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Laws strict regarding disturbing wild turkey nests
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Frequently during the spring wild turkey nesting season the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned. These inquiries often involve concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs along with a desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, according to Charles Ruth, coordinator for the SCDNR’s Wild Turkey program. However, state law is clear on this subject and provides that it is unlawful to rob any wild turkey nest or to posses wild turkey eggs.

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