Fishing
 
saltwater fishing saltwater fishing reports homepage saltwater fishing resource
Tell your fishing buddies! fishing classifieds fishing reports forum hunting forum
 
HOME
ADVERTISE
REGISTER
Angler of the Month!
Saltwater fishing award
Saltwater Fishing Menu
FINTALK HOME
saltwater fishing resource MARINE DIRECTORY
saltwater fishing resource FISHING CHARTERS
saltwater fishing resource FISHING REPORTS
saltwater fishing resource FINTALK FIN FORUM
saltwater fishing resource ABOUT US
saltwater fishing resource CONTACT US
Fishing Resources for every state in the USA
saltwater fishing resource MARINE WEATHER
  saltwater fishing info Buoy Data
saltwater fishing info Marine Forecast
saltwater fishing resource REGULAR WEATHER
saltwater fishing resource TIDE PREDICTIONS
saltwater fishing resource SST CHARTS
saltwater fishing resource LUNAR TABLES
saltwater fishing resource FISHING KNOTS
saltwater fishing resource FISHING ARTICLES
saltwater fishing resource FISHING TIPS
saltwater fishing resource FISHING PIERS
saltwater fishing resource FISHING NEWS
saltwater fishing resource FISH IDENTIFICATION
saltwater fishing resource FISH and GAME
saltwater fishing resource CONSERVATION
saltwater fishing resource SPORTSMEN'S SITES
Fun Fishing Stuff
saltwater fishing resource FISHING CLASSIFIEDS
saltwater fishing resource EVENT CALENDAR
saltwater fishing resource FISHING PICTURES
saltwater fishing resource SITE MAP
Tell your fishing buddies about Fintalk
Spread The Word
Tell your buddies
Tell your fishing buddies about Fintalk saltwater fishing.
 
Fishing Advertising
Fishing Advertising
South Carolina Fishing
[<---Go back last page ]

South Carolina FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

 Below you will find some of the frequently asked questions of the Department and general information.  Please use the information below to learn more about the Department and answer questions pertaining to the SCDNR and the State's natural resources.   Provided for your convenience are links to various categories for typical questions.

Question Categories: Boats, Fishing, Hunting, License-Permit, Palmetto Sportmen's Classic


BOATS

Where can I find a listing of public boat ramps/landings and piers in the state?

1. Ramps, landings and pier locations can be found in the S.C. Atlas & Gazetteer, sold through the South Carolina Wildlife Shop, SCDNR, 1000 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29202; (803) 734-3944.

2. Copies of the South Carolina Public Beach and Coastal Access Guide may be purchased through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism or the DHEC Oceans & Coastal Resources Management Office.

Where can I get information about the Adopt-A-Landing Program?

The Adopt-A-Landing Program has been discontinued due to budget cuts.  It was designed to clean up and promote stewardship of the boat ramps along the state's rivers and lakes. This program was also intended to educate the public on the harmful effects that litter has on the environment. This new litter control program was being coordinated by the River Conservation Program. For more information, contact the Water Resources Division at (803) 734-9100.

I have a new boat. How do I register it? What do I bring?

Watercraft and outboard motors MUST be registered/titled within 30 days from date of purchase. All outboard motors of five horsepower or more are required to be titled. If purchased from a South Carolina marine dealer, you will need a manufacturer's statement of origin, bill of sale, purchaser's use tax receipt, completed watercraft application, fee of $40 for new registration and title.

To receive an application, visit, write or call SCDNR Boat Titling and Registration offices at: SCDNR, 1000 Assembly Street, Rembert Dennis Bldg., Room 104, Columbia, SC 29202, (803) 734-3447 or SCDNR, 217 Fort Johnson Rd, Charleston, SC 29422, (843) 953-9301.

What should I do if I see violations of wildlife, boating and litter laws?

Get as much information as you can and call the Operation Game Thief Hot Line at 1-800-922-5431.

 

  up1.gif (1067 bytes)

FISHING

Fishing Information Hotline: Call 1-800-ASK-FISH to hear the latest fishing reports for the state's major inland reservoirs and coastal marine waters. Locate the nearest public landings, point of license sales, etc.

Bass Size Limit: If I catch a very large spottail bass (over 27 lbs.) may I keep the fish? [Other names for the spottail bass are channel bass, red drum and redfish.]

