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Temporary hunting closure is extended in multiple counties in S.C.

Flooding Wildlife Management Area

As part of continuously evaluating flooded areas, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended the temporary closure for hunting within four (4) of the original five (5) coastal plain drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes.

The temporary closure on the Wateree – Congaree Drainage will expire on Midnight, Sunday, October 11, 2015 as planned.

Portions of the Edisto Drainage closure will be extended. Areas in Bamberg and Orangeburg Counties that were originally closed will reopen at Midnight Sunday, October 11, 2015 as planned. Portions of the Edisto Drainage in Dorchester, Colleton, and Charleston Counties will remain closed until Midnight, Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Hunting closures along the Black River, Santee River, and Waccamaw River are being extended until Midnight, Wednesday, October 14, 2015. DNR will continue to monitor flooded areas to adjust the closure zones and time frames as conditions change. Read more on temporary hunting closures.

WMA's Closed Until Further Notice

Closed for All public access:

  1. Santee Dam WMA - Clarendon County
  2. Wateree River HP WMA - Richland County

Closed for vehicular access:

  1. Gunter's Island in Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve - Horry County
  2. Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve - Horry County
  3. Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve - Horry County
  4. Edisto River WMA - Dorchester County


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