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                    Marina/ Campground/ Motel 803-492-7924                                         
                                Restaurant 803-492-7567

            12907 Old Number Six Highway, Eutawville, SC  29048


Hunting in South Carolina | Hunting Santee Cooper

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

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. 

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.

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 re
pairs, marine supplies, shore power, overnight parking, fuel, cleaning stations and picnic facilities. 

South Carolina hunters enjoy the longest deer hunting season in the lower 48 states
Deer Season August 15th to Jan. 1st. 

Deer hunting in SC
Book your hunt today! 803-492-7924

South Carolina hunter
s 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.

Summerton, S.C....Santee National Wildlife Refuge announces the opening of the refuge for public hunting of white-tailed deer and raccoon during the seasons listed below.
The deer hunt schedule begins with the special lottery deer hunts on the Bluff Unit beginning on October 3rd as listed below.  These special hunts, called “Family, Friends, and Kids Hunts” are an effort to encourage adults to share an outdoor experience with kids by bringing a child hunting with them – spending more time together outdoors.  Additional information on how-to apply for these hunts will be available soon and will be posted on our website along with our annual hunting brochure.  Cuddo and Pine Island Unit hunts will be running from Monday through Saturday only, as listed below.  Please see the refuge brochure for specific information on these hunts (website address noted below).
For the safety of all refuge visitors, refuge units that are open to public deer hunts are closed to general public access during designated hunt periods.
Four managed hunts for white-tailed deer will be held on the Refuge in 2014 as follows: 
Bluff Unit Family, Friends, Kids; October 03-04, and 10-11, 2014
Cuddo Unit Archery Only; October 13-18, 2014
Pine Island Unit Primitive Weapons Only; October 20-25, 2014
Cuddo Unit Primitive Weapons Only; October 27-November 1, 2014
Bluff Unit - Family Friendly Hunts (Quota)
Quota Hunt Application - Applications should be available on or before August 01, 2014 and MUST be received by August 31, 2014 to be eligible.  Additional information on how-to apply for these hunts will also be posted on our website: or by calling the Refuge Headquarters at the number listed above (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) or by written request to Santee NWR, 2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton, SC 29148.
Hunters are advised to study a copy of current regulations before hunting on the refuge. Any questions regarding permitted activities and all requests for information about hunting, fishing, and other public use programs should be directed to: Refuge Manager, Santee National Wildlife Refuge, 2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton, SC 29148. Information may also be obtained by calling (803) 478-2217. Hunters may also find additional information on the Refuge website at:
Hunter Education Classes:
In cooperation with the South Carolina DNR, two hunter education classes will be held at the Santee NWR Visitor Center on Saturday, September 6th 2014 and Saturday, September 27th, 2014.  The South Carolina Hunter Education Class is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who have some firearm and hunting knowledge or experience. Course materials are on a 6th-grade reading level. For additional information or to register, please contact the SCDNR by calling 1-800-830-2268 or visit:
Santee National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 as a sanctuary for migratory birds. The refuge encompasses approximately 13,000 acres of habitat along the banks of Lake Marion in four separate units, and has approximately 39 miles of shoreline to maintain. The refuge visitor center as well as the Santee Indian Mound and site of Fort Watson are located on the Bluff Unit, 7 miles south of Summerton on Hwy 15/301. For questions about the refuge, please contact 803-478-2217 or visit
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to these events for all participants.  Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in this event should contact the Refuge Manager at 803-478-2217 or  In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit
National Wildlife Refuges…Where Wildlife Comes Naturally!
Dove hunting opportunity expanded for SC hunters

        Dove hunting opportunity has been expanded for South Carolina sportsmen this year. The US Fish & Wildlife Service has offered 20 additional days for the dove season. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has selected this offer and the dove season will be 90 rather than 70 days, as in the past. As a result, the 2014-2015 mourning dove season in South Carolina is Sept. 1-6 (noon until sunset); Sept. 7-Oct. 11; Nov. 15-29; and Dec. 13-Jan. 15. Legal hunting hours for mourning dove season, except for Sept. 1-6, are from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. The daily bag limit is 15 birds per day.

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:

Coty Galloway and Rodney Turner with The Road Outdoors TV Show was filmed with Bells Marina April 26th. Read the article here: South Carolina Turkey Hunt is ON and Big Carolina Long Beard Down . Watch the video below.


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. 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. 

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.




Favorite Hunting Links:

 Visit Deerfield Plantation
, 709 Gum Branch Road, St.
Deerfield Plantation Hunting in SCGeorge, South Carolina 29477
(843) 563-7927 or 1-800-417-HUNT or 1-800-417-4868 .

 SC also allows hunting with dogs. For information on hunting dogs we recommend Cypress Creek Kennels  


If you are interested in going alligator hunting we recommend Tail and Scale Outfitters

Firearms, ammunition, optics, scopes, holsters, gear, and knives.
Firearms Instruction and Concealed Weapon Permit Classes

talley scope rings available at bells marina

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Bell's Marina/ Campground/ Motel 803-492-7924

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12907 Old Number Six Hwy
Eutawville, SC 29048

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