Landowners Learned Techniques of Improving Quail Habitat

Landowners Learned Techniques of Improving Quail Habitat

Quail populations have declined significantly in South Carolina and across the Southeast, but an ongoing project of the state natural resources agency may help stabilize numbers of the bird often referred to as the “Prince of Gamebirds.” Wild quail management seminars, conducted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Small Game Program and other partners, […]

Laws are Strict on Taking Wild Turkey Eggs and Releasing Pen-Raised Turkeys

Laws are Strict on Taking Wild Turkey Eggs and Releasing Pen-Raised Turkeys

Frequently during the spring wild turkey nesting season the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned. These inquiries often involve concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs along with a desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, said Charles Ruth, […]

Youth Enjoy Weekend of Turkey Hunting and Education

Youth Enjoy Weekend of Turkey Hunting and Education

David Wamer, NWTF Georgia save the hunt coordinator, worked with refuge staff and volunteers from eight chapters in Georgia and South Carolina, to create a weekend of wildlife and conservation education, paired with firearm safety and hunting. The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge recently hosted youth hunters for the first […]

Fish Spawning Season is Here—and it’s Looking Good, Corps Biologist Says |

Fish Spawning Season is Here—and it’s Looking Good, Corps Biologist Says |

Fish spawning season is here—and it’s looking good, Corps biologist says |. The annual water management period for fish spawning officially began April 5 in the Savannah River Basin—and so far, conditions are favorable for a very productive spawn, said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District. – See […]

Youth Turkey Hunt a Success

Youth Turkey Hunt a Success

On March 29th The Edgefield Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation along with many volunteers hosted a “Mentored Youth Turkey Hunt“.  This event  not only gave boys and girls who might not ordinarily have the chance to hunt the experience of hunting, but also to be paired with a seasoned turkey caller to learn […]

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