Eastern Shore question

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  1. Lou Ureneck

    Lou Ureneck Senior Refuge Member

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    I recently retired and I've been looking at homes -- seasonal at first, then maybe full-time -- on the Eastern Shore of MD south of Cambridge. I see lots of good duck country, of course, but I wonder about access. What should I expect if I find a place? Difficult public access? Absolute need to join a hunt club? I could use some guidance here. Many thanks. I live now in New England and hunt Maine and the north shore of Massachusetts in my TDB. I'm a life-long hunter and supporter of conservation orgs. I enjoy any morning out duck hunting, and the need to kill ducks has faded as I've gotten older. I just like old guns, boats, dogs and marsh sunrises.
     
  2. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    There is decent public land in areas, but it is crowded like many good area in this country. Your best bet would be buying a farm in a good area or joint an established private club.
     
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  3. Lou Ureneck

    Lou Ureneck Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks, Trevor. I appreciate the advice.
     
  4. Lou Ureneck

    Lou Ureneck Senior Refuge Member

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    by the way, here's my hunting partner.
     
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    Boykin or Water spaniel
     
  6. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    Lou,

    Do all three. Have a small private place for yourself, join a club and hunt public. Be mindful of "south of Cambridge" as a lot of that area becomes waterfront with the tide. Good retirement options for hunting and fishing. Better climate than the Carolinas.

    M
     
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    mooseknuckle Elite Refuge Member

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    You're coming to the right place then!
     
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    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    The Eastern Shore ain't what it use to be.
    If not killing birds is OK with you then it's the place to be.
     
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  9. Lou Ureneck

    Lou Ureneck Senior Refuge Member

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    Water spaniel ... lots of personality, mind of his own. IMG_2925.JPG
     
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  10. Lou Ureneck

    Lou Ureneck Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks. I'm looking at a place now on Hooper's Island, though the tides and sea level are a concern.
     
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