South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Gaffney Dove Field
Property LocationGaffney, SC 29341
Latitude: 35.113 Longitude:-81.622
Game Zone: 2
Property Type: Dove Field
Hours of Operation
2018-19 Dove Hunting Dates
1st, 2nd and 3rd seasons - Saturday Afternoons Only beginning Sept. 1
(Dove Hunting Only)
Call (864) 427-5140 for details
Activities / Facilities
Property Owner Information
|Gaffney Board of Public Works|
'Gaffney Board of Public Works' is the property Owner and has a cooperative partnership with SCDNR to manage this property.
This property is owned by the Gaffney Board of Public Works (http://www.gbpw.com/) who has a cooperative partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to manage this property for dove hunting.
The Gaffney Dove Field is approximately 17 acres and is located near Lake Whelchel, in Gaffney, in Cherokee County. Game species other than dove cannot be hunted on this property and there are no activities allowed other than dove hunting.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources maintains approximately 50 Public Dove Fields in the Wildlife Management Area Program each year. These fields are typically planted in annual grains such as wheat, millet, corn, sorghum, and sunflowers and are open on specific days for public dove hunting. Hunters are reminded that the following special regulations apply to all Public Dove Fields in the WMA Program:
- Hunters are limited to 50 shells per hunt.
- Hunters are not allowed to enter fields before 12:00 noon.
- No shooting is allowed after 6:00 p.m. during the first season segment.
All federal, state and WMA regulations apply. Dove hunters utilizing the area on opening day must check-in at the entrance to the area before hunting and then check-out when leaving. Hunters must also park at the designated parking area. Hunters are further reminded that littering is a violation of state law and WMA regulations. Hunters should remove all litter, including spent shell hulls, from the field at the conclusion of the hunt. Hunters are cautioned to avoid shooting low birds and to hunt safely.
Hunters utilizing this field must have a valid hunting license, wildlife management area permit and migratory bird permit. Game species other than dove cannot be hunted on this property and there are no activities allowed other than dove hunting.