South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Causey Tract Dove Field, Gravely WMA, Clemson University
Property LocationPickens, SC 29671
Latitude: 35.037 Longitude:-82.611
Game Zone: 1
Property Type: Dove Field
Hours of Operation
2018-19 Dove Hunting Dates
Open 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seasons - Saturdays Only beginning Sept. 1
Dove Hunting Only
Call (864) 986-6249 for details
Activities / Facilities
Property Owner Information
'Clemson University' is the property Owner and has a cooperative partnership with SCDNR to manage this property.
This dove field resides within Causey Tract, Gravely WMA, Clemson University
The Causey Tract Dove Field is a 25-acre field located north of Pickens on the Causey Tract of Gravely WMA. It is near the junction of Scenic Highway 11 and Sec. Rd 114. It is owned by Clemson University.
Hunters utilizing this field must have a valid hunting license, wildlife management area permit and migratory bird permit. Other game species may be hunted on this dove field when dove season is closed.
The field is only open for the first, second and third seasons and on Saturday afternoons only. Signs are posted at the entrance to the field providing specific dates the field is open each year. Hunters cannot enter the field until 12:00 noon and the field closes at 6:00 pm during the first segment of the season. Hunters are limited to 50 shells per hunt.
The field is planted by DNR each year in agricultural crops such as wheat, browntop millet, sunflowers, sorghum and corn that provide food for doves and other wildlife and cover for hunters. Each year, prior to opening day, a portion of the crops is bushhogged or burned and strips are disked throughout the field to provide some bare ground.
Hunters must also park at the designated parking area. Shotguns with magazines must be plugged so they hold no more than two (2) shells in the magazine. Hunters are cautioned to avoid shooting low birds and to hunt safely. Hunters are also required to carry out all their trash including spent shell hulls. All other federal, state and WMA regulations apply.