Wilkes Chapel Dove Field, Sand Hill State Forest

Property Location

Patrick, SC 29584

Latitude: 34.538  Longitude:-80.095
Acreage: 54
County: Chesterfield
Game Zone: 4


Property Type: Dove Field

Hours of Operation

2017-18 Dove Hunting Dates

1st season - Saturdays Only beginning Sept. 2

2nd and 3rd seasons - Open Mon-Sat

Call (843) 498-6478 or (843) 661-4768 for details

Fields and Regulations Information


Activities / Facilities

Hunting

Property Owner Information

South Carolina Forestry Commission    

http://www.state.sc.us/forest

'South Carolina Forestry Commission' is the property Owner and has a cooperative partnership with SCDNR to manage this property.

Property Description

This dove field resides within Sandhills State Forest WMA

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.