South Carolina hunters enjoy the longest deer hunting season in the lower 48 states.
Deer Season ends Jan. 1st. Book your hunt today!
7 Day Consecutive Hunt
1- Trophy buck
1- Cull Buck
$1500 plus meals and lodging
Bells Marina is located 45 miles west of historic Charleston, SC. The Santee Cooper lakes are famous across the United States for their world class fishing that has produced world record catches over the years. Many of Bell’s regulars who have come down to Eutawville for the world class fishing experience have been returning for the hunting as well. If you are interested in hunting in South Carolina, Bells Marina in Eutawville, SC offers hunters a variety of opportunity.
South Carolina hunters enjoy the longest deer hunting season in the lower 48 states. Eutawville, South Carolina and Bells Marina are located adjacent to one of South Carolina’s most popular Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). The Santee Cooper Wildlife Management Area.This 2,828 acre area is a diverse example of Upper Coastal Plain wildlife habitat, with a wide range of wildlife species present. The management area is surrounded on three sides by Lake Marion and includes 850 acres of shallow water and cypress flats within the boundary. Two hundred acres of high ground are planted annually for wildlife, with the remaining acreage being in mixed pine-hardwood, bottomland hardwood and regenerated pine stands. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo caused extensive damage too much of the forest, creating habitat changes which will be evident for years. A unique feature of Santee Cooper Wildlife Management Area is the numerous small (1-3) potholes, which are found throughout the area in virtually all habitat types. These wetland areas contain water all year except for periods of extreme drought.
Here is an area map. https://www.dnr.sc.gov/ml_images/docs/santeecoopermap.pdf
Special Duck Hunting Dates are open this year. Call about our Duck Hunter's Special Rates.
Late-season migratory bird regulations set
The S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), recently approved the 2013-2014 late migratory bird seasons and regulations from a framework set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The season and bag limit selections must be approved by the Service and published in the Federal Register. The 2013-14 migratory bird brochure will be available soon at the DNR website at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/migratorybird/regulations.html.
DUCKS (Excluding Sea Ducks) - Open Dates (All Dates Inclusive): Nov. 23--Dec. 1; Dec. 7--Jan. 26 - Hunting hours: 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset - Bag limit: 6 total, including no more than 4 mallards (2 hens), 2 pintails, 1 fulvous whistling duck, 1 black-bellied whistling duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 2 scaup and either 1 black duck or 1 mottled duck. - Possession limit: 18 total, including no more than 12 mallards (6 hens), 4 pintails, 3 fulvous whistling ducks, 3 black-bellied whistling ducks, 9 wood ducks, 6 redheads, 6 canvasbacks, 6 scaup and any combination of 3 total for mottled ducks and/or black ducks.
MERGANSERS - Open Dates (All Dates Inclusive): Nov. 23--Dec. 1; Dec. 7--Jan. 26 - Hunting hours: 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset - Bag limit: 5 (not to include more than 1 Hooded Merganser) - Possession limit: 15 (not to include more than 3 Hooded Mergansers).
SEA DUCKS (eiders, scoters, long-tailed ducks) - Open Dates (All Dates Inclusive): Oct. 12--Jan. 26 - Hunting hours: 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset - Bag limit: 7 (Not to include more than 4 scoters) - Possession limit: 21 (Not to include more than 12 scoters) -- Sea ducks taken outside of the regular duck season may be hunted only in Atlantic Ocean waters separated from any shore, island or emergent vegetation by at least one mile of open water. COOTS - Open Dates (All Dates Inclusive): Nov. 23--Dec. 1; Dec. 7--Jan. 26 - Hunting hours: 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset - Bag limit: 15 - Possession limit: 45.
CANADA GEESE/WHITE FRONTED GEESE (Late Seasons) - Open Dates (All Dates Inclusive): Nov. 23--Dec. 1; Dec. 7-Jan. 26, Feb. 6-Feb. 15- Hunting hours: 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset - Bag limit: 5 (not to include more than 2 white-fronted geese) - Possession limit: 15 (not to include more than 6 white-fronted geese). This excludes all of Clarendon County, that portion of Orangeburg County north of SC Highway 6 and that portion of Berkeley County north of SC Highway 45 from the Orangeburg County line to the junction of SC Highway 45 and State Road S-8-31 and that portion west of the Santee Dam.
BLUE and SNOW GEESE - Open Dates (All Dates Inclusive): Nov. 23--Dec. 1; Dec. 7-Jan. 26 - Hunting hours: 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset - Bag limit: 25 - Possession limit: No limit.
BRANT - Open Dates (All Dates Inclusive): Dec. 28-Jan. 26 - Hunting hours: 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset - Bag limit: 2 - Possession limit: 6.
There is no open season on harlequin ducks.
Nov. 16, 2013 and Feb. 1, 2014 are Federal Youth Days. Only hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt waterfowl (ducks and geese) on these days. The youth(s) must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age. The adult is not allowed to carry a gun or hunt, and does not have to be licensed. The regular duck season limits apply.
Shooting hours for late season duck hunting are uniform statewide. Hunters should take notice that DNR law enforcement officers will pay special attention to "late shooting violations" throughout South Carolina. Check local newspapers for sunrise and sunset times. Any South Carolina hunter born after June 30, 1979, must complete an approved hunter education course to purchase a hunting license.
Federally approved nontoxic shot (such as steel, bismuth-tin, tungsten-iron or tungsten-polymer) is required for all waterfowl hunting. The possession of lead shot is prohibited for all waterfowl hunting statewide.
Ask about our Corporate Hunting Outings Packages for Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkey, Geese, Waterfowl, Rabbit, Squirrel, Wild Hogs, Boar and now even Alligator. Call 803-492-7924.
We're so close to WMA, you'll have time for a hearty southern country style breakfast at our restaurant and be in the woods before sun up.
Wildlife Management Areas in South Carolina are managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Here is additional Waterfowl Hunting information.
SCDNR Wildlife - Waterfowl
The Wildlife Management Area Program (WMA) began in 1948 with an agreement between the US Forest Service and SCDNR to manage 60,000 acres of the Francis Marion National Forest. The US Forest Service Land is still the backbone of the Wildlife Management Area Program with 629,906 acres available for public use.
The Wildlife Management Area Program was initially developed to provide quality public hunting opportunities throughout the state. Today, over 1.1 million acres in the WMA Program are open for public recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and nature study.
2012-2013 Rules and Regulations - Full Document (Adobe PDF - 7MB)
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Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie are joined by a 6.5 mile canal and together they cover over 100,000 acres in five South Carolina counties. Surrounding the lakes, available species for hunt in this part of SC include deer, turkey, geese, waterfowl, rabbit, squirrel, boar and now even alligator. If you are interested in going aligator hunting we recommend Tail and Scale Outfitters http://www.tailandscalesc.com/
The staff at Bells Marina can assist hunters in determining what, when and where to hunt to take advantage of the best opportunities based on the season and current conditions.
Bell’s Marina is a hunter’s paradise with a variety of lodging and camping options available and a fully stocked on site store with everything a hunter or fisherman could need to make ready for a day in the woods or on the lake.
Bell’s Restaurant serves home style meals and carryout and is popular with vacationers, fisherman, hunters and locals here in historic Eutawville, South Carolina. Bells Marina also offers a bath house, pump out facilities, transient docks, slips, launch ramps, boat repairs, marine supplies, shore power, overnight parking, fuel, cleaning stations and picnic facilities.
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Eutawville, SC 29048