Participating hunters will be selected on Aug. 17 during a public drawing, and 150 hunters will be chosen to try their luck at Oak Lea's dove field, while 75 will receive permission to hunt the dove field at Tuomey.
It's free to apply for either hunt, and up to 5 people can apply to hunt together. Everyone who applies will receive notice by Aug. 23, letting them know if they've been selected or not. Selected hunters are required to have their notice, as well as the appropriate hunting license, with them at all times during the hunt.
Don't let the deadline sneak up on you. You can apply by writing or typing out the following information: which hunt applied for, mailing address, telephone number, and each participant's name and age. Mail applications to:
Oak Lea Dove Hunt Application (or Tuomey Dove Hunt Application)
Attn: Willie Simmons
P.O. Box 167
Columbia, SC 29202
Applications can also be faxed to (803) 734-6020
Photo: Dove hunting provides fun and fellowship, with a tasty meal in the near future.