South Carolina Hunting News

Wheelin' Sportsmen Hunt Provides Fun with a Big Harvest

The NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen program's "SRS Ultimate Turkey Hunt" proved to be aptly named.

Twenty-nine hunters with disabilities, aided by guides and local volunteers, harvested 28 wild turkeys during morning hunts April 20-21 at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. Each hunter was limited to two gobblers each day.

"I'm happy. I think everything went well and everybody had a great time," said Randy Green, the NWTF's new national coordinator of the Wheelin' Sportsmen outreach program.

Now is the Time to Prepare and Plan for South Carolina Fall Dove Hunting

Now is the time to begin the planning and preparation of fields to attract doves during the upcoming season. The mourning dove is one of the most popular game species in the Southeast and fall dove shoots are a South Carolina tradition.

What Can be Done to Control Coyotes?

Coyotes first appeared in South Carolina a little more than 30 years ago and continue to expand greatly in numbers, according to biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Studies show that coyotes are negatively impacting the white-tailed deer by preying on deer fawns.

NSSF Launches Firearms Retailer Education Seminar Series in South Carolina

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, will kick off its nationwide series of Firearms Retailer Education Seminars on April 10 in West Columbia, S.C.

South Carolina DNR Seeks Help in Updating List of Wildlife Rehabbers

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina’s natural resources. This includes the wildlife populations of our state.

South Carolina's Spring Turkey Hunters Should Order Tags Now for Upcoming Season

Although most spring turkey hunters have recently received their turkey tags by mail, those who have not received them should order tags now so they will receive them before the season opens.  Hunters can determine if they should have received their tags by mail by checking their hunting license.

South Carolina's Spring Turkey Season Forecast Fair; Youth Day March 31

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy. The 2012 wild turkey season begins April 1 on private lands in 34 counties that make up Game Zones 1-5 and on April 2 for all Wildlife Management Areas statewide where turkey hunting is allowed. The season opens March 15 on private lands only in Game Zone 6: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg counties.

Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund Donates $104,050 to South Carolina DNR

The S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), met in Charleston on Friday, Feb. 17th. During the meeting, the board formally accepted a monetary donation from the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc. This year’s Hampton Fund donation was $104,050. The total donated to DNR by the Hampton Fund over the years now totals $2,731,080.

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.

Shooting Sports Field Day Set for Feb.11 near Garnett, South Carolina

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina 4-H program will be conducting a shooting sports field day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Palachucola Shooting Range adjacent to the Webb Wildlife Center near Garnett in Hampton County.