Conservation Organizations Partner for Appalachian Wildlife

Conservation Organizations Partner for Appalachian Wildlife

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Songbirds and game species alike are reaping the benefits of the work of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV), a collective effort involving the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and other conservation organizations creating and restoring vital habitat in the Appalachian Mountains region. “While the main focus of the NWTF is the wild […]

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 2014-2015 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. […]

Humphries Appointed NWTF Chief Conservation Officer

Humphries Appointed NWTF Chief Conservation Officer

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently appointed Becky Humphries its new chief conservation officer. “I am excited to lead NWTF’s conservation efforts in this new role,” said Humphries. “Our staff is working hard to conserve the focal landscapes we have identified across the country. We also are focused on the future site of the […]

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. Although summary information has been available annually, this is only the fifth time that the complete listing of all antler records has been available since 1998, according to Charles Ruth, Deer and Wild Turkey Program Coordinator for DNR. The South Carolina […]

Aiken County Wildlife Area Opens to the Public Saturdays in September

Aiken County Wildlife Area Opens to the Public Saturdays in September

Aiken County’s Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve will be open to the public on Saturdays during the month of September (6, 13, 20 and 27). Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Ecological Reserve consists of 10,600 acres owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed for them by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources […]

Early-Season Migratory Bird Seasons Approved by S.C. Natural Resources Board

Early-Season Migratory Bird Seasons Approved by S.C. Natural Resources Board

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 2014-2015 seasons must still meet approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and be published in the Federal Register in order […]

Santee Cooper to Conduct Aerial Treatments for Invasive Plants in lakes Marion and Moultrie

Santee Cooper to Conduct Aerial Treatments for Invasive Plants in lakes Marion and Moultrie

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – From Aug. 5 through Aug. 15, Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter treatments of Environmental Protection Agency-approved aquatic herbicides in lakes Marion and Moultrie, targeting the invasive aquatic plant crested floating heart. Non-native crested floating heart is an aggressive plant, which is very difficult to control. At present, very few herbicides are […]

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