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October 4, 2012

Applications available for coastal black bear season

Applications for the coastal black bear season (Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties) are now available online, by stopping by any regional S.C. Department of Natural Resources office or by calling (803)734-3886.

Deadline for application is Nov. 2, 2012. Ten tags will be issued for each county. Hunting bears in the coastal plain is by computer drawing only.

The coastal black bear season is set for Dec. 1-15, 2012. 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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