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  • Navy guy seeking help/info

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    I am currently active duty Navy and will be moving to Charleston on October 3rd. I am originally from Florida and love all waterfowl and migratory bird hunting. I have done a little research on the SCDNR website and it seems that most WMAs are done buy a lottery. I am completely new to this area and am seeking any advice, tips, info, help on how to get started. I am only going to be in SC for a year so I would like to get as much out of this hunting season as possible. Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Clinton Spencer

    email: clinton.l.spencer@gmail.com
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    You are in luck
    I am guessing you will be stationed at the Naval Weapons station? When you get there go to the outdoor rec and buy a combo hunting license($25 I think), you will have to have a SC hunting license($10) and your hunters Ed cert. I believe you will have to get the migratory bird permit and the fed duck stamp as well.

    I am a volunteer Game Warden on the Navy base, I am Air Force, and we can hunt the base. we have deer, duck, dove, turkey, squirrel and pig hunting on base. I do not duck hunt but there are plenty of people that do. there are a bunch of ponds on base that they hunt and there is a big river that runs through the base(Cooper River) and two big lakes within a hour drive. I think Teal season just opened a couple weeks ago.

    There is a Hunter Check Station in the Marington Plantation (on base) show up Sat or Sun morning I believe they leave the check station 2 hrs before Sunrise. or catch them when they come back at 0900-0930. Those guys can give you all the info you need.

    I hope that helps, if you have any other questions hit me up. douglassf@bellsouth.net

    Frank
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    One more thing
    To hunt on base you will have to register your shotgun, but being AD it is pretty quick.
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