SCDNR News

Adult black and white tegu lizard (File Photo by Dustin Smith)
First sighting of black and white tegu lizard confirmed in Midlands



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Flooding cancels Saturday hunt on public dove field in Clarendon County

King 3
SCDNR Archaeology Team awarded three emergency supplemental grants by Historic Preservation Fund



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Reminder: Assistance with tags for the 2020 deer season is available by phone or in-person at SCDNR offices

Black and white tegus found by homeowner in Columbia (Photo: Angie Kodek)
Eight additional non-native black and white tegus sightings confirmed in South Carolina



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REMINDER: Regulation bans the use of natural deer lures and attractants in South Carolina

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SCDNR adds two additional public dove fields



Oyster shell from an ancient shell ring complex litters the beach at low tide on SCDNR’s Botany Bay Heritage Preserve & WMA in 2017. Since then, archaeologists with the agency’s Heritage Trust program have waged a war again the clock to excavate the site and catalog thousands of artifacts before it is lost to sea level rise. [SCDNR photo by D. Lucas]
SCDNR Heritage Trust program contributes to “Science Advances” journal article

Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol member Barbara Pagnotta stands next to the state's first sea turtle nest to hatch in 2020. (Photo: Lynne Sager) Lights out! Sea turtle hatching season has begun



Chick Tent at Huntington Beach State Park Least Tern colony. Photo by Drew Getty.
South Carolina sees average Least Tern nesting season

Black Bears - Photo by John Hains
SCDNR says take down bird feeders if a black bear is visiting your neighborhood



Cape Romain Shorebird Steward Jennifer Cahill talks with visitors on the beach near the southern tip of Lighthouse Island.
S.C. Coastal Bird Conservation
program focus turns to new protection
and conservation efforts.

Leave "lost fawns" alone
Leave "lost fawns" alone


K9 Blue. (Taylor Main/SCDNR)
SCDNR K9 passes away after medical emergency

Harvested Deer
Statewide deer harvest remained stable in 2019







SCDNR Blogs

Introducing two brand new blogs from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources – read on for behind-the-scenes outdoors and conservation stories from the Appalachians to the Atlantic.

Erin Weeks South Carolina Coastal Resources
by Erin Weeks

Baby sea turtle

David Lucas South Carolina Natural Resources
by David Lucas

Bobwhite Quail


Billy Downer SC Wild Radio Show
by Major
Billy Downer

Catch up on what you miss on SC Wild Radio with Phil Kornblut and Major Billy Downer.

The SC Wild radio show airs Wednesdays at 7:30 PM on Sports Talk Radio Network.

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