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SenateBill Number: 724Primary Sponsor: Committee (07)Type of Legislation: CRSubject: White-tailed deer, crop damageDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930513Computer Document Number: NO5/7170BD.93Introduced Date: 19930422Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930513Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideSponsor Committee: Fish, Game & ForestrySponsor Committee Number: 07Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 724 Senate 19930513 Received from House 724 House 19930512 Adopted, returned with concurrence 724 House 19930429 Committee Report: Favorable 24 724 House 19930427 Introduced, referred to 24 Committee 724 Senate 19930422 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 29, 1993
S. Printed 4/29/93--H.
Read the first time April 27, 1993.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 724), to encourage the Wildlife and Marine Resources Department to work with agricultural interests, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
DEWITT WILLIAMS, for Committee.
TO ENCOURAGE THE WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES DEPARTMENT TO WORK WITH AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS TO IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE SIGNIFICANT CROP DAMAGE OCCURS DUE TO WHITE-TAILED DEER, REQUEST SPORT HUNTERS, LAND OWNERS, AND LAND MANAGERS TO HARVEST ANTLERLESS DEER TO REDUCE DEER POPULATIONS IN THESE AREAS, AND REQUEST APPROPRIATE RESEARCH.
Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly recognizes the economic, aesthetic, and recreational value of the white-tailed deer to the citizens of South Carolina; and
Whereas, it is recognized that approximately one hundred fifty-seven thousand citizens spend 3.13 million person days each year sport hunting white-tailed deer; and
Whereas, the General Assembly recognizes the economic cost associated with deer populations which include, but are not limited to, damage to agricultural crops; and
Whereas, the General Assembly recognizes the need to reduce deer populations in some areas of the State to balance the socio-economic and recreational aspects of the resource. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the General Assembly encourages the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department to work closely with agricultural interests to identify areas where significant crop damage occurs and requests all parties to cooperate to encourage sport hunters, landowners, and land managers to strive to harvest adequate numbers of antlerless deer to reduce deer populations in these areas. The General Assembly also requests that all appropriate parties participate in conducting research regarding deer herd dynamics, crop damage, and harvest strategies.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Executive Director of the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department.