For those of you that know me… you know that you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. I am a born and raised South Carolina country girl through and through. I grew up on a farm less than 200 miles from Hilton Head Island and my family still lives on or near the farm.
On a recent trip to visit my brothers, I drove the same 1949 Ford tractor that I learned to drive as a kid. My Dad bought that tractor the year before I was born.
My family’s farm is in Batesburg, SC and is very near Greenwood, SC where the Self family that owns Greenwood Development is from and still lives today.
As most of you know Greenwood Development developed Palmetto Dunes, and other resort areas in South Carolina. Greenwood Drive (the main road in Sea Pines) is named for them. They brought their construction equipment from Greenwood, SC and built the very first golf course on Hilton Head – The Ocean Course Golf Course in Sea Pines, where I’ve lived for the past 14 years.
Greenwood Development recently purchased Dunes Marketing Group, the leading real estate company in Palmetto Dunes, Leamington and Shelter Cove, where I’m a Realtor meeting and helping folks from all over the world become owners on our beautiful island. Yes, it is a small world afterall.
My point being…why else would I be reading in the Hilton Head/Bluffton Sunday morning paper, “The Island Packet,” about Turkey Season?!
I didn’t realize that an estimated 50,000 hunters during this upcoming turkey hunting season will generate an estimated million in direct income for South Carolina’s economy. I’m thinking this has to help real estate “somehow.” Just how I don’t know, but I’m going to be optimistic and hope some of those hunters are going to want to buy property on Hilton Head Island or a piece of land nearby to call their own before all the land buying opportunities disappear or the prices go up and are unattainable.
The 2012 wild turkey season begins April 1 on private lands in 34 counties that make up Game Zones 1-5, and on April 2 for all Wildlife Management Areas statewide where turkey hunting is allowed.
The season opens March 15 on private lands only in Game Zone 6: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg counties. The season closes May 1 throughout the state.
Well, so much for all of that…shall I wear my Taylor Swift cowboy boots or Australian Uggs today?