South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Fant's Grove WMA
Property LocationAnderson, SC 29625
Latitude: 34.623 Longitude:-82.83
Game Zone: 2
Property Type: WMA Specific
Hours of Operation
This area is open during daylight hours year-round.
Activities / Facilities
Property Owner Information
'Clemson University' is the property Owner and has a cooperative partnership with SCDNR to manage this property.
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.