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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/catfish), 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.

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.

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 $10.

Upcoming Events

Winter Range Hours began November 7th and are 10am until 2pm.

The SLV Rod & Gun Club Board Meeting is planned for February 8th. All Rod & Gun Club members are invited to attend.  

The SLV Rod & Gun Club will host a Meet and Greet on February 16th at 7:30pm. Club members who have been successful at skills like Fishing, Shooting, and Hunting will be introduced and give a 5 minute talk about their experiences. Afterwards, attendees are free to ask questions. The bar will be staffed so you can purchase a drink. The kitchen will not be open but there will be an assortment of chips, candy, etc available for purchase.

The SLV Rod & Gun Club will hold it's annual Couples Shoot on Saturday February 18th. So grab your sweetie (or someone else's sweetie) and come on down for some fun competition. The timed match will consist of two six shot strings with a reload (a total of 12 targets per shooter), so an extra magazine or speed loader will be needed. If necessary, ties will be re-shot on a timer.  Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second and Third place winning couples! No reservations needed just come and have fun!

Lakes Harwell, Russell and J. Strom Thurmond, no longer in drought operations (December 21, 2022)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes are no longer in drought operations due to the recent rain events over the Savannah River System Basin. Increased flows of 5,000-8,000 cubic feet per second will begin seen over the next week. The colder weather will prompt higher than normal releases to meet heating demands. All releases will be pass through the dam’s turbines generating clean, renewable electricity.

“The level at Hartwell Lake today was 656.48 feet above mean sea level, at Russell it’s 475.06 feet above msl, and Thurmond is 326.32 feet above msl, which is just over guide curve,” said Stan Simpson, Savannah District water manager. “They will likely remain near these levels into January.”  The increased generation will not have a noticeable effect to the recreation areas. However, officials continue to advise people to use caution when visiting sites around the lakes.

“For this time of year, the guide curve at Hartwell is four feet below full summer pool, which is 660 feet above msl,” said Melissa Wolf, Savannah District chief of natural resources section. “For Thurmond, the full summer pool is 330 feet above msl.” Simpson went on to explain that more than two inches of rain has fallen on the watershed over the past two weeks and there will likely be more runoff than normal this time of year due to saturated soils, low temperatures, and less demand by vegetation. In addition, privately owned reservoirs upstream of Hartwell Lake are also releasing water due to the recent rainfall and this accounts for additional inflow into Hartwell.

Follow the Savannah River Basin Water and read the Declaration for the week of Dec. 21-Dec. 27. To learn more about the pools and the releases made in accordance with the Savannah River Basin Drought Plan, view the interactive schematic.

Past Events

The SLV Rod and Gun Club held a Bowling Pin Competition Shoot Saturday, December 10th. The Bowling Pin shoot consists of 5 pins 21 feet from the shooter. The shooter has 7 shots to knock the pins from the table. Pins must be off the table to count as a hit. It can be timed to break a tie. Always a great time!

The SLV Rod and Gun Club held a NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program on Friday, November 18, 2022. This program offers shooters a self-paced training platform to develop shooting skills. One progresses through a series of drills until you are a darn good, confident shooter! This is for absolute newbies, those who haven't shot for awhile and those afflicted with "use it or loose it" syndrome. This is for Club members only. There will be enough packets and the appropriate number of Range Officers present. This should be a great way to hone shooting skills and have fun with other shooters in a safe atmosphere.

The SLV Rod and Gun Club held an Old Fashioned Shoot at the Range on November 19, 2022.

The Rod & Gun Club hosted a beginner’s pistol course open to all SLV residents on November 3rd. This was not limited to Rod & Gun Club members. The course is geared towards those who have little to no experience and are interested in learning their personal firearm (pistol).

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:

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