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December 11, 2009

DNR assists Upstate mobility impaired waterfowl hunts

Mobility impaired hunters will be treated to a unique opportunity to attend two draw waterfowl hunts in the Upstate on Dec. 15 and Dec. 17. The hunts will be held at Duncan Creek Waterfowl Management Area (WMA) and the Clinton House Plantation in Laurens County on Dec. 15 and the Tyger River WMA in Union County and Clinton House Plantation on Dec. 17.
           
The hunts are sponsored by the Enoree Ranger District of the US Forest Service (USFS), the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), The State and Piedmont Chapters of the NWTF, the Crosby North Dakota Wheelin' Sportsmen Chapter of the NWTF, the State and Lexington Chapters of Ducks Unlimited (DU), the Clinton House Plantation, War Eagle Boats and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR personnel will be assisting with field activities at the hunts.
           
Six hunters will participate in each hunt. The application process, random drawing and notification of the participants were handled by the USFS. Find out more information by contacting the USFS at (864) 427-9858 or DNR at (864) 427-5140.
           
Those hunters (four each day) at Duncan Creek and Tyger River will be hunting from floating platforms called "Ducktoons" that were manufactured by War Eagle Boats. Two hunters on each of the hunt days will be hunting at the Clinton House Plantation. Personnel from DNR, USFS, NWTF, DU and the Clinton House Plantation will be assisting hunters and every effort will be made to ensure the hunts are conducted safely and successfully.

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