Hello, and welcome to South Carolina Natural Resources, a blog created and maintained by the staff of the S.C. Department of Natural Resource’s Office of Media and Outreach.

Over the coming months, we hope to bring to our readers a lively daily discussion on topics related to natural resources conservation, hunting and fishing, outdoor recreation and tourism, SCDNR projects and initiatives, and other news and information that will be of value to our state’s sporting and conservation communities. It’s just one more way the SCDNR is working to fulfill its mission as the primary steward of and advocate for our state’s amazing natural resources.

Whether you are lucky enough to be a Sandlapper by birth, or are one of the many thousands of folks who have “voted with their feet” to make South Carolina their adopted home, you know without a doubt that this is one special place. With the responsibility for managing more than 1 million acres of wild public lands (and counting), the SCDNR has a huge responsibility to the present and future citizens of this state. And we know that it is the sportsmen and women, the hunters and anglers, and the other individuals who love spending time in the outdoors, who make wildlife and natural resources in this state and in the United States work. Without the funding provided through hunting and fishing licenses and permits and the excise taxes paid on outdoor sporting goods equipment, firearms and ammunition, as well as the working partnerships with landowners and sportsman’s groups, our amazing conservation efforts would be a fraction of what they are today. So for that we say, “thanks,” and please come back and visit often to find out what your state Department of Natural Resources and the larger outdoor community in South Carolina are up to.  We value your input, so if you have ideas for topics you’d like to see covered here, please contact site administrator David Lucas at lucasd@dnr.sc.gov. We look forward to hearing from you.

South Carolina Wildlife Turns 65: "The Remarkable Mr. Ed"         January-February 1973

South Carolina Wildlife Turns 65: "The Remarkable Mr. Ed" January-February 1973

 SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 2

SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 2

Mr. Ed Harrelson was 93 years old when this iconic picture was taken by SCDNR writer and photographer Bob Campbell for the January-February 1973 issue of SCW. "The Remarkable Mr. Ed," was the name of the story, and the life and times of the state's then-oldest living wildlife conservation officer as chronicled by Campbell were just that -- remarkable.

January 2019 will mark the 65th anniversary of South Carolina Wildlife magazine, and during the year ahead,  we'll be sharing some of the treasured stories and photos found in SCW’s earliest issues. Spread the word … and make sure your subscription is up to date as we gear up for this important milestone and get ready for a very special issue of South Carolina Wildlife magazine next January.

Visit SCW online and subscribe at:http://www.scwildlife.com/

 SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 3

SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 3

 SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 3

SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 3

 SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 4

SCW magazine - January-February 1973 issue, page 4

South Carolina’s Old 96 District has the Cure for a Serious Case of Cabin Fever

South Carolina’s Old 96 District has the Cure for a Serious Case of Cabin Fever

Spreading the Word About Birds (Sea & Shorebirds)

Spreading the Word About Birds (Sea & Shorebirds)