Statewide Deer Harvest Decreases in 2014

Statewide Deer Harvest Decreases in 2014

May 8, 2015 – After a modest increase in 2013 results of the 2014 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer last season decreased about nine percent. An estimated 109,446 bucks and 93,506 does made up a total harvest of 202,952, according to Charles Ruth, […]

SRS Deer Hunt Registration Begins

SRS Deer Hunt Registration Begins

AIKEN, S.C. (April 29, 2015) – More than 1,300 hunters are expected to participate in the annual SRS Deer Hunt Program at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). The program is managed by the SRS management and operations contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS). For the general public, hunts will be conducted […]

Building Stronger Partnerships to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

Building Stronger Partnerships to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

EDGEFIELD, S.C., March 14, 2015 — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) have a long standing commitment to preserve our hunting heritage and introduce people to the shooting sports. Now NWTF Hunting Heritage Programs and SCDNR’s Take One Make One (TOMO) program are working together to coordinate hunting opportunities. […]

Antler Measuring Sessions Set Across South Carolina

Antler Measuring Sessions Set Across South Carolina

Antlers will abound throughout the Palmetto State as the search for new state record deer antlers gets underway during the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ annual series of measuring sessions. Each year during March, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) measures deer antlers throughout the state, with a major effort during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s […]

US Forest Service Offers Fee-Free Presidents Day

US Forest Service Offers Fee-Free Presidents Day

COLUMBIA, SC, February 11, 2015 – The Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests will join national forests across the country, waiving fees at many popular day-use recreation sites in honor of Presidents Day. “Our fee-free days provide an opportunity for new and repeat visitors to come out and explore South Carolina’s national forests,” said Forest […]

Corps of Engineers 2015 Annual Recreation Passes Available for Purchase

Corps of Engineers 2015 Annual Recreation Passes Available for Purchase

SAVANNAH, Ga. – New 2015 annual passes for day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ Savannah District’s three dam and lake projects — lakes Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond. The annual pass costs $30 and remains valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passes may be purchased at the […]

Handwritten Turkey Tags no Longer Available at Local Vendors

Handwritten Turkey Tags no Longer Available at Local Vendors

January 29, 2015 – Beginning in 2015, handwritten wild turkey tags will no longer be available over the counter at local vendors.  Turkey tags will be available over the counter in mid-February at S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offices located in Clemson, Charleston, Columbia, Conway, Florence, and York.  Tags can be ordered by telephone at […]

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