Preserve Fall, Winter Habitat for Quail, Rabbits

Preserve Fall, Winter Habitat for Quail, Rabbits

Late fall and winter bring “hard times” for small game species like bobwhite quail and rabbits, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Natural food becomes scarce and resting and escape cover is thin in the fall and winter, according to Willie Simmons, Small Game Project Supervisor with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources […]

Humphries Appointed as NWTF Executive VP of Conservation

Humphries Appointed as NWTF Executive VP of Conservation

Becky Humphries joins the National Wild Turkey Federation as the Executive Vice President of Conservation. Humphries, a respected expert in wildlife and habitat conservation, will oversee the NWTF’s conservation efforts and its expanding team of wildlife biologists.  With more than 35 years of experience, she has a proven record of tackling tough natural resource issues […]

Deer Season Forecast Good

Deer Season Forecast Good

The much-anticipated start of the 2013 deer season is just around the corner and South Carolina’s deer population is healthy and the season outlook is good. 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 remain good, according […]

NWTF Support Pro-Sportsmen Legislation in Senate

NWTF Support Pro-Sportsmen Legislation in Senate

The National Wild Turkey Federation has announced its support of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2013, a package of pro-sportsmen legislation introduced in the Senate by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. The Sportsmen’s Act of 2013 is a bi-partisan effort to protect hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on federal lands and to eliminate many legal loopholes used […]

Banded Mourning Doves Provide Vital Information to Biologists

Banded Mourning Doves Provide Vital Information to Biologists

Since 2003, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Section and other partners have taken part in a long-term, multi-state banding project on mourning doves to improve information on dove life history. Over thirty-five states across the nation are participating in this landmark project, and more than 350,000 doves have been banded since the project […]

All-time Antler Records Update Now Available on DNR Website

All-time Antler Records Update Now Available on DNR Website

The complete listing of South Carolina’s antler records is now available to the public online at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website. Although summary information has been available annually, this is only the fourth time that the complete listing of all antler records has been available since 1998, according to Charles Ruth, Deer and Wild […]

DNR Courtesy Boating Inspections Set During Labor Day Weekend

DNR Courtesy Boating Inspections Set During Labor Day Weekend

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings. S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boating safety and enforcement officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection for […]

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 2013-2014 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. […]

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