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SCDNR investigating deadly New Year's Day hunting incident

January 2, 2020

SCDNR law enforcement officers are investigating a deadly hunting incident that occurred New Year's Day at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Colleton County.

Four hunters were attempting to move deer, also known as driving deer, near Barracada Road in Walterboro when two hunters were shot after being mistaken for a deer.

Those two hunters succumbed to their injuries.

SCDNR continues to investigate this incident.

Media Contact: Kaley Lawrimore, Regional Public Information Coordinator.