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Wildlife Management Area Properties

Through the cooperative effort of private landowners, the U.S. Forest Service and the SCDNR, Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are provided for the enjoyment of all wildlife enthusiasts. Funds generated from the sale of WMA permits enables DNR to lease approximately 1.2 million acres of land for wildlife conservation and management.

Heritage Preserves are properties acquired by SCDNR for the primary purpose of protecting habitat for rare and endangered species. Some Heritage Preserves offer game hunting opportunities, and, therefore, are included in the WMA Program.

All persons using WMA lands are reminded that only U.S. Forest Service lands and those areas marked by WMA signs are open to the public. Lands not posted with these signs are the property of private individuals, and landowner permission must be obtained.

General locations of the areas described below are shown on the map in the rules and regulations. For detailed maps showing these and other WMA lands write WMA MAPS, SCDNR, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC, 29202 or call 803-734-3886.

Wildlife Management Area County Telephone Deer Hogs Bear Turkey Dove Waterfowl Quail Squirrel Rabbit Raccoon Fox
Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve* Aiken 803-725-3663
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Bear Island* Colleton 843-844-8957
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Bonneau Ferry* Berkeley 843-825-3387
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Canal Berkeley 843-825-3387
 
 
 
 
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Cartwheel Bay  Heritage Preserve* Horry 843-546-9489
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Central Piedmont Hunt Unit Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union, York 803-734-3886
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Crackerneck Aiken 803-725-3663
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Donnelley* Colleton 843-844-8957
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Draper*, McConnells*, Ross* York 864-427-5140
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Dungannon Heritage Preserve* Charleston 843-844-8957
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Edisto River* Dorchester 843-844-8957
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Francis Marion National Forest Berkeley, Charleston 843-825-3387
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Great Pee Dee Heritage Preserve* Darlington 843-661-4768
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Hamilton Ridge Hampton 803-625-3569
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Hatchery Berkeley 843-825-3387
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Hickory Top Clarendon 803-655-5809
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Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve* Horry 843-546-9489
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Wildlife Management Area County Telephone Deer Hogs Bear Turkey Dove Waterfowl Quail Squirrel Rabbit Raccoon Fox
Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve* Complex Horry, Marion 843-546-9489
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Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve* Lee 803-419-9374
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Lynchburg Savannah Heritage Preserve* Lee 843-419-9374
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manchester State Forest Sumter 803-494-8196
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Marsh WMA* Marion 843-661-4768
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McBee*, Angelus*, Crossroads* Chesterfield 843-661-4768
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Moultrie Berkeley 843-825-3387
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Mountain Hunt Unit Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens 864-654-1671
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Oak Lea WMA Clarendon 803-655-5809
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Palachucola* Hampton, Jasper 803-625-3569
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Parr Hydroelectric Project Fairfield, Newberry 843-661-4768
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Pee Dee Station Site Florence 843-661-4768
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Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve* York 864-419-9374
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Samworth* Georgetown 843-546-9489
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Sand Hills State Forest Chesterfield, Darlington 843-661-4768
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Sandy Island Georgetown 843-546-9489
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Santee Coastal* Charleston, Georgetown 843-546-8665
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Wildlife Management Area County Telephone Deer Hogs Bear Turkey Dove Waterfowl Quail Squirrel Rabbit Raccoon Fox
Santee Cooper Orangeburg 803-655-5809
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Santee Dam Clarendon 803-655-5809
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Santee-Delta* Georgetown 843-546-9489
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St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve* Beaufort 843-844-8957
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Tillman Sand Ridge Heritage Preserve* Jasper 803-625-3569
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Turtle Island* Jasper 803-625-3569
 
 
 
 
 
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Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve* Beaufort 803-625-3569
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Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve* Horry 843-546-9489
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Webb* Hampton 803-625-3569
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Wee Tee Williamsburg, Georgetown 843-661-4768
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Western Piedmont Hunt Unit Abbeville, Edgefield, Green­wood, McCormick, Saluda 864-223-2731
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Woodbury Marion 843-661-4768
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Worth Mountain York 843-427-5140
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* Indicates SC DNR Property

For hunting season dates and bag limits please see the SC DNR rules and regulations.

SC DNR Managed Lands has more information on the Heritage Preserves and DNR-owned Wildlife Management Areas.

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