Great Pee Dee River Waterfowl Area

Property Location

Mechanicsville, SC 29540

Latitude: 34.388  Longitude:-79.705
County: Darlington
Game Zone: 4

Property Type: Waterfowl Area

Hours of Operation

Saturdays during federal waterfowl season. From legal shooting hours until 12:00 noon.

This is a Category II waterfowl area.

Property Description

This waterfowl area is located within Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve and is a Category II waterfowl area.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages two types of designated Waterfowl Management Areas.

Category I areas are high quality intensively managed habitat, generally hold the larger concentrations of waterfowl and hunters may only hunt on these areas after being selected in the special waterfowl hunt drawing system.

Category II areas are generally lower quality habitat, less intensively managed and hold lower concentrations of waterfowl. They are open for first come-first served hunting on designated days during the regular waterfowl season.

Some Wildlife Management Areas not designated as Waterfowl Management Areas are also open during the regular waterfowl season for hunting. Hunters are further reminded that littering is a violation of state law and WMA regulations. Hunters should remove all litter.