Hamilton Ridge WMA

Property Location

Garnett, SC 29922

Latitude: 32.618  Longitude:-81.359
Acreage: 13281
County: Hampton
Game Zone: 3


Property Type: WMA Specific

Hours of Operation

This area is open during daylight hours year-round but will close on certain days for special hunts.


2018 DEER ARCHERY SEASON OPENS
Saturday, September 15, 2018 and continues through Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
No Hunting Allowed on Sundays

The area will be CLOSED during Firearm Hunts for Deer
Oct 25-27, Nov 8-10, Nov 15-17,
Nov 29-Dec 1, Dec 6-8

2018-2019 Small Game Season Dates:
Nov 19-24, 2018
Dec 15, 2018 - Mar 1, 2019
No Hunting Allowed on Sundays

2019 Quail Hunt Dates:
Jan 9, 12, 23, 26
Feb 1, 6, 16, 20

2019 Hog Hunt with Dogs -- Hand Gun Only
March 7-9, 2019
May 9-11, 2019

This is a Category II waterfowl area.



Activities / Facilities

Biking Driving Fishing Hunting Nature Viewing Hiking

Property Description

Hamilton Ridge WMA is located in the Lower Coastal Plain in Hampton County, South Carolina. It is comprised of 13,281 acres and has 8.5 miles of river frontage along the Savannah River. Approximately half the acreage is in bottomland hardwoods, creek drains, oxbow lakes and other wetlands. The other half of the WMA is upland habitat and is primarily pine stands of various ages with the predominant species being loblolly, with some sand and longleaf pine present. Scattered wildlife openings are found across the property. The tract is adjacent to 12,600 acres of SCDNR-owned Wildlife Management Areas (Webb and Palachucola).