Memberships are available in a hunt club S.E. of Tappahannock in the tidewater country. Club is has a state D-Map program, and a very good relationship with the game and fish dept. Generous doe season, nice bucks too. Hunter success rate last year was 75%. Hunt on 3200 acres, whitetail, turkey, fox and small game. Land has thick pine stands, hardwood stands low hills and valleys with a few wetland areas.
Good roads, very nice clubhouse with full cooking facilities, sleeping dorm and full-shower bathroom. Shotguns, muzzle loaders and bow hunting allowed for big game. Can use .22s for small game. No centerfire rifles allowed in county, except for groundhogs in spring/summer. Weekend deer hunts feature drives with dogs. Meat is shared and no one who wants meat goes home empty-handed. Still hunting during weekdays and in the “still hunt” zone on weekends.
Friendly members, excellent safety record. Membership fee is $500. No initiation fee. Ten mandatory work hours per year and one day of dog care per year (can be waived for individuals who wish to pay additional fee). Many areas of the country are too populated to allow a longer traveling centerfire rifle cartridge to be safely used. The southern part of Wisconsin is like that as well, shotgun/muzzleloader only, but the hunting can be spectacular. If you know and understand the limitations of a shotgun slug or muzzleloader projectile, there’s no reason in the world why you cannot make a clean kill on a deer with either weapon.