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Bear season in Game Zone 4 will close early due to the harvest quota being reached

Black bear walking through woodsy area

The 2021 season will close for bear in Game Zone 4 at 11:59 p.m., on Saturday, October 23, 2021. It is legal to continue hunting in Game Zone 4 until the conclusion of the official closure time listed in this advisory. Find more information about the 2021 bear hunting season closure on our news page.

Veterans encouraged to apply for Cowden Plantation deer hunts


SCDNR now accepting applications for 2022 Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries summer internships

Wildlife internships | Freshwater Fisheries internships

Left: two people in helmets and yellow outerwear in a field with trees and a fire burning beind them. Right: A group of people near a body of water, huddled around some buckets and fish-related gear.

Shellfish season set to open October 1

A woman harvesting oysters

Edisto reef addition features eclectic mix of structures

An artifical reef about to be submerged

Retired fisheries manager awarded SC's highest civilian honor

Four people in suits smiling at the camera. One of them, David Cupka, in the middle is holding a framed award.

SCDNR License Sales and Watercraft Renewal toll-free telephone number temporarily out-of-service

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Tips for dealing with black bears in South Carolina

Black bear in tree

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