MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The federal government is proposing opening thousands of additional acres in eastern South Carolina to hunting.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1W79HfC ) that the proposal envisions opening an additional 8,000 acres at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge to hunting.
The land is acreage recently added to the refuge which now comprises about 30,000 acres in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. The refuge is a prime area for hunting everything from deer and turkey to waterfowl.
The draft proposal also includes a plan to use 15 acres for a youth program where young people can go dove hunting.
Developing a new plan and giving the public a chance to comment is required when the refuge acquires new property.
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