South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Herbert Dove Field - US Forest Service
Property LocationCarlisle, SC
Latitude: 34.51458 Longitude:-81.43693
Game Zone: 2
Property Type: Dove Field
Hours of Operation
2017-18 Dove Hunting Dates
1st season - Saturdays Afternoons Only beginning Sept. 2
2nd and 3rd seasons - Open Monday through Saturday
Call (803) 321-2960 for details
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.
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. The opening day hunt at this field is reserved for a youth dove hunt. All game species may be hunted on this property during their regular Game Zone seasons.
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:
- Hunters are limited to 50 shells per hunt.
- Hunters are not allowed to enter fields before 12:00 noon.
- 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