Dove Hunting Resumes Nov. 23

Dove Hunting Resumes Nov. 23

The 2013-14 mourning dove seasons in South Carolina will resume as follows: Nov. 23-30; and Dec. 19–Jan. 15. Legal hunting hours for mourning dove season are from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. The daily bag limit is 15 birds per day. The state’s mourning dove season is set each year by the S.C. Natural […]

SC, GA DNR’s, Army Corps Team Up for Lake Thurmond Striper Study

SC, GA DNR’s, Army Corps Team Up for Lake Thurmond Striper Study

The S.C Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and US Army Corps of Engineers are conducting a study of striped bass (rockfish) in Thurmond Reservoir (Clark Hill). To accomplish the objectives of the study, a number of striped bass have been implanted with transmitters and externally tagged. All tags have a […]

Wild Turkey Reproduction Drops Significantly This Summer

Wild Turkey Reproduction Drops Significantly This Summer

Annually since the early 1980’s, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Surveyto estimate reproduction and recruitment of turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public. Unfortunately wild turkey recruitment decreased substantially […]

Venison is Not Only Source of Toxoplasmosis Parasite

Venison is Not Only Source of Toxoplasmosis Parasite

Toxoplasmosis, a one-celled parasite found in many meats, can occur in South Carolina deer, but venison is not the only source of the disease, says a state Department of Natural Resources deer biologist. “Many people concerned about eating venison, or deer meat, have called the department asking about the likelihood of exposure to toxoplasmosis,” said […]

Proper Disposal of Deer Remains is a Rule of Good Hunter Ethics

Proper Disposal of Deer Remains is a Rule of Good Hunter Ethics

Disposal of deer remains may not be the highlight of a hunting trip, but the state’s Deer Program coordinator says it’s an important aspect of hunting, particularly in maintaining the hunter’s image. “Hunters should realize that improperly disposing of deer remains presents a negative public image,” said Charles Ruth, Deer/Turkey Project supervisor for the S.C. […]

DNR Honors 2013 Law Enforcement Officers of the Year

DNR Honors 2013 Law Enforcement Officers of the Year

SGT Marcus R. Smith of Saluda was awarded the title of statewide S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife officer of the year for 2013 during ceremonies held Sept. 26 in Columbia. Five other officers were also honored for their dedication in protecting the state’s natural resources through enforcement, education, special investigations, intelligence and records […]

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