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#06-268 October 2, 2006  

Archery deer and hog hunts offered at Georgetown County wildlife areas

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is offering a new series of archery hunts for deer and hogs during October on Samworth and Santee-Delta Wildlife Management Areas in Georgetown County.
           
This new series of archery hunts for deer and hogs will take place on Samworth Wildlife Management Area and Santee-Delta Wildlife Management Area, both in Georgetown County. The hunts are scheduled for Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28.
           
“We are trying to maximize hunting opportunities by opening up these areas, which are primarily managed for waterfowl, to be hunted for deer and hogs,” said Jim Westerhold, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Upper Coastal Waterfowl Project leader. “The dikes will offer a good opportunity to harvest a deer and/or hog. The hunts are also an opportunity for the public to help us remove these wild hogs, which are damaging the dikes.”
           
For more information on the hunts, call Westerhold in Georgetown at (843) 546-8665 or e-mail WesterholdJ@dnr.sc.gov.

Wildlife Management Area regulations will apply to the archery-only deer and hog hunts on Samworth and Santee Delta, and hunters will need a WMA permit in addition to a state hunting license and Big Game permit. The limits will be two deer per day, with no limits on hogs. No dogs will be allowed on these hunts. On Samworth WMA, only impoundments may be hunted.
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