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Postby Shootin' Lead » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:45 pm

I am completely unfamiliar with South Carolina... A Real Estate guy that I know just listed a piece of property that he claims has some excellent duck hunting... This tract of property is 104 acres, it is located in Colleton
County outside of the town of Cottageville.... Is this area known for quality duck hunting ? Is it in the flyway ? Any information you folks can share about this area would be very much appreciated... Thanks...
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Postby Modified_Choking » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:26 pm

See my post from last season on "How to improve upon last years hunt".

What I've learned about SC is that you have got to do your homework. I have a certain respect for the resident SC ducker. SC has apparently seen a drop in quality and quantity over the years; including controversy over mud boats in the old rice plantations.

Die-hard SC duckers will travel to hunt the right spot under such conditions. Nonetheless, there are birds to shoot within reach of the area you suggested. I have seen and missed birds in various places that I've tried and did so while on vacation (1 week stretches at a time).

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Postby mergansermasher » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:58 am

for SC, it would probably rank in the top of the state. however, that still means it will be relatively poor compared to what you are used to in CA or almost ANY OTHER state. you will kill ALOT of wood ducks though.
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Postby Shootin' Lead » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:12 pm

Thanks for the info.. I appreciate it.. Yeah, CA does have some dam good waterfowling... But, at this point, even if the duck hunting was as good here as it is in South America, it wouldn't be enough to keep me here... Fact is, after 49 years I'm sick of it here.. To many liberals...
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Postby mergansermasher » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:39 am

i heard that...well if i was in your shoes i would look into MO, LA, OK, SD or if youre looking for east coast, maybe VA.... south carolina does not have very good duck hunting unless you are satisfied with a pair of wood ducks. those are almost a given anytime you go.
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Postby wildfire5 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:22 am

from what i hear you are looking at hunting one of the best spots in the state it is also the home town of swamp thing mallard calls.
I am really hopeing I will get the chance to go and hunt sparkleberry swamp some this year.
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Teal-3
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Postby SCoutdoorsman » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:53 pm

Go for it, if you going to be hunting in SC you might as well be there. good luck to ya.
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Postby mergansermasher » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:46 am

wildfire5 wrote:from what i hear you are looking at hunting one of the best spots in the state it is also the home town of swamp thing mallard calls.
I am really hopeing I will get the chance to go and hunt sparkleberry swamp some this year.


there is NO water in sparkleberry...those pics of the dry "honey holes" with the boat sitting on the land is sparkleberry
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Postby wildfire5 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:45 pm

i really hate to heat that then wonder with most of the state dry if the ducks will follow the coast this year
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Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
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Postby Skeetman » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:52 pm

Kinda wondering the same thing myself. How is the low water or no water going to effect the ducks fly paths?
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Postby wildfire5 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:38 pm

whell i have learned in the past that the ducks will follow the water find a swamp full of water and you will find the ducks
2007-08 season totals
Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
Canadians-17
Weigons-0
Bufflehead-2
Ruddys-3
Hairy heads-5
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Postby wildfire5 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:39 pm

woodies that is
2007-08 season totals
Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
Canadians-17
Weigons-0
Bufflehead-2
Ruddys-3
Hairy heads-5
Bands-1
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Postby mergansermasher » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:39 am

i think that the coast will be relatively hot this year with no water anywhere else...just my $.02
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Postby wildfire5 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:47 pm

mergansermasher, if you wwant to shoot some ducks areound here you are more than welcome to be my guest and hunt with me anytime. The boat is sitting on go right now i am just counting down the days
2007-08 season totals
Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
Canadians-17
Weigons-0
Bufflehead-2
Ruddys-3
Hairy heads-5
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Postby mergansermasher » Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:06 pm

where do you hunt? my mama just moved down to NMB and we have a family beach house in cherry grove. ive actually never hunted on the coast, but i would like to
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Postby wildfire5 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:02 am

I live in conway, but I hunt cherry grove, georgetown and a lot on the waccamaw
2007-08 season totals
Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
Canadians-17
Weigons-0
Bufflehead-2
Ruddys-3
Hairy heads-5
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Postby Skeetman » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:13 pm

wildfire5 wrote:woodies that is



Yes thats what will mostly hunting. That reminds me i need to get another wood duck call for my boy.
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Postby yellowlabs19 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:55 pm

colleton county has a bunch of places to hunt. we always went out of bennetts point. it is down towards beaufort / green pond area down by donnley WMA. we also have a bunch of woodies at the farm my father works on. recently they have started shooting released mallards also. everytime I have been down there i have always had a good hunt. dont forget out the rivers down there also. those are good places to go if the water is right. not sure about this year have not been down to check out any of the river yet.
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Postby panthersfan » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:24 pm

Where can you hunt in cherry grove? Just curious cause the inlet seems small. Maybe there are parts I just don't know about. I live in MI and we hunt MI and also a lot in Georgetown and also a lot on the river. Like around Hagley. I like Hagley but its mostly woodies. But you know the sayin....

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Postby mergansermasher » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:42 am

yellowlabs19 wrote: recently they have started shooting released mallards also.

notice that he said "shooting" and not "hunting"...i dont know why you would admit to that in public
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Postby wildfire5 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:38 am

where in the inlet do you hunt in??
i mostly hunt near tilman point but yes the cherry grove inlet is very narrow but it is within the legal limits and the ducks love that place
2007-08 season totals
Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
Canadians-17
Weigons-0
Bufflehead-2
Ruddys-3
Hairy heads-5
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Postby panthersfan » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:24 pm

all over Mi really. Some of the mouth of Oaks Creek... You ever go in MI.
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Postby wildfire5 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:28 pm

no I havent ive hunted hagely a few times but I really want to get into hunting some more divers this year
2007-08 season totals
Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
Canadians-17
Weigons-0
Bufflehead-2
Ruddys-3
Hairy heads-5
Bands-1
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Postby SWAMPFOX' » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:49 am

wildfire, I am a novice duck hunter at best and was thinking about hunting Georgetown. Do you have any info on locations of boat slips decent areas to hunt where I won't be stepping on locals every100 yds? I know I don't particularly like it when someone comes in and doesn't know better and sets up shooting my swinging birds. What times of day are best morn or afternoon?
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Postby wildfire5 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:05 pm

sent you a pm
2007-08 season totals
Mallard-0
Woodies-11
Ringnecks-1
Teal-3
Bluebills-5
Canadians-17
Weigons-0
Bufflehead-2
Ruddys-3
Hairy heads-5
Bands-1
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