For one hundred years, deer hunters have come to Council, North Carolina, to commune with nature and enjoy the fellowship of other outdoorsmen at the North State Game Club. The club was founded in Bladen County in 1906 by John Council, who had founded the Council Tool Company in 1886. Both the company and the club are still in operation. The club owns and leases a little over 6,000 acres for hunting in Bladen County. However, hunting is just one small part of the fun the hunters enjoy.