CAMP CREEK HUNT CLUB RULES - 2023
“Camp Creek Hunt Club” lies in South Carolina Game Zone 2 and all state regulations apply with regard to seasons and limits and other laws set forth by the state. Additionally, the following will further govern the club.
MEMBERSHIP - Annual membership dues are $1,250. 1/3 of membership dues are to be paid by end of Jan.($350) and is non-refundable. If the first payment is not received by Feb. 7 member will lose their spot. The other 2/3 are due by the end of April and are non-refundable. New members will pay $1,300 for their first year. The extra $50 is a one time application fee. If a new member pays the $1300 in full by the end of Jan. they have full hunting rights to include turkey season. If they only pay the $350 by the end of Jan. their hunting rights would begin with their membership on May. 1 and they would only be allowed to hunt pigs as a guest, paying guest fees. No new members will be added at this time. Membership will be decreased from 21 down to 12. No member will be kicked out. As a current member you will always have your spot as long as you pay your dues. A special assessment may be needed depending on lease increases or members leaving. Memberships include household family members. Exception: Children living at the member’s home over the age of 21 will be considered a guest and will be required to pay the $75 Guest fee and complete a waiver form. (Note: College students of paid members are allowed to hunt under their parent’s membership). Anyone under 15 years of age must be seated with the member or an experienced hunter 21 years of age or older. Every member must provide one stand that will be used as a club stand. It can be a tripod, box, or 2-man ladder stand. Stand must be approved by stand committee (Lee and Joey) and can be placed at the stand pile to be put up on a workday. Memberships run from May 1 to May 1 to include turkey season.
A wait list will be started each season to fill possible openings. We will take member recommendations for new members first then will pull from website/Facebook for spots if needed. People who want to be added to the wait list will need to fill out an application and mail it in so we have it on file.
At our annual meeting, changes to any rules will be voted on and a majority vote will be needed for changes to be made. Officers will be voted on as well and a majority vote will be needed. Officers and committee leads will receive a $150 discount on their dues.
The Lease will be held in the club’s name, CAMP CREEK HUNT CLUB and will not at any time be changed or held in an individual’s name.
WORKDAYS- It is mandatory that all members participate in TWO workdays one of those workdays must be for food plots either spring or fall. Workdays will be the third Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In addition to the monthly workdays, there will also be 4 or more workdays devoted to food plots/planting. If you are unable to attend a workday, please contact one of the club officers to make alternate arrangements. Not getting in your required number of workdays will forfeit your right to hunt that season and your dues will not be refunded.
The person in charge of the workday will take attendance and it will be given to the Work Day chair, President and Secretary. You must also stay until all work is done for the day. If you leave early, it will only count for a ½ day and you are still responsible for ½ a day.
1. All antlered deer are required to have a minimum 12” inside spread AND 4 points on one side 1” or longer. All bucks will be measured with a steel rod that will be cut to a measurement of 11 7/8” to give a small variance to the 12” inside spread requirement. This rod will be kept at the sign in board.
2. **The deer’s head will need to be photographed with rod in between rack for verification and posted on the kill board.
3. Each membership harvest is limited to 2 club legal bucks and 4 does. The first buck must be 12 inches and the second buck must be 14 inches or wider. A club tag may be purchased for $100 to harvest a 3rd club legal buck. Guests are only allowed 1 antlerless deer (see Guest rules).
4. Antlered deer killed less than 12” of the above requirement will require the member to pay a fine of $200 and a three-week suspension (Suspension begins immediately) from hunting on the club property of “Camp Creek Hunt Club”.
5. A second offense results in immediate dismissal from the club for the season and the member will have to be voted back in the following season. If an illegal deer is taken and not brought out then that member, and whoever knows about it is out of the club.
6. All deer and turkeys are to be recorded on the reporting sheet at the map board.
7. Youth hunters and spouses who have never killed a buck can kill anything under the minimum club requirements however, it must have 3 points on one side. After their first buck harvest then ALL CLUB rules will be in effect!
8. During Archery season only, a member may shoot any antlered deer. There are no restrictions.
9. Cull Buck List- if a member believes there is a cull buck that needs to be harvested they must send the picture to the officers, the officers will decide whether or not that deer is to be added to the cull buck list, if they say yes a picture will be emailed to all members and posted on Facebook/website. Once the picture has been sent out you may shoot that deer if you mess up and shoot the wrong deer all consequences for illegal deer with apply.
10. No field dressing and leaving gut piles on the property.
11. If you shoot at a deer you must attempt to harvest that deer. You must make every effort to retrieve the deer and remove from the property.
ACCESS AND USE OF PROPERTY
1. All stands and areas are open to members on a first come basis.
2. Permanent stands like boxes, tripods and ladder stands are to be numbered on the map board even if they are your personal property.
3. You must use your numbered tag to mark the area you are hunting and only after 4:30 am on the day of the hunt. You must remove your tag after each hunt morning and evening for safety reasons.
4. Your tagged area must also cover family accompanying you. Children under 20 years of age to 15 years of age need to be close enough for visual and verbal contact and others within 100 yards for family member and also can be located at the nearest CLUB STAND. Family/Guests over the ages described above will be considered a full guest/family with no restrictions as to where to go to hunt.