No. State law allows spottail bass to be included in the daily limit only when the fish are between 15" and 24". Fish less than 15" or more than 24" must be released unharmed. This protects juvenile fish and old brood stock to rebuild the fishery. For more information, contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002 or Freshwater Fisheries at (803) 734-3943.

Crappie Beds: Are there any laws preventing me from building "crappie beds" in Lake Murray?

The owner of the lake or the overseeing authority (SCE&G in the case of Lake Murray) must be contacted in reference to brush piles. The department only has authority to regulate brush piles in the case of navigational hazards, except in department owned lakes. For more information, contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002.

Cane Pole Fishing: Can I fish with a cane pole and natural bait in a river or stream without a license?

Residents of this state may fish with "nonmanufactured" tackle in the freshwater rivers and streams of South Carolina without a license. However, this law does not allow a nonresident or persons under suspension to fish without a license. On lakes and reservoirs persons may fish with "nonmanufactured" tackle by purchasing a lakes and reservoirs permit for $3.00. Check the body of water that you wish to fish. For information related to fishing regulations, contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002. For information related to licensing, contact the Licensing Section at (803) 734-3833.

State Lakes Program: In areas of the state where few public fishing locations exist, these lakes provide opportunities for bank fishing, and some have boat launching facilities, fishing piers, nature trails and picnic areas. To receive information, write DNR Public Fishing Lakes, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3886.

Camping-fish limits: If I am camping on a nearby river, may I keep two limits of fish after fishing for two days?

No. The possession limit on water or land for gamefish is the daily limit for the species of fish. In this situation, the fish taken on the first day must be taken back to the vehicle and tagged to show when taken. This must be done on the first day to keep the first day's limit away from the second day's limit until reaching the vehicle for your trip home. For more information, contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002.

Cast Net - Bait: If I am using a cast net to catch shad for bait, and I also catch small bream or yellow perch, may I then use them for bait?

No. Gamefish, such as bream and yellow perch, may be used as bait on sporting tackle only. However, a cast net is not a legal device to catch gamefish. Any gamefish used as bait must be taken on a hook and line. No gamefish or part may be used on trot lines, set hooks or jugs. Also, be aware of the daily limit on bream or yellow perch, which is 30 per person. The small gamefish you use as bait are considered part of your limit. For more information, contact Freshwater Fisheries Section at (803) 734-3943.

Fish Attractors: Fish attraction areas are maintained in the state's major reservoirs. For more information, contact the Freshwater Fisheries Section at (803) 734-3943.

Fish Hatcheries: Fish hatcheries are maintained by the SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries Section across the state for the stocking of public waters. Tours may be arranged by calling the Hatcheries Coordinator at (803) 734-3891.

Fish Lift: A fish lift at St. Stephen powerhouse dam affords safe passage for fish migrating upstream from the Cooper River to spawn in the Santee Cooper lakes and permits visitors a close-up, underwater view through a window. It is generally open to visitors from March 1 through late April.

For information, directions or to schedule a guided tour, call Dennis Wildlife Center in Bonneau at (843) 825-3387.

Youth Fishing Rodeos: As part of the "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" Campaign, some 20 rodeos are held across the state to introduce children to fishing. The rodeo schedule is available in early March.

For information, write Youth Fishing Rodeo Coordinator, PO Box 267, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3954.

HOFNOD: What is the "Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs" (HOFNOD) program and who can participate?

The HOFNOD program is a partnership with SCDNR and other organizations that sponsor fishing rodeos for youth throughout the state. The age for participants varies at each rodeo, but most are geared toward youth 0-16 years of age. For more information, contact HOFNOD Coordinator, SCDNR, (803) 734-3954.

Swallowed Hook: If I catch an undersized striped bass (rockfish) that has swallowed my hook, may I keep the fish?

The fish must be released. The line should be cut and the fish returned to the water. Since striped bass are schooling fish, normally most fish of the same school will be the same size. An ethical angler will move to a new location and find larger fish in the interest of protecting undersized fish.

For more information, contact your local freshwater fisheries office or the DNR Freshwater Fisheries office in Columbia at (803) 734-3943.

License Suspension: If my hunting and fishing privileges are suspended, can I fish on the coast?

The SCDNR suspends a person's hunting and fishing privileges for accumulations of 18 points or more under the Game and Fish Point System and the Saltwater Point System. The SCDNR also suspends certain privileges mandated by Statutory Authority. A person suspended under the Game and Fish Point System cannot fish or hunt or be in possession of fish or game in the state. This includes waters out to the three mile limit. Persons suspended under the Saltwater Point System may fish freshwaters of the state. Persons under suspension should check with SCDNR for exact terms of the suspension. For more information, contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002.

