Owl Rescued: A Tale to Tell

Owl Rescued: A Tale to Tell

Sunday night, Oct. 30, Noah Ireland of Edgefield accidentally hit a barred owl not far from his home.  The owl was not killed in the incident but sustained obvious damage to one of his wings.  Being a wildlife lover, Noah did not want to put the raptor down.  So began a series of phone calls […]

Father and Son Harvest Deer

Father and Son Harvest Deer

Ed Lamb, Jr., killed a 230 lb. buck, Tuesday, Oct. 11, on private land in Aiken County.  The deer, his first of the season, was an 8-point with a 16 inch spread.  His proud father, Ed Sr., dropped by The Advertiser, Wednesday morning to bring us the picture and share with us how he started […]

SCDNR declares temporary hunting closures in portions of Georgetown, Marion, Horry Counties

SCDNR declares temporary hunting closures in portions of Georgetown, Marion, Horry Counties

Due to extremely high river levels and widespread flooding following Hurricane Matthew, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has declared temporary hunting closures on all game species (except alligators, doves, hogs and coyotes) within the Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee River drainage systems. The flooding has created potential for exploitation of game […]

Youth coon hunts to be hosted throughout South Carolina

Youth coon hunts to be hosted throughout South Carolina

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association are hosting a series of nine youth coon hunts around the state starting in October and ending in February. The hunts will serve as regional qualifying events for the State Championship Youth Hunt and are designed to teach ethics and sportsmanship through […]

Deer season forecast good

Deer season forecast good

With the 2016 deer season soon opening in all counties, South Carolina’s deer population is healthy and the season outlook is good, according to the state’s top deer biologist. Although the deer harvest has been on a downward trend the last few years indicating that population levels have moderated, hunter success and deer harvest rates […]

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 […]

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