5. Climbing and portable hang on type stands, blinds, and ladder stands are permitted to a maximum of 5 and must be done before deer season begins. All portables are to be carried in the day of the hunt, left in for the time period you are hunting (days you are there or week you are taking off to hunt) or by bringing out the same day you are hunting after the evening hunt. You may leave the portable in as one of your 5 counted lock ons during the season too! Blinds placed on food plots or roads will be considered club stands. *You may not hunt a member’s lock on, climber, personal blind, or ladder stand (not on a road or food plot) without their permission. Required: please label your personal stands with your name and number so that a member may contact you if they are interested in hunting your stands. This must be completed by July 1st!
6. You must use the gates and lock each after passing. You paid for the right to use the property so don’t leave it open to others who did not. Do not bypass the gates and create an easy path for those trespassing against you.
7. September 14th will be the last time to go on the property to move stands and scout before hunting season begins. You may continue to pig/coyote hunt.
8. No joy riding on ATVs / motor vehicles during deer season. NO EXCEPTIONS! Camera checking, putting out corn, and sighting in a rifle is allowed between the hours of 12-1 daily during deer season. You may only go to one area during this time. An area is defined as the area between the two closest club stands.
9. Riding roads during peak times- minimize road travel and use most direct route to stand. For example don’t mark board, drive to camp then drive out to the stand you’re hunting. Mark board and head to stand. Be mindful of those who are already in the stands hunting.
10. Blaze orange is required to be worn during gun deer seasons while moving on the ground to and from check in box to your stand location. *It is your decision whether to wear it while in stand.*
11. No alcoholic beverages / drugs are permitted on the club property during hunting season.
12. Members and Guests are asked to use tethered tree straps where necessary on all stands for your safety.
13. Anyone that is not re-upping from the previous year will need to have stands out and off the property by March 15th of each year. This includes campers. If you sell or give your camper to a current member both parties must notify an officer either in writing or via email who the buyer is and who the seller is. Secretary will get a copy to keep for club records.
14. No more than 2 stands may be occupied by a paid member and his/her family.
15. Make every effort to keep Camp Creek Hunt Club clean. This includes stands, campsite and roadways. If you bring trash in- take it out with you! Do not leave trash in fire pit- either burn it or take it with you. Black barrel at camp is NOT a trash can!
16. Personal Property such as trail cameras shall not be touched/covered up or messed with. If you are caught doing this, the officers will meet, discuss, and vote on whether you are allowed to stay a member. The vote must be unanimous.
Should the club fail or disband, all club assets (spreaders, sprayers, feeders, stands, etc.) will be sold and the monies made will be distributed evenly to the membership.
We will be dedicating the first two weeks (April 1-15) of Turkey Season to our turkey hunters. All feeders should be turned off two weeks prior to Turkey Season. There will be no hog or coyote hunting the two weeks prior to Turkey Season and the first two weeks of Turkey Season.
Members bringing a GUEST can only have 1 gun between the two hunters, there is NO GUEST FEE for turkey hunting.
HOG AND COYOTE HUNTING
1. You may hunt hogs or coyotes day and night until muzzle loader season.
2. During deer season you may hunt hogs/coyotes 3 hours after official sunset.
3. You may not bait hogs over food plots
4. Club members may trap coyotes, bobcats, and raccoons as long as they follow SC DNR rules. Traps must be dog proof/dog friendly and traps must be checked every 24 hours. You must flag the traps and mark on the board where you are trapping. Club will provide marking for the check- in board.
5. There is a $75 guest fee for hog hunting and the fee must be paid within a week. $25 of the $75 will go towards corn and the other $50 will go to overall club expenses. There is no limit on how many times a guest can hunt.
6. Members and guests may not occupy more then 2 stands.
7. There is no guest fee to coyote hunt and guests may come as much as they like, but they must fill out a waiver.
1. Night hunting is permitted at CCHC.
2. Hunters must log all hunts and kills on the sheet in the check in board.
CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING RULES
First time a rule is broken a member will be contacted by Joey Page, Hunt Master and it will be discussed. The second time a rule is broken the officers will meet, the member will be given the opportunity to plead his/her case and the officers will vote to decide whether the member is out. This carries over for 2 years. This applies to hunting/safety and personal property rule breaking. Maintenance violations even though not ok will not carry as much weight as the other rules.
1. If a member wishes to have a camper on the property year-round, a $200 fee must be paid to our leasing company and is due when you pay your membership dues. If you do not keep your camper on the property year round there is no fee, however your camper must be off the property from June-August.
2. Camping may only be done at the main campground or the campground at the new lease.
3. No fires except at the campground
A guest is anyone who steps foot on Camp Creek Hunt Club property, not just someone coming to hunt.
1. Each member is limited to 6 daily guest passes (a daily guest pass is considered 2 consecutive hunts. Either a pm and am hunt or an am and pm hunt) total for deer season only and the An individual guest is limited to 6 daily hunts total.
2. Between Oct. 11 and Nov. 15th if you bring a guest they must hunt in the stand/blind with you. After Nov. 15th a guest may hunt anywhere.
3. During hog season only members may bring guests as many times as they would like. There is a daily $75 guest fee for hog hunting.
4. The member must notify an officer prior to bringing a guest. A waiver form must be filled out, signed and the hard copy left in the check in board. A picture of the waiver must be texted to an officer before entering the club property and you must notify the officer as to what type of hunting your guest is doing, hog hunting, deer hunting or coyote hunting. The waivers are located at the check in board.
5. A guest may shoot 1 antlerless deer only. **If a guest shoots a buck there will be a $200 fine and a three-week suspension of the member whose guest shot the buck.