Botany Bay Plantation WMA

Property Location

Edisto Island, SC 29438

Latitude: 32.547  Longitude:-80.244
County: Charleston
Game Zone: 3


Property Type: Dove Field

Hours of Operation

2017-18 Dove Hunting Dates (All hunts are YOUTH ONLY)

Sept. 2, 9;
Oct.14;
Nov. 11


Call (843) 869-2713 for details

Fields and Regulations Information


Property Description

This dove field resides within Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/ Wildlife Management Area

Photograph of Dove Field

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:

  1. Hunters are limited to 50 shells per hunt.
  2. Hunters are not allowed to enter fields before 12:00 noon.
  3. No shooting is allowed after 6:00 p.m. during the first season segment.

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 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.