The Nature Conservancy and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge have teamed up to host two big game hunts on the Sandy Island Preserve.
The Nature Conservancy will host an archery-only quota hunt on the upland portion of Sandy Island Preserve during the Fall 2011 hunting season. Hunt participants will be randomly selected for a no-cost permit, and must apply no later than September 9, 2011. Hunters may apply in tandem for one of five pair permits or for one of twenty individual permits. The Sandy Island Preserve is no longer included in the SCDNR Wildlife management program and a WMA Permit for this hunt is not required.
If selected, participants will be mailed regulations and a special permit to hunt deer and hogs on the preserve from October 1 through November 30, 2011, (excluding Sundays). Hunting will occur on the Preserve only within designated hunting areas described within the permit map and hunters must comply with rules set forth by this new hunt program. No small game, migratory birds, or turkey hunts will be allowed. Hunters are asked to wear orange and be cognizant and aware of the presence of other recreationalists that may be hiking, birding, or boating on the Preserve.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply for this archery-only quota hunt, please write or call The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Pam Marfizo, PO Box 627, McClellanville, SC 29458, Phone: 843-887-4380, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred). Include your name, address, phone number, email address, state hunt license number, and if you are applying for the pair or individual permit.
In addition to the archery-only hunt on the Sandy Island Preserve, The Nature Conservancy has entered into a long-term management agreement with the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge for most of the wetland portions of the Preserve.
During the 2011/2012 hunting season the Refuge will also be offering a modern weapon deer and hog hunt on the areas being managed by the Refuge. Refuge hunt dates and regulations will apply. Refuge Hunt Permits are free of charge and all hunters are required to have a signed copy of the permit in possession at all times when hunting. For more information please call the Refuge Headquarters at (843) 527-8069 or visit us online at fws.gov/waccamaw.
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