National Survey Will Explore Dove Hunter Opinions

National Survey Will Explore Dove Hunter Opinions

The National Dove Hunter Survey, a cooperative effort by the state fish and wildlife agencies, all four flyway councils, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will ask dove hunters from across the U.S. to share their experiences and opinions about dove hunting. Topics will include learning about hunter characteristics, time spent hunting, their […]

Corps, Coast Guard to Offer Free Boater’s Safety Inspections June 15

Corps, Coast Guard to Offer Free Boater’s Safety Inspections June 15

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to provide free boater’s safety inspections at J. Strom Thurmond Lake, June 15 starting at 9:30 a.m. Officials with the Corps and the Coast Guard will perform vessel safety checks at Scotts Ferry boat ramp, located on the South Carolina side of […]

32 1/2 Lbs Catfish Caught on Stevens Creek

32 1/2 Lbs Catfish Caught on Stevens Creek

The King of Cats, Billy Herron, with another Monster Flathead Catfish caught in Stevens Creek. This Cat was 32 ½ lbs. caught over the recent holiday weekend around midnight Saturday night. Billy and Kathleen Herron, a fishing duo who fish Stevens Creek year round, also caught another 100 lbs. of flatheads and blues including one […]

Statewide Deer harvest Decreases Slightly in 2012

Statewide Deer harvest Decreases Slightly in 2012

Results of the 2012 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer last season totaled 217,854, a decrease of 4 percent from last year. An estimated 116,673 bucks and 101,181 does made up this total, according to Charles Ruth, Deer and Wild Turkey Program coordinator […]

2013 Public Alligator Hunting, Special WMA Season Applications Available Online May 1

2013 Public Alligator Hunting, Special WMA Season Applications Available Online May 1

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting online applications for the 2013 Public Alligator Hunting season and the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season at www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html. More than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands to the coast of South Carolina and the population is not threatened by the regulated removal of a […]

DNR Graduates 14 from Criminal Justice Academy

DNR Graduates 14 from Criminal Justice Academy

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Newly minted officers from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) graduated on April 19 from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for its Basic Law Enforcement class. The 14 new officers for the past several weeks have undergone intense training, covering such topics as criminal domestic violence, gangs, and firearm safety, […]

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 […]

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