Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Black Swamp duck hunt in the SRP

Waterfowl hunting is an time-honored tradition
Guide Bill Mixon and I after the hunt
The annual end of duck season hunt at Black Swamp yielded a FIRST duck for a special youth hunter visiting from Mount Pleasant. A cold 36-degree morning greeted the hearty waterfowlers that assembled in Jasper County to occupy duck blinds in the upland impoundments. ALL of the Black Swamp property is under conservation easement with Ducks Unlimited, and is one part of the greater Savannah River Preserve. Wood ducks, teal, and ringnecks were seen, as well as snipe and a host of shorebirds. A grand southern breakfast served to complete the final duck hunt of the 2011/2012 season.

Goose season does not go out on January 29 with duck season, but rather geese stay in season until February 3. Goose season does close February 4 and 5, during the special youth waterfowl days, but geese come back in season for a special late harvest opportunity, which runs February 6 – 9.

A lucky youth hunter earned his FIRST duck while hunting with his father
Good Luck Hunting!!

To view past blog entries about the SRP click here.


  1. Thanks Mike. I'm trying to promote positive hunting experiences like this one. Good to hear from you!


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