If you have not applied already, this is a reminder that the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is accepting applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands through 5 p.m. on August 15.
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, Palachucola WMA, and Wateree River Heritage Preserve. Antler restrictions apply to these multi-site locations.
Due to Covid, the Webb gun lottery was not available in 2020. The Webb gun lottery will be available this year, and it is the hunters responsibility to adhere to any necessary Covid precautions in order to protect themselves, other hunters, and DNR staff. If selected, you will be eating in the same room as other hunters and be lodging in the same room with other hunters not on your application. DNR reserves the right to assign rooms for lodging in order to minimize mixing of hunters. If you are not comfortable being housed with other hunters, you can select the non-draw option to just purchase a preference point for the year.
The Multi-site and Unrestricted Multi-site lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points.
For more information go to http://www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting/drawhunts.html.