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Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund donates $134,525 to DNR

Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund donates $134,525 to DNR

COLUMBIA, SC March 28, 2014 – The S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), met in Columbia on Friday, March 28th, 2014. During the meeting, the board formally accepted a monetary donation from the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc. This year’s donation was $134,525 and the total donated to DNR by the Hampton Fund over the years now stands at $3,033,455. The Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation which partners with the DNR for the promotion of natural resources and natural resource education which benefits the conservation of wildlife, marine and other resources in South Carolina. Funds are obtained solely through private donations and special promotional […]

Spring turkey season forecast good, youth day March 29

Spring turkey season forecast good, youth day March 29

COLUMBIA, SC March 20, 2014 – 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 2014 wild turkey season begins April 1 on private lands in 34 counties that make up Game Zones 1-5 and for all Wildlife Management Areas statewide where turkey hunting is allowed. The season opened March 15 on private lands only in Game Zone 6: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg counties. The season closes May 1 throughout the state. Saturday, March 29 is Youth Turkey Hunt Day in areas where the season opens on April 1. On this day, youths […]

Boardwalk at Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve closed to protect nesting wood storks

Boardwalk at Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve closed to protect nesting wood storks

COLUMBIA, SC March 13, 2014 – The boardwalk at the Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve (HP) has been temporarily closed to protect nesting wood storks. The wood storks at Dungannon HP have been found to be extremely sensitive to human disturbance. While the trails at Dungannon HP remain open for public use, the boardwalk is expected to reopen after the nesting season has concluded, which is typically late summer. In 1984, wood storks (Mycteria americana) were listed as a federally endangered species after nesting pairs in the United States breeding population declined from between 15,000 and 20,000 in the 1930’s to 2,500 pairs by 1978. Historically, wood storks have used South Carolina as a post-nesting foraging area during the summer and […]

4.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Edgefield on Feb. 14

4.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Edgefield on Feb. 14

COLUMBIA, SC Mar. 10, 2014 – On Friday, Feb. 14th at 10:23 p.m. a Magnitude (M)4.1 earthquake occurred in western Edgefield County. The epicenter was located approximately 7.7 miles west northwest of the City of Edgefield. A second earthquake occurred on Sunday, February 16th at 3:23 p.m. approximately 2 miles south of Friday night’s earthquake. The second earthquake was M3.2. Both earthquakes are interpreted to have occurred at a depth of about 2.5 miles. The locational accuracy is unspecified, and these earthquakes could have occurred much closer to one another, i.e. on the same fault structure. Both earthquakes were felt throughout the State; however, the M4.1 was felt over a wider area. Friday’s earthquake was felt as far away as […]

Reel Art contest winners announced

Reel Art contest winners announced

COLUMBIA, SC Mar. 6, 2014 – A student from Charleston recently took top honors as the overall winner in South Carolina’s 2014 Reel Art contest, a competition held annually by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources sponsored by Sportfish Restoration Funds and the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund. Entries were judged in Columbia at S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) headquarters on February 7th. Replicas of the winning artwork was exhibited at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in February 14-16 at Marion Square in Charleston and soon at the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic March 28-30 at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. Ethan Lopez from Charleston County School of the Arts received State Best of Show and a first-place award in the Grades […]

Spring turkey hunters should order tags now for upcoming season

Spring turkey hunters should order tags now for upcoming season

COLUMBIA, SC Mar. 5, 2014 – The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently mailed turkey tags for the 2014 spring season. 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. If “Turkey Tags” appears on their hunting license the tags should have already been mailed to them. If “Turkey Tags” does not appear on the license then they will need to order the tags. Turkey tags are free and can be ordered online. In order to legally hunt turkeys, all hunters including hunters under the age of 16, must possess a set of […]

DNR biologist recognized as Conservationist of the Year by South Carolina Wildlife Federation

DNR biologist recognized as Conservationist of the Year by South Carolina Wildlife Federation

COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 27, 2014 – Longtime S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologist Bob Perry was recognized by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation as Conservationist of the Year at a banquet on Feb. 21 at the State Farmers Market. “I am tremendously humbled to be honored by such an award, but it’s not possible without the great team of professionals at DNR,” said Perry. “And that also extends to the partnerships that we have with such companies as Duke Energy, SCE&G, BMW, Boeing and the Haile Gold Mine. We rely on their commitment to environmental sustainability practices and stewardship of natural resources.” Bob Perry has worked as a DNR biologist for 36 years. During much of this time, Bob […]

Duck hunters finish the season on DNR Waterfowl Management Areas

Duck hunters finish the season on DNR Waterfowl Management Areas

COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 25, 2014 – Duck hunters finished the season on S.C. Department of Natural Resources public hunting lands, with a total reported harvest of 5079 birds, an average of 1.7 birds per hunter. A total of 3085 hunters participated in 170 hunts at the 19 Wildlife Management Areas that recorded individual hunt data. Wood ducks accounted for 34 percent of the total harvest, followed by Gadwall, Northern shoveler, American green-winged teal, and American widgeon. Overall the season for our waterfowl areas was excellent, given the variable weather we had this winter” said Dean Harrigal, Waterfowl Program Coordinator with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Hickory Top Greentree Reservoir in Clarendon County had the highest hunter participation and […]

Humane Society-South Carolina recognizes DNR Law Enforcement on bear baiting

Humane Society-South Carolina recognizes DNR Law Enforcement on bear baiting

COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 25, 2014 – The Humane Society of the United States – South Carolina recognized S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Col. Chisolm Frampton with the Humane Law Enforcement Award at a brief ceremony on the State House grounds on Feb. 25. The award was to recognize the efforts of DNR Law Enforcement to end the practice of animal cruelty through bear baiting/baying in South Carolina. “A four-year-long investigation like this takes focused dedication from our officers, “said Col. Frampton. “And I especially want to thank the Attorney General’s office in their assistance from day one. They were instrumental in making these cases.” The removal and relocation of six captive bears in late 2013 was the result of […]

2nd Annual SCDNR Youth Bass Fishing Championship to be held on Lake Murray March 29

2nd Annual SCDNR Youth Bass Fishing Championship to be held on Lake Murray March 29

COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 21, 2014 – Youth anglers from around South Carolina will descend on the Midlands for the 2nd Annual S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Youth Bass Fishing Championship. The tournament will be held on Lake Murray March 29th with the weigh in at the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the SC State Fairgrounds in the Grand Stand for school affiliated bass fishing clubs. Student anglers in both middle and high school can send up to six anglers to fish in two man teams. Each two man team will share their boat with an adult volunteer. There will be a title for the winning middle school and high school; first, second and third places awarded to middle school and […]

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