Wildlife - Species
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Species Specific Regulations
Licenses: Hunting License required. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) that is validated by the hunter signing the stamp in ink across the face of the stamp
Limits: Please see Migratory Bird Regulations for any game zones restrictions or Limitations.
In the air, they give the impression of always being in a hurry. Migratory flocks travel in V’s;
Redheads have an average length of 20 inches and an average weight of 2 1/2 pounds.
Range coast to coast, with the largest numbers in the Central Flyway. Often found associating with canvasback. Usually spend the day in large rafts in deep water;
Typical Flock Pattern
- Feed morning and evening in shallower sections.
- Move in irregular formations over feeding areas.
Drakes purr and meow; hens have a loud squak, higher than a hen mallard’s.
Publications and Literature
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Duck Stamp Office Presents: North American Waterfowl
South Carolina waterfowl hunters 16 and older are required by state law to obtain a state migratory waterfowl permit and Migratory Game Bird permit. Both permits must be in the hunter's possession while hunting or transporting legal waterfowl. A state waterfowl permit is included with the Lifetime Senior, Lifetime Gratis and Disability Licenses. S.C. residents who hold a Lifetime Senior or Lifetime Gratis License are not required to have a Migratory Game Bird permit.
The waterfowl permits and HIP permits are available from select DNR offices and from hunting and fishing license agents.
585 Donnelley Drive
Green Pond, SC 29446