From South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
-- A series of Take One Make One youth deer hunts conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be held this fall at the Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Marion County.
Applications for the Nov. 14 youth deer hunt must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 7. Applications for the Dec. 19 hunt must be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 5. Applications can be found online at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at: www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting/huntyouth/youthdhuntapp.html.
There is no application fee or any other costs associated with these hunts. Find out more about DNR's Take One Make One (TOMO) program at: www.dnr.sc.gov/education/tomo/index.html.
For further information, contact DNR Wildlife Biologist Willie Simmons at (803) 734-3898 or SimmonsW@dnr.sc.gov. Return applications to: SCDNR - YOUTH DEER HUNTS, Attn: Willie Simmons, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or fax to (803) 734-6020. Applicants selected by a random drawing will be provided with detailed instructions and directions to the hunt sites.
The age requirement for DNR youth deer hunts is 17 or younger. Participants that are 16 or 17 years of age at the time of the scheduled hunts are required to purchase a Jr. Sportsman license in accordance with state law. Participants 15 years of age or younger at the time of the hunts are not require to purchase a hunting license.
All DNR youth deer hunts are scheduled on Friday afternoons and conclude one hour after legal sunset. Each hunt will include a brief discussion of deer biology and the role of hunting in wildlife management plus a detailed discussion regarding sportsmanship and hunter ethics. A thorough review of firearms safety will be included prior to each hunt.