Herbert Dove Field - US Forest Service

Property Location

Carlisle, SC 

Latitude: 34.51458  Longitude:-81.43693
Acreage: 30
County: Union
Game Zone: 2

Property Type: Dove Field

Hours of Operation

2018-19 Dove Hunting Dates

1st season - Saturdays Afternoons Only beginning Sept. 1

2nd and 3rd seasons - Open Monday through Saturday

Call (803) 321-2960 for details

Fields and Regulations Information

Activities / Facilities


Property Owner Information

US Forest Service    


'US Forest Service' is the property Owner and has a cooperative partnership with SCDNR to manage this property.

Property Description

The Herbert Dove Field is approximately 30 acres and resides within the Sumter National Forest - Enoree Ranger District. It is located near St. Luke's Road, close to Carlisle, in Union County. All game species may be hunted on this property during their regular Game Zone seasons.

Photograph of Dove Field

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources maintains approximately 50 Public Dove Fields in the Wildlife Management Area Program each year. These fields are typically planted in annual grains such as wheat, millet, corn, sorghum, and sunflowers and are open on specific days for public dove hunting. Hunters are reminded that the following special regulations apply to all Public Dove Fields in the WMA Program:

  1. Hunters are limited to 50 shells per hunt.
  2. Hunters are not allowed to enter fields before 12:00 noon.
  3. No shooting is allowed after 6:00 p.m. during the first season segment.

All federal, state and WMA regulations apply. Dove hunters utilizing the area on opening day must check-in at the entrance to the area before hunting and then check-out when leaving. Hunters must also park at the designated parking area. Hunters are further reminded that littering is a violation of state law and WMA regulations. Hunters should remove all litter, including spent shell hulls, from the field at the conclusion of the hunt. Hunters are cautioned to avoid shooting low birds and to hunt safely.

Hunters utilizing this field must have a valid hunting license, wildlife management area permit and migratory bird permit. All game species may be hunted on this property during their regular Game Zone seasons