The marine game fish record for a blacktip shark was recently dismantled by a visiting angler from the Volunteer State.
The marine game fish record for cobia, standing for five years, was recently claimed by an angler participating in the 24th annual edition of the Hilton Head Island Food & Beverage Fishing Tournament.
Results of the 2008 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer last season totaled 248,778, an increase of 4 percent over the previous year.
This recipe is sure to give that perfect punch without taking too much away from the pocketbook. These wild turkey rolls can be used as an appetizer, snack or main course to any meal.
The deadline to apply for the public alligator season this year is fast approaching. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will accept online applications for this year’s public alligator season until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 15. After this date, a randomized drawing will occur to fill 1,000 permits allowing hunters to take one alligator each during the upcoming alligator hunting season.
Dove hunters still have time to plant fields to attract doves during the upcoming season, according to a wildlife biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
The second tournament in the 21th season of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series took place at the 42nd Annual Georgetown Landing Marina Billfish Tournament over the last weekend in May.
South Carolina’s free fishing days will be held this year from June 6-7. Free fishing days allow people who would like to try the sport of fishing to go without having to purchase a license.
Season restrictions, signed into law last year, for the entire Santee Cooper system (lakes and rivers) for striped bass went into effect June 1. Anglers must not harvest or possess striped bass and must practice catch and release only from June 1 - September 30.
An Irmo, SC angler on the Broad River near Columbia recently broke the South Carolina state record for bullhead catfish by more than 3 ounces with a 6-pound, 6.3 ounce fish.
South Carolina’s oyster season closed on Friday, May 15 according to S.C. Department of Natural Resources officials. Clam season will be extended another two weeks and close on Sunday, May 31.
The 2009 South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series got underway May 13-16 at the annual Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament.
Increased in-water catch rates of immature loggerheads between 2000 and 2008 suggest that management efforts such as nest protection and the required use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TED’s) in commercial shrimp trawl nets may be paying off.
Blessed with incredible natural bounty and beauty, South Carolina’s natural resources are essential for economic development and contribute nearly $30 billion and 230,000 jobs to the state’s economy, according to a recently completed study.
Beginning June 2nd, Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area/Heritage Preserve on Edisto Island will be closed to the public on Tuesdays to devote adequate time to safely conduct maintenance projects.
In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings.
South Carolina has it all for anglers of all experience levels. From saltwater, flat water, to trout streams South Carolina is known throughout the southeast to have some of the best striper, crappie, and catfish fishing to be found. Your perfect day on the water is likely right in your neighborhood, but never more than a couple of hours down the road. Don’t miss you chance while the fish are biting. Get out and buy your South Carolina fishing license today by visiting http://www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html, calling 1-866-714-3611, or visiting your local License Sales Agent.
Twenty-first century prescribed fire managers face new and increasingly complex challenges that limit or threaten the use of prescribed fire. These challenges are broad and now greater than any one agency or state can address alone. For this reason, several years ago the Longleaf Alliance board discussed the need to address regionally fire use needs by partnering prescribed fire councils’ efforts. As a result, a group of partners formed a stakeholder group to meet in conjunction with the Longleaf Alliance’s 2006 Biennial Conference in Tifton, Ga.
The recent session of the South Carolina General Assembly made changes to the Saltwater Recreational Fishing License effective July 1, 2009. License fees will not change.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will conduct a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Wednesday, May 20 in West Columbia.