South Carolina Hunting News

Hunters Request Change to South Carolina Deer Management

South Carolina deer hunters are asking for changes to the state's deer management approach based on public opinion data gathered by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

South Carolina Opens Archery Range at Lynches River County Park

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently completed an archery range at the Lynches River County Park in Florence County.

South Carolina Belfast Management Area Preserves 4,664 Acres
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, The Conservation Fund, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the South Carolina Conservation Bank gathered on Nov. 16 to celebrate the new Belfast Plantation Wildlife Management Area. This completes a two-year effort to conserve 4,664 acres in Newberry and Laurens counties.
South Carolina Wild Turkey Reproduction Increased Substantially

After five years of less than desirable production, wild turkey recruitment increased substantially in 2010 based on a S.C. Department of Natural Resources survey.

South Carolina Spring Turkey Harvest Inceased Slightly

Nearly 50,000 turkey hunters take to the woods annually in South Carolina with hopes of harvesting a wily gobbler, and the 2010 spring turkey season was no exception.

South Carolina Offers Archers Chance to Hone Skills

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently completed an addition to the Archery Range at the Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County.

South Carolina Bluefield/Moultrie Youth Hunt Unit Available

A series of youth draw deer hunts conducted jointly by Santee Cooper and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources will be continued this fall.

South Carolina Coastal Archery Hunt Opportunities Available

Numerous opportunities exist on about 387,000 acres of wildlife management areas all along the coast for the archer looking to harvest a deer this fall.

Along the upper half of the coast in Horry County, Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve Wildlife Management Area (HP/WMA), Waccamaw River HP/WMA, and Little Pee Dee HP River Complex have a combined total of 24,966 acres that include an archery only season in September and/or October. The Santee Coastal Reserve WMA located near McClellanville offers archery only deer hunting on the mainland during the month of November.

South Carolina DNR Office - Grand Opening Thursday

Grand Opening - DNR Florence Regional Office - Aug. 12

WHAT: Please join the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the ribbon cutting and Grand Opening Celebration of the new Florence Regional Office.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.

WHERE: The new facility is located at 295 South Evander Drive, adjacent to the Francis Marion University (FMU) campus near Florence.

South Carolina Law Brings Changes to Bear Season

The South Carolina General Assembly recently passed a new law that affects black bear hunting in the Upstate, and the law will bring some changes that hunters will need to know before the bear season begins in October.