Wood Duck Box Program

The wood duck is the most important species to South Carolina waterfowl enthusiasts and is the only duck for which we can effectively manage production habitat throughout all geographic regions of the State. This Wood Duck Project supplements natural production in cavities of forested wetlands by providing artificial nesting sites. Fewer natural cavities are available today due to human activity and development. Through this project private landowners assist the Department of Natural Resources to produce thousands of wood ducks annually. Your interest in this project and cooperation in accurately completing this application are appreciated and enhance the effectiveness of our efforts to benefit waterfowl conservation in South Carolina.

Private landowners wishing to obtain wood duck boxes can download an application (Adobe PDF file).

Contact DNR waterfowl biologist:

Email - wodubox@dnr.sc.gov
Wood Duck Nest Box Program
SCDNR
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
585 Donnelly Drive Green Pond
South Carolina 29446
(843) 844-8957

Up to 5 boxes per applicant will be available for distribution throughout the State. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail or phone at time of award.

You can download and print the information on the Construction of Wood Duck Boxes which is in the Adobe PDF file format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open the files and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.

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