Marsh Hen Hunting in the Lowcountry

Marsh Hen Hunting in the Lowcountry

November 27, 2018

Fall is a special time in the Lowcountry when cooler air and water temps bring about a variety of sportsman opportunities. One of the most unique is the revered marsh hen season. Diehards eagerly wait all year for their two windows (October 6–10 and November 3–January 6) to hunt these birds.

There are four species of marsh hens that we find in the Lowcountry: King, Clapper, Sora and Virginia. These birds are best targeted during above average high tides that force them out of their normal habitats. The excitement of a marsh hen flushing out of the grass while poling your friend over a flat is truly addicting. The early season also presents the opportunity for a "Cast and Blast" where you can fish for tailing redfish and hunt marsh hens in the same session.

See you out there!

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Sizing Guide

East Coast Cotton T-Shirts

East Coast Cotton t-shirts offer a fuller, more relaxed cut. If you prefer a modern athletic look, we suggest that you order down a size. Spun, knitted and sewn in the South, Marsh Wear's 100% pre-shrunk Pima Cotton offers a cashmere-like feel that keeps you comfortable and looking fresh.

Chest 38" 42" 46" 50" 54"
Body Length 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"
Sleeve Length 8.5" 9" 9.5" 10.5" 11.5"


Pro Blend T-Shirts

Pro-Blend t-shirts are cut slightly slimmer for an athletic fit. If you prefer a shirt with a fuller cut, we recommend ordering up a size. These shirts feature a shrink resistant poly cotton blend for a light, super soft feel that wicks away moisture.

Chest 41" 44" 48" 52" 56"
Body Length 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"
Sleeve Length 8" 8.5" 9" 9.5" 10"


Performance Shirts

Our performance shirts are cut to standard sizing in the body and are slightly longer to keep you covered during active ventures. This range of lightweight, full coverage, moisture wicking gear will keep you cool, stylish and comfortable while protecting you from the elements.

Body Width 22" 23" 24" 25"
Body Length 28" 30" 31" 32"
Sleeve Length 25.5" 26" 26.5" 27"


Hydro Shorts

Our Hydro Shorts fit true to size in the waist and have a narrower cut in the hip and thigh like unpleated khaki shorts. These water submersible shorts are ready for any adventure.

30 32 34 36 38 40
Waist 31" 33" 35" 37" 38.5" 40.25"
Length 18.5" 19.25" 19.375" 19.75" 20.25" 20.25"
Leg Opening 9" 9.375" 9.625" 9.75" 9.875" 9.875"