture

 

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There is no deer rack on the Scott Place wall that scores more points than this one done by Blakley Martin of Clinton, S. C.   He broke his neck in a diving accident.  A few years later, he drew and painted this picture by holding the brush with his teeth.  It was given to the Scott Place as a gift.  If you would like to buy an original painting from this young artist, send us an e-mail.