Pond License: Is a license required for fishing on a private pond?

Generally no license is required when fishing in a private pond (private means totally enclosed with no major movement of fish in and out of the pond) with permission of the landowner. In ponds that charge a fee, it is required that either the landowner possess a special fee pond license or that all individuals have state fishing licenses. Check with the operator of the pond. For license information, write SCDNR, Licensing, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3833. For pond management assistance, write SCDNR, Pond Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3891.

Pond Stocking: The Department no longer sells fingerling bream and bass to private pond owners due to budget cuts.

Dividing Line on Rivers: Where is the Saltwater-Freshwater dividing line on a specific river?

Saltwater/freshwater dividing lines can be found in the SCDNR Rules and Regulations brochure. For more information, contact the Freshwater Fisheries Section at (803) 734-3943, or the Marine Resources Division at (843) 953-9300.

Saltwater Stamp: What activities require a saltwater recreational fishing stamp?

Individuals harvesting oysters or clams or catching, attempting to catch or landing marine finfish from privately owned boats must purchase a Marine Recreational Fisheries Stamp. Crabbing and shrimping do not require the Saltwater Recreational Fishing Stamp. For more information, contact the Licensing Section at (803) 734-3833 or Marine Resources at 843-953-9300.

Seafood: Marine Resources Division provides market information and recipes to seafood wholesalers and the general public. For more information, contact Marine Resources Division at (843) 953-9300.

Set hooks: What regulations apply to fishing set hooks in this state?

[Definition: A set hook is a single hook and line attached to bushes, limbs, vines, set poles, pegs or other.]

1. A person may fish set hooks ONLY in waters approved for such devices. Set hook regulations for specific water bodies are found in the Rules and Regulations brochure.

2. Set hooks, considered non-game fishing devices, use baits limited to soap, doughballs, cut non-game fish (must be cut into at least three equal parts), shrimp, grapes or meat scraps (hotdogs, bologna, etc.)

3. Each set hook must have an identification tag with the owner's name and address, and must be removed from the water no later than one hour after sunrise until one hour before sunset.

4. No game fish or game fishing tackle or bait can be in possession while fishing set hooks.

5. No permit other than a fishing license for two or less hooks. For three to fifty set hooks regulations require a set hook permit in addition to fishing license.

6. State residents over 65 and under 16 are exempt from the set hook permit, but all other regulations apply. Dock owners are reminded that poles set off docks are set hooks, and set hook regulations apply.

NOTE: Special set hook regulations are in effect for the Edisto River as part of an effort to control flathead catfish.)

For information, contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002 or Licensing Section at (803) 734-3833.

Shellfish: Where can I get a map of public shellfish grounds?

Public Shellfish Maps may be obtained by writing SCDNR Marine Resources Division, PO Box 12559, Charleston, SC, or call (843) 953-9300.

Tagged Fish: What do I do if I catch a tagged fish?

If a tagged fish is caught (and kept), the tag should be sent to SCDNR along with information on size, location and date. If releasing the tagged fish, record tag number, size, location and date, and write or call SCDNR.

Freshwater Tagged Fish: SCDNR, Freshwater Fish Tagging Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3943.

Saltwater Tagged Fish: SCDNR, Marine Fish Tagging Program, PO Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422 or call (843) 953-9300.

Tagged Fish: Where can I get a fish tagging kit and how do I use it properly?

The DNR encourages the tag and release of most gamefish species, particularly during fishing tournaments. For information on tagging freshwater fish, call (803) 734-3943. For saltwater fishing, call (843) 953-9300.

  up1.gif (1067 bytes)

HUNTING

Deer Antler Records: Antler scoring sessions as part of the State Deer Records Program are conducted each year during March at many locations throughout the state. Antlers may also be scored by appointment with a local wildlife biologist. For more information, contact Deer Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3898.

Deer Feeders: If I use feeders year round on my property to help the deer herd, can I hunt turkey or dove near these feeders?

Turkey and doves may not be hunted where they are lured by bait (grain or food stuffs). The lure and attraction of any bait is a determination made with varying circumstances. The safest route would be to cut off all feeders and remove all bait at least 10 full days before hunting turkeys and doves. NOTE: Big game feeders are illegal at anytime on all lands in the Piedmont and Mountain areas of South Carolina. For more information contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002 or Deer Project at (803) 734-3898.

