Kill a Marked Coyote, Get a Lifetime Hunting License

Kill a Marked Coyote, Get a Lifetime Hunting License

New Predator Control Initiative – Kill a Marked Coyote, Get a Lifetime Hunting License The state of South Carolina has a new predator control initiative aimed at coyotes across the state; kill a marked coyote and get a lifetime hunting license.  The initiative, a proviso to the 2016-2017 budget, will officially start on July 1, […]

Volunteers needed to participate in DNR’s annual Summer Turkey Survey

Volunteers needed to participate in DNR’s  annual Summer Turkey Survey

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Summer Turkey Survey. Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians and conservation officers, as well […]

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Results of the 2015 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 4 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall. An estimated 111,035 bucks and 83,995 does made up a total harvest of 195,030, according to Charles Ruth, […]

Spring Turkey Season Forecast from DNR

Spring Turkey Season Forecast from DNR

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy. Legislation passed by the S.C. General Assembly last year sets new season dates and bag limits on private lands. Season dates for private lands are now March 20 to […]

Blue Birds: Conservation Project

Blue Birds: Conservation Project

This weekend, March 4-6, approximately 100 boy scouts and their families will be doing conservation projects on the Outdoor Education Center at the National Wild Turkey Federation. The South Carolina Bluebird Society and the South Carolina DNR are donating 50 cypress bluebird boxes complete with predator baffles and poles to improve nesting habitat at the 700-acre […]

Newest Proposed Changes to SC Deer Law

The Advertiser recently spoke to SC Representative Bill Hixon for an exclusive interview regarding the latest proposed changes to the deer hunting laws in South Carolina.  The changes stem from the House’s inability to agree with the bill the Senate passed last year and also from disagreements within the House’s Wildlife Sub-Committee.  As a result, […]

DNR Workshops – Coyote Trapping & Management

Coyote workshop planned for Santee Feb. 18 The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with Clemson Extension, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee, SC on Feb. 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The program will cover coyote biology, hunting and trapping regulations, […]

Palmetto Shooting Complex Event Draws Record Crowd

Palmetto Shooting Complex Event Draws Record Crowd

More than 550 youth shooters descended upon the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Palmetto Shooting Complex and the town of Edgefield for the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation sporting clays event. With additional visitors numbering more 1,000, this marked the largest participation and crowd ever to attend an event at the 300-acre shooting facility. These young […]

Dove Hunter Survey deadline extended to Jan. 15

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is conducting a survey of active dove hunters to determine their preferences for seasons and bag limits along with some requests about their hunting activities.  Active dove hunters can access the survey at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/doves/. The survey is now available and will be open until Jan. 15, 2015. The US […]

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