The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has suspended hunting in some of the areas flooded by Hurricane Florence.
“It’s not something we do frequently,” Big Game Program Coordinator Charles Ruth said. “But we’ve done it three times in the last three years, which is remarkable.”
The temporary 10-day closure covers the Pee Dee and Waccamaw river drainage systems and covers all species except, alligators, doves, teal, and Canada geese. The regulations also do not cover species considered non-native pests such as hogs and coyotes.
Ruth said the closure is meant to protect animals not familiar with their new terrain. “It’s an ethical-type thing,” he said. “It’s a preservation of game issue.” [Read more…]