Deer Harvest Information: An annual survey is conducted of deer taken by hunters on hunting clubs and those who record deer at a big game check station. Harvest results are published in news releases and as an annual report. For more information, contact Deer Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3898.

Deer - Man Drive: When can I man drive on Wildlife Management Area lands in the Central Piedmont?

Man drives may be conducted on WMA lands between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. only, except on either-sex days. No man drives are permitted on WMA lands on either-sex days, except the last two either-sex days in both the Central and Western Piedmont between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Check regulations to get the exact dates. This regulation does not apply to private lands. For more information contact DNR Law Enforcement Division at (803) 734-4002 or Deer Project at (803) 734-3898.

Deer - Disposing of Remains: After taking a legal deer and dressing it, what can I do with the remains?

Litter laws apply to deer remains and throwing remains in a creek may violate even more serious laws. All hunt clubs should have a pit to bury deer remains and all hunters should have private land somewhere with permission to bury deer remains. These preparations should be considered before a deer is taken. For more information, call SCDNR Deer Project at (803) 734-3898.

Note* Unfortunately, many hunters who otherwise show responsible behavior seem to lack concern when disposing of deer remains. Proper disposal of deer remains is vital to the interests of all sportsmen. Non-hunters may become anti-hunters by seeing a fly covered deer hide at a dumpster or by seeing a head and hide thrown on the side of the road.

Deer - Rifle: Is it legal to carry a rifle (for shooting bucks) and a bow and arrow (for shooting Does) in Game Zones 1,2 and 4 on both private land and Wildlife Management Areas?

Yes. You may carry a firearm and a bow during the regular gun season, but you must take animals that are legal for a particular weapon. For example, a doe or buck may be taken with a bow and arrow during the entire season. Gun hunters can take bucks only unless it is a designated either-sex day. This does not apply to a muzzleloader. For more information, contact DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002 or Deer Project at (803) 734-3898.

Deer - Rifle: Can I hunt deer with a 22-caliber rimfire rifle?

State laws and regulations prohibit the hunting of deer with .22 rimfire rifles in Game Zones 1, 2 and 4 (Piedmont) and on all WMAs. No regulations apply to Game Zones 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. However, a .22 rimfire rifle is totally inadequate to harvest deer. The deer is most likely to be wounded and never recover. RESPECT for the animal hunted should always be a common sense guide for ethical hunters. Use only a weapon that allows the animal to be cleanly harvested. For more information, call SCDNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002.

Deer Rut: What is the peak deer "rut" in South Carolina?

Generally, the last two weeks of October through the first two weeks of November, although individual bucks may be in rut at almost any time of the fall and winter. For more information, contact Deer Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3898.

Deer - Venison: Is it legal to sell or buy venison in South Carolina?

No. State Law 50-11-1910 prohibits the sale of deer parts in SC. Only the hides of legally taken deer may be sold between August 15 and February 2 of each year. Persons or store owners offering venison for sale and persons buying venison in any form are subject to criminal prosecution. This provision also applies to mounted or unmounted deer heads, antlers, and feet. Deer means any animal of the family Cervidae; which includes all species of deer and elk or other hoofed deer-like animals which shed antlers. For more information, contact Deer Project, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3898.

Drawn Hunts: How do I find out about or apply for Wildlife Management Area drawn hunts?

To receive an application, write Draw Hunts, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3886. If you applied for the draw hunt the previous year, you should automatically receive a new application as soon as it is available; however, if you have not received one within two weeks after the dates below, please request an application.

Applications available: July 1 for deer and quail hunts;

September 27 (est.) for waterfowl hunts; and February 1 for turkey hunts

Antlerless Deer Tags: How do I get an application for Piedmont antlerless deer tags or coastal plain Antlerless Deer Quota Program tags?

Write SCDNR Antlerless Deer Tag Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3898, or visit your local license agent.

Either Sex Days & Deer Tags: If I have antlerless deer tags for my property in the lower part of the state, can I take antlerless deer on either-sex days?

Yes. But you must use the antlerless deer tags that were issued for the property.

Landowners in the lower part of the state are given the option to apply for tags and participate in the Antlerless Deer Quota Program or utilize the designated either-sex days, BUT NOT BOTH. (see Hunting and Fishing Rules and Regulations brochure for either-sex days.)

You may take antlerless deer on either-sex days but you must tag the deer if you are in the ADQP program. If you are not a cooperator in the tag program, then you can take deer of either-sex only on the designated either-sex days.

