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Jerry A. Lee of Johnsonville appointed to SCDNR Board

Jerry A. Lee of Johnsonville appointed to SCDNR Board



The Eastern oyster plays a critical role in providing clean water, fish and crab habitat and storm protection in coastal South Carolina -- as well as a tasty, sustainable seafood. (Photo: E. Weeks/SCDNR)

Shellfish season opens Oct. 1

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CCA SC donates tags & receivers to help with important cobia research



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

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SCDNR Board Member: Deer hunters, volunteers working to help hungry South Carolinians



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

An early morning sunrise lights up a cypress tree near a dock on lake Marion, the perfect prelude to a day of fishing on one of the top-ranked fishing lakes in the United States. [SCDNR photo by David Lucas]
Fishing in South Carolina lands a big one with Top 25 of the Decade designation for Santee Cooper lakes



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

Tips for properly and ethically disposing of deer remains
Tips for properly and ethically disposing of deer remains



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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