South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Jocassee Gorges - Cane Creek Dove Field
Property LocationSunset, SC 29685
Latitude: 34.9766 Longitude:-82.8966
Game Zone: 1
Property Type: Dove Field
Hours of Operation
2017-18 Dove Hunting Dates
Wednesdays Only beginning Sept. 13
Open 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seasons
Call (864) 868-0281 for details
Activities / Facilities
The Cane Creek Dove Field is located within the Jocassee Gorges, a rugged and mountainous property. The surrounding area is largely forested and does not support much agriculture. Resident and migratory doves frequent the field and generally offer some good hunting during September. Dove hunting is permitted after September 14, on Wednesdays during the dove season from noon until 6 pm. The field is located on both sides of the gravel road and it offers excellent habitat for small game, bears, wild turkey, deer and songbirds. The field is usually planted in millet and/or sunflowers. It is a smaller field, so it will not accomodate large numbers of hunters.
Hunters utilizing this field must have a valid hunting license, wildlife management area permit and migratory bird permit. Game species other than dove cannot be hunted on this property and there are no activities allowed other than dove hunting.