Saturday, March 27 is Youth Turkey Hunt Day in South Carolina not Sunday, March 28 as indicated in the recently released 2010 Spring Turkey Brochure.
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 S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Heritage Trust Program recently conducted prescribed burns on about 125 acres of Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County.
Brushy ditch banks and weedy field borders may not be attractive to some people, but many of South Carolina’s favored farm wildlife and game species depend on these areas for their very survival.
Twelve youth hunters from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Take One Make One program, with the help of club members from Sandhill Hunting Club and members of the QDMA Coastal Branch, enjoyed a sunny day of squirrel hunting with dogs, some delicious southern cooking, and a lot of camaraderie on Feb. 20 near Cottageville.
Duck hunters finished the season on S.C. Department of Natural Resources public hunting lands, with a total harvest of 3,643 birds, an average of two birds per hunter, identical to the per hunter average reported last year.
Weston DeWolff, a high school student from North Charleston’s School of the Arts, won “Best of Show” in South Carolina’s 15th annual (2009-2010) Junior Duck Stamp Contest with his color pencil drawing of a Redhead Duck.
From Feb. 12-15, the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count will give everyone a chance to discover the birds in their neighborhood.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina 4-H program with the support of the Salkehatchie Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will be conducting an introduction to shooting sports field day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Palachucola Shooting Range adjacent to the Webb Wildlife Center near Garnett in Hampton County.
Young waterfowl hunters across the state will enjoy special days in the field Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday Feb. 7 by participating in Youth Waterfowl Days on private lands, public waters normally open to waterfowl hunting, and on some S.C. Department of Natural Resources Waterfowl Management Areas.