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Old 05-22-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: 352
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What do you think is the best city/metro in the South for near by boating, hunting, and fishing? Somewhere I could access any of these things with the most ease.

I'm thinking the Jackson, Mississippi area may be the best, it's in the middle of Mississippi and there are a few lakes in the neighborhood.

What do you think?
I dont know if its the "best", but Charleston makes a strong case. You have the ocean, 4 rivers, the harbor, and a large lake, plus miles upon miles of creeks and waterways, so plenty of room for a boat.

Lake Marion is good for fishing, but you also have fishing piers on the ocean, and some secluded fishing spots on the creeks. You can freshwater or saltwater fish.

As for hunting, there is a lot of forest land nearby. Charleston is on the coast, but gets wooded pretty fast.

Charleston surprisingly doesnt have a Bass Pro, but does have Gander Mountain, Field and Stream, a few Dicks' and many local places to get supplies and gear. If Bass Pro is a must, there one 2 hours away either way.

Easy boat and marina access and the weather is pretty good for it.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:44 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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VA Beach, VA. Right in the center of some of the best offshore fishing there is without a passport. Ocean City, MD's fleet as well as Oregon Inlet, NC's fleet sometimes converge in the same area duiring the Aug/Sept marlin bite. NC's outer banks are a short drive away with world class fishing for trophy red drum (redfish) inshore and in the sounds. VA Beach has fishing year round and with the Chesapeake bridge/tunnel right there, there is plenty of structure for inshore fish such as rockfish and cobia. Speckled trout and drum on the flats and good bass and crappie fishing in the freshwater rivers nearby.

It's a big metro area between VA';s eastern shore and NC's outer banks. Needless to mention the coastal areas are right on the eastern flyways for ducks and geese so waterfowl hunting is quite popular. As is turkey hunting and there is no shortage of whitetails with all the corn and soybean fields in the area.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I don't really participate in any of these things, but I know tons of people that do in Jax. I would assume Jax has to be pretty high on the list for some composite of all three.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Manhattan Beach
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Atlanta.

Lake Lanier, the Chattahoochee River and Allatoona Lake to name a few for boating and fishing, along with all kinds of hunting ranging from deer to wild birds (turkey, quail, pheasant).
Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee it gets hotter than a hoochie coochie!
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Manhattan Beach
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Mobile,Al would be a great southern city.
If you like violence and boredom!
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee it gets hotter than a hoochie coochie!
Alan Jackson knows whats up.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Anderson / Clemson / Seneca area in western SC is near 3 great lakes, and the Blue Ridge mountains. If you prefer a larger metro, Greenville SC is 50 minutes away.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA
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VA Beach, VA. Right in the center of some of the best offshore fishing there is without a passport. Ocean City, MD's fleet as well as Oregon Inlet, NC's fleet sometimes converge in the same area duiring the Aug/Sept marlin bite. NC's outer banks are a short drive away with world class fishing for trophy red drum (redfish) inshore and in the sounds. VA Beach has fishing year round and with the Chesapeake bridge/tunnel ...
I agree VA Beach and all the areas around the Chesapeake Bay are good for boating and fishing but not for hunting.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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I agree VA Beach and all the areas around the Chesapeake Bay are good for boating and fishing but not for hunting.
The Chesapeake bay is right on the eastern flyway and waterfowl hunting is extremely popular all up and down it's waters. Not VA beach proper but a short trek across that bridge to VA's eastern shore has some great duck hunting. Head south a bit to Pamlico sound and it is popular there as well. Add the countless soybean and corn fields in the area and whitetails are in abundance. Too many of them. Hunting practically put DelMarVa on the map, and the start of "God's country" that is DelMarVa is only 17 miles away from VA beach, across the bay!

Now, one thing to consider about the area is that, with the exceptioon of sea ducks and some limited blind spaces on the surrounding rivers and bays, hunting in this area can get quite expensive as one would need a lease (the better farms, the pricier) as public land is limited. But I'm not a big fan of hunting on public land anyways!
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