Fant's Grove WMA

Property Location

Anderson, SC 29625

Latitude: 34.623  Longitude:-82.83
Acreage: 8540
County: Anderson
Game Zone: 2

Property Type: WMA Specific

Hours of Operation

This area is open during daylight hours year-round.

This is a Category II waterfowl area.

Activities / Facilities

Fishing Hunting Nature Viewing Hiking

Property Owner Information

Clemson University

'Clemson University' is the property Owner and has a cooperative partnership with SCDNR to manage this property.

Property Description

Photograph of Fant's Grove WMA

The 8,540-acre Fant's Grove Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is primarily owned by Clemson University (96%) and one other private landowner. Located principally in Anderson County, with smaller portions in Oconee and Pickens counties, Fant's Grove WMA sits on the shores of Lake Hartwell.

Since 2000, Fant's Grove WMA has been under quality deer management. One Youth-only draw deer hunt is held on the property on the first Saturday in October. Applications may be obtained by calling (864) 654-1671, ext. 16, in late July and are due in early September each year. Archery Season for deer is October 15 - December 22. The limit is 3 deer, but not more than one buck and bucks must have at least four points on one side or a 12-inch antler spread. Small game hunting is allowed mainly from mid-December until March 1. Several dove fields are located on Fant's Grove WMA and are open on Saturday afternoons only during dove season.

Drawn Adult-Youth Waterfowl hunts are held on the Clemson Waterfowl Management Area which is planted in annual grains and flooded seasonally to provide feeding areas for waterfowl. Selection for waterfowl hunting at Clemson Waterfowl Area is by computer drawing only; applications for the drawing may be obtained in mid-September. Additional waterfowl hunting opportunities are available on Fant's Grove WMA on Wednesday and Saturday mornings only during the waterfowl season. Please refer to the Rules and Regulations for Hunting and Fishing and Wildlife Management Areas booklet for specific hunt dates and other restrictions. For questions, please call the Clemson SCDNR Office at (864) 654-1671.