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 Billy Dukes, Small Game Project supervisor with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources […]

Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day

An incredible array of outdoor activities—all of them free—will be available at the Sixth Annual Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day, “An Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Duke Energy’s World of Energy near Seneca. National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated in the Upstate this year […]

Freshwater Fishing Report

Freshwater Fishing Report

The following information is provided courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports. DHEC Fish Consumption Advisories: www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/fish. Mountains Area Lake Jocassee Trout: Good. For quality fish the catch rate has overall been pretty good. Trolling in the big water 60-100 feet down with spoons and live shiners has been most effective. […]

SCDNR: Late-Season Migratory Bird Regulations Set

SCDNR: 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 2012-2013 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. […]

WMA Public Dove Fields 2012-2013

WMA Public Dove Fields 2012-2013

Statewide Season Dates: September 1 – October 6 (Sept 1-3 Afternoons only) November 17- November 24 December 21 – January 15 Bag Limit: Mourning Doves: 15 doves per day. No limit on Eurasian collared doves. All Hunters Please Note! The following special regulations apply to ALL Wildlife Management Area Public Dove Fields: Hunters are limited to […]

Aiken County Wildlife Area Opens to Public on Saturdays in September

Aiken County Wildlife Area Opens to Public on Saturdays in September

Aiken County’s Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve will open to the public on the following Saturdays during September: Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve consists of 10,470 acres owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. Crackerneck is in Aiken County along the Savannah River and lies south […]

Import of Deer, Elk Parts into S.C. Limited by State Regulation

Import of Deer, Elk Parts into S.C. Limited by State Regulation

With big game seasons opening in many Western states, hunters traveling abroad are reminded not to import into South Carolina certain carcass parts from deer and elk harvested in states with chronic wasting disease. To protect the state’s extremely valuable white-tailed deer resource, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has maintained a regulation restricting […]

Corps of Engineers Announces Seasonal Closings

SAVANNAH, Ga. – With the 2012 summer recreation season coming to an end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces its seasonal closing schedule for day use areas and campgrounds at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The following day-use areas will close for the season on Sept. 4: Amity Day-Use Area; Big Hart Day-Use Area; Gill […]