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 […]

Fewer Places to Get Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Fewer Places to Get Hunting and Fishing Licenses

With the computerization of the process for obtaining hunting and fishing licenses and the minimal profit margin made on these sales, many places in the county where one once could obtain these legal documents are no longer making them available. One such instance is Sportsman’s Corner on Martintown Rd., a place many hunters and fishermen […]

SC Fresh Water Fishing Report

SC Fresh Water Fishing Report

The following information is provided from SCDNR – courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports. DHEC Fish Consumption Advisories: www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/fish. Freshwater Report Mountains Area Lake Jocassee Trout: Fair to good.  Captain Steve Pietrykowski reports that some very good trout are being caught on Lake Jocassee. The best pattern is trolling live medium shiners, […]

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