Turkey Hunts Scheduled this April at Thurmond Lake; Limited Slots Available

Turkey Hunts Scheduled this April at Thurmond Lake; Limited Slots Available

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will host two turkey hunts this spring at the Bussey Point Wildlife Management Area on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Bussey Point is a 2,545-acre peninsula located at the confluence of the Savannah River and the Little River in Lincoln County, Ga. The peninsula normally is closed to […]

SCHS Annual Youth Duck Hunt

SCHS Annual Youth Duck Hunt

The Saluda County Historical Society Annual Youth Duck Hunt was held Saturday, February first, at Padgett Pond and Lands of the Randy Barnes Family in Saluda County. Youth Fifteen years and younger were invited to participate in this event which was designated as Federal Youth waterfowl Day.  Each of the youth was required to be […]

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 21 or older. In an effort to allow youth in the area an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while learning about hunting, and to provide a […]

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 the nation. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry.   The report, Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, […]

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 sunrise until sunset. The daily bag limit is 15 birds per day. The state’s mourning dove season is set each year by the S.C. Natural […]

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 Hill). To accomplish the objectives of the study, a number of striped bass have been implanted with transmitters and externally tagged. All tags have a […]

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 biologists, technicians and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public. Unfortunately wild turkey recruitment decreased substantially […]

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 Resources deer biologist. “Many people concerned about eating venison, or deer meat, have called the department asking about the likelihood of exposure to toxoplasmosis,” said […]

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