South Carolina’s Public Bird Dog Training Areas open Sept. 15, 2021
These Public Dog Training Areas are located at:
- The entirety of the Angelus WMA in Chesterfield County
- A portion of the Cliff Pitts WMA in Laurens County
- A portion of the Edisto River WMA in Dorchester County
- A portion of the Landsford Canal WMA in Chester County
On these areas, anyone with a valid state hunting license and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) permit can train bird dogs between Sept. 15 and March 15 (Sundays excluded).
Within the areas designated with signs as “Bird Dog Training Areas,” some things to note include:
🐶 Dog trainers may release and take pen-raised quail or pigeons for training purposes.
🐶 Trainers may use handguns or shotguns with blank cartridges or use shotguns with number 8 shot or smaller while training dogs.
🐶 All participants in bird dog training areas must wear a hat, coat or vest of solid, visible international orange.
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