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Youth dove hunt to be hosted in Abbeville County Sept. 3 August 22, 2016

A youth dove hunt, sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and U.S. Forest Service, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3 at the U.S. Forest Service Power of Partnerships Dove Field in Abbeville County.

The field is at the end of Bass Road, which is about five miles east of Abbeville on SC Highway 72. Pre-registration is not required, and the field will be open for the youth hunt from noon until 6 p.m.

For more information on the Sept. 3 youth dove hunt in Abbeville County, refer to the SCDNR website at https://www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting/youthhunting/specifichuntcriteria.html or call SCDNR's Abbeville Field Office at (864) 223-2731.

Eligibility for these hunts requires adults 21 years of age or older to bring one or two youths who are 15 years of age or younger. Youths 16 and 17 years of age may participate in the hunt with or without an accompanying adult. The following regulations also apply on special youth dove hunts:

Youth under 16 years of age do not have to be licensed or possess a Wildlife Management Area (WMA) permit. Youth 16 or 17 years old must possess a free Migratory Bird Permit (HIP) and have a Junior Sportsman License or an Apprentice License and a WMA permit.

by Greg Lucas
Media Relations Coordinator - Upstate
Office of Media & Outreach

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