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September 6, 2008

Deer, hog archery hunts offered in Georgetown County

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is again offering archery hunts for deer and hogs during October on Samworth and Santee Delta Wildlife Management Areas in Georgetown County.  The archery hunts for deer and hogs taking place on the two Wildlife Management Areas in Georgetown County are scheduled for October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25.
     
"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 Jamie Rader, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Upper Coastal Waterfowl Project leader. According to Rader, "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 wild hogs, which are causing extensive damage to the dikes."
     
Wildlife Management Area regulations will apply to the archery-only deer and hog hunts on Samworth and Santee Delta, and hunters will need a Wildlife Management Area permit in addition to a state hunting license and Big Game permit. The limits will be two deer per day, either-sex, with no limits on hogs. No dogs will be allowed on these hunts. On Samworth Wildlife Management Area, only impoundments may be hunted. 

DNR protects and manages South Carolina's natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state's natural resources and its people.


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