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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 Nevin]

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

SCDNR shorebird leader named biologist of the year

SCDNR shorebird leader named biologist of the year



SCDNR wildlife biologist Jay Butfiloski conducts fieldwork with GPS tracking equipment. Butfiloski was recently honored by the S.C. chapter of The Wildlife Society with that group's Professional Wildlife Management award. [SCDNR photo]

The Wildlife Society honors SCDNR biologist with statewide award

Eastern box turtles are just one of the native turtle species subject to possession limits in South Carolina under new regulations issued by the SCDNR that became effective October 19, 2020. [SCDNR photo by Andrew Grosse]
SCDNR Implementing New Regulations on Possession, Sale of native reptile and amphibians



Deer in Foliage

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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Conservation Project Sponsors Recognized by Quail Forever S.C.

Illustration of a Wild Turkey - SCDNR
What's the difference between domesticated and wild turkeys?



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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