September 22, 2023

A Sign of Things to Come

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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is asking birdwatchers, hikers and just about anyone who enjoys wildlife and the outdoors, to buy a hunting license. It isn’t that they are necessarily looking for hunters, they are looking for dollars.

The DNR doesn’t have enough money to meet the demands of the public in providing high quality wildlife management. Nearly all the funding for game and non-game wildlife come from the sale of hunting licenses. Depending upon how many dollars are taken in through license sales, determines the amount of federal matching money coming back to the state for wildlife management programs.

How long will it be before this request becomes a mandate?

Tom Remington