South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Property LocationYork, SC 29745
Latitude: 34.887 Longitude:-81.283
Game Zone: 2
Property Type: WMA Other
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The SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) purchased the McConnells Tract in 1974 from Mr. Joe D. Smith and Ms. Alma S. Griffin using York County game and fish funds. When the deed was recorded in 1974, the property was incorrectly conveyed to York County and it was not until April 30, 1985, that a quitclaim deed by theYork County Council was executed and the property was correctly deeded to the DNR.
The DNR McConnells Tract consists of 249 acres and lies approximately 1.5 miles west northwest of the town of McConnells, SC. It is located south of Turkey Creek near the intersection of county roads 888 (Parson Road) and 169 (Simpson Road). The property is situated at a latitude of N 34 degrees and 53 minutes and a longitude of E 81 degrees and 17 minutes.
The tract consists of about 55 acres (22 percent) of pine timber stands and is primarily Virginia pine, some shortleaf and very scattered loblolly pine. Within the pine stands are scattered, mixed hardwoods and Eastern red cedar. Hardwood stands on this tract comprise approximately 172 acres (69 percent) and are mostly upland, although some mixed, bottomland hardwoods occur that range from saplings to sawtimber. A significant number of desirable mast-producing hardwood species such as white oak, red oak, hickory, beech, dogwood and black cherry are found on the tract. About 22 acres (9 percent) of open land on this tract are used as linear wildlife openings and food plots.
Hunting of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, small game and furbearers is allowed within the Game Zone 2 seasons and bag limits.