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Temporary Hunting Closure is Declared in Multiple Counties in SC

Flooding Wildlife Management Area

Due to unprecedented statewide flooding, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within 5 coastal plain drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes. The Department has received contacts from numerous concerned sportsmen. The flooding has created potential for exploitation of game species that are deprived of their normal escape routes and confined to small areas of high ground.

Effective at Midnight on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, a 4-day closure of the hunting season for all game species excluding alligator, dove, hogs and coyotes will be in effect. The current closure will continue until Midnight, Sunday, October 11, 2015. DNR will continue to monitor flooded areas to adjust the closure zones and timeframes as conditions change. Read more on temporary hunting closures.

WMA's Closed Until Further Notice

Closed for All public access:

  1. Santee Dam WMA - Clarendon County
  2. Wateree River HP WMA - Richland County

Closed for vehicular access:

  1. Gunter's Island in Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve - Horry County
  2. Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve - Horry County
  3. Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve - Horry County
  4. Edisto River WMA - Dorchester County
  5. Bear Island WMA - Colleton County
  6. Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve - Charleston County


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