SCHS Annual Benefit Deer Hunt Successful
The 15th Annual Saluda County Historical Society Benefit Deer Hunt was held at Padgett Pond and the adjacent farm of the Randy Barnes Family in Saluda County on Saturday, November 14th was quite successful with 20 hunters from Lexington, Saluda, Edgefield, Newberry, and Richland Counties participating.
Hunters gathered for a half-day or full-day hunt on a brisk fall morning under ideal conditions. Guides provided by the Randy Barnes Family and the Windy Hill Rod and Gun Club at Padgett Pond placed the hunters in stands on the two properties where participates harvested 4 deer, three does and a buck. Mid-day, members of the Saluda County Historical Society provided hunters and guest with a full breakfast and those hunting also in the afternoon were invited to watch the USC/Florida Football Game before returning to the stands for the afternoon hunt.
The SCHS presented the Randy Barnes Family with two framed duck prints for their generous participation in the benefit deer and duck hunts held over the past fifteen years. The combined efforts of the Randy Barnes Family and Windy Hill Rod and Gun Club have raised over thirty thousand dollars in donations for either the Ridge Choral Society or the SCHS.