Marsh Hen ?


Planning to let my Daughter try some Marsh Hen hunting this season. Not 100% sure on the Regulations though. Seems we don't need non-toxic shot or Duck Stamps. We need the Migratory Bird Permit though. What about plugging your gun for 3 shot max capacity? What size shot works best?
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Well,how bout it?Originally posted by sman


Had planned to try them today. Found out where we planned to hunt is in the Cape Romaine NWR. Needed steel shot there which I don't have yet. Spent the day at the sister in laws place near Buck Hall where we were going to hunt having an Oyster Roast instead...listening to a bunch of Rails out in the marsh.

It's going to happen one day.

Went Yesterday on the flood tide. Got our 45 limit (15 per person) in an hour and could have taken many more. Plug is needed, we used #8 low brass, can not shoot under power, and you don't have to use steel shot. The wind was terrible, had a heck of a time keeping the boat straight. IMO it's best to go ahead and shoot a wounded one again, they will submerge and make it hard to retrieve. We used the .410 for that.

Best addition, I split the end of a long piece of bamboo and shoved the net handle in it and hose clamped it on. Worked great.



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I really like the net idea,betcha them kids were having a big time!
" and you don't have to use steel shot "

If you hunt Rails in any National Wildlife Refuge, you are required to use Non Toxic Shot. Bulls Bay where we are planning to hunt is the Cape Romain NWR.

I recently started using the ON X hunting app, which shows the USFWS Rail Hunting Area around Bulls Bay. Where Rail hunting is and isn't legal in that area, and what the rules are. You also need a permit to hunt in that area.
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" and you don't have to use steel shot "

If you hunt Rails in any National Wildlife Refuge, you are required to use Non Toxic Shot. Bulls Bay where we are planning to hunt is the Cape Romain NWR.

I recently started using the ON X hunting app, which shows the USFWS Rail Hunting Area around Bulls Bay. Where Rail hunting is and isn't legal in that area, and what the rules are. You also need a permit to hunt in that area.Originally posted by stlhunr


Sorry for any miss information. We were not hunting any national refuges.
" and you don't have to use steel shot "

If you hunt Rails in any National Wildlife Refuge, you are required to use Non Toxic Shot. Bulls Bay where we are planning to hunt is the Cape Romain NWR.

I recently started using the ON X hunting app, which shows the USFWS Rail Hunting Area around Bulls Bay. Where Rail hunting is and isn't legal in that area, and what the rules are. You also need a permit to hunt in that area.Originally posted by stlhunr


Sorry for any miss information. We were not hunting any national refuges. Originally posted by Fred67


Not misinformation for some places. bigsmile Found some 20 gauge steel #7s on-line. May have to resort to using a 12 gauge if those shells don't arrive in time. wink
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We had a couple of boats and they all gave me heck for using a 12gauge. I use for quail hunting as well.

Been thinking of looking into a nice .410 semi auto.
https://youtu.be/IVMK8UCKOnY
Just saying.
Knock a couple down with a jud ge or a Governor. see who talk trash then


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.

22 life's a day
https://youtu.be/IVMK8UCKOnY
Just saying.
Knock a couple down with a jud ge or a Governor. see who talk trash then


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.

22 life's a dayOriginally posted by Off the chain


we had a guy with us using a judge, believe it or not. smile We let him see if he could go 5 for 5 He got 3 for 5. I used it for a couple of wounded birds because they kept diving under before I could net them.
 

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