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Wildlife Management Area Program

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Through the cooperative effort of private landowners, the U. S. Forest Service and the SCDNR, Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are provided for the enjoyment of all wildlife enthusiasts. Funds generated from the sale of WMA permits enable the SCDNR to lease approximately 1.1 million acres of land for wildlife conservation and management.

Heritage Preserves are properties acquired by the SCDNR for the primary purpose of protecting habitat for rare and endangered species. Some heritage preserves offer game hunting opportunities and are included in the WMA Program. All persons using WMA lands are reminded that only US Forest Service lands and those areas marked by WMA signs are open to the public. Lands not posted with these signs are the property of private individuals, and landowner permission must be obtained.

General locations of the areas described below are shown on the map. For detailed maps showing these and other WMA lands, write WMA MAPS, SCDNR, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC, 29202, call 803-734-3886 or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/wma/maps.html. Reference map # from chart below.


South Carolina

Wildlife Management Area Properties

Open dates for each season are listed in Wildlife Management Areas.

 

Note: * indicates an SCDNR Property.

Deer

Hogs

Bear

Turkey

Dove

Waterfowl

Quail

Squirrel

Rabbit

Raccoon

Fox

Wildlife Management Area

Acreage

Map #

County

Telephone

Hunting Opportunities Available

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve*

1,622

3

Aiken

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

x

x

Bear Island*

12,153

10

Colleton

843-844-8957

x

x

x

x

x

x

Belfast*

4,664

4

Laurens, Newberry

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

x

Bonneau Ferry*

10,712

9

Berkeley

843-825-3387

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Botany Bay Plantation

4,687

10

Charleston

843-869-2713

x

x

x

x

x

x

Canal

2,491

9

Berkeley

843-825-3387

x

x

Cartwheel Bay Heritage Preserve*

568

8

Horry

843-546-3226

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Central Piedmont Hunt Unit

183,706

4, 5, 6

Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union, York

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Crackerneck

10,470

3

Aiken

803-725-3663

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve*

233

3

Aiken, Barnwell

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

Donnelley*

8,060

10

Colleton

843-844-8957

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Draper*, McConnells*, Ross*

1,360

5

York

864-427-5140

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Dungannon Heritage Preserve*

730

9, 10

Charleston

843-546-3226

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Edisto River*

1,394

10

Dorchester

843-844-8957

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Fants Grove

7,444

1, 2

Anderson, Oconee, Pickens

864-654-1671

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Francis Marion National Forest

259,410

9, 10

Berkeley, Charleston

843-825-3387

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Great Pee Dee Heritage Preserve*

2,725

6, 7

Darlington

843-661-4766

x

x

x

x

x

x

Hamilton Ridge*

13, 281

10

Hampton

803-625-3569

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Hatchery

2,400

9

Berkeley

843-825-3387

x

x

Henderson Heritage Preserve*

417

3

Aiken

803-734-3886

x

Hickory Top

1,105

7

Clarendon

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Keowee

4,930

1, 2

Pickens, Oconee

864-654-1671

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve*

10,097

8

Horry

843-546-3226

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve* Complex

10,238

8

Horry, Marion

843-546-3226

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve*

843

7

Lee

803-419-9374

x

x

x

x

x

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve*

291

7

Lee

803-419-9374

x

x

Manchester State Forest

23,135

7

Sumter

803-494-8196

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Marsh*

8,560

8

Marion

843-661-4766

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

McBee*, Angelus*, Crossroads*

1,199

6

Chesterfield

843-661-4766

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

McCalla

5,667

2

Abbeville

864-223-2731

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Moultrie

9,951

9

Berkeley

843-825-3387

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mountain Hunt Unit

152,575

1

Greenville, Oconee, Pickens

864-654-1671

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Oak Lea

2,000

7

Clarendon

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Old Island Heritage Preserve*

400

10

Beaufort

803-625-3569

x

Palachucola*

6,757

10

Hampton, Jasper

803-625-3569

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Parr Hydroelectric Project

4,400

4, 5

Fairfield, Newberry

803-609-6992

x

x

x

x

Pee Dee Station Site

2,701

8

Florence

843-661-4766

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve*

291

5

York

864-419-9374

x

Samworth*

1,588

9

Georgetown

843-546-8665

x

x

x

x

Sand Hills State Forest

46,000

5, 6, 7

Chesterfield, Darlington

843-661-4766

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Santee Coastal*

24,000

9, 10

Charleston, Georgetown

843-546-8665

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Santee Cooper

3,144

7

Orangeburg

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Santee Dam

575

7

Clarendon

803-734-3886

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Santee-Delta*

1,899

9

Georgetown

843-546-8665

x

x

x

St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve*

10,302

10

Beaufort

843-844-8822

x

x

Tillman Sand Ridge Heritage Preserve*

1,422

10

Jasper

803-625-3569

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Turtle Island*

1,700

10

Jasper

803-625-3569

x

Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve*

1,113

10

Beaufort

803-625-3569

x

x

x

x

x

x

Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve*

5,387

8

Horry

843-546-3226

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Webb*

5,860

10

Hampton

803-625-3569

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Wee Tee

12,439

9, 10

Williamsburg, Georgetown

843-661-4766

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Western Piedmont Hunt Unit

146,561

2, 3, 4

Abbeville, Edgefield, Green­wood, McCormick, Saluda

864-223-2731

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Woodbury*

25,668

8

Marion

843-661-4766

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Worth Mountain

1,643

5

York

864-427-5140

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Thanks to Landowners

Landowners providing their land for public hunting and recreation are due much appreciation from the SCDNR and all outdoor enthusiasts. Without these lands, public hunting as provided in this state would be impossible. Sportsmen seeing the yellow and black diamond-shaped signs designating WMA boundaries should remember they are hunting as guests of the landowner and be respectful of this privilege.

US Forest Service 630,177

SC Department of Natural Resources 231,230

SC Forestry Commission 90,301

SC Public Service Authority (Santee) 24,012

Clemson University 11,265

Department of Energy 10,470

American Forest Management 14,658
SCPRT 7,571

Corps of Engineers (Thurmond Res.) 6,506

SC Electric & Gas Company 5,187

Timber-Lands L.P. 1,903

Plum Creek 4,816

Teredo Timber 1,642

TIAA Timberlands II (Hancock Forest Mgt.) 4,963

American Timberland II (RMK) 3,203

Georgia Power Company 2,814

Wachovia Bank (Brown Trust) 3,252

SC Dept. of Commerce 1,675

SC Public Ser. Auth. (Pee Dee) 2,755

Corps of Engineers (Santee) 2,465

Knightwood (Hancock Forest Mgt.) 476

Springland, Inc. 1,856

Carolina Power & Light 1,036

SC Conf. Bd. of Camps & Retreats 1,249

Duke Energy Carolinas 7,353

York County 1,643

Jordan Properties 2,483

Duke Power (ROWs) 1,200

Thomas Heirs LLC 594

TNC – Ninetimes 560

Lavinia B. George 569

City of Walhalla 439

City of Clinton 276

Brown Family Partnership & Jack L. Brown 120

Commission of Public Works (Greer) 100

Mary L. Phillips 117

William & Joab Lesesne 92

Elizabeth Neville 655

John and Irene Blackmon 1,587

TOTAL ACRES 1,083,270

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