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. […]

Forty-Eight Fields Available for Public Dove Hunting

Forty-Eight Fields Available for Public Dove Hunting

Forty-eight public dove fields will be available across the state during the 2013-14 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, […]

Early-Season Migratory Bird Seasons Approved

Early-Season Migratory Bird Seasons Approved

The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese. The 2013-2014 seasons must still meet approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and be published in the Federal Register in order […]

4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project Competition

4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project Competition

Clemson Extension Agency along with 4-H, Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), and QDMA’s youth component, The Rack Pack, are sponsoring the 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project, a state-wide competition for ages 5-19.  Formerly known as 4-H FACE (Food and Cover Establishment) Project, this competition will be based on participant’s planting of a food plot as […]

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