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NO OTHER PLACE LIKE IT: THE BEST DUCK HUNTING IN SOUTH CAROLINA
The Catfish Farm offers a duck hunting and migratory waterfowl observation experience unlike any other. The unique formation of the old catfish hatchery ponds beckons migrating ducks down from the ionosphere and has been doing so since it was first constructed in 1990. Many of the ducks returning today are a result of generational imprinting and The Catfish Farm has become a fixture and destination along the Atlantic Waterfowl Migration Flyway.
18 Species of wild ducks and geese spend the fall and winter feeding, roosting and playing in the 425 acres of managed waterfowl impoundments, gum ponds and flooded timber reservoirs at The Catfish Farm. Hunters have observed, photographed and/or killed Blue Winged Teal, Green Winged Teal, Ring Necked, Mallard, Wood Duck, Pintail, Widgeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Canvasback, Scaup, Merganser, Redhead, Blue Bill, Black Duck, Ruddy Duck, Coot and Canada Goose.
A day at the Catfish Farm will also almost certainly involve sitings of various other birds such as Great Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Bald Eagle, Red Tail Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Screech Owl, Mississippi Kite, Swallow Tail Kite, Ibis, Egret, Yellow Leg, Kildee, Brown Headed Cow Bird, Black Bird, Crow, Red Wing Black Bird, Bobwhite Quail, Dove, Bluebird, Indigo Bunting, Swallow, Martin, Sparrow, Finch and more.
The Catfish Farm is hunted sparingly, respectfully and according to all Federal and State laws and regulations with only 10 Hunts per season scheduled for members. Hunters rotate through the blinds in various cover and terrain from flooded hardwood timber, to planted and flooded corn, millet and milo. Traditionally, hunters gather after the hunt for breakfast at the dining hall and debrief. Cleaning service is available on site. Local guides with retrievers are available for an additional fee and enhance the hunting experience with their expert knowledge.
View the gallery below to see the impoundments, blinds, previous hunt results and other items of interest for duck hunters:
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