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Deer lottery applications now available

Deer lottery applications now available

By South Carolina Department of Natura Resources

Applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands are now open through 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Applications can be made online.

The unrestricted multi-site lottery application from 2019 remains in effect and will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley and Bonneau Ferry WMA with no antler restrictions at these sites.

The other multi-site lottery application includes Belfast WMA, Botany Bay WMA, Hamilton Ridge WMA, Palachoucola WMA, Wateree River Heritage Preserve, and Webb WMA. Antler restrictions apply to these multi-site locations.

The 2020 traditional Webb Center Deer Lottery Hunt with guns has been canceled for 2020.

Concerns due the potential for COVID-19 transmission between hunters and staff have precipitated this decision. Webb WMA has been added to the restricted multi-site hunts for this year only. Webb archery hunts are still available.

Previous applicants with Webb Center Deer preference points (Webb Gun Hunts) will retain all of their current point totals for next year when we resume the traditional Webb hunts.

The Multi-site and Unrestricted Multi-site lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points. Click here for more information.

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