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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster signs Act 177 into law, providing new protections for native reptiles and amphibians. [SCDNR photo by Kaley Lawrimore]

New law provides big win for conservation, protection of South Carolina native reptiles and amphibians



Private First-Class Tanner Riley was named SCDNR's Statewide Officer of the Year for 2020.

SCDNR Names Year’s Outstanding Officers

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



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Drivers should watch for deer on state roads

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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

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



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







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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