Duck hunting on public lakes and rivers

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Duck hunting on public lakes and rivers

Postby scbackwoods » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:25 am

Ok guys, ive been hunting for years. However, i am very new to duck hunting. My main concern/question is; is it legal to just set up your boat anywhere and hunt on most public lakes and rivers in this state, out side of draw hunt management areas?
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Re: Duck hunting on public lakes and rivers

Postby carolinagreenhead » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:37 pm

Can't be with 200 yds of a house but for the most part, yeah
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Re: Duck hunting on public lakes and rivers

Postby bigsprig » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:44 am

For the most part yeah, but you need to know the specifics in the lake or river you are hunting.

For example, there are a lot of areas in lake Marion, Moultrie, Murray, Wateree, etc that are closed to hunting by local ordinance.

Most do not have any signs or warnings, you just have to know the rules.

Same thing on salt marsh areas such as around Bear Island where some creeks are closed to public hunting.

Best bet is to research the rules through the SCDNR website or contact a local game warden.

Good luck and welcome to the most difficult, over legislated, coldest, most fun hunting there is.
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Re: Duck hunting on public lakes and rivers

Postby C-Hawk19 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:57 am

bigsprig wrote:For the most part yeah, but you need to know the specifics in the lake or river you are hunting.

For example, there are a lot of areas in lake Marion, Moultrie, Murray, Wateree, etc that are closed to hunting by local ordinance.

Most do not have any signs or warnings, you just have to know the rules.

Same thing on salt marsh areas such as around Bear Island where some creeks are closed to public hunting.

Best bet is to research the rules through the SCDNR website or contact a local game warden.

Good luck and welcome the the most difficult, over legislated, coldest, most fun hunting there is.



X2 great advise here get to know your local warden well and figure out how to navigate the nightmare that is the DNR's website. Oh and :welcome: to the forum and the best hunting there is.
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