For more information call Deer Project Supervisor at (803) 734-3898.

Legal Dove Fields: What types of fields are legal for dove hunting?

Fields where standing crops have been either wholly or partially harvested, or have been manipulated for wildlife by mowing, burning, etc. For more information or to receive a Dove Hunting Regulations brochure, contact: SCDNR, Small Game Section, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3609.  See current list of dove fields.

Field Trial Permits: Special permits are required for conducting hunting dog trials (bird dogs, fox, raccoon, retriever, rabbit, etc.). To receive an application or for more information, contact Small Game Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3609.

Goose/Turkey Tags: How do I get Turkey or Goose permits?

1. Contact your local DNR Wildlife Management Office to receive tags in person. Offices are open Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

2. OR to receive tags by mail, send a copy of your hunting license along with the following information (please print): Name, Address, hunting license number. Mail to Turkey / Goose Tags, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202.

Heritage Trust Program / Preserves: What is the Heritage Trust Program / Where are Heritage Preserves?

The SCDNR Heritage Trust Program was created in 1976, the first such program in the nation. Created to preserve those natural features and cultural remains which are fast disappearing as the state grows, the program's purpose is to inventory, evaluate and protect the elements considered the most outstanding representatives of our state heritage. Since 1986 almost 44,000 acres have been permanently protected as Heritage Preserves. There are about 50 Heritage Preserves across the state.

For further information about the Program, heritage preserves, donations or conservation easements, write Heritage Trust Program, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3893.

Lespedeza: How do I get Lespedeza Applications?

Write SC Forestry Commission, Lespedeza Program, PO Box 21707, Columbia, SC 29221 or call (803) 896-8910.

International Orange Clothing: Once in my stand in the Piedmont (game zones 1,2 and 4) or on WMA, may I remove my international orange coat, hat or vest?

No. On all WMA lands and lands within Game Zones 1, 2 and 4 during the gun hunting season for deer, all hunters must wear either a hat, coat or vest of solid visible international orange. Exceptions to this rule are: hunters pursuing dove, hunters hunting at night or on privately owned lands within the hunt unit. For more information contact, DNR Law Enforcement at (803) 734-4002 or Deer Project at (803) 734-3898.

Waterfowl Limits - Camping: If I am camping for several days and hunting duck, may I keep three limits of ducks if I clean and ice them?

No. The possession limit on waterfowl would apply in this case. Persons may not exceed the specified federal possession limit (within two days except for opening day) on waterfowl regardless of the length of time hunted. Also, waterfowl that is dressed in the field must have a fully feathered wing and head attached to the carcass and must be in a container with name, address and license number of the person who harvested the ducks. For more information, contact the Law Enforcement Division at (803) 734-4002.

  up1.gif (1067 bytes)

LICENSE-PERMIT

Bird Dog Training License: Persons engaged in the business of training bird dogs in return for money, goods or services may obtain a Bird Dog Trainer's License entitling them to certain privileges. The license costs $50 and is renewable annually. For information, contact Small Game Project, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3609.

License: At what age does a child need a license?

If hunting or fishing, any person 16 years or older is required to posses a valid hunting license, fishing license, big game permit, WMA Permit and Duck Stamps, when applicable. For more information, call SCDNR Licensing Section at (803) 734-3833.

License Fees: What is the cost of state hunting and hunting licenses?

Please refer to Rules and Regulations brochure or contact the Licensing Section at (803) 734-3833.

Lost License: I lost my wallet, how can I get a new hunting/fishing licenses?

Duplicate hunting and fishing licenses are available for $1.00 at the SCDNR Columbia office only. Application forms may be obtained from license agent near you. For more information, call the Licensing Section at (803) 734-3833.

Pond License: Is a license required for fishing on a private pond?

Generally no license is required when fishing in a private pond (private means totally enclosed with no major movement of fish in and out of the pond) with permission of the landowner. In ponds that charge a fee it's required that either the landowner have a special fee pond license or that all individuals have state fishing licenses. Check with the operator of the pond. For license information, write SCDNR, Licensing, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3833. For pond management assistance, write SCDNR, Pond Program, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3891.

Fish Breeders Permit: Individuals who intend to raise freshwater game fish for sale must first obtain a permit from SCDNR. For information, contact Freshwater Fisheries at (803) 734-3933.

