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Sante Cooper

Postby olerambler » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:22 am

Question for the Carolina boys I never hear anything mentioned about Duck hunting on Santee Cooper just wondering if it held any waterfowl its got the right habiat
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby C-Hawk19 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:13 am

Back in my dads day it was an amazing place to hunt. that being said it still hold quite a few ducks in the area mostly woodys but it has fallen from years past.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby grey duck » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:51 pm

It is a joke. Rubber head capital of the world. Sky busting is a must if you hunt there. The hunters are inconsiderate. I can't say enough about it.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby C-Hawk19 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:54 pm

grey duck wrote:It is a joke. Rubber head capital of the world. Sky busting is a must if you hunt there. The hunters are inconsiderate. I can't say enough about it.


very true i will say that if you scout alot and hunt the backwaters you can do alright mostly on woodrows.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby scdc » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:28 am

Back in the day there used to be tons of ducks.. My dad had a summer house there over by Scarborough's landing and hunted it a lot before everyone figured it all out I guess.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby C-Hawk19 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:32 am

I would say that pressure had alot to do with the downturn of Santee but much of it has to do with most of the rice plantations closing and big ducks not using the atlantic flyway as much. still plenty of woodrows though which makes for a great day IMO.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby MARSHTACKI » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:31 am

The acts of damming the Santee River and construction of the lakes themselves led to the destruction of habitat that drew myriads of ducks into the area. Prior to that, the salt line was much further south down the Santee River, which enabled expansive plantations to grow rice on the delta. The ducks would loaf between the plantations and the river bottoms of santee swamp foraging on acorns and rice.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:53 pm

i got a question. i mostly hunt ponds but i started huntin rivers a little bit and now im thinking about a lake. i grew up going to lake marion all the time for fishing. but i never gave it much thought about duck hunting the other day. any one know anything about Still Creek in lake marion as far as duck hunting goes?
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby grey duck » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:03 am

If you live in sheldon you are way too close to some excellent hunting to drive to santee. I would suggest looking further east.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:52 pm

If you hunt around sheldon enough you'll notice that the river is way too crowded..i got a couple good spots but other than that the river is way too crowded. its hard to find any good spots anywhere and people are way too territorial. ACE basin is all we have and its good but youre lucky to find the good spots before someone else. anywhere in mind thats close? it could be in any counties like jasper beaufort hampton or even up near santee. i just said santee because i am familiar with the lakes
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby Griffin4590 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:48 pm

I understand the ACE gets good numbers but given the MASSIVE size you should have no issues finding plunty of action down there. I'm not sayinb you wont have to run another 30 min from the landing but it can be worth it. I've also had some good shoots 5 min from the landing since everyone else was overlooking these areas. Santee cooper gets just as much pressure as ACE maybe more. Its all about getting out there and finding the ducks. Now quit internet scouting :biggrin:
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:59 pm

come to think of it youre right there are plenty of places. i just need to stop trying to go where the crowd goes. i have two spots where no one goes. im sure if i just ride around and watch the ducks ill find a place. thanks for telling me to stop internet scouting. lol i feel like one of those newbs who have no clue where to start. forgive me please :no:
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby Griffin4590 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:07 pm

lol i'm just giving you a hard time man. it is easy to get fustrated with the crowds especially when there isn't a ton of ducks to begin with. I normally hunt the mornings then ride for a few hours just looking for birds in out of the way places. I'll be in charleston the last month of the season. I got a few boats and a dog I hunt the north end of the ACE
as well as some big bays north of there. might be looking for some company a few mornings. just picked up a fastcraft that should do 60+ MPH so it should be pretty easy to get away from the crowd lol
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:12 pm

yeah i know what you mean. combahee is crowded and it doesnt seem like there are as many ducks as there was a couple years ago. and alright man if you want some company just let me know. PM me or PM me your number and ill reply with mine so if you wanna hunt you can hit me up.
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Sante Cooper

Postby Duckcommander727 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:39 pm

60+ on the ace basin, screw that.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:23 pm

Duckcommander727 wrote:60+ on the ace basin, screw that.


yeah i dont think anyone will go 60+ on the ACE. way too dangerous lol
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby Griffin4590 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:48 pm

hahaha well to each their own. I wouldn't do it either unless the conditions are perfect. you can always throttle down but you can't throttle up if you dont have the power
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:31 pm

wise words my friend. well in some places its not that bad to go 60. if the water is wide then let it rip. :beer:
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby Team_Cut'em_All » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:34 pm

Caj remember the certain landing we put in at 2Am and were the 9th boat there now thats crowded combahee... :no: and i have been 60+ plenty of times out here but everyone has there own preferences :lol3: Also have takin the sneak boat and shot rite at the landing and killed limits.
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:38 pm

Team_Cut'em_All wrote:Caj remember the certain landing we put in at 2Am and were the 9th boat there now thats crowded combahee... :no: and i have been 60+ plenty of times out here but everyone has there own preferences :lol3: Also have takin the sneak boat and shot rite at the landing and killed limits.


that i do lol and i was thinking about what the landing might be like
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby Team_Cut'em_All » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:47 pm

it will prolly be the same dag um way..but owell we dont have to worrie about our holes because the birds dont fly there lol....the nerve of some fools....lol
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:52 pm

Team_Cut'em_All wrote:it will prolly be the same dag um way..but owell we dont have to worrie about our holes because the birds dont fly there lol....the nerve of some fools....lol


dude they fly in the beefaroni hole remember we wanted to go there last time but tide was too low. and that morning they were flyin all over the beefaroni hole. :no:
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby Team_Cut'em_All » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:10 pm

caj93 wrote:
Team_Cut'em_All wrote:it will prolly be the same dag um way..but owell we dont have to worrie about our holes because the birds dont fly there lol....the nerve of some fools....lol


dude they fly in the beefaroni hole remember we wanted to go there last time but tide was too low. and that morning they were flyin all over the beefaroni hole. :no:

Yeah but that's how huntin goes but we did good at the tree!
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby caj93 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:13 pm

Team_Cut'em_All wrote:
caj93 wrote:
Team_Cut'em_All wrote:it will prolly be the same dag um way..but owell we dont have to worrie about our holes because the birds dont fly there lol....the nerve of some fools....lol


dude they fly in the beefaroni hole remember we wanted to go there last time but tide was too low. and that morning they were flyin all over the beefaroni hole. :no:

Yeah but that's how huntin goes but we did good at the tree!


true. we had them all over us late morning. even a team of mallards. then i just let one fly right by when i was trying to p i s s
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Re: Sante Cooper

Postby Team_Cut'em_All » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:52 pm

and i lost my brand new decoy bag first time using it thanks to avery knockin it in the water.... :lol3:
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