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#07-02 January 1, 2007

Youth waterfowl hunt applications due Jan. 5

Applications are now available for public drawing youth waterfowl hunts at Wildlife Management Areas across the state, sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The deadline for returning completed applications is Friday, Jan. 5, 2007.

Completed applications for the youth waterfowl hunts must be received by the S.C. Department ofBlack Lab with decoy Natural Resources Columbia office by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. For more information call your local DNR office or the Columbia office at (803) 734-3886, or write DNR Youth Duck Hunts, Attn: Patty Castine, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202-0167. Download a pdf file of the application>>>.

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The Wildlife Management Area (WMA) youth waterfowl hunts will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. Hunts will be conducted at the following Wildlife Management Areas: Bear Island, Beaverdam Creek, Bonneau Ferry, Donnelley, Sandy Beach, Samworth, Santee Delta-East, Santee Delta-West, and Santee Coastal-The Cape.

Applications for Beaverdam may include only one adult and one youth.

Each hunt party must consist of either one or two hunters age 10-15 and a non-hunting adult 18 years or older.  A hunt fee of $10 per youth hunter is required. In order to hunt on any of the coastal WMA, hunters must have in their possession a current hunting license, WMA permit, migratory bird (HIP) permit, along with state and federal duck stamps. For more information on waterfowl hunting, consult the “2006-2007 South Carolina Migratory Bird Regulations

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