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August 15, 2013

Applications available for coastal black bear season

Applications for the Coastal Black Bear Season (Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties) are now Black bearavailable online, at S.C. Department of Natural Resources offices or by calling (803) 734-3886. Deadline for application is September 20, 2013. Ten tags will be issued for Williamsburg County and thirty tags each for Georgetown and Horry counties. Hunting bears in the coastal plain is by computer drawing only.

The Coastal Black Bear season is set for October 24 –November 5, 2013. The nonrefundable application fee is $10. Those selected will have to purchase a tag at a cost of $25 for residents and $100 for nonresidents. The tag will only be valid for one of the three counties so applicants should rank the counties in order of preference.

Selected hunters will be allowed to hunt on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in the county selected, but must have a valid WMA permit. Bears may be taken on private lands, as long as the hunter has the permission of the landowner or person holding the hunting lease.


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