Deeply rooted in America's heritage, hunting, trapping and fishing remain a traditional outdoor pastime in the ACE Basin. Although more than half of the basin's protected lands are privately owned, the public has the opportunity to hunt and fish on hundreds of acres of wildlife-managed properties.
Hunting and fishing also are allowed in season on specific areas of the ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge. You can hunt for deer, waterfowl, doves, quail, raccoons and small game within season. The ACE Basin is home to excellent saltwater and freshwater fishing for shrimp, crabs, trout, flounder, bass, sharks, sunfish, catfish and many other species. You can download a copy of the refuge's annual hunting & fishing regulations brochure here.
In addition to the public lands, anglers are welcome to fish in area rivers and creeks. Dozens of public boat landings can be found along the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto, as well as the tributaries of the ACE Basin rivers.
You can download a fishing or hunting license from the DNR here.