Temporary hunting closure is extended in multiple counties in S.C.
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.
Closed for All public access:
- Santee Dam WMA - Clarendon County
- Wateree River HP WMA - Richland County
Closed for vehicular access:
- Gunter's Island in Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve - Horry County
- Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve - Horry County
- Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve - Horry County
- Edisto River WMA - Dorchester County
- Stay off S.C. waterways - Otherwise no wake!
- DNR Flood Mitigation assists property owners, local governments
- Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve: Partial closure, limited access due to flooding
- Lake Ashwood in Lee County closed
- Flash flooding, swift water continues on SC waterways
- DNR to offer youth deer clinic in Edgefield on Oct. 30
- Fish, fun, & food at DNR open house in Charleston Oct. 24
- DNR creates new hunting opportunities at Wateree River Heritage Preserve
- Public meetings scheduled to discuss deer management legislation
- Climate Change Impacts to Natural Resources in South Carolina Report
- Purchase a DNR License Plate
- Archived News