Hatchery Waterfowl Area

Property Location

Pinopolis, SC 29469

Latitude: 33.256  Longitude:-80.084
County: Berkeley
Game Zone: 3

Property Type: Waterfowl Area

Hours of Operation

This is a Category II waterfowl area.

Waterfowl hunting Saturday mornings during waterfowl season and all day the last Saturday of waterfowl season.

No airboats are allowed in the WMA during Nov. 15 - Jan. 31.

No fishing allowed during scheduled waterfowl hunts.

Activities / Facilities


Property Owner Information

Santee Cooper    


This property is leased for hunting purposes only and not managed by SCDNR for any other activities.

Property Description

This waterfowl area is located within Hatchery WMA 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.