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Venison is Not Only Source of Toxoplasmosis Parasite

Venison is Not Only Source of Toxoplasmosis Parasite

Toxoplasmosis, a one-celled parasite found in many meats, can occur in South Carolina deer, but venison is not the only source of the disease, says a state Department of Natural…

Six South Carolina Captive Bears Moved to Colorado Wildlife Sanctuary

Six South Carolina Captive Bears Moved to Colorado Wildlife Sanctuary

Six captive black bears were voluntarily turned over by their owners to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources on Monday, Oct. 7, and the bears were transported to a 720-acre…

Wild Turkey Harvest in S.C. Decreases this Spring

Wild Turkey Harvest in S.C. Decreases this Spring

Over 40,000 turkey hunters take to the woods annually in South Carolina with hopes of harvesting a wily gobbler, and the 2013 spring turkey season was no exception. With an…

Proper Disposal of Deer Remains is a Rule of Good Hunter Ethics

Proper Disposal of Deer Remains is a Rule of Good Hunter Ethics

Disposal of deer remains may not be the highlight of a hunting trip, but the state’s Deer Program coordinator says it’s an important aspect of hunting, particularly in maintaining the…

DNR Honors 2013 Law Enforcement Officers of the Year

DNR Honors 2013 Law Enforcement Officers of the Year

SGT Marcus R. Smith of Saluda was awarded the title of statewide S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife officer of the year for 2013 during ceremonies held Sept. 26…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…