• Shooting Sports

  • Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports

    Learn, or hone your skills while you enjoy the sport of shooting. Sporting clays course, skeet shooting area, wobble trap and 5 stands provide a wide-range of shooting sport activities. Lessons are available by appointment. Gun rentals and clubhouse rentals are also available. On Wednesday nights they feature Shoot & Dine. Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports is located at 2362 Tickle Hill Road in Camden, SC. For more information call (803) 432-0210.

    PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve

    PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve is an evolving vision, of Andrew W. Sabbagha, that started in January 1986 when he purchased the first tract of raw land on which only trees, vegetation and some animal life existed. He is truly an artist; his mind is the palette, the property is his canvas. In his life, he has had over 40 years experience in the construction and general contracting.

    On PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve during the last twenty years, he has built three ponds, (that were designed in such a way as to offer the best habitat for increasing the number of fish as well as the size of each fish), dams, road systems throughout the thousand acres, a residence lodge, fish camp, out buildings, deer stands & condo deer stands, 8 stall stable, jumping arena, dressage arena & fencing, gazebo and arched bridge.

    The first ten years, he created an environment to attract the local whitetail deer. After that point in time, he spent over $150,000 in materials alone to build the high fencing that surrounds the entire Preserve (which is now grand-fathered under SC Law. No more high fence preserves may be built in SC, making PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve even more special!). This fence allows the preserve to be maintained in the manner it is managed today. The results of Quality Deer Management are mature trophy whitetail deer native to South Carolina and an abundance of wildlife. The first commercial year for Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting at PowderKegg was in 2005 and 2007 was the first commercial year for Trophy Fishing at PowderKegg. Fishing is managed to promote great fishing year after year. 


    In 2007, Andrew designed & built the Gazebo and Bridge on the island in front of the Lodge for an investment of $26,000. The Gazebo Event Site Rentals, opened in 2008, and allows others to enjoy the beauty and security of PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve as a social event. Overnight resort lodging is always available so you too can escape to nature and enjoy the serenity of the Wildlife Preserve, either at the Main Resort Lodge, or at Pond 3 Waterfront Lodging. Both have waterfront views.

    For more information, call (803) 432-1386, or visit www.powderkegg.org.