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Welcome to the SLV Rod & Gun Club


The Savannah Lakes Village Rod & Gun Club is honored to be the largest sanctioned club in Savannah Lakes. We pride ourselves for offering the activities that our members request. These activities include: Sport target shooting, Skeet shooting, Sporting clays, Fishing charters (striper/bass/crappie), Fishing seminars, Dinner social programs and MANY more. Check our Upcoming Events section for more info.

Welcome to the SLV Rod & Gun Club

The Rod & Gun Club is committed to 1) Connecting SLV members with common interests in fishing and shooting sports, 2) Providing opportunities for organized outings, guided trips, and sporting events, and 3) Building relationships.

Fishing
The Club is in the process of setting up various fishing charters as well as seminars. Fishing Charters are set up monthly, when possible. We do allow non-members if they are invited by a member on that charter. The charters will be first come first serve for members and guests.

Shooting
Pistol Range hours are 9:00-1:00 (summer). Skeet shooting is every Tuesday, weather permitting, at Hickory Knob Skeet Range at 9:00am. Old and new Club members are free to join on Tuesday mornings to get an idea of what the shoot is like and speak with the Rangers and shooters. Members are responsible for their own equipment and ammunition. A round of skeet (25 ct) costs Club members $6.00.

Upcoming Events

The September 14th Stiper Fishing trip has been cancelled. Another one may be arranged later in September.

Save the dates:

The SLV Rod & Gun Club Annual Fun Day and Banquet will be held on October 17, 2022. It starts at the range at 9:30 with a Pistol Shoot, followed at 1pm by a Skeet Shoot. The day ends at 6pm with our Annual Banquet, awards dinner, and announcement of 2023 Board Members & Officers.

An Outdoor Gear Market, hosted by The Rod & Gun and The SLV Camping Clubs, will be on Monday, November 7th, from 11am-1pm at the Rec Center Pavilion. Bring any fishing equipment (and outdoor gear) that you can part with and be a seller, or come browse for that special tackle.

Lakes entering Drought Trigger Level 1 (August 25th)

The current elevation of Lake Hartwell is 656.41 ft-msl and Lake Thurmond is 326.45 ft-msl. The guide curve elevations are 660 ft-msl and 330 ft-msl respectfully. The Army Corps of Engineers is now projecting that the Savannah River Basin lakes will enter Drought Trigger Level 1 in the next few weeks (4 feet down from the guide curve).

Depending on the 28 day average flows in the Broad River, the weekly average release from Thurmond Dam will be cut to 4200 or 4000 cfs. There may be up to a 2-week delay in reducing flows from the normal unrestricted releases at Thurmond to the Level 1 drought flow restriction levels. This is to allow time for marine organisms to acclimatize.

The latest US Drought monitor shows abnormally dry condition beginning in upstate South Carolina. Note since May, the Hartwell basin has received only 52% of the average rain and the Thurmond Basin has received about 72%. The current 10-week pool projections show Lake Hartwell at 655.10 ft-msl and Lake Thurmond at 325.10 by 22 October if conditions persist.

Seasonal Closings at J. Strom Thurmond Lake Recreational Areas:

  • West Dam day-use picnic area will partially close Sept. 12. Sites 21 through 40 and the Bartram Trail trailhead remain open. Below Dam South Carolina and Clarks Hill Park day-use picnic areas remain open year-round as do remaining boat ramps including Scotts Ferry and Modoc.
  • Campgrounds closing Oct.2 include: Modoc, Winfield, Hawe Creek and Ridge Road
  • The remaining campgrounds, including portions of Petersburg, all of LeRoys Ferry and Bussey Point, remain open year-round.
  • For more information, contact the J. Strom Thurmond Project Office at 800-533-3478, or 864-333-1100.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for waterfowl lottery hunts on public lands through October 15th at 5:00 pm. A non-refundable fee of $20 is required of all applicants for the Multi-site Waterfowl Lottery Hunt and $5 per youth applicant for the Youth Multi-site Waterfowl Hunt. After the selection process occurs, all applicants will receive email notification after the drawing's completion.  Youth hunters are entered in the system (without an adult) and up to two youths can be on an application.  An adult 21 years or older is required to accompany the selected youth(s) on the hunt. Only one adult is allowed to attend with the selected youth(s)

Past Events

On Friday, September 23rd, at 4pm, the Rod & Gun Club hosted its Annual Fish Fry.

On September 3rd, the Rod & Gun Club hosted an Arcade Shooting event. Only .22 caliber rifles will be used for this shoot. Auto load, manually operated, scoped and open sight rifles are all welcome.

On Tuesday, July 19th, the SLV Rod & Gun Club held their quarterly Board meeting. Rod & Gun Club members are invited to attend.

On Saturday, July 9th, there was a Fun Shoot. There are about 5 spots set up with bowling pins and clay targets for people to shoot, no competition. At the berm will be clay targets and pins for those with .22 rifles.

South Carolina DNR Notices & Information

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is a South Carolina state agency charged with regulating hunting, fishing, boating, duck stamp orders, and the conservation efforts of the state government. DNR documents are listed below:

General Information


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