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2014 Statewide Turkey Youth Hunt

2014 Statewide Turkey Youth Hunt

The SC Department of Natural Resources Annual Statewide Youth Turkey Hunt will be Saturday March 29th, and is open to all youth 17 years old and younger accompanied by a licensed adult…

South Carolina Benefits from Spending by Target Shooters

South Carolina Benefits from Spending by Target Shooters

  LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released a major new report about the importance of target shooting activities to the economies of South Carolina and…

Wild Quail Management Seminar Scheduled for March 6-7, 2014

Wild Quail Management Seminar Scheduled for March 6-7, 2014

Bobwhite quail populations in South Carolina and the Southeast have been declining steadily over the past 60 years due to major land use change and reduction in suitable habitat. The…

Hunting Season is a Time to Practice and Promote Firearm Safety

Hunting Season is a Time to Practice and Promote Firearm Safety

This hunting season the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is joining with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to remind hunters that safety remains at the core of America’s hunting…

Dove Hunting Resumes Nov. 23

Dove Hunting Resumes Nov. 23

The 2013-14 mourning dove seasons in South Carolina will resume as follows: Nov. 23-30; and Dec. 19–Jan. 15. Legal hunting hours for mourning dove season are from 30 minutes before…

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…

Wild Turkey Reproduction Drops Significantly This Summer

Wild Turkey Reproduction Drops Significantly This Summer

Annually since the early 1980’s, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Surveyto estimate reproduction and recruitment of turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife…

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…