Kayak hunting near shallotte

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Kayak hunting near shallotte

Postby drumfisher » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:55 pm

I'll be in shallotte in late January for about four days and plan to bring my kayak to try and get on some ducks. I'm from western NC so I would honestly be fine shooting mergansers, but if I somehow managed to knock down a teal or bufflehead I would be ecstatic. I've heard to not even bother with sunset, ocean isle, and holden. So I was thinking possibly the shallotte river, waccamaw, or maybe the Lockwood folly river. Would these areas be safe/sorta safe to kayak hunt? Thanks, and any tips are welcome.
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Re: Kayak hunting near shallotte

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:28 am

You could try Town Creek too. Just be careful you don't get run over by crazy duck hunters running the river before light. :hammer:
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Re: Kayak hunting near shallotte

Postby wahoowilly » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:49 pm

I would think Shallotte River should hold some birds. As above, watch yourself for safety.
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Re: Kayak hunting near shallotte

Postby tarheelduckhead » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:08 am

You need to research where you can launch your kayak. Parking beside the road and launching is a risky adventure based on some of those locations you mentioned. The Waccamaw runs shallow in many places but runs through many swamps that hold puddlers. I used to hunt it in the late 90s while stationed at Fort Bragg...I had family that lived in the Whiteville AO.
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Re: Kayak hunting near shallotte

Postby Capt. Cane » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:49 am

You can launch from The oyster house in Shallotte Point, paddle across the river to the estuary in front and set up. Good flyway for Buffelheads and Megs.

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Re: Kayak hunting near shallotte

Postby drumfisher » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:19 pm

Appreciate all the help guys. It'll be put to good use!
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