Wednesday February 5th marked the Gun Club’s 2nd Annual Club Championship shoot. Twenty nine shooters competed in an all day event that included a unique round of 100 Sporting Clays, a round of 25 Skeet targets, and a round of 25 Trap targets. The weather was a challenge in the morning but the sun came out and made for a beautiful afternoon and evening at the Gun Club. The Ladies shot the Sporting Clays course in the morning while the Men battled it out on the Skeet and Trap Field. Once the rain disappeared the Men took to the clays course in the afternoon while the Ladies took their turn on Skeet and Trap. John Hickey bested the field and took the honor of High Over All Champion. Tracy Wilkins finished a close second and last year’s champ Bill Coleman rounded out the top 3. In the Ladies’ Division, Bev Connell took 1st place for the second year in a row, followed by Donna Ducci and Annette Mueller. The day concluded with an awards ceremony and a wonderful dinner prepared by our Food & Beverage Department at the Gun Club. Thank you to all participants for making this another successful Gun Club event and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Tomorrow’s ride down the beaches of Hunting Island State Park will be the last of the season. Anyone interested who has yet to participate in this event should be sure to keep it in mind for next year. Here is a short video of a beach ride from earlier this winter. Hope you enjoy!
Watch as Brays’ new resident dog trainer does his thing! Brent Murphy joined the Brays Island staff as head dog trainer October 28 and is excited to be working with the dogs on the plantation. Although his specialty is steadying dogs to wing and shot, Murphy said no job is too big or too small.
“Here at Brays Island Plantation, we offer everything a dog can need,” says Brent. “We offer boarding, training, development, puppy skills. Pretty much anything that you can ask for, we offer. Any breed is welcome. If there is something I don’t know, I’ll make it my priority to find out everything I can about the dog and what I can do to fit the owner’s needs.”
Murphy offers a wide array of training including steady to wing and shot, flushing, retrieving and basic obedience. Owners can schedule a session for their dog by contacting Brent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twice a month, Chef Ron Andrews hosts a four-course meal combined with a cooking demonstration. Featured below is a recipe for the first course from a recent Chef Demo. Bon appetite!
Honey Smoked Shrimp
2 lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined
1½ C Water
1½ t Salt
1T Brown Sugar
Zest from 1 Lemon
1 oz Sweet Tea Vodka
Mix water with salt, sugar, honey, zest and vodka. Stir until dissolved. Add shrimp and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes. Smoke at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked.
2 C Cornmeal
2 t Baking Powder
1 t Salt
½ C Flour
2 ea Eggs
2 C Buttermilk
2 T Vegetable Oil
Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Incorporate egg, oil and buttermilk.
Jalapeno Apple Butter
1 C Apples, peeled and diced
1 T Minced Jalapeno
1 T Minced Shallots
1 C White Wine
1 C Heavy Cream
2-4 oz Whole Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook apples, jalapenos and shallots in wine until tender and wine is reduced by half. Add cream and reduce by half again. Add butter and stir until completely incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
Thanks to Jan and Nina Roosenburg for hosting Mike Barnes, founder and editor of Fieldsports magazine. While here, Mike was able to spend some quality time in the field. For those of you who may not be familiar with Fieldsports, it is a country and lifestyle magazine based in the UK. It was a pleasure having you down Mike!
Join John Brownlee and the guys from Sport Fishing Television as they target tarpon around the Port Royal Sound near Brays Island Plantation. The episode will be airing on February 5 at 2:30 pm EST on NBC Sports and February 5 at 6:30 pm EST on the Pursuit Channel.
Several young bucks congregate in a food plot following the 2013 season.
With the 2013 deer season in the rear view mirror, the Hunt Department is already working to ensure that next season will be another success. Part of this process involves analyzing the data recorded from this year to determine if any management changes will need to be made. In total, 77 deer were harvested this year. Of that number, 39 were bucks and 38 were does. Larry Irwin harvested the animal with the widest spread at 19.25″. Congratulations to all hunters for making this a safe and successful deer season!
Anna and Griff Galloway pedal down Brays Island Drive while enjoying a holiday bike ride with Eve Heaton. Merry Christmas from Brays Island Plantation!
The time has come again for Brays Island horse enthusiasts to enjoy a unique riding opportunity only a short drive away. A group of Brays Island owners took a morning beach ride on horseback early Sunday at Hunting Island State Park, which opens beach access to horses December through February each year. The Equestrian Department schedules regular coastal riding trips on Hunting Island during the winter, and the group enjoys a picnic lunch together following the ride.