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WMA deer lottery applications now available

WMA deer lottery applications now available

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands are now being accepted through 5 p.m. on August 15. The Multi-site, Unrestricted Multi-site, Webb Gun and Webb Archery lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points.

The unrestricted multi-site lottery application 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, and Wateree River Heritage Preserve. Antler restrictions apply to these multi-site locations.

Because of Covid, the Webb gun lottery was not available in 2020, however it will be available this year. It is the hunter’s responsibility to adhere to any necessary Covid precautions to protect themselves, other hunters, and DNR staff.

If selected, the hunter will be eating in the same room as other hunters and lodging in the same room with other hunters not on the application. DNR reserves the right to assign rooms for lodging in order to minimize mixing of hunters. Those not comfortable with being housed with other hunters can select the non-draw option to purchase a preference point for the year.

More information on applying for a 2021 Public Lottery Hunt for Wildlife Management Areas is available here.

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