Lowcountry Home Living

Top 5 Activities For Kids At Brays Island

While Brays Island Plantation is known for being America’s Premier Sporting Community, our community is always looking for ways to entertain the kids and grandkids of our Owners. With expansive homes and plenty of sporting activities, it’s the perfect place to gather the family all year round. Beyond the hunting, fishing, golfing and equestrian activities, … Continue reading Top 5 Activities For Kids At Brays Island

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Trap Shooting Basics: Fundamental Procedures

Brays Island Property Owner Ted Kozloff shares his thoughts on basic procedures for trap shooting.

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Best Shot Size for Trap – Understanding Shotgun Shells and Their Specifications

Brays Island Property Owner Ted Kozloff discusses shell length, gun powder, amount of shot, size of shot, and quality of lead.

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How We Triathlon at Brays Island: Shooting, Golfing, Fishing

While we appreciate the traditional triathlon of biking, swimming and running, we like to give our owners a bit of a different take on standard traditions. For the last decade, we’ve held our one-of-a-kind Brays Island Triathlon, where owners compete in teams across disciplines including shooting, golfing and fishing – activities our owners and their … Continue reading How We Triathlon at Brays Island: Shooting, Golfing, Fishing

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Basic Tips for Shooting FITASC

Learn basic tips and tricks for improving your FITASC score from Brays Property Owner Bill Ducci.

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What Are the Rules of FITASC?

As is true with all regulated clay target sports, the official rules of FITASC (which can be found on the NSCA website) are detailed, cumbersome and quite lengthy. The following is to introduce shooters not familiar with FITASC with the basic rules you should be aware of in order to go out and shoot FITASC and have some fun.

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Springing Up: What’s Growing At Brays Island Plantation

Here at Brays Island, we’re no stranger to fresh food, whether owners bring home their game from the hunt fields or a fresh catch from the rivers and streams (we call it From Hook To Table). However, until recently there wasn’t a working farm on site for owners to bring home freshly grown produce. With Brays’ rich history of farming and our commitment for our community to exist in harmony with nature, our Nature Committee took on the project to create a modern farm on the 5,500 acres.

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Trap Shooting Tips from a Veteran Shooter

Brays Island Property Owner Ted Kozloff shares tips to improve your trap score.

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From Dressage to Western: An Expert Guide to Equestrian Attire

Like any other sport, equestrian riding requires a particular type of attire. Equestrian dress takes into account the unique history of the sport, the physical demands of the rider, and varies widely from one riding discipline to another.

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Good Dog! A Recap of Brays Flushing & Pointing Dog Trials

Owners have access to 3,500 acres of hunt land, so you can imagine there’s no shortage of hunting dogs at Brays Island. Beyond your everyday hunt, we like to organize a fun event for the pointers and retrievers alike. Each year we host a friendly competition for our four legged friends, our annual Flushing and … Continue reading Good Dog! A Recap of Brays Flushing & Pointing Dog Trials

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9 Unique Ways to Experience Nature at Brays Island

Getting in touch with nature is the goal of many Brays Island residents and visitors. With 5,500 acres of pristine Lowcountry landscape to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunity here for outdoorsy types. A paradise for birders, aquaphiles and seekers of grand vistas, our pastoral plantation piles on the fresh air potential.

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15th Annual Outdoor & Shooting Exposition at Brays Island

Each year, the owners of Brays Island celebrate the sport of shooting and our love for the outdoors at our Annual Outdoor & Shooting Exposition on the property. In our fifteenth year of the event, we will be hosting 40+ vendors and offering special activities for an outdoor sporting filled weekend from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 2019. Exclusive to invitation-only guests, we’ll host dinner receptions and cocktail hours for attendees to mingle with vendors while enjoying springtime at the property.

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From Hook To Table: A Fresh Catch For Dinner At Brays Island

Whether you’re an avid fisherman or you’re looking to reel in a line for the first time, Brays Island is the perfect place to get out on the water. As a fisherman’s paradise, owners have access to onsite salt and freshwater ponds, winding saltwater creeks and lowcountry rivers with outlets to the Atlantic. This allows … Continue reading From Hook To Table: A Fresh Catch For Dinner At Brays Island

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Hunting on Brays Island

With 3,500 acres of untouched woods and managed hunt lands, regular hunting opportunities are assured on Brays Island. The cut grain fields offer exciting dove shoots, while the extensive woods produce trophy deer and flocks of wild turkey. More than 1,200 acres of managed fields allow you to hunt quail with a friend and your dog, with professional guides on foot or horseback, or by hunt wagon.

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Tips for Beginners: Gun Club Etiquette for Trap, Skeet, Five-Stand and Sporting Clay Shooting

There are four main clay pigeon shooting sports: trap shooting, skeet shooting, five stand and sporting clay shooting. All are sports of marksmanship, of course, but they require a few skills for success—rhythm, hand-eye coordination, good form and sound decision-making, to name a few. Originally developed as a way to help bird hunters train out of the field, shotgun sporting is now viewed as a challenging way to put a shooter’s skillset to the test and enjoy the great outdoors. And blasting a few fast-flying targets is not a bad way to spend an afternoon, as far as we’re concerned!

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How Sporting Clay Shooting Came to America

Since sporting clay shooting is one of the fastest-growing sports in America, with some 13 million estimated participants in the United States, it’s hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t a major part of the shooting landscape. The sport—which simulates the unpredictable nature of live-bird shooting—is often referred to as “golf with a shotgun,” because it features 10 to 15 trap stations with trap machines that shoot six to 10 targets each. The result is a challenging shooting game that helps participants sharpen their skills out of the field.

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Unbridled Joy: 7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Our Equestrian Facilities

Thanks to mile after mile of scenic trail and seemingly limitless open pasture, horseback riding at Brays Island is a treat indeed.

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6 Things to Consider When Purchasing Hunting Land (That You Don’t Have to Worry About at Brays Island)

If you’re thinking about buying your own slice of hunting land, it’s important to know there’s more to it cost-wise than just the price of the parcel.

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Canadian Couple Discovers Lowcountry State of Mind

Amid a canopy of live oaks, winding dirt roads and tidal creeks of Brays Island Plantation, Robert and Robin Ogilvie have found a special feeling.

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American Shotgun Steward

To say Eric Klein enjoys American vintage shotguns would be a major understatement. Over the past 50 years, the New Jersey native turned his passion into an American treasure that most museums would envy.

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Shoot Like a Girl: How Women are Becoming Top Shots at Brays

“I had never touched a gun before,” Annette Mueller recalls fondly. “That is until I set foot on Brays Island about 20 years ago.” Mueller, a Michigan native, and an owner has since become a leader amongst a passionate group of women shooters.

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A New Addiction: Sight Fishing For Cobia

“There’s nothing like it,” says Brian Freeman. “When you see one cruise by, the hardest part is controlling your emotions and making the right cast.” Freeman, a fishing guide at Brays Island Plantation, grew up on these creeks and he’s talking about sight fishing for cobia—an addictive experience that is unique to this pocket of the Lowcountry.

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A Ride Rediscovered

It’s a sublime morning on Brays Island and the trail is teeming with life. A red fox emerges in search of a meal while an alligator sunbathes on the riverbank. A Mississippi kite banks above the treeline.

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Into the Wild with Bruce Lampright

September 2018 — Always a welcome season at Brays Island, Fall ushers in a bevy of flora and fauna around the plantation — and perhaps none are more watchful than our own Bruce Lampright.

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