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November 25, 2015Hickory Top Green Tree Reservoir WMA in Clarendon County to be drawn down
The Hickory Top Green Tree Reservoir Wildlife Management Area in Clarendon County will be drawn down this fall to ensure the health of the trees.
This popular waterfowl hunting area will be open to waterfowl hunting on Saturday morning only during the regular waterfowl season, but water levels will not be maintained.
Green Tree Reservoir waterfowl areas are wooded areas that can be flooded during the fall and winter to allow ducks to feed on the hard mast dropped from the trees. The mature trees cannot be flooded every year or they will die. Hickory Top Green Tree Reservoir is kept dry every fourth year for this reason.
Hunting for small and big game is allowed in the Green Tree Reservoir during the regular Hickory Top Wildlife Management Area seasons this year since water levels will decline. Hunting other than waterfowl hunting is not allowed when the area is flooded. Due to the recent heavy rains, the WMA has some areas that are very wet. DNR staff will be draining the area over the next few weeks.
For more information on Hickory Top Green Tree Reservoir Wildlife Management Area, call (803) 734-3886.
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