Oh, Deer! Use Caution While Driving This Fall

Collisions between cars and white-tailed deer are common in the fall, and drivers need to be alert to the danger, according to Whitetails Unlimited Executive Director Pete Gerl. “Drivers need to be aware that deer are more active in the fall as the breeding season approaches,” Gerl said. “There are hundreds of thousands of accidents with deer nationwide, and the only effective way to prevent them is for drivers to be alert to the danger.”  Continue reading

Hunter for the Hungry and the NRA

If you are interested in participating in Hunters for the Hungry though donations of venison, please click here for more information or contact your local Department of Natural Resources offices.

hunterclinic.jpgWhat is Hunters for the Hungry?

The names of the programs in the states may vary, but in general, they’re all cooperative efforts among hunters, sportsmen’s associations, meat processors, state meat inspectors and hunger relief organizations to help feed those in need. Continue reading

Hunting season is a time to practice and promote firearm safety

This hunting season the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is joining with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to remind hunters that safety remains at the core of America’s hunting traditions.

“This is a time of year when a lot of firearms are in use and in transport,” said DNR Hunter/Boater Education Lt. Billy Downer. “We want everyone who enjoys hunting opportunities in South Carolina to know that materials and resources are available to provide education and important reminders about how to be safe with their firearms in the field, on the range, at home and everywhere in between.” Continue reading

Hunters Should Avoid Harvesting Collared Deer in Research Locations

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) and the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences are currently conducting a telemetry project to determine the adult survival rates and movement patterns of white-tailed deer in Alabama. The project is designed to enhance the management of Alabama’s white-tailed deer resources.