Bass - Aquaculture Permits for Striped Bass: SCDNR reviews permit applications for hybrid bass culture operations. For more information, contact Freshwater Fisheries at (803) 734-4012.

Goose and Turkey Permits: How do I get Turkey or Goose Permits?

Contact your local SCDNR Wildlife Management Office to receive tags in person. Offices are open Monday through Friday, except on Holidays. To receive tags by mail, send a copy of your hunting license along with the following information: Name, Address, hunting license number (please print) to Turkey/Goose Tags, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202.

Shooting Preserve License: How do I get listings of Shooting Preserves or apply for a Shooting Preserve License?

Write Shooting Preserves, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3609.

Quail - Commercial Breeders License: Required to sell quail (restaurants are excluded). For more information write SCDNR, Small Game Section, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call (803) 734-3609.

Quail Recall Pen License/Permit: Available to individuals to use traps (recall pens, "Johnny Houses") on private land to recover pen-reared quail that have been released for hunting or dog training. Send written request with proof of land ownership or lease and maps showing location of traps to: Small Game Project, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3609.

Permits: What permits are needed for collecting animals? See the following:

a. Scientific Collection Permit: Available to group/individuals with the intent of collecting wildlife species for educational/scientific purposes. To apply for a Scientific Collection Permit, contact the main office of the Freshwater Fisheries Section at 734-3943, the Wildlife Management

Section at 734-3887, or Marine Resources Division at (843) 953-9300.

b. Depredation Permit: For more information, contact your local wildlife biologist or DNR Law Enforcement officer.

Permit is required when taking the following species (when not in season): beaver, rabbit, squirrel, gray fox, red fox, mink, deer, opossum, skunk, raccoon, otter or muskrat.

Depredation permits are issued to individual homeowners when it is determined that the animal causing property damage is considered to be a nuisance. Depredation permits are effective for 30 days, and certain restrictions apply. In a cooperative effort with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), SCDNR is attempting to control the spread of rabies. To do this, raccoons taken under depredation permits must be destroyed and not relocated. Permits should read "live trap and destroy" or whatever is applicable.

c. Exotic Animals Permit: How do I get a permit for the importation/exportation of exotic animals?

Write Wildlife Import Permit, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3893.

There is no law (see section 50-16-60 Code of Laws?) against exporting lawfully taken wildlife from South Carolina, provided the state of destination has no objections. The import of certain wildlife into South Carolina requires a permit from SCDNR. Exceptions include public zoos, museums and other public facilities, transient circuses and road shows, and wildlife used in the pet trade (see section 50-16-60 Code of Laws). The importation of the following wildlife for sale in the pet trade does not require a permit:

tropical fish,love birds, hamsters, canaries, rabbits, parrots, reptiles, shell parakeets, gerbils, myna birds, rats and mice, cockatiel, toucans, finches, guinea pigs, amphibians

Landscape Architecture License: Individuals , corporations and partnerships must be registered by DNR to advertise as landscape architects and to practice landscape architecture in South Carolina. For information, contact the Land, Water and Conservation Division at (803) 734-9100.

Soil Classifiers License: Individuals must be registered by DNR to advertise as soil classifiers and to practice soil classification in South Carolina. For information, contact the Land, Water and Conservation Division at (803) 734-9100.

  up1.gif (1067 bytes)

PALMETTO SPORTSMEN'S CLASSIC

Date and Location: What is the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic. When and where is it held?

The Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic is a weekend event which offers children and adults an opportunity to see and learn about wildlife found in South Carolina, attend special seminars on interesting outdoor topics, eat their favorite foods and enjoy live entertainment. Also, exhibitors show and sell clothing, collectibles, paintings, hunting and fishing equipment, and the list goes on.

The Sportsmen's Classic is usually held in late March at the SC State Fairgrounds (Columbia, SC). For more information, contact Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Coordinator, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202; (803) 734-4008.

Exhibitors: How do I obtain information on becoming an exhibitor?

Write Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Coordinator, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 2920 or call 803-734-4008.

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Funds: What happens to the funds raised from the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic?

The funds are given to the Harry Hampton Wildlife Memorial Fund and used to sponsor various natural resource programs, activities, scholarships, etc. For more information, contact Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Coordinator, SCDNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202; (803) 734-4008.

  up1.gif (1067 bytes)

 

  TOP OF PAGE

[<---Go back last page ]
 


image linking to 100 Top Captain and Guide Sites 

Fishing Home ADVERTISE LINK TO US Charter Boats Bookmark Us