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 […]

Late-Season Migratory Bird Regulations Set

Late-Season Migratory Bird Regulations Set

The S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), recently approved the 2015-2016 late migratory bird seasons and regulations from a framework set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The season and bag limit selections must be approved by the Service and published in the Federal Register. […]

Forty-Five Fields Available for Public Dove Hunting 

Forty-Five Fields Available for Public Dove Hunting 

Forty-five public dove fields will be available across the state during the 2015-16 mourning dove season through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Management Area program. A county-by-county list of public dove fields and special youth hunts is available online or can be obtained by writing: DNR, Attn: Public Dove Fields, PO Box 167, Columbia, […]

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