The Edisto River Drainage area that was a part of the SCDNR’s temporary closure on deer hunting will reopen tonight, but some other areas remained closed for a short while longers. The Santee Drainage will remain closed through midnight Oct. 17, the Black River Drainage area will also remain closed until Oct. 17 at midnight. The Waccamaw Drainage has also been extended, and this extension will expire on Oct 19 at midnight.
The SCDNR will reassess these areas in an ongoing effort to ensure the closures are lifted properly.
The closures are part of an effort by SCDNR to allow natural escape routes for deer to reappear after all the flooding the state experienced in the past ten days.