Hunt our lower 1500 acres with towering pines, watering holes and thick bedding cover that slopes into a thick hardwood bottom which is drainage and overflow of the Salkehatchie River Basin. Our lower swamp is filled with nut trees and water 365 days a year. Even in the harshest drought conditions we hold hogs. Much care and thought goes into a successful wild hog hunting operation. Low pressure is the key, so you have an opportunity to see hogs all throughout the day.
We do allow night hog hunting on our Free-Range property though not necessary it can be very fun. We allow you to hunt the morning and afternoon and if you choose you can stay in your stand until after dark with lights or other night vision products. We usually don’t stay at night past a couple hours after sunset as it will not be necessary. Most hogs that go nocturnal simply wait about 30 minutes after dark to come to a bait pile or feeder. Simply put if you have needed to wait until midnight or later for a hog to come in to your stand then they are over pressured. Wild hogs are very different than a whitetail. From birth some males will go nocturnal and that’s how they get to weights over 300 pounds and have to be hunted at night. So, if you are after the largest of trophies a night hunt yields the highest success rates.
Traditionally we hunt from elevated stands, either box stands, or ladder stands. The typical shot is about 50-75 yards in the swamp to 300 yards on our powerline cut. We give a hunter what they are looking for and never push you past your limits. Iron sighted guns will not need to shoot longer than 75 yards and a scoped gun can go to your limit, maximum 1000 yards. Honestly you will need to prove to us you can handle a shot to our maximum distances as we are here for your success and not to watch you fail.
Preferred weapons of choice are your standard deer hunting calibers. Approved AR15 platforms are the 6.8, 6.5, 50 Beowulf, 458, and 410. We do allow 5.56 but you must be using the Barnes Vor-Tex ammo which is all copper and has a massive expansion and wound channel. All other AR15 platforms are discouraged but not banned as this is your hunt, your way, as long as it is ethical.
Williams Hunting provides a couple of lodging options. We have a cottage here onsite and it is private to your party. It can sleep 5 in separate beds with one a king and two bedrooms along with your own bathroom and kitchen if you desire. We do prepare home cooked meals for all multi-day hog hunting trips. Our Mess Hall is next to the cottage and also provide private sleeping quarters and can sleep up to 4 with a semi-private bathroom and common area with couches and TV. After dinner everyone usually departs to either the cottage or out to the fire pit so you will have the Mess Hall to yourself.
Your Hog Hunting Day traditionally starts in the Mess Hall where coffee will be ready by a push of a button. A continental style breakfast is waiting with pastries, cereal, toast etc. We generally will be out well before daylight and hunt until about 10 unless your group decides differently. Please remember we hunt as hard as you want to so no schedule is written in stone. Once in we skin, gut, half, clean and hang your harvest in our cold storage facility. While we are working on your game a big breakfast will be served almost immediately upon our arrival. We review what and when you would like to go back out and have a light lunch and back in the stand 2 hours or so before sunset. Once we pick you and your harvest up it’s back to the lodge for a big dinner. Your last day at Williams is always continental and if a hunt is included in the morning, you can eat a hardy lunch prior to your departure.
On the day of your arrival, we make sure your guns are sighted in and review a few safety rules and either relax or if your hunt starts that day we prepare to go afield. The first day’s meal is something grilled as no one can be certain when they arrive at camp, and it is easier for everyone.
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All of our Wild Hog Hunting packages are Guaranteed, that’s right we offer a shot opportunity guarantee. If on the last day, last sit of your hunt you have not been given a shot opportunity on a wild hog, then you can come and hunt inside the preserve at no extra cost for one meat hog. We want to make sure no one ever goes home empty handed. A preserve Meat hog is any male hog under 150 pounds with less than 1.5” cutters. On our Free-Ranging hog hunts we only allow males to be harvested. We do this to ensure we have a healthy herd for years of successful hunting for you and others and another reason we do not have any trophy fees ever on Free-Ranging wild hogs.
Two-Night & Two-Day Hunts start on either Wednesday or Thursday. You arrive at noon and hunt that afternoon, hunt the next Morning and afternoon, and then the following morning, then depart by noon on the third day. This hunt includes four hogs, (1 hog per sit), lodging, and meals for only $895 per Hunter.
The Three-Night & Two-Day is for the longer distance hunter. These hunts generally start on Thursday and end on Sunday. You arrive late on Thursday and includes a dinner then hunt Friday and Saturday with a departure in the am of Sunday which gives you the ability to travel longer distances each day. This hunt includes four hogs (one hog per sit), lodging, and meals for only $995 per Hunter.
Three-Nights & Three-Days of hog hunting is for the hardcore group. Most hunts start Wednesday at Noon and end on Saturday noon and include six sits. Includes onsite private lodging, meals and six hogs, (1 hog per sit) for only $1,295 per Hunter.
Four-Nights & Three-Days of hog hunting is for the hardcore group on a long distance trip. Generally you will arrive Tuesday evening and then the hunts start Wednesday and ends on Saturday at noon and includes six sits. Includes onsite private lodging, meals and six hogs, (one hog per sit) for only $1,395 per Hunter.
Multiple Nights Lodging Hunts include meals and the following:
Field care and skinning is $45 per animal and No Trophy Fees Ever! on our Free-Range hog hunts.
*Non-hunting guests are welcome at a rate of $100 per night per person for food and lodging.
* A 50% per person Non-Refundable deposit is required for all hog hunting trips. If something prevents you from hunting your scheduled dates, we will reschedule up to one year from your original dates
* A South Carolina Hunting License is required for your hog hunting trip